Land of Beautiful Water Without Name

Lake, right?P1050165

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Pshaw. 150 metres above that lake.

P1150539 Rocks! Not just any rocks, either.P1150538 Lake rocks, river rocks, and rocks that have fallen off a cliff, all together. We’re talking shores.
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Glacial lakes the size of seas, rivers flowing beside glacial arms, and debris carried by the glacier and dropped here when it melted, on the ancient floor of the sea…

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… which the ice rounded off nicely into waves. The image below would have been deep underwater 11,000 years ago.

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The land looks dry. With red-tailed hawks doing lovely fly-bys.

P1140386 But it’s water.

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On the Coast, water flows.

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P2280228 P2290243Here it causes flowing.

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Same thing. Same water. Same presence, just falling there as rain and lifting into the air here and carrying you with it.

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Some call this land Cascadia. That’s only the half of it.

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I left names off of the images here in the hope that it would help you see them all as one.

 

7 thoughts on “Land of Beautiful Water Without Name

      • It’s a small esker just north of O’Keefe Ranch overlooking Okanagan Lake. The leading edge of it is occupied by the housing development, Lawrence Heights. I suspect it was formed by a smaller glacial melt river, one of scores that formed the huge post-iceage lake that has become lakes Okanagan, Osoyoss, Kalamalka, Swan, Sushwap and scores of others in the valley.

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