Watercolors for painting water
When I recently went painting with friends on the Cache La Poudre river, we all remarked on how muddy the formerly crystal-clear water had become due to recent rains. The banks were green and full of wildflowers, however, so we went ahead with our painterly plans despite the on-again-off-again clouds that stole precious sunlight.
Little did we realize that this place, along with much of Northern Colorado, would be underwater in a few day's time.
Bridge leading to the Gray Rock trailhead
A good spot on the water's edge
Cool in the shade
Finding the right composition
Machaeranthera tanacetifolia (tansy asters)
Thankfully, all of my friends and loved ones have been accounted for. As I sit typing this, I can hear the constant thub-thub-thub of rescue helicopters overhead. May they find those who remain missing...