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Old 08-18-2011, 05:05 PM   #131
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That photo belongs in the museum of modern art!!
Yes, very cool...it also belongs in Sage's water photo contest.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:35 PM   #132
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I love to see the water's action as it splashes against the rocks and falls over the edge!

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I love to see the water's action as it splashes against the rocks and falls over the edge!

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You've captured it very well. Beautiful.
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I can almost feel its spray!
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These are from the Blackstone River in Grafton, MA. It's a lovely little river that was one of the earliest harnessed for industry. Thus, it's also quite filthy. Still, bit by bit, they're getting it cleaner and the stated goal is a "swimmable & fishable Blackstone in 2015". We'll see. I saw bass, beaver and turtles so I think Mother Nature isn't waiting on us for her reclamation project.
~~~summer 2011 water theme photo contest~~~-abstract-wood-water-stone-1.jpg~~~summer 2011 water theme photo contest~~~-abstract-wood-water-stone-2.jpg
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That reminds me of seeing detergent suds on the surface of the Cayuhoga River years ago
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Yeah, that one was a mess, too, although I hear that they've cleaned it up pretty well in the past few decades. Besides, if Lake Erie can cleanse itself, there's still hope for our little ol' rivers.
The Blackstone looked clean. It was clear enough that I could watch fish and turtles swim from the railroad trestle, 20 feet above the water. Still and all, I wouldn't eat anything I caught there. It just wouldn't be prudent.
Right now there's a strong push to clean up the Housatonic River in western MA. GE was found liable for cleaning up a section of the river. Unfortunately, their particular poison has settled into the silt, which is good in keeping the effects local, but bad in that you have to remove the silt to do a thorough clean-up. This entails stripping everything off of the banks and removing all the dirt, then rebuilding the banks and replanting them. The good thing is that they can replant using only natives. I believe (hope) that's the plan.
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It's painful to watch those clean ups in process but when everything is functioning again, it's better.
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All that glitters is not gold.
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All living things NEED water to survive.
Tis worth A king's ransom, It's weight in gold!
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All living things NEED water to survive.
Tis worth A king's ransom, It's weight in gold!
That is an *amazing* photo, havalotta!

...and true, we take water for granted most of the time, but it sure is worth all that and more.
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