Thursday, July 5, 2007

Taking the Waters





We "took" the waters when we were in Calistoga last week. We hiked through the dry grass hills, down to, and across a creek and into an old grove of redwoods to this old, very rustic, abandoned mineral bath. It wasn't hot, and it wasn't cold, and after our hike, it felt absolutely wonderful. I do think dipping into these ancient waters was meaningful for Annie! First of all it was murky, mossy and quite different from anything she'd ever submerged in, plus the added "ancient" idea seemed really special to her. We both noticed how our skin felt ultra moist afterwards, and we even thought our hair felt different too. I really enjoyed being in the water too, and I loved watching her and taking pictures while she was enjoying herself.

4 comments:

Krista said...

These photos look other-worldly. You are doing some very fine things with that camera, Patrice. Annie looks blissful in her little oasis.

Mariposa said...

Beautiufl Photos! The photos of your little girl remind me of the movie The Secret of Roan Inish. In the movie, selkies are mythical creatures that can turn from seal to human.

The photo also reminds me of fairies.

Anonymous said...

Annie looks likes a real mermaid. She really seems to be at home in the water. Of course, your photo makes the water look like it is warm and inviting, all add to the perfectness of the composition.

Cher Mere said...

Those are beautiful pictures!