Friday, May 20, 2011

Weekend Reflections: Faux Aurora Borealis

This is a glass bulb hanging in my Mom's flower bed. I loved the blue color and took the photo for an entirely different meme. However, when I downloaded the shot I saw the reflection. Looking closely you can see the steps to my Mom's front door, some plants, the highway, and the house across the street. What really got my attention was the way the colors of the glass and the sun working together made it look like an Aurora Borealis was on display in the sky above the neighbor's house.

24 comments:

kaye said...

very pretty and maybe a little magical.

Sylvia K said...

How beautiful, Carletta! Love the rich, blue color and delightful reflections! Hope you've had a good week and had an even better weekend!

Sylvia

Dorian Susan said...

Lovely and unique...I too love the way the sky plays on the blue glass.

WyTography said...

Isn't it fun finding little surprises in our photos? I love the new perspectives this artform has afforded me! (the new blog friends are a bonus, too!)

Karen said...

A delightful shot, and it does look like the Northern Lights!

Emille said...

Beautiful colors (and not to forget my favorite color!) in this bulb!

Scrappy Grams said...

Soooo lovely!

Dianne said...

how lovely
so much going on in there

I loved your comment on my post
I too thought it could look like autumn, that's why I specified it was earlier this spring
great minds :)

Reader Wil said...

Brilliant, Carletta! I enlarged it and could see all the things you mentioned perfectly well!
Have a great weekend!

rapunzel said...

Very cool shot. Love that blue!

Dimple said...

Neat shot Carletta; I love finding surprises in my photos, they help me appreciate the little things!

awarewriter said...

Nice shot Carletta. The image speaks on two levels.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous picture, Carletta. I love the colors --and the reflection is terrific... Wow---so pretty!!!!

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Stephany said...

I love the reflections (and the colors) in this photo, Carletta! Who says you can't see the Northern Lights in WVA? :)

Nature Rambles said...

So beautifully captured! It looks like a magical world of its own. That blue is pretty!!

George said...

This is a wonderful capture -- I love the reflections. That 'Aurora Borealis' is neat.

diane b said...

Amazing what the camera can capture.

'Tsuki said...

Very orginal place to get reflection... I love it !

SquirrelQueen said...

When enlarged it does look a lot like the Aurora Borelis. I love that little glass bulb.

Woody said...

I like the bulb and it's reflections. I think the copper is great!

Ebie said...

Besides its rainbow reflection, I really love the bulb, very artistic!

Pat said...

First off, I just love the garden ornament - the shape, the color, everything about it!

Secondly, the reflection is gorgeous, especially the "Northern lights"!

msdewberry said...

When I lived in Northern Sask. my kids and I used to go out to the local school yard field, lay down in the middle and most dark spot and watch the Northern Lights. It is the one thing I miss most about our days there. I miss the Aurora Borealis. Your photo brings back those memories of my kids and I in the middle of the night laying down on the grass to watch a celestial movie!

EG Wow said...

The globe sure is a beauty!