Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

Textures of the Natural World

January 20, 2016

If alphabets represent the sounds of language, can texture articulate the harmonies of nature?

ARG Valdes Peninsula, Argentina:  Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia, Chubut Province, Punta Norte, beach on Atlantic Ocean, white seaweed on pebbles

View more textures of nature in our Flickr album!

Posted in response to “Alphabet” – Word a Week Photo Challenge.

Posted by Jasmine Graf, Associate Director of No Water No Life.

A Summer’s Ripple

August 20, 2014

 

May 21, 2014
USA: Oregon, Columbia River Gorge, Wahkeena Falls

USA: Oregon, Columbia River Gorge, Wahkeena Falls

Wahkeena Creek cascades down rocky scrambles before a final steep plunge merges into the Columbia River downstream. Wahkeena is a Yakima Indian word meaning “most beautiful.”

Migrating Wildfowl in a CA Central Valley NWR

April 2, 2014
A rare wetlands scene in the San Joaquin River Valley, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, CA

A rare wetlands scene in the San Joaquin River Valley, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, CA

Respect for the wild river

February 4, 2014
Canada:  British Columbia, Valemount, Cache Creek

Canada: British Columbia, Valemount, Cache Creek

“For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports.”

Sandra Postel, Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity, 2003.

– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Water – through the eyes of a child and the lens of a camera

August 28, 2013

Water

By Child Poet, Hilda Conkling (1910-1986)
Photography by Alison M. Jones
The world turns softly

East Africa:  Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park

Not to spill its lakes and rivers.

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The water is held in its arms

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And the sky is held in the water.

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What is water,

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That pours silver,

Zambia, confluence of tributaries of Zambezi River, aerial view

And can hold the sky?

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Many of Hilda’s poems were written between the ages of four to ten years old. They were transcribed by her mother. Most of Hilda’s poetry is about nature. Water, is from Poems by a Little Girl, which is free to read online thanks to Project Gutenberg.

– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

July 19, 2013

A river does not just happen; it has a beginning and an end. Its story is written in rich earth, in ice, and in water-carved stone, and its story as the lifeblood of the land is filled with color, music and thunder. ~Andy Russell, The Life of a River

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Photos © Alison M. Jones, Design by Jasmine Graf

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