Saturday, December 5, 2009

Weekend reflections #6

Thanks again to James for hosting Weekend Reflections. He's such a dedicated host, he is continuing the event while he is out of the country! Make sure to stop by and visit Newtown Area Photo to see some really outstanding photography.

A shot of our downtown square on a cold and rainy night, Thanksgiving weekend. Both of these shots were taken with my trusty pocket Coolpix. It never fails that I see a good shot when we are out with someone else, so I've started carrying it in my purse always! But I have learned to carry extra batteries too.



One short week later, the Christmas Stroll parade on a cold, clear and beautiful day. Make sure to enlarge this shot to see all of the various reflections.



Thanks for stopping by, make sure to visit James and all of his participants. You won't be sorry!

38 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your downtown square Christmas lights look lovely reflected in the rain Kathy!

Thanks for telling me more about the Duke Ellington songs..they are very melodic.

Amy said...

Is that your downtown?? Simply charming. I love small towns. That parade seemed like a fun time for the community!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kat, your pictures are just wonderful. I love the night scene of downtown and all the reflections in the street are just gorgeous. Makes the whole town seem to sparkle. Your parade photo is fabulous too. Love all the cheery colors and the reflections in the windows too. Hope you're having a super day. Hugs, Marty

Chef Kar said...

Definitely a lot going on in the reflection arena! Nice post.

~Kar
Weekend Reflections ~ Evening Canals

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kat, enjoyed seeing these shots of your downtown. It looks like a very charming place, and I did englarge the pics and enjoyed the reflections. I particularly liked the one in the upstairs window of the antiques store. Did you get snow? I heard it snowed across Texas and the Deep South. It's even cold in Florida this morning.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Reader Wil said...

Great idea to carry your camera always with you. I do the same. You never can tell what interesting things you might come across! Thanks for your visit and kind comment!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kat! I love that shot with the Christmas lights reflected in the rainy street! I scrolled down and chuckled at the thought of Sax in the tree!! lol I had one of mine get so far up in the tree that she turned it over! Can't wait to see your post about the Christmas Stroll! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Such a good idea to carry your camera with you. Great night shot, magazine worthy!

awarewriter said...

Reflections everywhere you look in that second shot, but I'm partial to night shots, especially reflections on wet surfaces. Nice work.

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful night shot with lights reflected on the wet pavement. I also like the red hats in the windows at the parade, very festive looking!

Lori E said...

It rains a lot where I live but I think it makes things look very pretty. Glistening like in your photo.

Riet said...

I love your photo's both. Great reflections

Lori said...

I love the night shot! I carry my camera with me every where I go as well!

DesignTies said...

Love how the lights in the night time shot are reflected on the wet pavement :-)

Funny seeing people wearing T-shirts in a Christmas parade!!

Kelly

storyteller said...

Lovely reflections in your night time holiday shot and in the windows above the parade! I'm hoping for rain this afternoon ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

RuneE said...

A reflection of the Christmas to come - nice!

Sally in WA said...

Very nice shots! I carry my little Canon in my purse just in case. :-)

Thanks for the visit.

Betty said...

Three year drought? I can´t imagine!
I love your night shot and the reflections from the lights!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

squawmama said...

Great photos Kathy and I also carry my coolpix with me where ever I go... with extra batteries... You just never know what you'll see out there! Have FUN and enjoy the day!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

wenn said...

nice night reflection..

Icy BC said...

Beautiful lighting reflection!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Love that one above. A true reflection of silent night when no one is loitering.

Thanks for the visit. Your music makes me feel like dancing. Alas, I don't boogey. :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kathy, your downstair square is so delightful. It's snowing here now and a bit cold..wish our square was like yours with the community spirit. Guess one can hope..hugs ~lynne~

Gattina said...

What a beautiful picture so christmassy !

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

The festive season is already here. Nice feeling looking at the photos.

Thérèse said...

Perfect shots to celebrate the season!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

I never leave home without my camera, you never know what you might miss!.

I love the reflections of the sky in the tubas and all the Santa hats in the window, so festive!

Carly said...

love the shot of the streets at night and the way that the bright lights stand our against the dark sky.

Stine in Ontario said...

The top photo is really nice. Yep, it's important to take your camera with you because if you don't you'll miss an excellent shot...for sure! LOL

Kathysue said...

Kat I have said it before and I will say it again, I want to live in your charming town. Merry Christmas. I love the moon in the sky in the first shot , that is great,Hugs Kathysue

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Kathy what a beautiful little town you have its so reminds me of our little old towns here...Now whats in that antique store girl...you know me and my old hawk eye spotted that right away ha ha!! hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kat, thanks for stopping by my TT post. You always leave the nicest comments. I hope you are having a wonderful day. See you around the neighborhood. Love ya. Hugs, Marty

moorebloglife said...

This reminds me of main street at Disney land during Christmas with all the lights, very lovely! TY for the visit....

The Muse said...

Flocks of merrymakers...
Pressing into town...
Not one single one...
Was wearing a frown!

The town sported finery...
Of the deepest green...
Why where is Kat~
Why can't she be seen?

She's clicking the lens...
And sharing her joy...
With all of blogland's...
Good girls and boys!


HUGS To you !
The Muse

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

A beautiful photo with all the lights lit up like that. And so very clear. I love the outline of the building.
Thanks for visiting and your kind comments.☺
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Melissa Miller said...

It looks like a fun, festive time Kathy! So pretty!

Thank you very much for your sweet comment on my last post. You just made my day my friend.

Enjoy this joyous season!
~Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Bonnie said...

How I love a Christmas parade, it reminds me of being a kid again.

Thanks for the memories, Bonnie

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks for checking out Santa Chestnut Kathy! He's a big ole' silly boy! :)