Water – it flows, trickles, falls, splashes, floods, cascades, freezes, condenses, and evaporates
Water – it has tides, waves, ripples, and currents
Water – it refreshes, renews, quenches, purifies, quenches, heals, renews, cleanses
Water – it serves as a symbol and a metaphor
Water – it forms springs, creeks, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, bays, sounds, gulfs, seas, oceans, clouds, rain, snow, hail, sleet, steam, fog, vapors, glaciers, aquifers, and polar ice caps
There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet)
Water – it acts as a border and an obstacle
Water – it dissolves, reflects, refracts, and transports
Water – it is the identifier of the universal solvent and The Blue Planet
Water – a coolant in industrial processes and an energy source
The sound of water escaping from mill dams, etc., willows, old rotten planks, slimy posts, and brickwork, I love such things. (John Constable, artist)
Water – for drinking, washing, shaving, bathing, cleaning, cooking, irrigating, and growing our food as well as many, many other things
Water – for fire fighting, street cleaning, fountains, toilets, parks, industry, hospitals, laundries, golf courses, hotels, car washes, beauty shops, barber shops, health clubs, and more
Water – for processing food, industrial processes, cooling, diluting, and processing food, beverages, drugs, shampoos, cosmetics, cleaning aids, and more
Water – for recreation as fishing boating, sailing, swimming, skiing, kayaking, diving, and snorkeling
Water – for dairies, livestock, crops, grasses, trees, shrubs, and flowers
Water – to transport ships, boats, and ferries with people, supplies, and goods
In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. (Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Man)
97 percent of Earth’s water is salt water and only three percent is freshwater; slightly over two thirds of freshwater is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps. The remaining unfrozen freshwater is found mainly as groundwater, with only a small fraction of freshwater’s presence being above ground or in the air.
Fresh water is a renewable resource, yet the world’s supply of groundwater is steadily decreasing, with depletion occurring most prominently in Asia and North America, although it is still unclear how much natural renewal balances this usage, and whether ecosystems are threatened.
The human brain now holds the key to our future. We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space: a single entity in which air, water, and continents are interconnected. That is our home. (David Suzuki, Canadian scientist)
Special thanks to Robin (MaidinSun Photography) for providing the photographs. I encourage readers to visit her at Breezes at Dawn. All photos are copyrighted by MaidinSun Photography.