Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sky Watch Friday #24

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Today for Sky Watch I go back to a small pond at the end of September. The colors of this bush gives a Christmas feel.
I walked around for different angles without moving very far.
It was one of those wonderfully reflective days.
I enjoyed this shoot but never showed it before.
This has been another dull week so I wanted to share a nicer sky then gray and rainy. It rained all day today and all the snow is gone. Maybe we will get fresh Christmas snow.
Have a great Christmas season.

59 comments:

George said...

Great pictures, Tom. I hope you get your Christmas snow (if you want it!).
I also hope yu had a very Merry Christmas with your family.

Tabib said...

Great pictures with lively colours.
Happy Holidays and prosperous New Year 2009!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow!I'm sure glad you shared those pictures today,they are too beautiful to not show.Have a Wonderful Christmas and may the season bring much joy and peace your way.
Blessings,Jake and Ruth

Steffi said...

Very beautiful pictures!
Merry Christmas to you!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures, Tom. I hope that you and your family are having a wonderful day today.

Merry Merry Christmas.
Betsy

Paz said...

Wonderful photos! I like that red bush.

Merry Christmas!

Best,
Paz

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful reflections.
I´ll walk... Love song.
Merry Christmas.

Tina said...

Oh my gosh, FG, these are just beautiful shots. I am so yearning for the colors of green and more green in my yard! So lush and alive looking...very nice post to read and look at during these winter days! Thanks!!!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Those are great shots, I love the grasses

SandyCarlson said...

Very beautiful, Fishing Guy! Merry Christmas.

Darla said...

Great photos!!

Jan said...

Love seeing the sky reflected. Great photos. See you next year!

kayleen said...

nice reflections in those photos. merry christmas!

gina said...

these are really pretty. hope you've had a merry Christmas!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Wonderful reflective post - apt for the closing days of the year.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love these Tom. They give a sense of peace and tranquility.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

The weather can ooze into our outlook in ways that we don't even understand. That being said, I miss the cold gray skies of up north, where I spent time in MA and PA, and MD before that. A pure gray sky can be bland to photograph. But a patchy sky is probably the best, even better than all blue.

Faery said...

Wow these pictures are so beautiful, we don't have snow in my country and the weather is so hot this Christmas

The Good Life in Virginia said...

nice series of pond shots and enjoyed the christmas color in the first shot.
happy holidays from my home in botetourt county virginia.

Sara G said...

WOW, beautiful pictures!!
Take care and hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!!

Tommy V said...

Merry Christmas... We have plenty of snow in MN (visiting) but it comes with lots of very cold days...

Denise said...

Hi Tom, what a lovely set of photographs. Those grasses and the pond are most definitely a winnint combination. Thanks for sharing them and Merry Christmas.

Pietro said...

Very fine photographs, Fishing Guy.
I enjoyed a lot the red bush and the beautiful grasses.
Merry Christmas!

Sylvia K said...

I love your pictures! The pond and the plants are just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing! Hope you've have a great holiday so far!

Ms. Hays said...

So very pretty! These are really nice photos!!!

Sue said...

Those are great pics, and I think I like the third one the best. I like the way the grass seems to be posing for you.

Merry Christmas, and I'm glad those cookies are not in front of me tempting me to eat too many! :o)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh that is a beautiful color for the christmas season.
I also love all those cookies you guys did up Yummy

Arija said...

The sky is so bland and the water so calm,the reflections look more like smoke than water. Great shots.

soulbrush said...

what a peaceful place you live in,whew. happy new year to you and yours.

Afanja said...

Lovely pictures.
It's always nice to see some reflections on the water.
Merry Christmas!

Jedediah said...

Great reflections, thanks for sharing

Mary said...

Lovely....nice to have fall back briefly :-) It's been rainy and gloomy here. I'm glad you brought these pictures out for us.

Shellmo said...

Your beautiful plants and bushes your shot seem to reach out of the computer screen - great!

P-TER said...

Wonderfull pictures and a beautiful reflections.
Make it good, for the rest of 2008.
Gr.
P-TER

ChrissyM said...

Fantastic series of photos! There has been a lot of grey skies here too this week. Hope you got your Christmas snow. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Tanya said...

Beautiful! I needed some color today! Happy swf :)

imac said...

Wow, Fishing Guy, these are wonderful shots.

Day4plus said...

So beautiful and serene. I wish I was there and out of this snow. MB

crazy working mom said...

Today it's overcast and we're waiting for storms to roll in. Ick! :(

My favorite shot was by far the one with the red bush. I loved the different angles, though. I'm looking at the skies here. Happy Friday!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Wonderful photos, Fishing Guy. I love the colorful tree in the first photo; it IS a bit Christmas-y looking!

Happy New Year to you!

Ladyinpink1 said...

Your pics are awesome!! Thanks for visiting my blog..Happy New Year!!
K

tipper said...

Pretty pond pics! Especially like the last one!

Petunia said...

Lovely sky waych shots:) Merry Christmas!

Jeanne said...

beautiful and I love how you framed with the bush, etc.

Dirk said...

Great pictures, thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

A lovely set of pictures on Christmas week. Thanks!

Titania said...

Hello fishing guy, thank you so much for your comment. Your pictures are beautiful. I love grasses and reflections in water and last but not least colourful leaves. Everything perfect.
I wish you a very happy New Year.

Pearl Maple said...

Fun and colourful collection of photos for sky watch friday.

Hope the holidays were good to you and your family.

Powell River Books said...

Thanks for visiting my SWF post. I love reflections. Thanks for sharing them with all of us. -- Margy

Tootie said...

Really nice photos! The Christmas cookies look awesome. I know the grand children must have had a grand time helping. :-)

Grammy said...

You shots are so clear. I love the red on the burning bush.

Yogi said...

Very nice photographs. I love reflections.

Tarolino, Finland said...

Glad you decided to share these captures this time. Lovely shots and obviously a very peaceful place with the handsome different ornamental grasses. The shrub certainly has a vivid colour.

Happy New Year to you.

Leora said...

Beautiful, watery, colorful scenes. I can understand how one likes to look at September when the days are gray.

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Very beautiful pictures F.G...
I love the red bushes.
Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas from Portugal...
Lurdes

Lew said...

Beautiful little pond you have there! I'll bet it is a pretty place even in winter when frozen and surrounded by snow. we have had a lot of gray skiess too, though Christmas day gave us some blue for my sky watch.

gel said...

Hi Tom,

Enjoyed the combination of bushes/marsh and sky, especially that red one. I also like the duck series above!

Wren said...

Lovely photos, Tom. The burning bush always lights up the fall landscape, and I have a weakness for pictures of reflections.

Susie of Arabia said...

This series of photos for SkyWatch is just lovely. What a picturesque and peaceful place.