Reflecting on a Favorite Place

While visiting a dear friend on Saturday, I was struck by the clarity of his beautiful farmhouse reflected in the pond.



While the house and pond looked great in B&W, I had to retain Mother Nature’s colors in this final image.


February 18, 2014 Update

My blogging friend, Lynda, over at Life on the Farmlet,ย used the last photo as inspiration for one of her marvelous short stories! What an honor it is for me, especially because I love the way this woman writes!

Please check it out atย

47 thoughts on “Reflecting on a Favorite Place

    • Laurie, I just read your most recent post and I also read many of the comments from those who have come to admire and love you. I too wish you strength and courage as you move through what must be a huge trial. I’m with you in spirit!

    • I just mentioned smell in responding to a previous comment. You are so right on with that … AND the friendship. We laughed as he shared a funny story about he and his wife checking on the horses. Good life / good friends.

  1. So lovely and interesting. It’s such a pleasure to visit your blog–I always know I’m in for a treat. I love all three photos, but yes, the second is riveting, as another commenter pointed out. Something about photos of reflections always draws me, seem so deep, in some peculiar way. Worth exploring more someday–why.

  2. Number three…

    Die Grauen Schlund

    There in the ground
    the hoary maw quietly waited.
    Watching through squinty eyes
    he grabbed the hapless little things
    that scurried past, and scooped them in,
    it was the toes that he relished!
    Sometimes I can’t help myself Laurie. I hope you don’t mind.
    I saw its teeth first, and a very close look revealed those squinting eyes. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    (the title is “the gray throat” in German)

  3. You definitely chose the correct medium to display the first two images Laurie, I couldn’t imagine them in anything but black and white ๐Ÿ˜€ and with the third photo a little splash of color never hurts ๐Ÿ˜€ Really nice job.

  4. For me it is the first photo – it took my breath away!
    When I first looked, it was just the house and that looked pretty cool – I love houses like that – I scrolled down and got the first 1/4 inch of refection and liked that. I guess my mind thought that was all there was because as I scrolled to reveal the full photo I gasped – I actually gasped – out loud Laurie!!

    It is that magic moment of perfection and surprise – so I am in love with that photo ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Pauline, you are making me glow with happy! I’ve had that happen to me too, where I have gasped out loud with the beauty of a photo. I’m so glad one of mine did this for you.

  5. The first is stunning in B&W. You do such a great job with framing. That water is like glass. And the third photo is magical.

    I wonder how you have the time to post so often and also find the time to read and comment on so many blogs. And you work. And you spend time with friends. You are making the most of life. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I have found that the one thing that has really been impacted by adding blogging to my already full life is book reading. The amount of time I spend reading books has decreased significantly. NOT good!
      Thankfully, I am in a book group so at least I read one book a month (( am not proud of that).

      • The loss of books is sad indeed. The book group is a great idea to keep you reading. One book a month is good, try not to feel bad about it. You have added writing and reading (via blogging), which is something to be proud of.

  6. I love reflections, too. They’re a little spooky — sometimes, I think, what if I look at the reflection and the details on the reflection are just a little bit different . . .? Which would be a great idea for a series of photos!!

    Also, to Lynda above: I see the teeth, too!!

    Lovely photos!

  7. Those reflections really are wonderful! Beautiful photos Laurie and they work so well in black and white. I would have left the third one in color also. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Good eye LB, it’s like a big ol’ mirror in the back yard. Hey, no snow there? I can’t wait till things green up. It feels like we live in B&W for months so your last photo is my favourite

      • WOW, that was a spooky but fun story. What an imagination to see all that in your photo. LOL, great, now every old tree root I walk by is going to freak me out. I’m a-following now ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for the introduction and congratulations on inspiring a wonderfully written story (assuming its fictionโ€ฆhehehe) xoK

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