Watery Goodness

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The theme for the WPC this week is ambience. As the post explains: “Ambience is the atmosphere of one’s surrounding environment. It basically boils down to how one’s surroundings impact the human senses and alter the feelings of an individual.”

All sorts of things can positively or negatively affect a location’s ambience, from odors, to design, to temperature. Most people feel that the warm light of candles or a fireplace greatly enhances ambience.

What immediately popped into my head when I read the post was water. Any kind of water feature improves ambience. It could be an aquarium,  fountain, babbling brook, waterfall, or decorative pond. Water is appealing both visually and in the sounds it makes. Take any room or outdoor spot, add water, and I’m a happier camper.

It should be no surprise then that water is my favorite photography subject.

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7 thoughts on “Watery Goodness

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  2. Hi! Just discovered (and followed) your blog after seeing your post on the WPC! I worked for City of Sacramento Parks and Rec for 32 years then retired at age 55 (2 yrs ago). I blog about leisure and all its trappings and saw this and applauded! Love it! We visit family in Spokane. Washington is a state I would love to visit more often, as I have family in your area :)

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    • Welcome to my blog and that’s really neat you worked in Parks and Rec. The people who keep our public parks going are unsung heroes.

      I was born in Spokane and have lived there a total of three different times, though the last time was clear back in 1982. I still love it over there. A very different landscape than lush Western Washington, but beautiful all the same. What I miss most is the sound of wind through the long needles of ponderosa pines.

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      • Now that sound should be bottled, right? Spokane reminds me of Lake Tahoe :) I worked as the aquatics director overseeing 20 swimming pools for my last 15 years. The California recession took down public recreation to a horrible level; it’s still not the same–that’s why I retired!

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      • Based on descriptions I read in a novel many years ago I’ve always thought I’d like Lake Tahoe. It’s sad what the recession did to both recreation levels and budgets for parks. I used to be quite a swimmer. I’d imagine overseeing all the pools was a huge undertaking!

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