Thursday, September 4, 2008

Reflection

We've had the last weekend of the summer, officially speaking, as Labor Day marks the arrival of fall.
And, as is often the case, also marked a birthday for me--my last, before turning fifty.

A time to reflect.
To think about the passing seasons of one's life--
spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Summer has gone so quickly.
Already the air has turned toward fall.

Autumn always was my favorite time of year.

canoe by edge of Jackson Lake

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46 comments:

cestoady said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! Judging from your posts with their news ,reflections and observations on your home, family,the world -at- large, and the natural world , I would say you are aging more than gracefully -- in fact with grace, joy and wisdom -- and bringing all that, and more, to those fortunate to read your blog.

Cicero Sings said...

Yes, Happy Birthday! Don't worry about 50 ... it is really very painless. I'm 54 and had some of my best years since turning 50. Sometimes I say I'm glad I'm old! ... and have all "that" behind me as I watch the younger generation struggle through the processes of life.

NCmountainwoman said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Great photo of reflections.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Nina. Many happy, happy returns of the day.

Beautiful photos!

Picturing of Life said...

beautiful reflection sky and Happy birthday also :D

I hope have time to stop at my SWF post : in here and here Thanks

Max-e said...

Stunning shots Nina. The fifties are not that bad - hapy birthday

Bradley Myers said...

Good reflections, I like the second photo the best.

bobbie said...

A very beautiful reflection - especially the clouds, seen only in the water.

Yen said...

Such beautiful reflection! I love that 2nd shot too! Looks like a great place to just read and relax:)

Mine is HERE.Thanks! Happy SWF!

NovaS said...

HAPPY BIRHTDAY...it is worth it that you have posted a marvelous photo. as it is really lovely to see it with the sky…

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Photo Cache said...

Happy birthday. Rock your last year in the 40s. Congratulations. And happy skywatching.

fishing guy said...

Nina: Love your reflective shot on the lake.

Tommy V said...

great photos. The 2nd one is my favorite. Happy Birthday

Leora said...

Lovely and peaceful. Happy Birthday and then some.

Petunia said...

I really like both your shot:) Great SWF post!

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imac said...

Great shots.

Lirone said...

Lovely reflection - particularly as I'm sure you'd not have been able to see the sun or the clouds as clearly in the sky!

Marie said...

I love your photos! They are wonderful :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beautiful photos Nina. Don't worry about turning 50. I can say from experience that it isn't painful.

Dave Coulter said...

Great shot! I'm right there with you on the fifty-express too. Gulp.

me ann my camera said...

How clear and shapely the clouds are in this beautiful reflection! Lovely.

Kathiesbirds said...

Happy Birthday! It's not so bad on this side of 50 but mentally it is a milestone. Love both your photos but for some reason the canoe by the shore is very moody and poetic. It seems to hint of life's journey and either the end or the beginning of something. Nice post.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very nice shots! And a fantastic reflection!:)

Louise said...

The sky reflected is pretty, but capturing the sun in the reflection is what makes this photo special. Very nice.

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful photo of reflections, thank you for sharing this lovely patch of sky.

Wren said...

Great photo - I like the effect of having the sky visible only in the water & reflection.

Happy birthday!

scienceguy288 said...

Labor day is special to my family. We all go down to the river and kayak up and down it, enjoy some live music and barbecue with some friends. It's a great time.

Arija said...

Happy birthday, the best part of your life only starts when you become a grandparent. Growing old is great, being old not so. Anyway, being old is only a state of mind, there is no need to stop
"growing".
Love your up-side-down world sky photo where the sun shines up your skirts.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful, I love the reflection of the sun in the 1st one and the 2nd one is very romantic. Happy SWF.

Kelly said...

The reflection is absolutely gorgeous! It is just stunning!

rhoen said...

this is soooo good! nice SWF entry!

Larry D said...

Great photos!

Z'riz said...

I love the reflection! This shot is perfect!


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Rose said...

Beautiful photos, and so appropriate for your title and your thoughts today.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and Happy Birthday! Trust me, being 49 sounds pretty good to me:)

Rose said...

Me again...I just noticed your photos of the hummingbird nest on your sidebar. How amazing to be able to witness this up close! I've never even seen one of their nests before; it looks as though they decorated it with flowers!

Lilli & Nevada said...

great shot

Greyscale Territory said...

Both pics are such a romantic way to celebrate a birthday! Happiness always!

Shimmy Mom said...

Great shots. I love the sun reflecting in the water in the first one. Thanks for sharing.

Merisi said...

This are incredible beautiful reflections, outstanding really!
Love them. Thank you for sharing them with us! :-)

magiceye said...

happy birthday!

love the pics!

garden girl said...

Happy belated birthday Nina.

Deborah Godin said...

Sky reflected in water is a real favorite of mine, and this is one of the best! Great capture, especially the sun.

Robin Easton said...

Hey Nina, you fellow Nature lover, beyond Nature love....you're like me a healthy Nature fanatic!!! :) :) I read this and see in you the same intense PASSION for Nature that I have. AND the detail with which you see it....I relate to that as well.

I think my favorites are GREEN ON GREEN, WOOLY BEAR, the IRON WEED....SO SO SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! Your photos (for me) express the detail with which I also see Nature. Sometime maybe I will post my better photos. Way back I had several stolen so I don't post them any more (people copied them and posted them as their own). I was wondering what you use for a camera and lenses? Could you let me know.

I LOVE the hummingbird slide show. Absolutely breathless. ALSO, your bit on the sidebar titled: "I'm Out There" You could have been writing about me...beautifully expressed!!

This is truly a stellar site and beautiful beyond what any words can convey....like Nature. Thank you for sharing such beauty. So many people have forgotten their connection to Nature and we must remind them. Thank you for doing so in SUCH a precious way. It means a lot to me.

Catherine said...

Beautiful sky watch captures...great reflections!
Happy B~day! :)
Happy skywatching!
Cat

sonia a. mascaro said...

A very Happy Birthday!
Just great photos of reflections.

vincibene said...

Wonderful pictures!
And Happy Birthday!
Your photos from the mantids are impressive!