Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Watery Wednesday: Rural Reflections

The pond in the photo above was man-made many years ago before I was even a teenager.  It's not far from my Mom's. I've always loved how the barn is reflected in the water and I finally stopped the week  before Thanksgiving to get a photo.  The pond is very large. The picnic table you see to the left used to sit on a little island in the middle of the pond. I somehow managed not to get the island in the photos I took that day.
This is the scene to the left of the photo above. I had to pull over to the side of the road to get the photos and was trying to get the reflections. I wasn't thinking that I should have pulled back the lens and tried to get a larger view. Just gives me a reason to stop again next time.
(Be sure to enlarge these to check out the fencing around the barn and the fencing between the house and garden.)
Linking to Tricia's Watery Wednesday II, Friday's Fences and Weekend Reflections.

43 comments:

Rose said...

Don't you hate it when you get home and think about ways you should have taken a photo?

I love these, though...but the one with the red barn is my favorite.

Elaine said...

I can relate to looking at photos on the computer and thinking about what you should have done! The reflections are fantastic. I especially like the second shot framed by the tree.

TexWisGirl said...

nice area. nice farmstead!

ReBelle said...

Quaint and rustic.

Kaya said...

I like this place so much. Rural reflections are so beautiful. Pure white and beautiful red!!!

And the second picture is so pastoral and so peaceful. With a bare beautiful tree, a white house and a lonely horse. Wonderful!

Love these photographs! They are amazing!

Red said...

This is a very attractive location. You lined up calm waters, the right light and some imagination to get a cool photo or two.

Sally in WA said...

Very nice shots, Carletta. I'd love to have a pond like this to see out of my windows.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice pic, I bet there is some fish in that pond.

Pam :) said...

Both of your watery reflection images are picture perfect, Carletta.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

The reflections are fantastic! It looks like such a peaceful farmstead . Around here, there would be ice skating and hockey on that pond soon.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very pretty reflections, Carletta! Peaceful looking.

Tricia Hays said...

Very nice reflections, Carletta, esp the barn & then the horse in the 2nd image... gotta love barns & horses! LoL!

happy WW =)

Karen said...

This is such a lovely and serene view. I love the still waters with the red barn reflections. I'll bet this is a great place to have a picnic in the summer. I hope you show us more photos of this pretty place. xx

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely reflections!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The reflections are so clear...what a lovely spot this is.

eileeninmd said...

Carletta, great reflection captures. The barn looks wonderful. It is a pretty scene! Have a lovely evening.

Jan n Jer said...

The reflections are gorgeous. Looks like you could go back n take lots of different angles there.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

nice reflection & fence too. great shots. ( :

Margaret said...

Red is always gorgeous when reflected. Nice eye.

Betsy Adams said...

Love the reflections, Carletta.... Both pictures are excellent.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ramona said...

Fantastic shots, imagine what a great jigsaw they would make!!

NatureFootstep said...

lol, perfect water reflections. :)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Nice captures- I really love that second one!

Tanya said...

pretty piece of property...love the reflections :)

JunieRose2005 said...

Love your reflections! These are the kind of scenes I like best!

W. Latane Barton said...

Looks like a mighty peaceful place to be!! Love the reflections.

Riet said...

I love that sight and the reflections are great have a nice weekend

Marie said...

Love the reflections! Nice photos!

'Tsuki said...

That is a very nice shot, well done !

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful rural scenes and lovely reflections. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Sylvia K said...

Terrific reflections for the day, Carletta!! I love the red barn and they're both such perfect, peaceful country scenes! Reminds me of my uncles farm where I would spend my summers as a little girl!! Thanks for the memories this morning!! Hope your have a great weekend!!

Malyss said...

Perfect symetry in that reflection! I like the red spot made by the barn.

George said...

The reflections are amazing, and you did a great job of capturing them. The fences are pretty neat as well.

HansHB said...

Great reflection post!
I like it!

James said...

Great reflections! I love the symmetry.

Mimi said...

I like your attitude, reason to pull over again, a good idea.
I also love the reflection, especially in the 2nd one, where the reflection is a little blurry but the image itself is crystal clear.
Such a picturesque scene!

Dianne said...

these reflections are the best!!
wonderful

Valerie said...

Beautiful, beautiful captures Carletta - thanks for sharing with us.

MTWaggin said...

Love the red barn and they are so lucky to have ponds.

Ruth said...

I love the composition in that first one, the reds and greens play so well together :)

Audrey said...

quel joli endroit !

Jori said...

Perfect reflection!! I love it!

Buttons said...

Oh these reflections are awesome. B