Friday, January 22, 2010

After the rain...

"The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful."
~e. e. cummings



Check out more Weekend Reflections at James' Newtown Area Photo.

41 comments:

cieldequimper said...

All three are great but the second one is magical!

Icy BC said...

Looks like a beautiful festival for nature!

awarewriter said...

You do come up with great color. The first image is my favorite of the group. It's a keeper for sure.

Woody said...

I love the geographic features of the southwest. I agree with cieldequimper, the second shot is great!!

Evelyn Howard said...

They are all nice photos. The second one is fantastic - really subtle.

Cheryl Ann said...

Beautiful photos!

Lance said...

I like the reflection in the puddle in that second picture.

VioletSky said...

The second one is great, but truly, if you embiggen the third one, that little bird on the far right made me laugh out loud!

rainfield61 said...

I hope I can be one of them in the third picture.

Jen said...

Well some enjoyed the rain. :D
I hope it's all gone and back to the 70's next week---cause we are headed that way. Yippee!

Regina said...

Great reflections!

Gaelyn said...

It is fun to see water puddles in the desert. I'm surprised to see the blue sky today.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, Great pictures. Love the reflections in the 2nd one. Amazing!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shots, Diane! I love the reflections in the first shot! Wonderful colors! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous shots, the first one is like a post card. The little birds in the puddle are my favorite, it's the one on the far left that made me chuckle.

Splendid Little Stars said...

wonderful photos and a perfect quote!

Stephanie said...

Glad to know that it rained! I am sure water is the most 'wanted' thing in any desert.

I like the first pic very much. The path is like leading one to the mountains. Nice place for trekking :-D

Salitype said...

i do so agree...mud-tastic and puddle-terrific!

i love the first one.....breathtaking backdrop and reflection on the puddle!!

eng

Ebie said...

I love your new template and layout! The first photo is postcard perfect.

I could see clear blue skies on your reflection.

mbkatc230 said...

I love these. The quote perfectly describes this series. The second one is really interesting, the cactus look almost like candles on a cake. Great shots! Kathy

Thérèse said...

Saguaros taking a foot bath... it's magic!

Kiki said...

Lovely shots..beautiful!

Anya said...

Wonderful shots
you are very creative :-)

Have a wonderful weekend
Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :-)

Martha Z said...

I'm glad you got your much needed rain. Maybe a little too much all at once looking at you previous post.

That blue bird on the left seems to be saying "why are you looking at me in my bath?" I love his expression.

betchai said...

oh, beautiful pictures, Diane. love the reflections on the water.

Denise said...

A fantastic series of photos!

happilyretired said...

Lovely reflections and shadows too.
Hugs and blessings,

Tricia said...

Very nice reflection shots & I really like the 1st one w/ the reflection of the sky!

Misalyn said...

Splendid shots Diane.My favorite is the first one. I can vividly see the reflections and great tonality too.

Love your header..a perfect image for a desert.

Happy weekend.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

There is nothing more refreshing and inspirational than being outdoors after the rainstorm and your photos eloquently display the beauty of it all.

Merisi said...

Wonderful landscape and colors!
Something one longs for on a dull grey winter's morning, thank you,
Merisi

simchieinspires said...

Loving them all...

Reflections, shadows, nature. Gorgeous!

Happy SSS---

Serendipity said...

Beautiful, especially the first shot!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Those birds sure are having fun. :)

Tom Bailey said...

The mud makes for great pictures and is also a great sign of a connection to cleaner air I like the second photo the best.

Tom

Self Sagacity said...

Love the picture of the ducks. Very cute shot.

Ayie said...

It was so gloomy when it's raining, again sunny and cheery after the rain.

Radka said...

Fantasic photos are beautifully colored, I love beautiful scenery, I wish a nice day Radka.

Lindy MacDuff said...

The bluebirds look like they are truly enjoying the water.

The second image is like a reverse mirage; seeing the desert in water. How cool is that?!

The first image is so perfect; I can smell the wet dirt and creosote. =) Great lighting; I like the feel of this one.

Arasu said...

I like the composition and the lighting in the first photo.It looks beautiful. The bathing birds are interesting.

DoanLegacy said...

Beautiful reflections!