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Friday, December 10, 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. Click on the post title and sign up to play with us! Yep, same old, same old GRAY! So, back to the files for some reflective fun for the day!

If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water.
-   Loren Eisley

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
Michael Caine



Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings.
Evan Esar


Some,
sitting with their mothers,
held safe
all wrapped up and fed
on the counter
of the
aquarium display,
unaware of their
luck....

And some,
separated at birth,
to live
alone,
in a small
watery enclosure
with fake trees,
artificial lights,
and
piped air...

A moment of
realization
as a vision
of mother
appears
fluid,
in his memory,
a gift
from the little one
watching from outside....




Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at December 10, 2010 9:20 PM

49 comments:

Xavi said...

Beautiful reflections Sylvia!! Both the visual and the words! Thanks for your comments on my post.
I hope you will have a very nice week-end too!!!

kat said...

wow! beautiful reflections and i love the duck's pic hahaha

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The only thing better than zoo pics are zoo pics with reflections.

Sunny said...

Lovely reflections. The duck is too funny :)
Have a delightful weekend.
☼ Sunny

James said...

It's a nice surprise to see so much green. :) I enjoyed each of the photos but the bottom one is my favorite.

Have a wonderful weekend!

EG Wow said...

I know what you men about grey skies! :) But sometimes that's when I find the best reflections, believe it or not. However, I DO have to convince myself to take my camera out on those days. LOL

Malyss said...

I adore Michael Caine and his quote matches very well with your picture!
Have a nice week-end!

RuneE said...

Watery reflections always go well with me - and this is no exception :-)

Nefertiti said...

tres reussie j aime bcp lesfesses du canard ;O)

Gattina said...

How nice and joyful ! love the little duck butt, lol !

George said...

I'm glad you have archives containing such wonderful pictures. The picture of the duck is priceless.

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm enchanted by the green colour in your first picture, it's beautiful!
that second one is a gift for your fans friends, amazing shot! hehehe cute duck!
And the last one has so sweet reflections, very well done!
Hugs
Léia

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I just love the sentiment of the last photo, but they each stand on their own. Your prose and quotes are always so appropriate to the photos.

Dianne said...

I love the duck, what a happy photo!!

Francisca said...

Good ones, Sylvia! I especially howled with laughter on your last photo and quote about zoos being a great place to study human behavior! How true! Hope to see some of the magic in water this weekend snorkeling in Mother Nature's Fish Bowl.

Marie said...

Dear Sylvia. Thank´s for your kind comment. I really apologize that I have been absent when it comes to commenting. Right now I´m really busy so blogtime is very limited. Love your skywatch and this wonderful reflection post. Make me longing for the summer. Right now it´s a lot of snow here and -12 degrees Celsius. Please have a wonderful weekend.

Gabriela Abalo said...

wonderful reflections Silvia!

have a great weekend

cheers from Uruguay :)

Lorac said...

I enjopyed the photos, the quotes and especially the bottoms up duck!

Woody said...

As soon as I saw the water first shot, I knew it was a zoo. Do they all buy their concrete from the same place? The otter looks like it's having a great time!

imaginationlane said...

Wonderful photos, Kay...they made me smile on this dark Vancouver day! And I so identify with that duck...I seem constantly to be paddling madly despite my calm air...LOL!

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, really like the delicacy of the greens and the beautiful reflections in the water texture. Very good.

'Tsuki said...

I found the one with the duck very amusing ! And the last one is very interesting, witg this child hands holding a piece of cake that the otter seems to be feed with... Lovely !

cieldequimper said...

Hi Sylvia! The duck is a hoot and I just love the last one. Have a great weekend!

Icy BC said...

Love the landscape photo, and the reflection. Wonderful post!

Sally in WA said...

Wonderful photos, Sylvia. The first one is my favorite.

Have a super weekend. Stay dry!

joo said...

Delightful as usually:)
Have a great weekend my friend!

Riet said...

What beautiful reflection pictures Sylvia. Love all of them
Have a lovely weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

a funny thing with ducks, the only thing you see is their behind. :)
The first shot was very interesting.
Wishing you a warm and cosy weekend. :)

Susie of Arabia said...

Love your reflection photos here, Sylvia. The first one is so inviting!

lotusleaf said...

That duck has made my day! Thank you!

magiceye said...

...........beautiful............

Team G Square said...

loved the first 2 photos very much . Its awesome

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful post Sylvia!! That duck picture is priceless -- well, really they all are!

The Chair Speaks said...

We love that shot of the duck's behind sticking up above the water!

Thom said...

These are all perfect reflections my friend. VEry well done. I love the duck one :) Have a great weekend :)

Evelyn said...

Wonderful pics! FUN too.

Ugich Konitari said...

The last one....

Some,
sitting with their mothers,
held safe
all wrapped up and fed
on the counter
of the
aquarium display,
unaware of their
luck....

And some,
separated at birth,
to live
alone,
in a small
watery enclosure
with fake trees,
artificial lights,
and
piped air...

A moment of
realization
as a vision
of mother
appears
fluid,
in his memory,
a gift
from the little one
watching from outside....

Arti said...

Beautiful pics, very nicely captured!!
Lovely saying, the first one...

Kay said...

Very lovely photos, Sylvia. Have a terrific weekend! Can you believe how quickly the week sped by?

Serline said...

Love the duck shot, and the quote fits me perfectly as well!

jabblog said...

Wonderful reflections! I, too, have qualms about wild animals kept in artificial surroundings. Different, I suppose, if they're bred and raised in captivity.

namaki said...

How nice ! have a nice weekend and thanks so much for your comments !

Denise said...

A lovely trio of photographs, great reflections. I also enjoyed the new header your friend painted. So festive!

Elisa said...

What peaceful pictures!
I love the one of the duck!
Best regards

Tracy said...

I love the duck...that made me laugh!

Carletta said...

All lovely Sylvia! I especially like the clarity of the reflection in the first one - excellent capture!
The little upside down duckie put a smile on my face.

Eden said...

Beautiful reflection shots. I love the duck the most. Have a great weekend.

Anne-Ma said...

Superbes photos, j'aime beaucoup la loutre.

JM said...

Love the otter shot and the quote below! :-)

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