James, over at Newton Area Photo
hosts a fun meme called Weekend Reflections.
Grab a camera and play along.
And even if you donâ€™t join us,
be sure to check out Jamesâ€™ dazzling photos.
I know those of you back east do not wish to hear this, but our winter has been so mild that many trees and flowers are in bloom. Here you can see a lovely swan with a pair of ducks she seemed to be shepherding.
Reflections from the other end of the pond.
Those are great reflections Q. Just stunning. Well done my friend 🙂
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Thom — thank you.
I love that second picture. Truly beautiful!!
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Betty, thank you.
I especially like the second one. The pond is almost mirror smooth.
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Nessa — the second is my favorite, too.
So these photos of Friday Harbor??? Nice!
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Gigi — they are photos taken on San Juan Island, but we weren’t in the town of Friday Harbor.
I love that second one especially.
We did finally get a few inches last night, but a lot of it is melting off already. Fine with me! 🙂 Refreezing overnight will probably cause problems in the morning, though — we’ll see.
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Barbara — it has been years since I have seen snow and we can leave it that way (but we won’t because I am going to Massachusetts in a couple of weeks.
I like the second pic best, too.
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Linda — thanks.
A very beautiful reflection!
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Halcyon — thank you!
Buddy cool refiection .Long time no see He!He!He!.Wishing you well 🙂
Zingtrail — indeed, long time no see. My life has changed much since our paths last crossed.
i love the reflections and that the only thing white in these pics is the swan! however, i don’t see any cygnets, just some sort of ducks alongside the big bird
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Polona — I had it on good authority that those were indeed chicks, but Amoeba agrees with you that they are not, so I changed the caption.
Ducks they are. Looks to me like a mated pair of American Wi(d)geons (there seems to be an argument about the spelling).
Glad you’re enjoying the mild weather Quilly. I love that second shot.
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John — I am very appreciative of the mild weather and I am enjoying it. I am glad you like the second shot best. It is my favorite.
The swan is cool but the reflections in the second shot are way cooler!
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Carletta — I whole-heartedly agree!
I’m crazy for swans but that second shot is really pretty.
I’m loving the mild weather too, especially since I just have a sheet of plastic covering a window in the kitchen due to the remod!
Looks like you’re having a great time out and about on the island…hope to get there as soon as my chore list clears up a little bit.
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Shelly — I agree. I got out of the car to take pictures of swans but the other end of the pond looked so magnificent it received most of my attention.
Looks like Spring is already upon you.
Lovely dreamy shots!
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Nicole — we thought so for a few days and then the sun disappeared and the rain began ….
Lovely, romantic reflections ! But it is not right that you winter is mild, now that you moved back and we are sitting in the cold ! Even in Europe !
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Gattina — I am not a cold weather person. The Pacific Northwest is about as chilly as I care to get.
Beautiful photos! I can’t wait to come visit you in your new location.
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Brooke — any time. Mi casa es su casa.
Looks like a quite and nice place. Nice reflections in the water:-)
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Spiderdama — it is quiet and peaceful here. We quite like it.
I agree with you – water gives the most interesting reflections
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RuneE — and reflections reveal details that would ovtherwise be missed.
Love these reflections, the swans are beautiful. The second shot is amazing. I wish you could send some of that mild weather to Maryland. It is so cold here.
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Eileen — I am headed east next week and would like you to engineer a big thaw between now and then.
Breathtaking scenery with great reflections, I love both images.
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Diane — thanks.
Great shots Quilly. I’m hoping that because we’ve had a harsh winter we’ll get a great summer!
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Akelamalu — I will add my hopes to yours.
While the whole continent has snow and ice cold temperatures, you have trees in bloom and swans with little ones? You lucky girl, like I said earlier, the sun loves you. She follows you!
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Jientje — maybe because I love the sun!
Very beautiful reflections! The second one looks like a painting! Thanks for visiting me..
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Icy — I am exceptionally proud of that second one. Thank you.
Hi Quilly. I like the top one but I love the bottom photo. It’s fantastic. The composition and content look perfect.
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James — thanks. I placed it last because I knew it was the better fo the two photos, even though that wasn’t what I was hoping for when I started snapping. It was just too bright a day to get decent pics of white anything.
Wow! That 2nd shot is spectacular!
Last year the PNW was hit with a great deal of snow, so I’d say they’ve earned an early spring. I hope the usual late freeze doesn’t kill all the blossoms!
Snow is in our forecast for tomorrow night: possibly another half-foot. I can’t even wrap my head around it anymore. But my husband is outside building an igloo as I type this!
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Karen — I experessed the same deadly frost concerns and Amoeba said it rarely freezes on San Juan Island. We are getting plenty of gray skies and rain, but not as much as I anticipated, and I am certainly not going to complain when you are all buried in snow!
The second one looks like a fairy kingdom, and so pretty! I love water. Our winters are usually quite mild too, very little snow if any, just rain.
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Susan — I will take the rain over the snow piles they have back east!
Beautiful reflections! The people in Vancouver are crying for snow and Wshington, DC is wishing they send those snowcopters here to grab some.
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