Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rimrock Reflection

As I drove past Rimrock Lake this past week I could not help remembering that a few weeks ago the eastern portion of the lake near the dam was covered in ice seemingly thick enough that you might contemplate hiking out toward the center. Not so on Wednesday when the skim of ice that covered the lake looked thin and left openings for reflections of the foothills beyond.
Many faces has Rimrock Lake! Returning yesterday, there were only a few skims of ice remaining. I have also had the experience of hiking out onto the dry bed of the lake farther toward the western end. Rimrock Lake is an irrigation reservoir and can look quite empty of water in the fall in dry years when water for the crops in the Yakima Valley is scarce. On another occasion we passed and the lake was so still it was a perfect mirror.

James sponsors Weekend Reflectiosn at Newtown Daily Photo.

I have had nostalgic thoughts about Odd Shots Monday which has been on hiatus for about a year. An e-mail over the weekend inspires me to resume hosting the meme. Look through your files for your oddest photos and watch for an announcement of details sometime in the next week or two.

7 comments:

imac said...

Wonderful shot.

Janie said...

It's a beautiful lake with inspiring surroundings. I'm ready to celebrate the melting of ice and snow. Let the spring begin!

Doreen said...

awesome scenery!! your meme sounds like fun!

Paulie said...

How interesting! We're having Spring here I guess . . . sigh

Tink said...

Yes...Odd Shots files here I come!

Martha Z said...

Lovely when they are full, resevoirs look sad as they are drained in the summer.
Odd shots? Not something I think about when out with the camera. I guess I should start looking.

RuneE said...

This was really Rock on the Ice - or maybe the other way around? :-)