A small creek in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge flows in a rolling way through a mossy forest.
I don’t usually go for the theme post, at least those invented by other bloggers. I figure it’s sorta cheating, letting other people decide what you will blog about because you don’t have any ideas of your own. Or something like that.
Since I want to avoid being dogmatic about it, occasionally I’ll go along with the crowd, join the party, however you want to phrase it. But only when the theme intrigues me. This time it is the concept of flow, Ailsa’s idea on her great blog Where’s My Backpack. I love flowing water of course, but that’s an easy approach. Hmm…
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Spring melting at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah brings a heavy sediment-laden slurry flowing down through the snow from the red rocks above.
The East Fork Hood River in Oregon tumbles down through its canyon near Mount Hood Oregon as a spring flows out of its banks to feed it.
Sand dunes in Death Valley National Park, California forms textured shadows as the wind blows hard and the sand flows over the surface.
This flowing rock in southern Utah’s Coyote Buttes area was originally formed into enormous dunes, now solidified into rock.
A close-up view of sandstone strata in southern Utah, very near the location called “the wave”. The sandstone appears to flow on different scales, though it is solid rock. Originally of course, it was formed by flowing currents.
A small stream deep in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge flows through a green-lined channel.
One of the easiest ways to get into a “flow”, that feeling of timeless, effortless doing, is cross-country skiing.
The clouds rapidly flow out of the basin containing Mowich Lake as night comes on and temperatures drop, revealing Mount Rainier standing above.
The Sandy River in NW Oregon flows and eddies, throwing golden reflections from the setting sun back up at Steelhead fishermen.
The upper Columbia River in Washington flows smoothly but powerfully during spring’s high flows. On the opposite bank lie giant current ripples, formed during an ice age flood bigger than any we know about in earth history.
Standing atop the columns of a basalt flow, cooled and hardened millions of years ago, in Washington’s Channeled Scablands.
Golden light from a setting sun is reflected from the churning, flowing surf at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast.