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Like Water In The Desert

“This is intimacy: the trading of stories in the dark.”  

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Like Water In The Desert

“This is intimacy: the trading of stories in the dark.”  

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

comments (22)

  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 11 Mar 2014, 01:38
Lovely composition, Elizabeth.
[Reminds me a little of one I shot in Australia last year ... https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Tk0Zbp8F4LAJoUjQOOnyXNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink ]
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Ray!
Oh yah! Do you think they are similar in structure and age?
i love the dark blue colour of the water in the rock Elizabeth... this week small is big for you after that feast of the canyon shots that you postedsmile....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Peter! It was a lovely little miniature landscape. Something like that! Yes- I had taken some nice little macro shots- thought I should post a few!
Some little critters drinking hole....great shot
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: No doubt! Thanks Shane!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 11 Mar 2014, 06:17
A splash of sky, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Brilliant Lisl!
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 11 Mar 2014, 06:36
A handy storage place for a cup of desert water Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed - and probably getting bigger by the millennia! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Mar 2014, 07:05
Oh, the sky must have been insensely blue - I like this photo very much. There is water in the desert as I noticed in the Sinai.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: The sky usually is here, Philine! Thank you so much - I can see where you could get the comparison!
  • Chris
  • Bathampton
  • 11 Mar 2014, 07:12
A small oasis
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They're everywhere if we look!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Mar 2014, 07:51
I bet the local mini wildlife know all about this little treasure.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I think you're right - it's probably on the critter map!
No doubt it is its' own little world of plants and beasts
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I think you're right!
love the DOF and POV
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much Chantal!
I am wondering what I am seeing in the hole. They aren't roots for the greenery surrounding the rocks are they.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Good eye Mary! They are pine needles!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Mar 2014, 12:07
Such catchments must provide a valuable lifeline for some in a desert environment. (Is the Canyon considered a desert? Probably not!)
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: No doubt you're right, Alan. And yes the Grand Canyon is what we call a high desert environment, actually. It's hot, arid- with very little humidity, and the average rainfall is about 16" - slightly more than a typical desert. It stands at the junction of three of our major deserts: It's on the southern edge of the Great Basin Desert, the eastern edge of the Mojave, and the northern edge of the Sonoran.
A chance for something to grow. What is the main thing here, I was wondering if the leaves were oak like?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: The slightest amount of water will encourage something to grow!
I can see where you'd think this is an oak. The plant is in the Sumac family, it's an Arizona Skunkbush (Rhus trilobata).
So you must have had some rain before you took this then.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - just 2 days prior!
Just stunningly beautiful Elizabeth! wow...your creativity spurs me on!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much for your enthusiastic compliment, Ronky!!! I am but a novice - learning constantly from Frank, and everyone else on shutterchance, including you!
Fabulous shot, Elizabeth. Do you know how deep it is? Would like to think that the critters in the area come here for a sip or two.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Beverly! It's only several inches deep- amazing - but yes, a life line for the critters no doubt!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Mar 2014, 17:28
A lovely little ecosystem in amongst the vastness
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is, and a valuable one!
Wow well spotted Elizabeth! It makes me think of an oasis.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Richard! It's very much an oasis for some very little beings!!
juste un petit miracle de vie au milieu de cette nature !
just a little miracle of life in the midst of this nature!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: A miracle indeed, for the little desert critters!
Very good quote... I like the little pool...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Larry! It's a great quote - and a lovely little pool!
Intriguing!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Especially if you're thirsty!
  • Robbyne
  • United States
  • 12 Mar 2014, 02:38
A lone pinecone, now a lone little lake...anytime you can find water in the desert its a good thing
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Soooo true!!!

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