It was a scorching 105 degree day when we found this lovely spot just down stream from the dam. The place was just so tranquil with the sounds of the water rushing down the spillway, the birds in the trees, the immense blue sky above and all that beautiful sun bashing down on my skin! While lounging down in the water, with my ears below the surface, I was amazed at the symphony of sounds I could hear.... Thorn suggested that Handel's famous 'Water Music' was most likely inspired by the same practice, but admitted that eyeing me laying there gave him a different kind of inspiration!! ('Ain't he sweet!!'). Covering my head with the material created kind of a cocoon, and seemed to heighten the perceiving of being totally at peace with nature. A perceiving reinforced when a dragonfly landed on me which can be seen in one of the pictures. I am glad we had the camera and took these pictures as I will now have a beautiful warm place to recall when winter is upon us. I hope that come winter thinking of days like these will do the same for you.
The affixed pictures are of a friend of mine who's a intense equipment operator. The dump truck she normally drives was in the shop during lunch hour when I snapped these black and whites. She had the prettiest cutoffcoveralls and I told her I'd like to take a few pictures. After shooting the very first picture, I told her it was a hot dayandencouraged her to eliminate the t-shirt She not only did that, she took hersports boulder-holder off, too. I shot a duo with just the coveralls. When Iclimbed up on the rubber hood of the truck,she unfastened the coverall top, put her sports hooter-sling on the mirror, and laughed. Hope you like these.