Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cool Away the Day


As the temperature approached 95 degrees today in Bend, Oregon, many families brought their children to the community pool. For Watery Wednesday, I decided to splash bright color and a variety of lines and shapes into a picture of the water park. In the foreground was, unfamiliar to me, a contrivance consisting of the red buckets which fill and then tilt, dousing gleeful little heads below. Behind it, a serpentine yellow water slide beckoned the adventurous. I saw myself as one of the daring, sliding on my belly like an insane eel through slime-slick curves and disappearing into the pool cool bubbles. Under the soothing summer sun, there was joy and laughter, and I heard life's lovesong.

7 comments:

Jacob said...

95 degrees? In Oregon? Holy crap, as Frank would say on Raymond...

That's warmer than here!

But a lovely shot, Lee...I've noticed some of the newer swimming pools have become more creative in ways to get the kiddos wet!

I like the colors here and the way you caught the water falling...I knew you were good with waterfalls, but wasn't too sure til now how you'd do with water falling. ;-)

Thanks for your very kind words on Ocala DP! That was so nice of you and is much appreciated. Have a wonderful day in the heated up west!

Hilda said...

Whee! What fun! I will enjoy this water park tremendously!

Small City Scenes said...

Yes it has been hot here too. 96 up here yesterday. The water park looks like fun, fun, fun. for the kiddos anyway. Enjoy MB

Tricia said...

Now that looks like a lot of fun! Oh, to be a kid again! hehehe

Have a great week!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

So much fun and a great surprise for an Oregon shot. You know I was expecting rugged landscape! LOL

tapirgal said...

If I were in Bend, I'm sure I'd go in. We're doing nicely here today, nothing like our imported FLORIDA weather from yesterday.

J Bar said...

Cool.
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