Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Watery Wednesday:
Deep Dark Water Reflections


Traveling a rural road there was an overhanging rock formation to the right and a deep body of black water on the left of the road.
Look where the water has stained the trees black.
More Reflections
Can you see the boulder in the water?
(May 2008)

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Happy Wednesday Everyone
Edited: In reading comments I wanted to explain that the water you see is black. The green is the reflection of the leaves of the trees overhanging the water. This water is like a pond and does not flow. The water is black from the tannins leaching into the water from the decaying leaves that fall in the water and build up leaving the water black. It was quite eerie really; but I thought quite lovely as well.

39 comments:

The Right Blue said...

Fascinating. I've never seen anything quite like that -- so green, too. Happy Watery Wednesday, Carletta.

quilly said...

Gorgeous scenery and beautiful reflections --musical and otherwise.

Vicki said...

They're all beautiful. I love the outdoors.

Judi~Gmj said...

Perfectly peaceful. Still, calm.

Shelly said...

Wow, that rock outcrop is cool, and the reflections are very pretty...it's even a little spooky.

Raven said...

These are all beautiful shots, but something about that first one just feels so healing to the eye in some way. Just beautiful.

magiceye said...

lovely set of pictures!!

piedmontperspective said...

That's my kind of road! Love the rock formations. I pass similar outcroppings when I drive up to Boone and they still amaze me with how they seem to defy gravity. The reflections on the water are beautiful.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Beautiful scenery and green waters.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wonderful shots. I really like the formation of that rock ledge. And I've never seen or heard about black water before. Amazing!

Greyscale Territory said...

These are lovely Nature pics! The black line on the trees is quite intriguing! Beautiful!

Gattina said...

That looks beautiful !

Becky and Gary said...

I love the reflections, and that first one with the overhanging rocks is interesting. I'm wondering what kinds of fossils might be found there.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oooo... your photos are outstanding... wow. I love the one with the rock overhanging, that one is gorgeous!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Everthing look so lush and green in May, doesn't it? Happy Watery Wednesday!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love the rock formation. Makes you wonder what it looked like many years ago.
Yes, I can see the boulder, but I wouldn't have if you hadn't pointed it out.
It amazes me how trees grow in water like that. You would think the water would wash the dirt from the roots causing it to fall.

Neal said...

Those pictures are neat, especially when enlarged.

Rose said...

That looks like a wonderful road to travel...and the creek looks so inviting.

Darla said...

Great shots and I love the over hanging rock.

JunieRose2005 said...

These are wonderful pictures, Carletta.

I'd love to ride down that road!

Junie

fishing guy said...

Carletta: What a really neat watery post. The black water does look so darkly forbidding.

Melli said...

I LOVE that outcropping on the right! That is AWESOME! The black water forest reminds me of our Cyprus Swamp when it actually has water in it. I do see your boulder. They are lovely pictures!

Denise said...

Wonderful photos Carletta, it looks like a beautiful place to visit.

Marie said...

Beautiful post! Your Today's flower post is beautiful too!

Connie said...

Very pretty watery shots.

diXymiss said...

Beautiful, serene images ~ nice work! ThanX for visiting yesterday (via Becky). It's a pleasure to meet you.

Red said...

I love that rock outcropping! What a neat little road :) I sure hope in the summer that boulder is visible so no one decides to dive in that water!
Thanks for visiting me... I added you to my google reader, so I'll be back very soon :D

Jan said...

Lovely photos. Thank you for letting my know my link had a problem.

Gill - That British Woman said...

that's interesting, do you know why the trees are black, I would have thought green with the water not black?

Gill in Canada

George Townboy said...

Gorgeous shots, Carletta! Amazing scenery!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I LOVE yours and have added it to my favorites!

Robin said...

That is beautiful, and sets quite the scene for flights of fantasy.

Mar said...

It's such a peaceful and beautiful scenery!

juliana said...

what beautiful scenery... the water looks so calm. i don't suppose i would like to find myself there at night but in daylight it looks gorgeous.

Leedra said...

I LOVE the first photograph!

tipper said...

Carletta-so beautiful and kinda of haunting too.

becky voyles said...

There is just something about the 2nd photo of the trees in the water that calls to me, Carletta. I really like that one.

Misty Dawn said...

Looks like a neat place to visit to me!

Migs CFL fan said...

Fantastic pics, especially the second one. Thanks for sharing!

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