Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Good Fences and Some Reflections

Theresa is always saying 'put a fence in front of it'. Here we are looking down at the local Little Kanawha River behind my favorite type of fence. I'm always drawn to barbed wire fences. I like their rustic nature. They do their job and aren't so obtrusive to the landscape.  How many of you have ever heard this quote by Sophia Loren? It makes me smile.
"A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view."

 

I zoomed in on the river below. In the top left of the photo where you see the white branches of some sycamore trees notice how muddy the river is from the recent snowmelt. You can tell by the skyline in the first shot that the sky wasn't spectacular that day. There was enough sunlight to reflect the color of the sky in the very muddy river and give some color to the otherwise drab view.

Last week I posted two photos of a recent sunset (here). Here is another view of the sunset as reflected in the gazing ball in my front yard. The photo isn't as sharp as I'd like and the ball was somewhat dirty but I like how it turned out.

Linking to Good Fences and Weekend Reflections

26 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Good fence shot and I love the reflection of the sunset in that mirror.

Mersad said...

I also love that reflection! Great photos Carletta!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

The quote made me laugh - I've never heard it before. I love the mirrored ball - such a cool shot!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Love the reflection! Sophia Loren was one smart lady.

Red said...

I like barbed wire fences with old weathered posts.

Karen S. said...

You bet it came out perfect! It's you in a selfie -ball! Very cool!

TexWisGirl said...

really great view! and i like that sophia loren quote. ;)

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Love the first one very much!
I go for rustic and weathered fences, too :))
Like your selfie ;)
Have a beautiful day
【ツ】Knipsa

Linda M. Carmean said...

Very nice view...love those sycamores! (I posted some today too) and the reflection ball with the sunset, very creative!

Sandra said...

I like that gazing ball photo and Sofia is my hubby's most favorite actress of all time. he loves her. now i know why... lovely fence in front of that stunning view

Ida said...

That's a great quote and a wonderful fence. I really like that top shot.

Debbie said...

pretty fences and flections....i LOVE gazing balls, they are one of my favorite lawn ornaments!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Great Sophia Loren quote! Yes, I do like barbed wire but here I see mostly rusted barbed wire, which I REALLY like. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You're right about barbed wire fencing!

And that gazing ball reflection is absolutely stunning.

Betsy Adams said...

Love the Sophia Loren quote.... What a beautiful lady!!!!

Yes---there are usually fences in front of things I am trying to photograph... I usually do what I can to get the pictures WITHOUT the fence... ha

Great photo and reflection.
Hugs,
Betsy

bailey-road.com said...

Love the gazing ball shot.

Debby Ray said...

My first visit to you...and what stunning photos! So glad I came...I closed my eyes and just clicked on someone (you) on Good Fences...lol!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Good fences, as always - and the sunset is wonderful.

Linley S said...

Great shots Carletta, the first shot with the fence is my fave.

Fun60 said...

That's a great hazy reflection - just right for the sun set.

Taken For Granted said...

I've always loved garden reflecting balls. There is something magical about them. Had to look carefully to see you sneaking around the corner. Well done.

Viera said...

I love the shot with the fence... The reflection is fabulous...

Felicia said...

i like your views with the fence in front too.

marshaleith said...

what a great reflection of the sunset!

Melissa said...

Yes I do like the sunset, and the self portrait!

James said...

Great reflection! It took me a little while to see you. :-)