Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fall reflections

Time once again for Weekend Reflections, a fun new meme I found at Newtown Area Photo.
Simple rules from James:

1)Post a reflection photograph

2)After I post my Weekend Reflections photo, add your name, country and link to MckLinky

3)Be sure that your link goes directly to your Weekend Reflections post.

4)Comment on other Weekend Reflections participant’s blogs.




After our historic 3 year drought, we have had an abundance of blessed rain for the past month or so. Our rivers and lakes are starting to recover, and they just lifted water restrictions for our area. DH and I decided to take advantage of the sunrise and running river to take some shots last weekend. This is the South San Gabriel River as it runs through our City Park. Just a few months ago, this was basically a dry river bed with no flowing water at all.

Close up of the "falls". Click to enlarge to get the full effect of this photo.

Hope you enjoyed our little trip to the park. Make sure to visit James and see some amazing photographs.

37 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word Kat, the reflection of the trees in the water is just beautiful. It really is looking good again, I remember the pictures of when it was just so dry and sad. Such a pretty park. Hugs, Marty

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful photos!

James said...

That is so neat. I like waterfalls and reflections and you've captured a combo of the two. The reflection is so beautiful.
Nicely done. :)

Marla said...

Beautiful pictures!

squawmama said...

Good Morning Kathy.... Great photos and I just know that you're thrilled to have them flowing again... Have a blessed Sunday!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What lovely pictures, Kathy, and it's hard to believe that the river bed was dry just a while ago. It certainly is beautiful now. SO glad you got the rain you needed!

xo,

Sheila :-)

Ebie said...

Lovely photos! The early morning light gave out a beautiful blue sky and the tree reflection is so clear! I love how the rays have glistened one part of the waterfall!

Pam said...

My what a wonderful waterfall scene and I love how the trees are reflecting in the flowing waters.

Carol said...

Two great photos...and a beautiful reflection...the light is so pretty on the 'falls'...

awarewriter said...

The second photo is superb. So many ways to celebrate light.

Blondie's Journal said...

What a breathtaking sight!! I am so glad your water restrictions have been lifted. That must be a bit scary. But for a dry riverbed, it sure looks like a wonderful waterfall now! Gorgeous park!

I am going to visit James and see what this meme is about! Have a wonderul Sunday, Kathy!

xoxo
jane

Calming Scents said...

That is such an awesome photo, so beautiful.

RuneE said...

Waterfalls like this are very fine photographic subjects - well done!

Betty said...

I love your reflection photos! They especially mean a lot to me, because we are having a 2 year drought as well. I know the feeling of not having water in abundance and know what this must mean for you!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow these pictures are stunning!
So beautiful and peaceful landscape,
Have a nice week
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

VioletSky said...

Beautiful photos, perfectly captured.
Who would have thought, looking at that still reflection, that the water leads on to a fall.

Dimple said...

These are wonderful, especially the second one! I'm glad your drought has abated. Rivers need water to be themselves!
Thanks for the visit!

Carly said...

the reflection in your pictures is absolutely beautiful!

Lori said...

That's very lovely!

Stine in Ontario said...

Glad your drought is over!

Martha (Menagerie) said...

How beautiful! Thanks for stopping by :-)

Tammie Lee said...

both of your photos are overflowing with beauty!

Michael said...

The reflections look great. Love the contrast between the levels of water too.

Carletta said...

Very beautiful!
Such a clear reflection - well done!

sunnymama said...

The river looks magnificent! Beautiful reflections. :)

ann said...

the pics are awesome.yes,2 yrs ago we had a drought.now we have had too much rain.everything is flooded.but it is lovely....thank you for being so concerned about me.God bless you...ann

JennyMac said...

Beautiful photos!!!! And love the reflections.

Marisa said...

Great reflection photos...glad you finally got some much needed rain.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Amazing, breathtaking and cascading wonderfully delightful!

The rain in due season .... the Bible said.

Charmaine said...

Such a beautiful classical piece. I love it. Who is it?

And I have another question. I can't ask someone I actually know or they will know how stupid I am...what's a Meme?

Lynn said...

Great photograph! The contrast that a little water from the sky makes!
Congrats on winning the cute birdy cloche. It has great potential. Be sure to show it off when you gussy it all up!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

YAHOO!! Water finally...Oh girl how great it was to see this after the ones you shown that were dry...Great photos...Thanks for coming by Kat I always enjoy your weet visits...what was your user name on RMS...did I know you from there?? I did RMS for over a year and met some of the nicest gals that now have blogs that I visit...Did you know Picket?? she's a hoot and had many followers on RMS...And Rue, Chari, Vanna, Jules so many now here in blogland...May you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Kat... just checking in with you to say I hope you do come visit in St. Augustine. It's a fun town! If you do, email me, and let's try to hook up. Would love to meet you. We are there pretty frequently. I would like to live there all the time, but Mr. Magpie's business is elsewhere.

XO,

Sheila :-)

xinex said...

These are truly amazing photos, Kathy. I can imagine the relaxing sound of the gushing of the water...Christine

Karrie said...

I would like to invite you to join my recipe swap on Nov. 13 if you get a spare moment please swing by I would love for you to join!
~Karrie

Lori E said...

Drought is a scary thing to me. It can be so devastating. We need to be careful don't we. There are lots of ways to conserve water but in the end without rain you are out of luck.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a pretty waterfall! It must sound so nice.

I've noticed the bay near where I live is the highest I've seen in decades! It makes me a little nervous about flooding.