Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May's Note Card Party - Reflections



I chose these photos for Vee's Note Card Party for their reflections, all taken on cloudy days. Some reflections are clearer than others. It really depends on the light. But water reflects any little bit of light there is.

The photo above was taken on a hike through Paradise Meadows in Strathcona Provincial Park. Cloudy skies, also reflected in the water, didn't hinder the sharp pointed fir tree from standing out.
 

This photo shows abandoned pilings in Tod Inlet, just behind Butchart Gardens, and part of the garden's history. Again, it was a cloudy day (in January).
 

Grassi Lakes in Alberta, just outside of Canmore, is the site of this photo. I've never seen water so clear. The colors stunned me with their clarity. 
 

Another Butchart Gardens shot. The red bridge is faintly reflected in the water, as are skeletal tree branches.

I'm a little late to Vee's Party this month. Yesterday was Election Day here in our province, and I worked at a polling station. I left the house at 7 am and returned at 9:15 after counting ballots and balancing our tallies. It was a long day, but I enjoyed interacting with the voters.

This morning I'm looking forward to a cup of tea while perusing blogs. It's been awhile since I've visited some of you and I've missed you. 

31 comments:

cucki said...

So pretty x

anastasia anezinis said...

Amazing fotos!!!

ellen b. said...

Great reflections Lorrie! Lovely theme for the notecard party! Blessings...

Donna said...

Those are lovely! Most folks tend to overlook reflections, so I love to see them showcased in photos!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - love the reflections!!!!

Chel C said...

Lorrie, these photos are jaw dropping! The tranquility that oozes from them is so calming and has made me smile. Thank you xx

Vee said...

Oh I remember the last one very well. The one taken in Alberta with the crystal clear water is tricking me. I can't tell what is water and what is not. These would certainly make a wonderful note card collection.

Lavender Cottage said...

These are so nice with the water reflections and I remember the Grassi Lakes photo, it's like an optical illusion.

Pamela Gordon said...

Lorrie you have captured nature's beauty once again with these photos. They are stunning and would be excellent notecards. I especially like the second and third photos. Hopefully you can relax now that the election is over. Hugs, Pamela

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Lovely reflections...great note cards!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Amazing!

Such great photography!

Deanna

Carol said...

I love the theme you picked for the party! Each one shows a beautiful reflection.

Smiles,
Carol

Snap said...

Gorgeous! I love water and reflections and gardens. Perfect for Vee's party.

podso said...

Those are lovely photocards ... I like having a theme and yours is a favorite. Hope things are going OK for you and your loved ones.

materfamilias said...

Excited to learn that you may be coming up this way in the fall with your journal . . . once you've decided, email me and we can talk about you staying in our little cottage. . .

Barbara F. said...

Lorrie, these are so fabulous. These look like actual paintings. I'd buy these for sure. xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are all so beautiful. I'm always happy when I get home and view my photos and find some of them have reflections...that always intrigues me! Sweet hugs!

Jan said...

Oh, your reflections of water are just outstanding! Clear and precise....just the most wonderful Note Card set!
Hugs
Jan

bj said...

Omygoodness...what LOVELY photos...so so perfect for note cards...I surely would buy a box of these pretty things. :)
Thank ya ma'am for coming by.
xo bj

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh, these are gorgeous! I love the reflections. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think I'll choose the third one. Love the colors!

Karen said...

Very nice shots! Great reflections. I really like the one of the lake in Alberta!

Dawna Motz said...

What a great collection and the clear Alberta water is my favorite! So pretty!

Debbie said...

I noticed the reflection right away. The photos just got lovelier and lovelier as I scrolled down. The third one makes me stare to take it all in. The fourth one is my favorite.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

These are just breath taking...I would love to travel and see this area of God's creation. Just beautiful and yes, wonderful Note Cards for sure

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Wow, your photographs are gorgeous, especially the second to the last one. The shapes, shadows and lights would make a wonderful pattern for an art quilt.

What a beautiful place, I can feel the serenity.

Karen

Marianne Songbird said...

Wow, beautiful shots.
I have been in Canmore! Takes me back to a beautiful vacation. Can't remember that lake though.
I love photographing reflections too, they add so much interest. Love yours.

Denise said...

Hi Lorrie,

You are such a TALENTED photographer!!! These photos are amazing! I like them all, but I think the second and third ones are the most interesting and unusual. Really unique captures. It's so interesting for me to see the geography of Canada, as I've never visited there, but I would love to one day.

Thanks for visiting me; I hope you have a great week!

Denise at Forest Manor

Barbara said...

Beautiful.

Storybook Woods said...

Beautiful photos. Good choice!! Clarice

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Marilyn said...

Beautiful water photos~