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Moraine Lake

Glacial Lakes are sporting a peculiar tone of blue, which viewed from a certain angle high above the surface may seem almost surreal. Almost as if a tanker with industrial blue paint had a terrible accident down there a few weeks ago. A truly dazzling combination of metallic boldness and pastel serenity.

That unusual tone is caused by the presence of the so called "rock flour" - a powder of finely grained minerals produced over the eons by slowly moving glaciers. One of the most famous examples of this phenomenon is Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies. In addition to the characteristically blue waters, it is also surrounded by a spectacular panorama of alpine peaks that bestows upon this charming place a well deserved postcard status. The view of the lake from a small rocky platform about 30 meters above the surface had become so popular that it was once featured on one of the older editions of the Canadian 20 dollar bill.

This is where the passing birds fall silent. This is where the long fibers of time streak unimpeded across the crystal skies. This is where the Gods of land sculpting come for their adrenaline shots.

Trombones and the bright blue blouses.

Mice partying with the mouses.

Moss is the boss.

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