Friday, November 21, 2014

Early morning look...

across the pond in late October. The downed willow limbs I've piled in one section as a horse-crossing deterrent cast an interesting reflection.
 A ball of spikesedge spruces things up a bit, like nature's bouquet offering.
Linking to Weekend Reflections

124 comments:

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

The light is pretty.. looks like it may have been at one of the golden hours. Good Morning Tex!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

love reflections :)

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

You have a beautiful property surrounded with nature's best gift.
What a blessing to wake up to this beautiful vista.

Wishing you a wonderful week.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

I love the warm colours of the morning. Wonderful!

Buttons said...

Morning Tex horse deterrent:) love the reflections. Hug B

William Kendall said...

Very pretty reflection!

Georgette Sullins said...

Nice reflection. That bush knows where there's water. It does spruce up your timber wall.

DJan said...

Nice pictures, Tex. I guess the pond keeps on going even when you're in a drought, which is a good thing. Lots of critters really need it! :-)

Barb Brookbank said...

Great reflections! Seems our blogs are being very naughty lately... I couldn't comment using Firefox and had to switch to Google which is giving me fits in other areas ... gah!

MarkD60 said...

The lighting is very unique. The brush looks a little like a beaver dam.
Happy Friday!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Such a lovely view! !!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"You call it a deterrent, we call it a challenge!"

- The Horsies
~

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi TWG - it's lovely and good you're using the fallen branches giving them another use before the rot quietly back to give new life .. the spike sedge is a new one on me .. lovely to see - and how life will spring out ...

Hope the snow isn't affecting you too much ... Hilary

Cattails said...

Neat shot.

joeh said...

You seem to spend a lot of time and effort in a never ending battle to keep those horses from crossing the pond.

I think you secretly enjoy the battle.

Stephen Hayes said...

Love the golden glow of light burnishing everything.

Birdman said...

Willows with their shallow roots come down often.
*btw Knew you'd like my 'fence' today.

DeniseinVA said...

It sure did. I love these photos. A really beautiful time of the day to take them.

Lois said...

Gorgeous color and I love the reflection too!

Bethany Carson said...

The reflections and colors are beautiful!

rainfield61 said...

I can see the beautiful lighting.

Sandra said...

I love the lighting on these

Jacquelineand.... said...

That golden light is breathtaking!

Karen S. said...

What an amazing reflection. I was shooting a creek just yesterday, and the reflection was beautiful, but the snow really got me on a downer.... not that it isn't pretty, (at times) it just came too darn early this year! Blocking it out, until after Thanksgiving.

Bruce Clark said...

Great reflections and golden touches.

Carletta said...

Love the longer shot! Nice colors!

Leovi Leovi said...

I like these beautiful pictures, wonderful reflections!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Such beautiful reflections!

DIMI said...

Wonderful colours and great reflection Tex!
Have a lovely weekend!
Dimi...

Mary Hone said...

Love the reflection. I always like shots like that.

happywonderer said...

Lovely reflection on the pond. Now that's a world I know nothing of...deterring horses.

stardust said...

Spikesedges add some more charms on the reflection of fallen branches.

Yoko

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

you know that saying...you are what you wear...well your surrounding property and how you've dressed it reflects a beauty not just from Nature's dress but she who dressed it.

have a wonderful and fulfilliing weekend, mi amiga

don said...

It's interesting to have a functional deterrent to the horses be the source of a fine reflection image. Good eye to see this and get the images.

Irma said...

Beautiful colors and nice reflections.

Pamela Gordon said...

I like these reflections and the lighting. Have a great day!

S. J. Qualls said...

Great shot, love your setting.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like your log jam, it looks very natural. All you need now is an alligator.

James said...

Great reflections and lighting!

Ron said...

Very nice reflections!

Audrey said...

superbe bravo !

marshaleith said...

beautiful colours and reflections

Bob Bushell said...

Good, honest, natural photos, love 'em.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Wonderful reflection and beautiful capture
Have a great weekend T

Debbie said...

very pretty fall reflections!!!!

Revrunner said...

Those pesky horses. :-)

Fun60 said...

That's a beautiful reflection.

Pom Pom said...

Pretty photos, T! It looks like a beaver dam!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Beautiful soft light and I can see a bit of lovely blue sky in the reflection. I hope your limb construction is working as intended. I have no doubt we'll see a heron or a group of Whistlers sitting there at a future time. :)

Lindy

nookworm said...

Nice...very nice! Like others, I see the similarity to a beaver dam.

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, The pond is a continuing source of interesting photos. The reflections are neat. John

Sylvia K said...

Great reflections for the day!! I love the pond!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Isn't it interesting how things in nature can create beautiful pictures!

RedPat said...

I hope it works! The pic sure works, Tex!

Marie Flutterby said...

Beautiful mirror shot! =0)

Floral Friday

Felicia said...

beautiful light and reflections

Margaret Adamson said...

I am sure this works well and gives a lovely reflection. Have a great weekend.

Nancy J said...

Lovely reflection, and bare branches have their own beauty too, Jean.

thepoodleanddogblog said...

Nature's lighting is always the best.

Rajesh said...

Very neat reflections.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Love the purpose in these (stunning) warm reflections!

Viera said...

Wonderful reflection ... I love Indian Summer...Lovely shots...

Robin Lamb said...

T, great light and reflections!

Terry and Linda said...

I love it when the light falls just right to cast perfect shadows and coloring upon the land.

Linda
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Hilary said...

That early morning October sunshine is just delightful. It warms everything so deliciously.

Malyss said...

I like how textures , colors and reflections seem all mixed together !

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Pretty picture of a wonderful ranch pond. I like the natural barrier, too. Have a tremendous day tomorrow!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The spikesedge really pops, I've never heard of that before.

karmnik54 said...

Fajny widoczek:) Zapraszam do mnie origamiiptaki.blogspot.com

karmnik54 said...

Fajny widoczek:) Zapraszam do mnie origamiiptaki.blogspot.com

'Tsuki said...

The color of the light is really magnificent : everything looks so warm, even if it feels cold...

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

A really inventive photo Tex.
I like the bleached wood and the way you have designed the branches.
The images in the water..so nice.
val x

LV said...

The best photo subject ever, is provided by nature.

Gosia k said...

nice photo of your pond

EG CameraGirl said...

LOVE the light!

Our photos said...

I agree, that is a nice reflection !

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful! Mother Nature is putting her mark on your work. :)

Ms. A said...

What a beautiful glow and reflection!

Melissa said...

Yes, it does have an arranged feel to it. The magic of Mother Nature!

Marissa said...

Beautiful pond! Love the fall colors

MarmePurl said...

serenity

Farm Girl said...

It is very pretty. I like the reflections you always manage to catch.

Linda Kay said...

Don't think I would have thought to put willow branches down as a horse deterrent. Nice reflection in the water.

Lynn said...

Always working to keep those horses corralled:@)

maryaustria said...

A beautiful place! Wonderful reflections!

Mary Kirkland said...

Such a pretty picture.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

so pretty. a cheerful bit of color. ( :

Sally Crowe said...

A lovely bouquet, indeed. :)

Brk Trt said...

I like it.

A Quiet Corner said...

Looks like a giant swag!...:)JP

messymimi said...

Lovely to me, but i hope discouraging to the horses.

Terri said...

Very pretty- love the reflections on the still water.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful morning light. I especially like the reflections in the first shot.

Willow said...

Your so creative with your horse crossing detterants !

Marie said...

Great color and reflections!

Stephanie Faris said...

So pretty! I could see why you had to deter the horses from crossing it!

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful lighting and reflections. I love the early morning for taking photos. Have a wonderful weekend!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous reflections! Nice light, too!

Primitive Stars said...

Beautiful pond pictures.... Blessings Francine.

Busy Bee Suz said...

It seems that all the views in your area are lovely....this is just beautiful!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Sorry for writing so late, it took a loooong time to get down to the comment link ;)

I love both pictures because of the reflections.
And I like that nature is taking over and lets new plants grow. Now it looks as if it has to be that way :))

Have a fine weekend
ツ Knipsa

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I agree, it is a nice reflection, and a good deterrent too!

Paula said...

The battle continues with you and your horses. I'm thinking you all enjoy it.

bj said...

Beautiful...:)

Margaret said...

That is a lot of work - but they make a lovely reflection.

Cloudia said...

Yes, you have a fine eye, TEX



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Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Sometimes at a certain angle of light, simple things in nature can look like precious jewels.
Hugs,
Mariette

Chandra said...

Hi Theresa,
Nice reflections - literally and figuratively!

Peace :)

Paul said...

Horse deterrent... Sounds like an ongoing kind of thing! Are there ever any clear winners or losers in a contest of wills like this? :)

Great light for these two pictures!

Justin Carfagnini said...

Beautiful colors! I love a good reflection.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So pretty! Love the little bouquet in the middle. Nice wildlife shelter, too. xo

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful ...
Have a nice weekend.
Greetings.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely photos!

RA Berks said...

Beautiful photos and reflections! I thought maybe by seeing the top photo in my blog list that beavers were at play at your house.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Great photos of the beauty in nature!
Love the reflection!

Lynne said...

And a very nice LIKE was created . . .

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful morning :)

Laura. M said...

Good reflexes !!

Fjällripan said...

beautiful reflections!

Helma said...

The reflection in the water of the sawed branches of willow, gives a very pretty picture. The horses will not go down so well I think:-)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I love this, T.

edenhills said...

Gorgeous reflections!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very nice reflections. Hope it keeps them out!

pattisjarrett said...

Yet another horse-crossing deterrent. Those two keep you on your toes! The spikesedge adds a nice touch in that golden light.

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