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Friday, October 22, 2010

Weekend Reflections

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty. I think we've seen the last of the sun for a while, so I grabbed what I could the past couple of days. Hope you all have a great weekend -- with some sun!!

There's a little bit of everything in this one including some old broad with a camera. But it was sunny and everything was reflecting in the breakfast room's big window!

This one got cleaned up a bit!

It's still surprisingly green down at the sanctuary and at least one duck and one turtle thought that was pretty cool -- or warm, as the case may be!

It was mostly gray at the harbor! Even the sun's reflection looked gray!

A poem written for this pic by my dear friend in Mumbai, India!
Thank you, my friend!
Gift in an Envelope

And how
wonderful
is this gift
to us !

Ocean bays,
calm waters,
green banks,
and mountains
rising to applaud,
the opera
in the skies.

And
bearing
tidings of a new day,
this gift envelope
licked shut
by a warm sun
melting
the adhesive
in the midst of clouds.....

51 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

More from the Queen of Reflections. I love the first pic, lots of stuff going on in that photo.

Kay L. Davies said...

Yes, so much going on in the first photo, but of course I love the harbor and the pond. I'm a sucker for duck and turtle pix.
Good stuff, as always, Sylvia! Thanks.

Kay, Alberta

JM said...

You always make such nice photos with your coloured glass objects! And the bottom shot is truly dramatic.

Xavi said...

I love the cups and vases, glass bottles of different colors, also the reflection of the window.
Hope you have a happy weekend, Sylvia!

Sunny said...

I always enjoy your lovely pictures and especially your colored glass reflections.
Happy Weekend!
☼ Sunny

Vernz said...

I can see you right there ... hehehe.. the sunset is stunning .. love your bottles too.

My Weekend Reflections here

Malyss said...

Even grey ,the sun reflection is so romantic!and you offer colors in your first shots! Have a nice week-end!

Susie of Arabia said...

Sylvia - I love the colored bottles and the last one with the sun doing its magic - lovely!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

A very nice reflecti0ns and ph0tos!
it's your birthday lightbluelife the secret of existence

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Sylvia,
You always have beautiful pictures for sharing, these are wonderful, thanks a lot!
The first one has so many details and reflections, it's impressive.I love the last one, with the romantic reflection of the sun, it's amazing!
Have a nice weekend,
Léia

Gattina said...

Very different and very nice reflections !
Today the moon is so big over the sea, it almost looks unreal. I'll try to get a picture, but I am not sure it will work. It's so nice here in Egypt. We always have over 80 ! Good for my old bones !

RuneE said...

I enjoyed the way you had composed that self portrait - very fitting, and with a sense of humour :-)

Reader Wil said...

The first photos are absolutely interesting. There is so much to see. The other photos are also great and beautiful, Sylvia! have a great weekend and hopefully sunny too!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Sylvia :)
buona serata e fine settimana :)
Myriam

Arija said...

Gorgeous reflections. I so like the first one and shot similar ones yeaterday as well.

jennyfreckles said...

Sometimes it's hard to avoid catching the person with the camera! But sometimes it's quite nice also to see the author. :-)

Ugich Konitari said...

The last : Gift in an Envelope

And how
wonderful
is this gift
to us !

Ocean bays,
calm waters,
green banks,
and mountains
rising to applaud,
the opera
in the skies.

And
bearing
tidings of a new day,
this gift envelope
licked shut
by a warm sun
melting
the adhesive
in the midst of clouds.....

Quilly said...

I love the reflection of the old broad in the window and those diamond rays off the sun.

Gine said...

C'est un festival de reflets ! J'aime beaucoup la deuxième photo ! Amicalement

Kim, USA said...

Love your bottles very colorful!
The cabin

joo said...

I always enjoy your reflections of colourful glass - they are so lovely!
Have a nice weekend:)
Hugs

Ebie said...

Aha! I see the photographer! Different reflections at different angles!

Thom said...

Gorgeous reflections my friend. I love them. :) Very well done. Have a wonderful Friday :)

Kay said...

Me, too! I love that first reflections photo. There's so many interesting parts to that image. Great job! Have a wonderful weekend, Sylvia.

Lew said...

Yes! You got a lot of reflecting going on out there (and some beautiful skies too)! It's this time of year when the summer haze finally leaves and we get clear blue skies. Have a great weekend!

'Tsuki said...

This is a very nice set of reflection you are presenting to us here, Sylvia... I specially enjoy the first one, with the ghost appearance of your camera...

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a lovely collection of photos! The first one would make a great puzzle! "Find...!" But I especialy love the tones of light in the last photo!

EG Wow said...

The coloured glass makes such lovely reflections!

Hilda said...

I love your colored glass pieces! LOL, that's the domestic side of me talking. ;)

Wonderful photos, all, especially the starburst of the sun in your last one!

lotusleaf said...

I love the last one . The poem is fitting .Have a nice evening!

Lawstude said...

i like how you combine photos and poems. they really do complement each other. have a nice weekend :)

Beverley Baird said...

Such a lovely assortment of reflections Sylvia! I especially love the coloured glass! I have still to try that!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Ann said...

I like your collection of colored glass bottles, but I like your pet turtle best.

Pam said...

Your colored glass always reflects such beautiful colors. The lovely poem is indeed special, Sylvia. What a wonderful gift.

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Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» likes it when you include the light reflecting through the glass bottles as you sometimes do. These shots always remind him of stained glass.

Pat Tillett said...

they are all very nice! I also enjoyed the poem...

jeannette said...

love your second pic the most, because of the unusual angle you took for the shot - also the colors are popping! Have a great weekend, Sylvia!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Interesting shadow shots!

Pietro said...

Wonderful reflection pictures, Sylvia, I enjoy them very much! The last one is so nice and dramatic!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love the way everything is reflected in everything else! And what jewel colours!

nsiyer said...

That's awesome. We have sun all the time. Difficult to imagine without it.lOVELY PICS!

maiaT said...

Lovely reflection photos Sylvia, the last one with the sun coquetting from behind the clouds is breathtaking.

s&s said...

Never again will I send a postcard...unless it be in an envelope! Liked this very much. Love descriptions of nature.

Thanks!

Eden said...

Beautiful reflection photos. The coloured glass is my favourite. Love the poem too.

Shirley said...

Great reflection photos and the poem written by your friend is terrific! Have an awesome weekend!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely variety of reflection shots here, I really like the coloured glass and the turtle seems to be making the most of the autumnal sun

NatureFootstep said...

lot of reflections here. Like the camera reflected in the glass.

Leovi said...

Very nice!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful as always Sylvia. Your breakfast room has to be one of the best places in Seattle!

cieldequimper said...

Late as usual but I'm glad I stopped by! I just love the first shot! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Maria Berg said...

I love when you take a photo out (or in) a widow and you get the refection also, love it MB

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