Thursday, April 30, 2009

Replenish

This little pond, surrounded by cattails, serves as an suburban sanctuary for marsh and water birds. Sadly, it may die this summer. Apparently, given the current economic conditions, the city of Colorado Springs will not maintain the Ute Valley Park pond. I'm hoping that summer brings clouds like the one above to replenish this pond. I'll be watching this sky.

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22 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Outstanding capture. This is so beautiful. I know I'm a broken record, continually gushing over your photographs, but you know you're too talented that's why.

Steve B said...

Wonderful Colorado image. I remember the big skys over the plains. I hope the pond does make it.

TCKK said...

Now that is an awesome photo!!!! Happy SWF!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great dramatic picture. I hope that the pond makes it.

B Squared said...

It would be a tragic loss to loose such a treasure.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Oh this is just a fabulous capture, stunning.

James said...

I love it. The clouds look so low very cool.

Kevin said...

That would be a shame if they let the pond die. Beautiful photograph, hopefully it won't be the last!

Linnea W said...

Wow...double Wow! I think this is the most dramatic sky I've ever seen on Skywatch. Amazing capture. And the composition and lighting...well ditto!

Reader Wil said...

Russ, what a spectacular sky! The colours are so soft and the composition of the clouds is great. The photo looks like a waterpainting.Thanks for showing. It's a pity that the pond is going to die, due to the economical crisis.
Thanks for your kind words!

The Explorer said...

the sky is stunning, the touch of color blue spread across the whole scenery

SandyCarlson said...

I do hope it survives. Such a beautiful spot.

Gennasus said...

Very dramatic. I love it.

cieldequimper said...

That is sad indeed. Russ, this photo is amazingly beautiful. The colours and that cloud...

Adrienne in Ohio said...

This is stunning! I, too, hope the pond survives.

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Awesome. The clouds is amazing, so beautiful. nice post for SWF. Have a nice day..

Lisa Wilson said...

So beautiful. I hope the economy picks back up if nothing else just to save places like this.

ms toast burner said...

I hate you more and more every photo!

;-)

Sylvia K said...

Absolutely stunning, gorgeous shot, Russ! Have a great weekend!

Manz said...

Terrific shot!!

All the lines; the direction/movement of the clouds and the foreground grass, give the feeling the scene is about to be sucked into a vacuum...

Very dramatic.

Russ said...

Thanks everyone!

VALKYRIEN said...

That is an amazing photo! I simply love it! There is really a lot ov movement in the photo - and the sky is so dramatic! Great capture!

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