Friday, October 15, 2010

Upon Reflection


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Fall is making her presence known here in southern Maryland.  Leaves are falling, skies are blue, and there is a chill in the air.




And there is just a touch of color here and there up and down the creek.

The other evening I took the camera out thinking I would capture the beautiful bright blue sky and a few changing leaves, but instead I was struck at how dead calm the water was.




It was what we call "perfect water skiing" water...calm like glass. 



The calm water creates a mirror image of the sky and the shoreline.




And even the modest amount of autumn color was beautiful reflected in the water and with the setting sun illuminating the trees.




I could have stayed here until the sun set, just gazing into the stillness...but Mr. Tide came home from work and we had things to do, life to live...so I left this peaceful spot but took a little bit of its serenity with me...




To keep in reserve for another day when I would need it.  Like today, when my son had surgery to have his wisdom teeth out, and Ms. M had surgery to put a pacemaker in.  These are the days I need a little extra calm in my back pocket.

Thankfully Bugs came through his surgery with flying colors, and I'm still waiting to hear how Ms. M fared...fingers crossed she did great too!

I hope each of you find a little bit of solitude and calm this weekend! 

38 comments:

  1. absolutely beautiful photos..they make me wish i was there.

    kierston
    http://beautifulmisadventure.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh my, they are perfection. The mirror image... you captured it all right! A-M xx

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  3. I would LOVE to get in a kayak right there in that picture and head up the river... how stunning...

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  4. Your pictures are award winning!!

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  5. Your pictures capture the calm beauty of this day.

    I didn;t know Bugs was having surgery...sorry if I missed that in your blog if you posted it. How did he come by his name?

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  6. Your photographs could be postcards. My mouth dropped open looking at these. What peace and beauty you captured, for all of use to enjoy.
    Thanks for sharing it.

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  7. Thanks so much everyone, I really appreciate all of your kind comments!

    Chania, I didn't post about his surgery before today, so you didn't miss it! And you know, I'm not sure how or why we started calling our son Bugs, but he has been called Bugs since he was a wee one!

    Kat :)

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  8. WOWWWW!!! What a beautiful evening, and you captured it perfectly! I'm glad your son is fine (though sore, I'm sure), and we will all wait to hear how Ms. M fared.

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  9. Why, thank you! I could use that solitude. And I'm always just mesmerized by your phenomenal photos. I wish I had those views!
    Brenda

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  10. Hey Kat,
    It has been a while but your site looks fantastic and the photos today are amazing. Enjoy a peaceful weekend. I am tackling another soccer game with a family of five. Missing dad of course. Heres to your son having lots of pudding.

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  11. Really gorgeous photography Kat! It is fall weather here in Kansas City and I love it!

    I have a Luxurious New Giveaway on my site....Come and enter!!

    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  12. I am so glad that things went well for you son, I was thinking about you! I hope all goes well with Mrs. M, please let me know if you are able.

    Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous Kat!!! Perfect in every way!! ( I would love to ski on that water ) I am sorry that you had to get up from your peaceful spot but so glad that you took the pictures and shared them with us. There is nothing like staring out into the water and losing all your days thoughts into the horizon!

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  13. Glad things went well with Bugs and hopefully with Mrs. M. These photos are absolutely gorgeous. Be proud.

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  14. STUNNIG! miss My Md most of all in fall get well soon wishes to Bugs and Ms M And I missed posting on your daughters apartment which is looking great

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  15. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!!!!
    What a great looking fall header too.

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  16. I am just sitting here in a daze staring at your beautiful photos. The reflections that you captured are very impressive.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    -Rene

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  17. Kat, those are some great photos. I love to see the water that calm. That is what we called perfect skiing water, too when we use to ski. Not anymore. I couldn't pull this old body up!

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  18. I love when the water is like glass. Once I photographed a picture of my friend's house reflecting on the water on one of these similar days and framed it for her. These are just lovely, lovely, pictures, Kat!

    XO,
    Janie

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  19. What a wonderful sight you were able to enjoy (and capture so perfectly in pictures) and just when you needed it most, before two surgeries. I'm glad your son is doing well and let us know about the other one.

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  20. These images are just breathtaking! YOu captured the beauty of creations with a magnificent artful eye!
    You should frame these photos.
    Yvonne

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  21. It was so nice to look at your beautiful photos, especially today - pound rain, and very windy in MA today! Have a great weekend!

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  22. Your images are so pretty. The water is so still.

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  23. I think that reflections on water are my favorite images - these will give you a good supply of calm in your back pocket!

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  24. Wow, gorgeous shoreline pictures! It would be too hard to pick a favourite. They are all so pretty.

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  25. Your picture are phenomenal! What a beautiful spot. I'm glad you took your camera with! (I like that you store a little calm in your back pocket too! I need to start stocking up!) :)

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  26. Your pictures are so beautiful. They make me feel calm. I think they would be great to look at when I am not so calm on the inside. You can't help but thank God for that.

    thank you.

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  27. These calm like glass lake photos are such beauty to my soul. I grew up on lakes so I love water. Thank you for sharing with us! ox

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  28. These photos are AMAZING Kat! I love the calmness and that glass like mirror image....WOW!! I hope you have a wonderful week my friend. Hugs to as always ~ Txx

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  29. The photos are simply stunning. The trees reflecting on the lake are just gorgeous!

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  30. Hi Kat, I am so glad to hear Bugs is doing well after surgery and I hope Ms M has a speedy recovery. Your photo are gorgeous. The reflection in the lake is stunning.
    xoxo, Sherry

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  31. Your photographs are fabulous! May have to use one for my desktop background for awhile.

    I see you dropped by Atticmag. Isn't that kitchen fun!?

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  32. I'm glad you were able to relax with this spectacular scenery...your photos were amazing! I'm glad your son is doing well, and hope Ms M's surgery went well, as well!

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  33. Ahhhh. Those images are so relaxing and beautiful! Just stunning!

    Glad your son fared well. Wisdom teeth removed. Yech!

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  34. Your photos capture the beauty of the season! At our blogger brunch this weekend...someone mentioned your blog as being their favorite! We all oooohed and aaahhhed and said YES, it's ours, too! Enjoy your day! ♥

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  35. Lavender, oh my goodness, what a HUGE compliment! Thank you so much, you made my entire week! And coming from someone who takes such lovely pictures, I'm very flattered!

    Kat :)

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  36. What gorgeous photos, Kat. Thanks for sharing them.
    I just can't believe how calm that water was!

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  37. Lovely photos Kat, the trees on the shoreline are so luminous! I hope Bugs and Ms. M are both healing well! ~Lili

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  38. These beautiful lake photos make it very hard to get ready for work. Sublime ~ have a lovely day ~ xox Alexandra

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