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That stream I mentioned

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Oh yeah, here’s the rushing stream I mentioned yesterday, the one we saw on June 5th near the aspen grove along US 40 in the Rocky Mountains. My guess is that some or even a lot of the water was due to melting ice and snow from the surrounding mountains.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 6, 2017 at 4:55 AM

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  1. That is a beautiful photo, Steve!

    Lavinia Ross

    August 6, 2017 at 1:25 PM

  2. It looks like you’ve had a torrent or two over in your part of the state overnight. This is a gorgeous photo. I like the way the water and the rocks are equally distributed. It’s more interesting to me that a stream running clear with rocks on either side.

    The flattened grasses on either side show that the water flow’s decreased a bit. It reminds me of grasses in the ditches here after flooding rains have receded.


    August 7, 2017 at 8:20 AM

    • Well, I wouldn’t say a torrent, at least not in my Great Hills neighborhood. I awoke to light rain that has continued for the couple of hours since then. We’d been sliding into a drought in central Texas, so whatever rain we get over the next couple of days is welcome.

      One thing I particularly liked about the Colorado stream is the waterfall seen near the top of this photograph. I don’t recall ever seeing a waterfall in the shape of a dome quite like that.

      You mentioned the flattened grasses as a marker of where higher water had been. Here in central Texas, notorious for flash floods, in addition to flattened plants we sometimes find debris caught in trees 10 or even 15 ft. above the level of the ground.

      Steve Schwartzman

      August 7, 2017 at 9:03 AM

  3. Beautiful! many parched ‘people’ would enjoy seeing this image in the heat of the summer! Even better would be being there in person!

    Playamart - Zeebra Designs

    August 12, 2017 at 4:19 PM

    • We drove up into the Rocky Mountains and by the time we reached this stream the temperature had dropped at least 10°C, so there was no question of feeling parched.

      Steve Schwartzman

      August 12, 2017 at 4:25 PM

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