We drove up to the Uncompahgre Plateau
To see the great changes of
Snow turning into Melt and then on to our river (The Gunnison River)
We drove to the top passing huge streams of imperial melted snow heading down, down down
Not only is the melt occurring fast, but the water is also
moving downhill in a huge HUGE rush
The snow is changing
and reverberating into a world of
And huge muddy ponds
Finally, we made it to the top
At the gravel pit lake, the earth was in a state of hushed concentration called MELT!
Everywhere one looked it was Winter turning to Spring.
Sorta like February turning into March
Patiently. Steadily. Snow into water.
Water into that life-giving force we all use.
Well, there you have it. The Roubioux and Cottonwood Rivers; sources of roaring water—- flowing into the Gunnison River. (Then on to the Colorado River)
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,