I feel I have an unfair advantage with this topic, I do have very easy access to lots of water. So I've limited myself to only photos taken in the past two weeks with this topic in mind.
It's terribly dry here on the farm, the water in the creek, fed by a spring up in the mountain, is barely moving.
In some places, weed is growing out over the water from both banks. A good, heavy rain will wash it all away. It's predicted to arrive tonight in the form of Cyclone Lusi, although cyclones are usually downgraded to deep depressions by the time they reach our coast. Just heard on the news that we are warned to batten down the hatches as she will bring heavy rain and easterly gales. I'm hoping it will blow over quickly as I plan to fly to Taranaki on Monday. I certainly didn't like the last line of the warning, "Travel plans could also be disrupted and may need to be reviewed." Ah well.
Last week the little streams in the Waipoua Forest weren't running very fast either.
My favourite water is always the ocean. Summer is drawing to a close but there were still lots of people out having fun in and on the sea last weekend.
I like the food of the sea, too, but have to admit I've never before seen or tasted a frost fish. The fishermen saw me taking their photo from the wharf and offered take off their shirts for me. Displaying the unusual fish was the next best thing. I discovered it is rare to catch a frost fish and that they are excellent eating having a fine white delicate flesh.
About half an hour ago I splattered water over myself as I ran water over apples in the kitchen sink. I decided to see if I could capture what happened. The little stalk was the culprit.
Then I decided to try a similar exercise outside with the garden hose and the back fence.
I'm really happy to be doing the Spotlights this week, I never tire of looking at water so know I will enjoy visiting the rest of the FSO team. They will be here.