Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pond Reflection#4

Here's one of the five small ponds at Evergreen Cemetery with its reflection of an early spring day. As I've mentioned quite often speaking with friends or writing in this space, it's one of my favorite 'reflection' spots in the city. Within the gates, there are endless places that hold memories. I grew up in here right through the seasons, toiled for the city for ten summers and now in later years return to this familiar haunt, turn off the engine and just sit and wait. This is a perfect photograph to use to0, because these grounds involve so much 'reflection'. But don't misinterpret here. It's not all nostalgic. Lots of my time in here involves glancing ahead, thinking ahead.

24 comments:

  1. Love the 'upside down' tree . . .with its branches taking root in the water.

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  2. Beautiful photo, Mr. Bird, and I think that you have just the right balance in your reflections... some of memories and many looking forward.

    Bises,
    G

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  3. Having moved around extensively since a small child, it's hard to imagine having your kind of memories of a place. Must be nice. Something to reflect on, anyway!

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  4. Sounds like you have a perfect place to ponder things. I think my place like that is the Desert Botanical Garden. I go there a lot by myself because it's a good place to think things through.

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  5. I remember after I first met you, we used to go there quite often. It's a beautiful place right in the city.

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  6. Nice capture. Cemeteries have a way of being good places to reflect on the past -- and think about days ahead.

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  7. What a wonderful spot for some reflection.

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  8. A beautiful reflection! And I always enjoy reading your reflective words. Happy weekend!!

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  9. It's a lovely picture and I really enjoyed your post.

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  10. I love the beautiful bones of this tree. Sometimes we need to reflect on the past in order to make way for thoughts about the future.

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  11. Beautiful reflections on the pond again.
    And narrative also.
    Happy Easter to you.
    Costas

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  12. Wonderful reflections and colours!

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  13. Very nice reflection. I think I understand your idea of looking ahead. I have a stone in the family cemetery with my name already on it.

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  14. Reflections are so magical and it sounds like this is a magical location for you!

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  15. A great image. I agree completely about the subject, the place and the kind of reflection.

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  16. I love this kind of picture, with so wonderful reflections! Great one!
    I wish you and your family a Happy Easter!
    hugs
    Léia

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  17. I'm starting to get worried, Birdman. Are you planning to disclose your favorite making-out place soon? Remember that Elenka reads the blog!!!

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  18. It's amazing to me how much early spring looks like late autumn.

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  19. Ah a peaceful place for reflections... about the past and the future... and for the camera!

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