There is nothing like the Lens Artist Photo Challenge to make me feel all philosophical. This week’s theme is It’s A Wonderful World. I have decided to focus on water because water is awesome. It’s essential to our being. Earth is the only terrestrial planet in our solar system that has liquid water at its surface.
Apart from Antarctica, Australia is the continent with the least rainfall. At the first hint of rain at the end of the recent horror drought in south-eastern Australia, swarms of flies emerged to drink from the puddles in still dry dams. How awesome is that?
A bee too quenched its thirst on the muddy shore.
And a spider, sensing a meal, walked on water.
This feat had something to do with surface tension – water molecules can bind together – and hairy feet that generate an opposing electrical current. But don’t quote me on that.
The dam now.
Water has been key to the evolution of the planet and all life on it. Our watery world birthed us. Our bodies came from water and are made of water (among other things). How awesome is that?
Water flows in our veins, oceans, rivers, lakes, aquifers, and together with other minerals, forms part of the mantle and crust of the planet. Water is the molecule that houses us and the fluid that transports essential supplies to sustain all living beings.
The Womb. The GREAT MOTHER. The jewel in the crown. This place. Our world.
See, I got carried away. And so should you.