“Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over.”



I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man. ~Henry David Thoreau

Filthy water cannot be washed. ~African Proverb

“Throughout the history of literature, the guy who poisons the well has been the worst of all villains…” -ANON

“Water is a very good servant, but it is a cruel master.”
C.G.D. Roberts, “Adrift in America”, 1891

“You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.”
Heraclitus of Ephesus

“When you drink the water, remember the spring”
Chinese Proverb

“When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water”
Benjamin Franklin

“The stone in the water knows nothing of the hill which lies parched in the sun.”
African Proverb

My thanks

Samuel Clemens for the title quote, thanks again Mr. Twain.

The above falls was built from Colorado fieldstone, the falls in the photo is about 18inches high, and running about 1700 gallons per hour regarding the rate of flow.

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.


  1. 3 comments:

    Ki said…

    Beautiful little stream bed. Love those lichen covered rocks.
    7:40 AM
    Jennifer said…

    Mmm. Nice Falls.

    I bet that sounds fantastic!
    3:30 PM
    Rick Anderson said…

    Thanks, the total drop for the series of falls was about 7.0 feet and no one falls was higher than 16-18 inches or so.

    That Colorado stone had a lot of Lichen, I remember one boulder had a small naturalized bonsai tree. I’ve no idea how it survived the trip.

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