Sunday, July 26, 2009

Showered with Joy


For those of you caught in the searing summer heat, this ice cold waterfall on Spring Creek near Bend, Oregon, may bring you a moment of relief. It is small, secluded, and, to my knowledge, has no name. The falls spills crystal clear water onto smooth sparkling rocks and into a lovely pool at its base before flowing on, almost hidden, under the canopy of fragrant fir trees. Photos project light, but sound must be added by the viewer's imagination. In this case, the tumbling torrent of silvery droplets drenches rhythmically the space of the adjacent moss, needles, branches and trunks with a pleasant shushing tone. Its undertone whispers to cool yourself in its freshness any way you want.

8 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, that's my Oregon! What a fabulous shot, Lee! Doesn't get any better -- particularly on a hot day!
Thanks for the reminder!

Sylvia

Kirigalpoththa said...

What a georgeous waterfall! i would love to dip in that water. Great sight and thanks for sharing it!

cieldequimper said...

That's my Oregon too! Wonderful, thank you (though I'm in Monsoon land at the moment!)

b.c. said...

ooh that looks cold, but its pretty :)

thanks for visiting my chicago blog, i hope you can come visit again!

tapirgal said...

You got a good one here! It must have been an amazing hike.

Raksha said...

Lee, that is SO beautiful! It was 100 degrees today here (again!), so you can imagine how much I want to see it, and hear it and touch it.

Jacob said...

I'm trying, but I'm not getting any cooler, Lee. It's 10:45 pm and I think still in the 80s...

It looks to be a splendid place to sit and rest and let your cares wash away, so to speak.

Or, you could go swimming into the pool?

Small City Scenes said...

I am beginning to think nothing is going to cool us off out here. This heat is unheard of. I am from the PNW and I need RAIN!!!!!
There, I feel better now.
Waterfalls are so awesome. MB