Friday, September 9, 2011

In The Woods - Weekend Reflections

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Hemlocks reflected on the outside of the window of the summer cottage.
The pleated blind was down inside, creating a rippled effect.

Slow-growing and long-lived, Canadian hemlock trees in the wild may reach 80 feet tall or higher, with a spread of 25' to 30' .These fragrant trees are pyramidal or conical in shape, and their small needles give them a fine texture. The needles are dark green on top and light green underneath. The bark of Canadian hemlock trees at maturity may be cinnamon-red or reddish brown.

See what's reflecting around the world HERE @ Weekend Reflections

42 comments:

Karen said...

I'm trying out the "word varification free" comment format this week. Let's hope I don't get a lot of spam!

Have a great weekend.
Cheers

'Tsuki said...

Wow ! That is a pretty picture ! The colors are awesome, and I specially enjoy the motion effect of the tree reflection, because of the foliated glass of the windows... It feel just like if this tree is shivering...

TexWisGirl said...

that pattern would make an excellent fabric design! :)

Joop Zand said...

Nice work Karen...lovely reflections.

Andy said...

Wow, that's a great scene. The reflection is fantastic.

Malyss said...

Very interesting distorsion!

Sivinden said...

Reflections naturally textured by the blinds!

Ana Eugenio said...

so beautiful!! and peaceful :) great shot.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love the "shimmery" reflection of the trees! Such a lovely capture, Karen! I hope you don't get a lot of spam, my blog has been "word verification free" for three years and I've had no spam -- maybe just lucky???? Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Kalyan said...

nice work... lovely!

James said...

The rippled effect from the blind was the first thing I noticed. Very cool reflection!

Debbie said...

what a cool idea...this is what confuses our little birdies!!

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful blue sky and the reflection is awesome. It looks like you put some texture on it. ^_^ Happy weekend!

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful trees.

Woody said...

Pretty cool looks kinda psychedelic (showing my age)

jeannette said...

A great restful view from your window! What a gift! Have a great SWF:)

Life Ramblings said...

beautiful reflections.

Kel said...

perhaps hemlock is something we can offer to spammers :-)

i have verification on, yet they still manage to get in sometimes

love the contrasts in this shot, mirror smooth glass (made wobbly by blinds) timber cladding, and stone wall

great textural combo

Martha Z said...

Great capture! I guess I should clean my cabin windows and see what they reflect.

Caroline said...

Cool effect and pic! :)

Limar said...

What a fantastic reflection! :)

Les... said...

what a terrific shot! absolutely love that textured reflection and the interesting little series of trunks in the bottom widows finishes it perfectly! *VBS*

Stewart M said...

Hi there - thats a great reflection. Really interesting. And a very nice change from the "perfect mirror" reflections we all seem to take!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Now isn't that a wonderful affect with the blinds and reflection working together .. what does a hemlock smell like Karen ? I don't think I have ever been up close to one!
Joy

Mildred said...

Very nice composition!
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

¤ Have a nice and happy weekend ¤

Kathy said...

Love the texture the blinds bring to the capture. And thank you for visiting my blog. -- Kathy

Halcyon said...

I think the blinds are the key to this shot. I love the ripply feel. :)

Ebie said...

And this shot makes the window frosted! Lovely!

Gringo said...

Hi Karen,
For a second I thought it was a painting! Very nice indeed....

Dimple said...

This is a wonderful image, Karen! I like the effect given from the pleated blind a lot!

I have been without word verification for quite a while, and have only received one comment which was spam.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Karen girl it has to be on my bucket list to get up close and personal with those hemlocks then because if they smell like that ? I would love to SMELL them for sure !!
Joy : )

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Karen, I let go of the word verification months ago and haven't had one spam incident that the filters didn't catch. I hope the same will hold true for you too. I love your reflection shot here. it's a lovely effect. we have Hemlocks in northern Wisconsin too and they are some of my favorite trees. fragrance, yes. it's lovely. happy day to you!

LV said...

Very original and so very nice. I like the reflection.

Genie said...

awesome reflection shot....stunning photograph....genie

SandyCarlson said...

I hope you had a spam-free week. That is a beautiful photo.

Red Nomad OZ said...

That's so cool!! I love reflection shots - and this one's extraordinary!!

Francisca said...

What fun that rippled hemlock reflection! Good catch! Hope Ms Becky's and my good experience without word verification works for you too, Karen.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Karen, your reflection is beautiful and your words have me almost smelling the fragrance of this hemlock!

Bises,
Genie

Crafty Gardener said...

gorgeous reflection photo

awarewriter said...

I really like the effect of the patterned glass. It gives the reflection a feeling of movement. Very nice.

PS -- Blogger's spam checking is a pain. Thanks for disabling the word check. I never have problems with WordPress which is why I switched from Blogger a few years ago.

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

great reflection and the blind made it extra interesting
and, it looks like a nice house in the woods

Rosie@travel-i-tales said...

Thanks for following my travel-i-tales, Karen. Am following you back. I like the way you have one or two photos for one or two memes. We join similar memes, and my approach is just the opposite. I get carried away too easily.
Rosie