Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Going with the Flow

Last week was 6 straight days of pouring rain here in the mountains of southern California ...a grand total of 11" from Thursday through Wednesday. Although I like snow, I'm kind of glad that this storm was a warm one and we missed out on the white stuff (at least at this elevation)... otherwise it would have been a truly epic snow storm and would have made life pretty difficult around here for a while.
All that rain (and snow on the high peaks) is now flowing down the mountain and making for some really pretty and refreshing scenes along the rivers and creeks that were showing barely a trickle just a couple of weeks ago. It's really fun to explore up here with waterfall after waterfall....  the roar of the water acts like white noise, blocking out the rest of the world so you can really concentrate on your work... you just have to remember to think about where your feet are too, while standing on a rock in the middle of a rushing stream:) You can click for a larger view on this one.
I'm planning to be out in Joshua Tree before the end of this week... (actually I have several more nice ones from my last session out there in October that I haven't even shown yet).  The weather is ever-unpredictable around these parts in the winter, so you really do have to "go with the flow" and be willing to change your plans.

10 comments:

desertsandbeyond said...

We are currently up in the Sierras. It just snowed at the higher elevations today! We drove through the Alabama Hills. AWESOME! Oh, yes...Joshua Tree would be beautiful right now! Enjoy!

Gaelyn said...

Thank goodness it wasn't all snow. Yet the gift of running water and waterfalls where there usually aren't is magic. Have fun a JT.

All day rain here in Apache Junction where we're parked in the new home.

Carolyn Ford said...

simply awesome! It's time that we, too, get out on the desert for some wonderful winter scenes!

Patrick said...

Mark,
I really love this image with its panoramic composition.

Here we had the same weather sequence without rain. After the cold and snow from the past weeks, it's now a little more hot and the rivers are growing. Going into the flow is a little hazardous.
I wanted to make some pics of the Barbennaz waterfall but couldn't approach ...

Best wishes for 2011 !

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a gorgeous entry, a very soothing and serene scene~ Happy New Year

Mario said...

Beautiful photo. I love to shoot water like this. I love how the foreground rocks gives you a sens of two paths. Reminds me a little of the Robert Frost poem about two roads diverging...

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Andy Richards said...

Very Nice Image, Mark. You have managed to combine all of the element in what could be a very "busy" image, by showing them as repeating patterns. I love waterfalls, anyway and this is masterfully done.

Chrissy said...

Sounds a little like life, haha...
A lovely image as always Mark ~ and as it is that time ~ Happy New Year to you and Yours X

damiart said...

great capture!!!

ycseattle said...

I like the bright colors.

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