Thursday, November 19, 2009

Weekend Reflections

The weekend is here! Time to relax, kick back and enjoy Weekend Reflections. Stop by and visit our gracious host James at Newtown Area Photo and see some wonderful photography.

I've been stuck on water reflections lately. DH and I drove into Austin on Sunday to visit the Texas State Cemetery and see if we could find some inspiration there. Of course, the visit led to reflections of another sort.

The first reflection I noticed was in the stream that wanders through the grounds. I know, water again.

Vietnam Soldier Memorial

As we strolled through these beautiful grounds, I began seeing reflections in unexpected places. This is the gravesite of Governor John Connally.

This was one of my favorite inscriptions that we saw.

Thanks for visiting. Now make sure to visit James and see what everyone is sharing this week.

35 comments:

Pacey said...

Beautiful and so neat...love the autumn colors.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow beautiful set of pictures.This place looks peaceful!
Happy weekend reflections
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Riet said...

Beautiful pictures and reflections thank you for visiting

Michael said...

Great quote there. And some very nice reflections.

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful photos. I live in the desert, so I never tire of water reflections. Cemetery reflections are cool too!

James said...

Great pictures. It's nice to get a good assortment of reflections.
I checked a map and found out that I was very close to Rittenhouse Square. I still have seen Rittenhouse Square yet. :)

sunnymama said...

Love the first picture with the autumn colours and the pretty reflections in the stream. The memorial reflections are cool too. :)

cieldequimper said...

I love all of these, very good post!

Pam said...

I enjoyed seeing the Cypress trees changing colors and the wonderful reflection they made in the water.

awarewriter said...

The reflections on the monuments are the best. Great colors.

Robin said...

I love visiting cemeteries. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one. Thanks for sharing these fantastic pictures!

{{HUGS}}

Robin :o)

Chari said...

Hi Kathy...

Just wanted to come by after reading your sweet note that you left for me on my Seasonal Snippets...thank you for coming by, my friend! I always enjoy your visits!!!

Girl, I lived in Texas for 30 yrs. and never seen the Texas State cemetary. It really is beautiful, isn't it? I bet the river that winds through the grounds really brings a sence of peace! Your photos are lovely...thank you for sharing them with us today!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Kat, such a pretty place with all the water and trees. I love the look of all the wonderful statues and monuments. They are so beautiful. I agree, the inscription on the last one is indeed something to live by. Hope you have a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

Woody said...

Multifaceted and lovely reflections!

Carol said...

Beautiful photos...and great reflections...I like the Mark Twain quote...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love this post, and don't you just love Twain??? He was a very wise man in many ways and funny, too. I love your water posts. They are beautiful. Never apologize to me for water. I love it and waited my whole young life to live near it.

XO,

Sheila :-)

xinex said...

Beautiful photos, Kathy! My favorite is the one where the colorful trees are reflecting in the water with rocks. I like Mark Twain's quote too...Christine

Blondie's Journal said...

Well, keep taking pictures with water because they are turning out marvelous!!

I love the cemetery pics also. It is just so peaceful in a cemetery and your photos reflect that. I really like the Mark Twain quote myself!!

xoxo
Jane

diane said...

It looks a well kept cemetery and your reflections are great even ones in the gravestones.

Ida said...

Beautiful colors.
Great reflections! :)

Ebie said...

Hi Kathy, beautiful colors! Even the perfect lighting gave the monument a great reflection of the trees!

Thérèse said...

Reflections on Conally's stone is very special. Nice.

Dimple said...

Reflections are found in places unlooked for. I like the visual reflections here, and also the verbal reflection inscribed on stone.

Malyss said...

A moving place, a quiet mood, a soft autumn, and a beautyful reflection!

storyteller said...

What lovely reflections in your beautiful photos ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

Rebecca said...

I sure do like the reflection of that memorial with the Mark Twain quote. That is different! Like the quote too.

allhorsestuff said...

Wonderful reflections in the markers! Love the quote as well!
Nice~
KK

RuneE said...

That curved water-way with its accompanied reflection gave the picture a nice depth.
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Melissa B. said...

love, Love, LOVE these Superior Snaps! Autumn colors are so peaceful, aren't they?

Vicki ~ FL said...

Great reflection in your wonderful pictures. BTW, thanks for your visit and kind comments.

Frank said...

Kathy, it was so nice of you to visit and leave your comment at Tampa FP. I echo everyone's praise for your images of the cemetery. It IS a beautiful place and so obviously filled with your state's and our nation's history. Arlington is very special (my dad and grandparents are buried there) but Texas State cemetery is equally are awesome.

Thank you for the tour. Great reflections. (You could always post more!)

Fifi Flowers said...

Looks like a nice getaway!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your photographs are so pretty. How nice to have the water flowing through the cemetery. That inscription is great. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. laurie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family….Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lynette said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!