Moving Water, Still Water, Falling Water

Water makes life possible -- it's one of the most important compounds on earth.  We owe our beings to the particular arrangement of two hydrogen atoms around a single oxygen atom that form a molecule of water.  Water alters the landscape through erosion, it breaks down mountains through the process of freezing and thawing, and it provides critical habitat for a host of plants and animals.  Water can be violent as it surges down steep slopes or swells during storm events as a raging river.  Water can also be tranquil as a high mountain lake in the early morning as sunlight strikes a mist rising from the quiet water's surface.  In this sense, water mirrors the nature of human life and society.

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autumn, reflection, pond, Tucannon, river, Columbia County, Dayton, Washington, cottonwood, riparian, November
Ramona Falls, Mount Hood Wilderness, Oregon, waterfall, basalt, blue, moss
Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park, Washington, waterfall
Missouri River, Montana, white cliffs, storm clouds
Sweet Creek, Oregon, creek, waterfall, long exposure
Lake Twentytwo Research Natural Area, Washington, Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, stream
red-tailed hawk, Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, Washington, frozen stream
American Dipper, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, reflection, stream, autumn
Lake Ozette, Olympic National Forest, Washington, stream, red, maples, forests
Comet Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, waterfall, rainbow
Elowah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, waterfall, white, basalt
stream, Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park, Washington, moss