Rain, hail, snow, and ice;

All are different,

But when they fall

They become the same water

As the valley stream

~Ikkyu Sojun

Horsetooth Reservoir …. Nikon D750 f/8 3 1/2 min 24mm

Image and poem submitted in response to Leya’s photo challenge: magical

All know that the drop merges into the ocean,

but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.

~Kabir Das

Big Thompson River… Nikon D750 f/22 1/6s 90mm 100 ISO

While watching 

the long rains falling on this world

my heart, too, fades

with the unseen color 

of the spring flowers.

~Ono no Komachi (J Hirshfield & M Aratani, The Ink Dark Moon)

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Horsetooth Reservoir...    f/7.1   239s   62m   100 ISO