Friday, January 1, 2010

Weekend Reflections Park Views

Happy New Year everyone! It's the beginning of a new decade, so what better time for reflecting. Be sure and join James for Weekend Reflections, his fun weekly meme. Visit him at Newtown Area Photo to see some beautiful shots from around the world. Because the weather was gorgeous the weekend of Christmas, we visited San Gabriel Park so that I could get some practice on my new camera. This first shot was taken from the new bridge that is being completed. It will replace the current low water crossing bridge which you can see in the foreground. As you can imagine, it floods quite easily.

We had to leave our perch when one of our fine young men in blue told us we couldn't be there. The bridge is not open to auto traffic yet. Apparently, it's not open to foot traffic yet either!
Apparently the ducks thought the weather was fine too!

Hope you enjoyed our beautiful blue skies. And thanks for bearing with me as I learn the ropes of this new camera! Make sure to stop by and visit James!

42 comments:

Julie said...

I think you are doing just fine with your new camera, Kathy. They are wonderfully clear shots and the reflections are just right.

I wish you and your family health, happiness and peace as we all journey into twenty ten.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I think your photos are wonderful! I always enjoy your posts. Here's wishing you all the best for 2010. I think I have wished you this already, but I am wishing it for you again. Never can have to many well wishes, can we? :-)

XO,

Sheila

Gena D said...

Love the second picture in particualr - great reflections! Gena @ thinking aloud

VP said...

Amazing images, the second and the third shot are spectacular.

easternsparkle said...

Happy New Year Kathy! Lovely photos as always xx

Regina said...

Beautiful captures and reflections!
Happy New year! Cheers.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos and reflections. the second with the trees is my favorite.

Carol said...

Great shots with your new camera, Kathy. Beautiful reflections. Nice perspective in the first shot from that vantage point. Happy New Year!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Happy New Year to you and yours. Love the photos. Hope that I'll have some neat ones later today of Lorelai and her friends at the farm. It's awfully cold outside but they seem committed to getting out to four wheel and shoot skeet. Have a great day!!

Woody said...

Congratulations on your new camera! The views from the new bridge are great, I can't imagine crossing the old bridge after a good rain! Beautiful reflections. Peace.

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful reflection images, my favorite is the last one with the ducks. Have a wonderful new year!

Lori said...

Very nice photos.. You just have to love the men in blue! I love all of your photos. You are doing a fine job with your new camera!

Gattina said...

Beautiful shots ! It looks so winterly !

Thérèse said...

Enjoy 2010 with your new camera!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow Kat! Great shots with your new camera! Love teh reflections in teh water! Happy New Year!...hugs...Debbie

Lois said...

You are doing a great job so far! These are lovely shots.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Ugh! Can I type? the the the!!!

Serendipity said...

The second one is my favourite, but they are all lovely. I'm getting to grips with my new camera, too!

Sistertex said...

These are gorgeous photos, and very warming. Wonderful to look at and the reflections are very clear.
Great job.

reanaclaire said...

wow..Great snapshots over here too... they look so alive and real!

greetings of a blessed new year from www.reanaclaire.com

Pam said...

Beautiful photos of the sky and tree reflections in the water. Well done.

awarewriter said...

All three are good photos but the last one has much richer colors. Good luck with your new camera in the coming year.

Lucy Corrander said...

The clouds in the last photo look like snow on mountains and the cars could be wild animals coming to an African watering hole. A surprising and refreshing atmosphere.

DesignTies said...

Pretty pics -- love that bright blue sky!!

Happy New Year to you and your family, Kathy :-)

Kelly

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Picture perfect Kathy! So beautiful the reflection is just compelling to watch down the water.

Happy New Year!

Eden said...

Beautiful reflections. Love the 2 last shots.

wenn said...

lovely reflections!

James said...

Hi Kathy congrats on the new camera. These pictures are really great. I think the reflections are beautiful.

Happy New Year!

Great seasonal music!

La Dolfina said...

Hi Kathy!
Thank you so much for your visit to my blog. I am so grateful to the lovely Kathysue for introducing me to such wonderful women! I've been meaning to get back to you ever since you commented to me about how it is when our children leave the nest. It meant so much to me :)
I look forward to getting to know you through your blog and Kathysue in the year ahead!
xo
Your newest follower,
Terri

Maria said...

Good luck with the new camera, beautiful colour on the sky there.

Malyss said...

I like those deserted places in winter, with noone else to see than the ducks..How quiet and beautyful. I envy you!
happy New Year!

Yolanda said...

Looks like you are doing just fine with the new camera! Great set of shots and reflections! My favorite is the third - I love the shapes of the trees!

JennyMac said...

You really post some gorgeous pics Kathy!

Jenny said...

Good morning! I came to visit from Pat's blog and I'm glad I did. Love your photography. And now I'm your newest follower!

Lee said...

I love those shots with your new camera...beautiful blues.

I wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy New decade... full of blessing!
Lee

Halcyon said...

Beautiful reflections. Hope you have a wonderful 2010!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful reflections and thank you for welcoming me into the reflection fold. The mirror images are lovely.

Deb said...

great photos...

Lily Hydrangea said...

excellent reflections! I love Winter landscapes.

Stine in Ontario said...

Gorgeous reflections!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your reflection photos are wonderful! I think you've figured out your new camera. laurie

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

The reflection photos are splendid. Very beautiful scenery indeed!