The Magic of Water and Light!

Mist and light through the trees!

Mist and light through the trees!

Water finding a way to escape its bounds!

Water finding a way to escape its bounds!

We live on an Island and are Surrounded by Water and there is MAGIC there.

But there is more MAGIC in Water touched by Light.  Rainbows are the result of light being bent as it travels through the drops of water – the bending reveals all the colours of the rainbow.  Mist in the air bends light to soften edges and change colours – magical!

It has been raining here – a lot of rain – the usual and expected for this time of year.  The amazing thing about this kind of rain is the effect on our Waterways, the Rivers and Streams that criss-cross our Island.  I have been walking beside those Rivers and along those Streams the post couple of weeks.

The view up Millstone River.

The view up Millstone River.

We have been mostly lucky in that the heavy rains have been falling at night and then in the mornings the skies clear and we have fairly good days and sometimes even spectacular days!  I have taken advantage of those days to take some pictures of the Magic of Water and Light and even a few pictures of the Power that water can acquire with volume.

The Roaring, Churning Englishman River tumbling down to the Ocean.

The Roaring, Churning Englishman River tumbling down to the Ocean.

There is a huge difference between Englishman River just north of us and Millstone River right here in town.  Englishman is a large river distinguished by a very narrow canyon that the river has carved out over the centuries.  Englishman River was roaring through its canyon after the last big rain!  The air was thick with water – spray, mist and moisture!  The effect of the light on the mist, on the trees dripping with moisture was amazing!

Blues skies behind the dripping canopy!

Blues skies behind the dripping canopy!

We were walking fairly early in the morning – the sun was up and cascading down through the tree branches – the mist softened and bent edges.  The effects were magical!

Looking up and through - the edges are soft an blurry - water smoothes out the rough!

Looking up and through – the edges are soft and blurry – the moisture in the air smoothes out the rough!

Around my favorite tree at Millstone.

Around my favorite tree at Millstone.

The damp air and moist soil encourages the growth of amazing fungi!

The damp air and moist soil encourages the growth of amazing fungi!

Millstone River is quieter, more civilized.  This river usually moves quietly through the city, a cool note in the center of town – giving Bowen Park a wonderful selection of spots for photographers, picnics  and weddings!

I hope that you enjoy the walks!  Today we are trying out a new walk – over a suspension bridge – I will let know how that goes.

Happy Viewing

Lynette

A side Channel running through the park down to Millstone River.

A side Channel running through the park down to Millstone River.

 

 

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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6 Responses to The Magic of Water and Light!

  1. Beautiful mood to this series!

  2. Ria says:

    Was worth the wait. BEAUTIFUL! Thank you!

  3. Verónica says:

    Absolutely beautiful landscape.

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