Reflections

Clear night skies bring dipping temperatures, and results in frozen morning dew. A white dusting clings to all surfaces; windshields, branches, and blades of grass. Stepping from a warm home, that first breath outside is sharp and stings the nostrils.

Hustle to the car.  Loaded down with laptop, camera, and kids, it’s the beginning of a work day.

My right-hand reaches for the car door handle.  The skin of my fingertips stick momentarily until the heat of my body melts the small droplets of ice.

We sit for a few minutes as the defrost works overtime. In a cacoon of light with no view. Soon we shed the extra layer of crystalization and I shift into gear. Headed down the road. Passing through the low hanging fog that masks the distance, and brings shortsightedness.

The clock is ticking, but I give in to a momentary impulse to pull off the road. To visit the river.

Treeline reflected in water

All is calm. The water lazily moves by. Barely making a sound.

Tree reflected in water

The river is contemplative. Reflecting on its surroundings.

Grass in foreground

Just starting to wake up. To stretch and look around.

Bridge reflected in water

The world around is isolated.

Bridge in fog

But the river is not alone. A small child sits near and reflects upon the world, as well.

Reflection in puddle

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10 thoughts on “Reflections

  1. The serenity pictures sharply contrast with the bustle of getting the kids to school and going to work. I’m so glad that you gave into your impulse, beautiful shots!

    1. I am too. I don’t enjoy manic moods. I’d much rather be in a state of relaxation and calm. Being near the river reminds me to relax.

  2. Stunning pictures where frost and mist almost make them look like exquisite watercolor paintings.

    1. Oh, thank you. That’s a very generous comment. I wish I could take credit for the stunning photos, but that was all nature’s work. It was a beautiful and still morning. I felt compelled to document the moment. 😉

  3. The first two images are stunning. Reminds me of Monet in the wintertime.

    1. There’s just something to magical about mist and fog to me. I think it’s because it limits my senses. in fog, sound travels differently, and my vision can only see so far. It feels like a cocoon.

      1. I agree, Fog is true nature’s majesty.

  4. What beautiful photographs these are.
    I love the wonderful colors and softness.

    1. Thank you, Lisa. Those are kind words coming from a photographer. I appreciate your visiting the blog and leaving a comment. This allowed me to peek into your world and experience your beautiful, macro flower photos. Thanks so much for making this connection.

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