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Paul Larmer | Feb 14, 2011 08:10 AM

Confluence Reservoir Melting

I had never really listened to  a body of water talk; but this small reservoir at the confluence of the Uncompaghre and Gunnison rivers in Delta, Colo., insisted on a conversation as  its ice-covered skin  loosened and shifted under a strengthening Spring sun. It's voice sounded like the deep groans of whales, punctuated by thunderous crackles rippling beneath the frozen surface. I stayed on the shoreline to take this image with the Grand Mesa as a backdrop. I also discovered  this heart-shaped leaf trapped in the ice, reminding me that it was almost  Valentine's Day.

frozen leaf

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 Paul Larmer is HCN's executive director.

 

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