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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: On the Water All Over the United States

I am looking forward to your responses to my challenge of “On the water” this week. Your interpretation could be high-speed photography of water droplets or scenic views of oceans and rivers. Whatever your take on the water, be sure to link to my original post and use the Lens-Artists tag so that everyone can find your post in the WP Reader.

Monsoon Season Starts in Prescott

John Steiner

John challenges us to post our water photos. Here in the high desert it’s not always as dry as you might expect. July is monsoon season, which means lots of water in a very short time. On Friday I headed to the garage, and a few big raindrops hit me. By the time I had walked the 300 steps to get there, the monsoon started.

Hail, along with the river, welled up in the parking lot within seconds. My phone hanging on my ear talking to my sister-in-law, all I could do for about five or ten minutes was watch the hail beat the pavement from my garage. No photos. I’m kicking myself!

These first two pictures are taken with my new Sony camera. The rest are all cell phone pictures so I’m submitting them also for John’s Cellpic Sunday Photo Challenge.

Washington D. C. Trip

I didn’t get in, but it was hot and muggy that day and getting in would have been nice. 🙂

San Antonio Field Trip

When I worked as a history consultant for Tulare County Office of Education, the non-profit organization, Center for Civic Education, would take Project Citizen Trainers to different locations around the country for professional development. We saw the Alamo and walked the San Antonio River Walk after training hours.

Morro Bay on the Central Oregon Coast

Puppy Girl, Vince and I all loved to drive three hours to the coast on a hot day in the South San Joaquin Valley.

Heading for Hawaii

My favorite place to be on the water is probably Maui, Hawaii. You had your choice of pool or ocean. I usually chose the ocean.

July 3rd Blast in Woodlake

Before the fireworks, kids come to enjoy a respite from the 104 degree temperature in the water slides.

Thanks for hosting Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week, John. Don’t forget to visit John for his regular Cellpic Sunday post on his home blog.

Coming Up

Happy Fourth of July and have a wonderful week.

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  1. As much as I enjoyed the photos, I’m thrilled to read that you go a good amount of rain! We still haven’t gotten anything which is getting rather old. I know some other places got a good amount, such as Apache Junction. Glad someone’s getting it. 🙂

    janet

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  2. Water is everywhere in your world, Marsha! Lucky you! A monsoon would be nice about now that wildfires are popping up! I got to visit the Alamo and San Antonio’s Riverwalk back in 2006. It was extraordinary! I have been to EVERY one of those same places you showed, except Maui–do Hilo and Honolulu count? Hope you are having a fab 4th!

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  3. I love the San Antonio River Walk area. I spent a few days there for a conference and spent much of my free time “on the water” or walking next to it.
    And, what better place than Hawaii to enjoy sea spray or a dip in the surf! It’s summer… time to get wet, even in Arizona. 🙂

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  4. If I were a “poster,” I’d post the photo of the rain coming down in torrents a few years back. I had it on video with sound. Awesome. I lived in San Antonio for about 3 months way back when. They were just starting the River Walk. I’d love to go back and see it completed.

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    • It’s really lovely. At the mouth, it reminds me just a tiny bit of Venice, where the canal opens up onto the Grand Canal. I have some pictures of that hail storm a few years ago. It was something else. 🙂

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