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Friday, October 29, 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.  We are severely short on sunlight this week and my car is dead and gone and I'm now a hiker! So, I'm having to be extremely clever and/or inventive to find reflections. But I did find an interesting one -- I thought.  This first one is a neighbor's tree seen through our kitchen door that has a glass window and then that is reflected in the window in the breakfast room!! What I love about it is that it looks like a tree growing in the clouds and looking out it's own window! Ok, Ok, I have a vivid imagination, what can I say???


A plant reflection at the Sanctuary before the car died.  I'm still not sure what all the little white specks are, but they were all over the plant and on top of the water.
Ugich Konitari has left a new comment on your post "Weekend Reflections":

An exponential stoppage
of pistons
in a frenzy
inside geriatric cylinders,
a rotating stop
of the gearbox
and wheels,
she takes
a deep breath,
as she steps out,
wearily,
patting a tired car....

A whisper,
like a message,
and the GPS
voice
intrigues her....
"Hi ! Sanctuary here !
.....
I've watched you
so many days,
its like,
I know your car;
so do the turtles,
and the ducks,
and some very curious trees,
bending to see you
through the water.....

As
for the pollen
and milkweed seeds,
do these young folks
ever listen....
they're all over the place !
And, of course, sun rays on the water -- also taken earlier.

56 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

Neato-o! You have have such good shots to show off!

Peace,
gina

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Yep, you have a great imagination and a wonderful eye for photographs.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I can always count on you for creativity... Love the "tree in the clouds" and certainly the last water reflection is just dreamy!

RuneE said...

From the first photo I though you had found a Christmas tree :-)

Malyss said...

Like runeE! but these are dreams of trees, and at the end, a perfect sunset! you're offering beautyful gifts!
have a nice week-end!

Kay L. Davies said...

Absolutely love the tree in the clouds with its own window. And your watery reflections are always beautiful, Sylvia.

gigihawaii said...

Lovely, Sylvia. You out-did yourself! Hope you manage to find a new car...

Kim, USA said...

Awesome shots Sylvia. And I love the first shot it looks like an apparition hehe!

Reflection

Jack said...

I particularly like the first tree image. A foreshadowing of Christmas. Sorry about the car. Strap on a pedometer and pretend that you intended to become a pedestrian. Lemonade from lemons.

Indrani said...

Great captures for the meme.Incredible captures!

Clytie said...

Car troubles are no fun. Sigh. But sometimes being forced to look close to home reveals some of life's best moments! I love that tree shot!

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful shots, as always. There is pollen, there are milkweed seeds dancing in the air. Lots of things floating on the water! I was surprised when we lived by the lake.
Cheers from Cottage Country !

cieldequimper said...

That first shot is so dreamy Sylvia! Have a great weekend & Halloween!

'Tsuki said...

I like the first shot very much too... This tree that appears to be standing in the middle of nowhere is so stunning !

Kay said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sylvia. Can you believe it's Friday already? I feel like Tuesday to Thursday never happened.

George said...

I really like your pine tree in the sky -- it's a very nice capture. The other two reflections are wonderful as well.
I'm sorry to hear about your dead car -- I hope you won't be hiking for long.

Riet said...

Such wonderful pictures. Your first picture is stunning, I thought they were curtains. Have a wonderful weekend

EG Wow said...

It IS a tree growing in the clouds, isn't it? :)

Jo said...

Oh yes Sylvia, that tree does look like it's growing in the clouds. What an amazing capture and imagination! Your photos, as always, are beautiful. Have a great weekend. Blessings Jo

tinasphotoblog said...

Beautiful shots! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great -- reflections in reflections. Lovely all three photos.

jeannette said...

Never get enough of sunsets! The first pic is very clever -it looks like there's a canvas with a Christmas tree painted on it!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Sylvia, molto interessante la composizione della 1° foto !
Sembra quasi un riflesso dell'albero di Natale !
Ciao Myriam :)

Sara Chapman said...

Oh, I do like that top one. Tree in the clouds is just what it looks like.

Dimple said...

Hi Sylvia-The first shot is outstanding! I love the subtle reflection!

joo said...

beautiful reflections Sylvia!
Happy weekend to you:)

Gabriela Abalo said...

Stunning reflections!!!

have a lovely weekend

Ebie said...

Wow! The first picture looks like a mini Christmas tree! Very impressive shot!

Dianne said...

I love the notion of that tree having its own window!!
and the light on the water is spectacular

Hope sends hugs

paul said...

A great collection - especially like the watery reflection of the leaves.

Rebecca said...

I think I see a Christmas tree in that reflection.

lotusleaf said...

The plant reflection is unusual. All the pictures are beautiful, as always.

Vernz said...

HI Sylvia, I enjoyed all your photos.. love that sunset...
My Weekend Reflections here

magiceye said...

they are all brilliant captures and loved your imagination in the 1st pic!!

Ugich Konitari said...

An exponential stoppage
of pistons
in a frenzy
inside geriatric cylinders,
a rotating stop
of the gearbox
and wheels,
she takes
a deep breath,
as she steps out,
wearily,
patting a tired car....

A whisper,
like a message,
and the GPS
voice
intrigues her....
"Hi ! Sanctuary here !
.....
I've watched you
so many days,
its like,
I know your car;
so do the turtles,
and the ducks,
and some very curious trees,
bending to see you
through the water.....

As
for the pollen
and milkweed seeds,
do these young folks
ever listen....
they're all over the place !

Lily Hydrangea said...

I think you did rather well all things considered!
& I hope your car comes back to life real soon Sylvia.
: )

Naturedigital said...

Great reflections Sylvia. And I also love Uri's comment.
Have a great weekend.
Costas

Team G Square said...

great pics .
Dhiraj

Ann said...

I like that Christmas tree. Very subtle.

J Bar said...

The reflections on water are always great.

The Gardener said...

Great shots! Beautiful reflections. The second one looks very interesting. Great sky photo.

I hope you have a grand weekend, Sylvia.

TYRA said...

Great reflection Sylvia!

Tyra@Tyra's Garden

Cildemer said...

Very beautiful shots!
Love the first one with the tree in the clouds and the third one is simply a beauty!

***
Have a happy weekend, Sylvia****

ps: thanks for your visit and nice comment;o)

Pam said...

Seeing trees in the clouds is a good thing.
Sylvia, you have such a delightful imagination, don't ever loose it.
Natures watery reflection tells a story of sniffing and sneezing, achoo..
Its sad to say ado to a 4 wheel friend that has carry you where ever you wanted to go.
Hopefully a new ride will come along to help you on your journey.

Keep the faith, be well and happy :>)

Trotter said...

Hi Sylvia! That secnd is awesome...
Have a great weekend!

Trotter said...

Second, sorry

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The poetry really enhances the images. I love poetry so much it almost makes me feel guilty for not including it myself! You are very creative.

Eden said...

These are great reflection shots and my favorites are the second and the third one. Thank you for sharing.. Have a great weekend.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow this post is magnificent, I love the poetry, did you write also poems? Wow again, it's adorable and the pictures are so brilliant!I can not choose one picture, I love them all!
Have a lovely Sunday
hugs
Léia

Woody said...

The subtle reflection in the first shot is amazing!!

Sar@h said...

A hiker have time to see more than a driver ! You must just have your camera with you. Often I took my picture ridding my bicycle ! I stop where I want,I go slowly …

Glennis said...

Lovely reflections particularly the suns rays on the water. So pretty.

Beth Niquette said...

What lovely reflections!

Quilly said...

That first pic is completely enchanting. I love the reflection in a reflection. And as for your last photo: I put up a pic I took two weeks ago -- on the last day we had sun.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a wonderful series of reflections, I really like the tree in the clouds. The sunlight has been absent from this side of the state too, today was very foggy with rain.

cloudbusting2 said...

A tree living in a window in the sky? Well, what´s wrong with that? Happens every day!

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