Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Water, Water Everywhere

It had been my intention for Watery Wednesday to show Daily City Blog followers the magnificent Olympic-sized pool the City of Bend, Oregon has provided for its citizens but I "floated off" in a different direction after seeing this shot. Amidst the haphazard and artistic arrangement of flippers, kick boards and peanut floats, a device squeezed between legs, to keep leaden-bodied swimmers, such as myself, level and afloat while doing the crawl, a big toe and several smaller ones round out the scene in the left hand lower corner. Pools are "awash" with diversity. Creating a cacophony of watery sounds and a myriad of colors and reflections, there is the source, the dripping flotsam, namely the swimmers. In and around its edges, pools demonstrate better than anywhere the self-evident, that humans are of vastly different sizes, shapes, color and physical condition and revealed amply in the scantiest allowable clothing. As the summer approaches, the cool refreshing water lures us,we land animals, to swim like fish or like tadpoles. Anyway sometime this season, at least once, hold your nose and jump in!

9 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

I see water!!! I always liked Bend, Oregon. Thanks for letting me visit again. MB

Monica said...

The water looks inviting and very refreshing. Nice photo for this theme.

Greyscale Territory said...

Great idea to add some water essentials to the water itself in your photo! Great shot!

Sheryl Todd (tapirgal) said...

The blue looks so inviting. If I were in Bend right now, I think I'd want to be in that water!

Abe Lincoln said...

Looks like things I would never get to see here in southwestern Ohio. I can show you corn pickers or corn on the cob but nothing to compare.

Gresham Photo Blog said...

FUN!!! If the weather continues to be warm, that looks like a great place to be!

Jacob said...

I fully intend to jump in our pool - soon as the water hits 85 degrees!

tapirgal said...

I'm looking forward to today's post. I always like to see another interesting view of Beautiful Bend!

tapirgal said...

By the way, there is something almost surreal, like a moment caught in time with the disembodied head in the blue water and the ripples obscuring the other swimmer. Nice and atmospheric!