Like water, be gentle and strong. Be gentle enough to
follow the natural paths of the earth, and strong enough
to rise up and reshape the world.
-Brenda Peterson

Water fascinates me….the stillness of the lake in the early morning….the gentle lapping of waves on the beach…..the powerful rush of the river on its way to the ocean….

This shot was taken yesterday at Copeland Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park where the roar of the river is overwhelming at times, the mist in the air is cool and refreshing, and the gentleness and strength of water is at its finest.

Part of the journey is about finding the balance….gentle strength….


  • shadyuk
    shadyukover 5 years ago

    Great Capture

  • thanks so very much, shadyuk….it was amazing to hear and see it…

    – Jan Landers

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 5 years ago

    Now there is the Colorado we know and love!!!

  • full of spirit and life….yes…. :-)

    – Jan Landers

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearover 5 years ago

    what a beautiful spot to honor our mother earth’s blood sis ;) xoxox &hearts dohiyi~

  • thanks, sis…..the whole day was full of beauty…as is everyday….love ya….

    – Jan Landers

  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkover 5 years ago

    i am amazed always by water’ by the power and yet the gentle force of the rolling falls..and the way they can just touch my soul….yes in the gentle and the strong..beautiful photo jan…..

  • thank you, sweet terri….i know how you love the water, too….it is so amazing….

    – Jan Landers

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    happy brithday excellent work

  • thank you, scott….so very much…

    – Jan Landers

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 5 years ago

    oh such a refreshing image Jan, i love the quote, about gentle strength so much :) xxxx

  • thanks, karin….i really love that quote, too…i hope all is well in your world, my friend…

    – Jan Landers

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarrover 5 years ago

    Powerful and intense shot. Just lovely.

  • thank you so much, rhenastarr….so glad you enjoy…

    – Jan Landers

  • Lynn Moore
    Lynn Mooreover 5 years ago

    Love the shot, and the combination of it with the words is amazing!

  • thank you for your kind comment, lynn…i much appreciate it…

    – Jan Landers

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 5 years ago

    beautiful Jan ~ love the way you describe the feelings and teaching as you take in nature’s gifts ~ so appreciate these moments you deliver xx

  • thank you, dear friend…..i am happy that you share in the beauty of nature with me…

    – Jan Landers

  • gabryshak
    gabryshakover 5 years ago

    glorious quote!!
    and what power in those waves!!
    perfectly married together

  • thanks, tonja….much appreciated, my friend…

    – Jan Landers

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