Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Reflecting on normality…


Okay.  Now it’s time to return to normal…whatever that means.  Christmas is over and at least a third of the mess is cleaned up.  We had a nice, quiet time this year, which is normal for us at Christmastime.  Now that that’s over, it is time to start to reflect back on the year that is quickly coming to an end, which is what we normally do this time of year.
 
With that in mind and as a sort of metaphor of the human tendency to reflect on the past year, I am going to post a few pics I took last week of reflections in Walker Pond on an afternoon when it was pretty darn flat and mirror-like, which is unusual for Walker Pond in the afternoon for reasons I’ve never known.  Does anyone know why it is normal that it is windier in the afternoon?  Well, I don’t.

I might as well face it, though, the true reason I’m posting these pictures when it comes right down to it is that I am a sucker for reflections pictures.





15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

those are gorgeous!

and to my best recollection, it is windier in the afternoon because the sun's rays cause more wind disturbances. calmer in the early mornings and after the sun sets (usually). :)

Ginny said...

I LOVE reflection pictures, and these are some of the best I have seen. You went to one place, yet got so many different images!! Each one is just beautiful, and any one of them should be on the front of a greeting card.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I don't know about the wind, but your reflection shots are beautiful, esp the black & white! =)

Lydia Martin said...

All beautifully relfective and peaceful...especially like the first with the rays

Debbie said...

the reflections are gorgeous making it impossible to pick a favorite!!

i am also a sucker for reflections!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Wonderful colors -- but I think I like the b/w one the best! Happy New Year, Barbara! :)

Sandra said...

these are amazing and no wonder you love reflections living close enough to these to grab them in all their glory. i don't know why about the wind but i do know it is true and hubby flies his planes at sunup and fishes at sunup because there is no wind until about 10 am and it picks up from there on.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

WoW! Beautiful reflection pictures!
Greetings from Brasov and a Happy New Year, Barbara!

zero_energy said...

Beautiful photos!
I love the 1st one especially!
Great lighting!

awarewriter said...

Lovely thoughts and images. The B&W photo is my favorite.

Malyss said...

Absolutely fabulous pictures! the B&W is really beautyful!

Sylvia K said...

These are gorgeous captures and superb reflections! I love the stillness of the water and the soft colors! Hope your new year is off to a great start! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

really lovely reflections!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

beautiful reflections

Crafty Gardener said...

I love water reflections and I'm always looking for more, great photos