Humble reeds

Have you noticed the way water reflects the sky

As blue silk

Or how the sky lends even unnoticed reeds

A golden glory that is all their own?

One of the miracles of nature is the fact that even

The humblest of places are filled with beauty.

Just as in life.

For more humble beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

80 responses

  1. Just beautiful!!! But water does that to so many things. A magic elixir. Thank you.

    May 5, 2011 at 11:30

  2. MT

    My camera is being repaired :-S

    May 5, 2011 at 11:39

    • Oh – hope you won’t be without your camera for too long!

      May 5, 2011 at 11:40

  3. I love your beautiful photographs – and I agree about the humblest places being full of beauty.

    May 5, 2011 at 11:53

  4. The don’t look humble at all – what a beautiful reflection. And a reminder to us all to look beyond the obvious. Again you have wowed me with your wonderful eye. Though that pier looks naked without Oscar:-)

    May 5, 2011 at 12:54

  5. LadyFi: Neat looks at the lake before it comes bake to life. That dock looks like it will need some work.

    May 5, 2011 at 13:49

  6. ah what a lovely post…how they reflect the beauty in each other…perhaps there is something for us to learn there…

    May 5, 2011 at 14:48

  7. It is with stillness of soulness and the watchful eye that we see beauty. So many rush on by and miss it. A camera by the side means the eye is ever watchful for the moment that is waiting the captured moment. You always have the touch no matter the time of day or the place!

    May 5, 2011 at 14:48

  8. Beautiful shots. Love the colors and the textures.

    May 5, 2011 at 15:00

  9. I never noticed water reflections until I stated photography. Now I can spot them from a mile away. Your third photo is my favorite. I like the overall composition best, and how the dock leads you into the photo.

    May 5, 2011 at 15:02

  10. You certainly have an eye for seeing the beauty that we mere mortals walk past every day without noticing. Thanks for capturing it!:-)

    May 5, 2011 at 15:06

  11. ~~~”The “Blue Silk” is sublime. XXxx

    May 5, 2011 at 15:06

  12. The water lends its magic to the reeds, but so does your camera. These photos are absolutely gorgeous.

    May 5, 2011 at 15:39

  13. Ahem….you’re like some photographic STAR :))) Amazing….


    May 5, 2011 at 15:54

    • Who would have guessed I would enjoy taking photos so much, eh?

      May 5, 2011 at 16:06

  14. You are able to see this beauty for you look with your heart, LadyFi:-)

    May 5, 2011 at 16:14

  15. I love how you always find the right words to reflect on the pictures.
    Hope the snow melted quickly!

    May 5, 2011 at 16:19

  16. gorgeous, i love your water surface images and your words share the beauty perfectly.

    May 5, 2011 at 16:47

  17. So lovely to see the different “moods” the light creates in your pictures!

    May 5, 2011 at 17:25

  18. wow… what a beautiful post with such pensive questions. lovely.

    May 5, 2011 at 18:00

  19. Wonderful shots, beautiful reflections… Im becoming a fan or your photography style.

    May 5, 2011 at 18:10

  20. Blu

    Fabulous, fabulous,now how can I choose which is the most beautiful.??

    May 5, 2011 at 18:12

  21. I’m glad you didn’t ask us to choose the most beautiful of the 3 photographs! That would have been a tough choice…

    May 5, 2011 at 18:27

  22. Jim

    Love ‘playing’ with reflections! You have it down to an art form. Nice.

    May 5, 2011 at 18:51

  23. That is so true! And again, your reflection photos are amazing!

    May 5, 2011 at 18:58

  24. You have such eyes for details!!! Stunningly beautiful!

    May 5, 2011 at 19:02

  25. These are all wonderful shots. I love reeds and the way you caught them in the water and sky is fantastic.

    May 5, 2011 at 19:06

  26. I always depend on you to find the humble beauty and then share it, Fi. I see the lake is free of ice now. Has winter lost its grip on you?

    May 5, 2011 at 19:50

  27. So incredibly beautiful. It’s breathtaking- and so very true about the humble……

    May 5, 2011 at 20:34

  28. These humble reeds look so glorious in your photos!:)

    May 5, 2011 at 20:52

  29. lilalia

    Humble is a word to marvel at. Just so your photos.

    May 5, 2011 at 21:36

  30. Clive

    Salve for the soul!

    Thank you!

    May 5, 2011 at 22:11

  31. Love all the reflections!
    Beautiful captures Lady Fi.
    Happy SWF. Enjoy your weekend.

    May 5, 2011 at 22:39

  32. “Just as in life” is so right….beautiful pictures reflecting this thought.

    May 6, 2011 at 01:31

  33. Al

    Very nicely done! I love finding photos in places like this, and it’s not easy to do.

    May 6, 2011 at 01:52

  34. Gorgeous colors and scenery, looks so peaceful…

    May 6, 2011 at 02:10

  35. cherry blossom

    Ah nature…unalloyed beauty indeed!

    May 6, 2011 at 02:36

  36. I think water is kind rather than indifferent. Your images speak to that kindness.

    May 6, 2011 at 03:35

  37. your photos are works of art.

    May 6, 2011 at 03:35

  38. You are a wonderful photographer!
    Beautiful shots!
    Thanks for sharing!

    May 6, 2011 at 04:09

  39. Those reflections are amazing. Modern natural art and peaceful feelings.

    May 6, 2011 at 04:21

  40. Beautiful reflections in the water.

    May 6, 2011 at 05:29

  41. I am humbled by the beauty.

    May 6, 2011 at 05:37

  42. Exquisite, breathtaking captures and the perfect thoughts to go with them! Always a delight to visit your blog! Have a lovely weekend!


    May 6, 2011 at 05:48

  43. Lew

    beautiful! Simply beautiful!

    May 6, 2011 at 06:26

  44. Absolutely lovely photos—and your words are filled with beautiful thoughts. Lovely post. Have a nice weedend. Mickie:)

    May 6, 2011 at 06:38

  45. The reflections are gorgeous in these images.

    May 6, 2011 at 07:09

  46. Photos of reflections literally add another dimension to them, and I think they make photos more interesting. – Dave

    May 6, 2011 at 07:12

  47. These are fantastic.

    May 6, 2011 at 07:22

  48. Such beuatiful sentiments that resonates so within me. To me the simple is beuatiful, as beauty is so many things in my eyes.
    You captured the essence of simple beauty so well with both words and images.
    On another note, wanted to mention to you how accurate you were in your perception about me and Phoenix.;) A few weeks back I wrote a piece about it and will post it on Monday.
    Have a lovely weekend dear F,

    May 6, 2011 at 11:09

  49. great set of sky-shots.:)

    May 6, 2011 at 11:32

  50. I have the impression that the first one is cotton flying on the trees and water….don´t you think the same?

    May 6, 2011 at 12:30

  51. Gorgeous golden reflections!

    May 6, 2011 at 12:50

  52. JM

    Magical. Absolutely gorgeous!

    May 6, 2011 at 13:15

  53. Amen!!
    Beautiful captures!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Debbie’s Travels

    May 6, 2011 at 13:40

  54. Great shots, particularly I like the silkish water:)

    Thanks for commenting on my blog.

    May 6, 2011 at 14:19

  55. very atmospheric shots, lady fi, you always amaze me.

    well done!:)

    loving your photography!


    May 6, 2011 at 14:33

  56. Great shots, and great words too. Love it.

    May 6, 2011 at 14:55

  57. that second photo is talkin’ to me!!😉

    May 6, 2011 at 15:18

  58. Fantastic skies!

    May 6, 2011 at 16:16

  59. Love the reflections!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    May 6, 2011 at 16:28

  60. So beautiful and calm. Simply gorgeous photos!

    May 6, 2011 at 16:44

  61. sue

    i love these! reads have wonderful whispering stillness.

    thanks for sharing this reflective beauty.

    May 6, 2011 at 17:39

  62. Such beautiful photos and wonderful sentiments. I am soothed each time I visit your site, and am reminded of how much beauty there is to be found in simple things once we stop our busyness and simply appreciate our sense of being.

    This makes a lovely start to the weekend…:)

    Imagination Lane

    May 6, 2011 at 18:42

  63. Beautiful shots!

    May 6, 2011 at 19:01

  64. Maggie May

    Beautiful the way the sky does that.
    Love the reeds.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

    May 6, 2011 at 19:26

  65. Magic! Wonderful reflections and color.
    Wish you a happy weekend:-)

    May 6, 2011 at 20:38

  66. cloudia

    simply “WoW”

    Jolly Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral




    May 6, 2011 at 20:52

  67. Lovely and true and perfect!

    May 6, 2011 at 23:21

  68. What a beautiful series of reflections!! I especially love that last one with the dock! 😀

    May 7, 2011 at 03:34

  69. Beautiful composition with nice contrast. A reflection magic. Very beautiful

    May 7, 2011 at 10:23

  70. Absolutely WOW! No words for this beauty…

    May 7, 2011 at 10:31

  71. Beautiful! You have captured the light so are quite the photog!! :)

    May 7, 2011 at 15:48

  72. I love how wiggly the reflected reeds look in that second picture. Lovely post…as always.

    May 8, 2011 at 02:40

  73. That old pier is an awesome thing to capture…. represents sooo much!

    May 8, 2011 at 14:35

  74. beautiful colors and composition, very nice photos

    May 8, 2011 at 23:13

  75. Wonderful pictures! Could be on a postcard or book!

    May 10, 2011 at 16:56

  76. Such stunning photos. I love the pier in the last photo, how it dissappears into the water.

    May 10, 2011 at 21:03

  77. Great photos, the third one is my best!!!!

    May 11, 2011 at 13:51

  78. You’ve really captured the reflections of the sky so well! Thanks for visiting mine.

    May 11, 2011 at 23:51

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