John & Anne Wiley

2012/03/19

Air & Water

Filed under: Flying,Happiness,Has Photos,Nature,Random,SB Region — John @ 08:28

Water fell from the air yesterday, as liquid and solid. Several times we watched very fuzzy white mist brush past the mountains and leave a dusting of snow when the sun came back out. Other times there was the sudden sound of riotous rain, again punctuated by bright sun. All of this got me thinking about water. Specifically, what this waterfall looks like now.

0642 Dry Tangerine

0642 Dry Tangerine

Surely this is called Tangerine Falls because of this color when it’s slowed to a seep. We’ve had a long dry spell, so when I snapped this a few days ago it was wearing full orange regalia. Even so, to the East across the mountains from Carp the water level in Jameson Lake was pretty high.

0649 High Jameson

0649 High Jameson

I’ve looked for waterfalls on the South side of the mountains above Carp but didn’t find a single one. It was a nice surprise then to see this little “cumquat” falls looking dry but showing signs of recent water.

0651 Cumquat Falls

0651 Cumquat Falls

There were signs of a much higher but probably often drier falls near the ridge. All of this got me wanting to mix air and water by taking a short hop up to look at snow atop the distant Sierra Madre beyond Jameson, and to check on the waterfalls. Maybe today…

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