Metamorphosis

Nature often holds up a mirror

To show us change as one season glides into another,

(This is winter going into spring.)

Church

It shows us renewal and transformation through stormy phases

Stormy jetty

And, finally, softens into peace and beauty.

(All shots are of my local lake over the past couple of weeks.)

Serenity

For more changes, please visit: Our World.

90 responses

  1. Stunning as always my friend. The first is just precious.

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    May 6, 2013 at 15:30

  2. mtwaggin

    So pretty. Love to see the changes!

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    May 6, 2013 at 15:32

  3. Jim

    Now that was a lovely way to get my day started. Thanks Fiona and have a wonderful day.

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    May 6, 2013 at 15:54

  4. Wonderful images:) Greetings

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    May 6, 2013 at 16:06

  5. Wonderful photos are gorgeous these beautiful reflections and the soft colors! Greetings.

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    May 6, 2013 at 16:19

  6. Hudson Howl

    Metamorphosis, yes. Would seem to, that a water colourists achieves a similar affect changing the amount of water and pigment in brush. But no one does it better than Mother Nature -do they! Enjoyed seeing the lapse of time and the hard to soft pallet that unfolded. Good shtufffs!

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    May 6, 2013 at 16:30

  7. You take the most beautiful photos! I especially love the first one! The colors are gorgeous.

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    May 6, 2013 at 16:34

  8. glorious!

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    May 6, 2013 at 16:39

  9. I really like the way you’ve used the lake as a mirror with the reflections you captured. What a blessing it is to have this lake nearby. Your photos are gorgeous.

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    May 6, 2013 at 16:39

  10. Your local lake is so picturesque! It’s the perfect backdrop for your lovely photos:)

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    May 6, 2013 at 16:47

  11. Very unusual and awesome pics dear… Loved them:-)

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    May 6, 2013 at 17:32

  12. Such gorgeous images. Every one of them is a delight!

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    May 6, 2013 at 18:29

  13. i am a real lover of reflection shots, these are truly wonderful

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    May 6, 2013 at 18:35

  14. Lovely!

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    May 6, 2013 at 18:52

  15. They are all wonderful photographs! I especially love the sight of that snow in the top one. Hard to believe it is still about.

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    May 6, 2013 at 18:57

  16. Your superb captures always make my think of watercolors and they are ART! Wonderful!

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    May 6, 2013 at 19:13

  17. No matter what time of year — you capture the best of it.:)

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    May 6, 2013 at 19:24

  18. Wunderful! All are great but the last one … like a beautiful dream!

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    May 6, 2013 at 20:21

  19. Hello Lady Di!
    Lovely landscapes. Your photos are stunning.
    I cordially greet.
    Lucia

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    May 6, 2013 at 20:31

  20. Bob

    Beautiful skycapes.

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    May 6, 2013 at 20:34

  21. Love the reflection of the church tower in the water – glorious!

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    May 6, 2013 at 21:41

  22. Don

    The reflection is absolutely marvellous.

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    May 6, 2013 at 21:45

  23. These are absolutely stunning shots.

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    May 6, 2013 at 22:30

  24. I love the reflections in the first and third, and the texture of the water in the middle image!!! You have never shown us the part of the lake reflecting the church before (that I have seen), and I love it!!! Please show us what it looks like with the trees leafing out!!!

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    May 6, 2013 at 22:39

  25. Love your mirror images, beautiful lake scene! Gorgeous photos!

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    May 6, 2013 at 23:07

  26. cloudia

    Love the top shot especially. :-)

    Aloha

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    May 6, 2013 at 23:17

  27. Such gorgeous photos! Your first is a symphony of colours, light and textures.

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    May 6, 2013 at 23:21

  28. wow….LOVE that first pic…the town in the distance…that would be a gorgeous postcard or hanging picture….the light in it is amazing…

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    May 6, 2013 at 23:24

  29. Such lovely images!

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    May 6, 2013 at 23:34

  30. Your lake is so beautiful at all times of the year….but these are wonderful shots. You have a wonderful talent for capturing the soft receding light.

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    May 7, 2013 at 00:08

  31. So full of elegance, warm and peace! =) your photos always are! Lovely colors, I really enjoy your photos!

    also the two posts below:) so wonderful!

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    May 7, 2013 at 00:19

  32. Blond Duck

    We’re having like a reverse of seasons– it was hot in January and now it’s cold! And it’s Texas!

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    May 7, 2013 at 01:48

  33. Pat

    Love the warm tones of these lovely scenes.

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    May 7, 2013 at 01:59

  34. I’m so glad you live there so we can witness nature’s beauty around that lake, too!

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    May 7, 2013 at 02:52

  35. Rahul

    Very serene compositions!

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    May 7, 2013 at 04:46

  36. thesmittenimage

    You live in such a beautiful spot. Every photo is always so stunning. Frank and I are looking for a lakefront home. Your images make me realize how very much I want a sunset view. Gorgeous, F.

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    May 7, 2013 at 05:11

  37. Beautiful words and equally inspiring, beautiful captures!

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    May 7, 2013 at 06:14

  38. Gorgeous sunset…truly amazing photos.

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    May 7, 2013 at 07:29

  39. Beautiful shots, the reflection is awesome.

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    May 7, 2013 at 07:51

  40. I agree with Pride in PP – stunning. And my favourite is the first too- the colour and light is magical – beautiful work.

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    May 7, 2013 at 08:05

  41. I love the third photo!!! Amazing!

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    May 7, 2013 at 08:39

  42. Love them all!!

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    May 7, 2013 at 09:47

  43. Thank you for these exquisite photos! Beautiful as ever! You show us the most beautiful parts of our world.

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    May 7, 2013 at 10:00

  44. That first image contains such a range of colours – its wonderful.

    Film was a life time ago!

    Stewart M – Melbourne

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    May 7, 2013 at 10:03

  45. Beautiful love the colours.

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    May 7, 2013 at 10:56

  46. Stunning, Landy Fi!
    Love the light and the colors so much…
    Warm greetings from Holland,
    Anna😀

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    May 7, 2013 at 12:00

  47. Hi! How beautiful they are! The scenery would change little by little. Very fantastic.

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    May 7, 2013 at 12:32

  48. Great pictures:) Hanne Bente

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    May 7, 2013 at 12:34

  49. How beautiful these are, especially the last one.
    Such wonderful layers of color.

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    May 7, 2013 at 13:07

  50. The transition is simply beautiful!

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    May 7, 2013 at 13:56

  51. Oh, wow. Exquisite photography and tranquil settings.

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    May 7, 2013 at 14:07

  52. JM

    Great title for these outstanding shots!

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    May 7, 2013 at 14:13

  53. So gorgeous and peaceful.

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    May 7, 2013 at 14:31

  54. Looks like someone has painted it. Beautiful clicks.

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    May 7, 2013 at 14:49

  55. Stunning and inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

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    May 7, 2013 at 14:56

  56. Three lovely images Fiona, but the colours and reflections in the first are unbelievably beautiful.

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    May 7, 2013 at 15:24

  57. Goodness! These are so lovely and I feel i can drink in the images. Really lovely.

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    May 7, 2013 at 15:33

  58. so utterly gorgeous – and so beautifully serene. I love your first image – the colours and reflection are perfect.
    Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by my blog today.

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    May 7, 2013 at 15:46

  59. Stunning pictures

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    May 7, 2013 at 15:51

  60. jenmuddybootdreams

    It always amazes me how fast the ice and snow melt into beautiful spring.

    Jen

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    May 7, 2013 at 16:50

  61. Wow! Excellent capture on the transformation of season… loved the lake scene on the last picture.

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    May 7, 2013 at 17:23

  62. Beautiful Sunset.

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    May 7, 2013 at 18:04

  63. Beautiful series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    May 7, 2013 at 18:58

  64. Oh my, all those photos are really magnificent!

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    May 7, 2013 at 19:08

  65. Beautiful,beautiful! They all are wonderfully impressive!

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    May 7, 2013 at 19:16

  66. Oh yes, change is inevitable.

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    May 7, 2013 at 21:57

  67. Does that violet light come unbidden to your lake, Fi – or do you have a magic chant?

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    May 7, 2013 at 23:10

  68. The change is going the right way now. Winter was too long. Like your shots.

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    May 7, 2013 at 23:11

  69. Al

    Gorgeous photos. Our spring tends to be crazy, shifting between winter and summer many times.

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    May 8, 2013 at 00:24

  70. Your lake is a vision of paradise.

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    May 8, 2013 at 03:45

  71. I think I love the first and the last shots best but I love the quote at the top of your blog and love the idea that the earth shows us changes, such wonderful changes, as we ourself are changing and becoming more human.

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    May 8, 2013 at 04:10

  72. What a beautiful post…. So very peaceful, and as you say, demonstrative of the natural cycles. Something we should all admire more often.

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    May 8, 2013 at 04:35

  73. What beautiful pictures! Wow!

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    May 8, 2013 at 06:45

  74. Lovely evening sky!

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    May 8, 2013 at 14:05

  75. beautiful photographs, your ice is gone..we still have ice on the lakes. I bet Oscar went for a swim:)

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    May 8, 2013 at 15:53

  76. imac

    Love travelling through your Photos

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    May 8, 2013 at 17:13

  77. So much beauty! I love that first image.

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    May 8, 2013 at 22:18

  78. Lovely words and so tranquil. An absolute delight!

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    May 9, 2013 at 05:20

  79. Nature’s paintbrush is gorgeous. So are your photo. Thanks, xo jj

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    May 9, 2013 at 06:44

  80. Lovely words and photos! You captured such beautiful skies! The seasons are changing and nature never disappoints us.

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    May 9, 2013 at 08:00

  81. What a great gift to us all! Thanks.

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    May 9, 2013 at 18:59

  82. Stunning photo and composition, wonderful colors

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    May 11, 2013 at 16:48

  83. Liz

    Wonderful words of reflection and gorgeous shots of your lake!!

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    May 11, 2013 at 18:00

  84. I always enjoy your photos but these are outstanding.

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    May 11, 2013 at 23:43

  85. Stunning. Thought provoking. Gorgeous!

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    May 12, 2013 at 14:45

  86. wow…just wow. lovely!!

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    May 12, 2013 at 15:49

  87. Wow. Excellent photography work.:-) liked it.

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    May 13, 2013 at 18:11

  88. Perfect title – and as always, your photos are so delightful!

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    May 18, 2013 at 12:03

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