Photo101 – Water

My relationship with water is a love-hate relationship. I love water and what it can do in my life, but I hate to use the valuable resource without a meaningful return. In my mind, since I live in a high desert region, this is truly a question of whether the glass (well) is half full or half empty when deciding on usage.

Many people in this area don’t seem as concerned about the water issues as others. In the warmer months, I see groups of children (and sometimes adults) having car washes as fundraisers. Or, people watering huge lawns when smaller lawns or xeriscaping would be more appropriately water-wise and just as attractive. To add insult to injury, many people haphazardly over-water said lawns so the precious water is running down the gutters – water we may someday wish we had to drink or water our crops.

I think it is past time for people to start thinking outside the box when it comes to their relationships with water. I live in an area that has been drought-stricken for more than three years so I wonder if they think the well will never run dry.