Friday, January 1, 2010

Weekend Reflections - Happy New Year

I saw this reflection in the window of a small shop downtown:




It turned out to be a decorative street lamp with a colored glass shade and whimsical metal butterflies.


And there was even a little caterpillar just beginning its journey!


New Years is a time of reflection and also a new beginning...enjoy!

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29 comments:

Julie said...

Firstly, my I say how very beautiful the cactus in your header is? Here in Australia, I know it as Prickly Pear which is not a very romantic name!

Secondly, I love your reflection for this week for the way you have framed it with the blue and the gold.

I wish you a happy and healthy journey into twenty ten.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, Yes--New Year's is a great time to REFLECT... Your reflection pictures are amazing... Thanks!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

awarewriter said...

Great find and outstanding pics. I love the colors in these, especially the first two. Happy New Year.

Evelyn Howard said...

Nice bright studio and beautiful decorative lamp! Happy New Year Diane.

Quilt Works said...

I love the iron scultures! But the photo that my breath away was your new banner photo. That cactus is spectacular. Such beautiful colors!


...wet sand reflections!

eileeninmd said...

Great capture fo the butterfly reflection. I love the metal sculptures.

susieofarabia said...

I grew up in Arizona and am drawn to blogs from there - found yours through Weekend Reflections. Love the metal work reflections - I really miss that kind of stuff. Happy New Year from Saudi Arabia!

VioletSky said...

What a great sculptured light standard!

Jesse Mendez said...

Hi,

Happy New Years...!

I have two awards for you
on my blog that I posted
01/01/10, I hope you will
come and take them and pass
them along to your friends....
xooxox

Gaelyn said...

The reflection shows only part of that awesome sculpture. Great capture Diane.

Serendipity said...

That's an impressive street lamp! Happy new year :)

Icy BC said...

Beautiful reflection photos, Diane, very whimsical, and artistic looking lamp post!

Phoenix C. said...

What amazing photos! I love the caterpillar too.

The colours in your header are lovely, I'm always entranced by the different hues in prickly pear cacti.

Happy New Year to you Diane, may 2010 be a great year for you, and thank you for all your great blog posts over the last year, which I have so enjoyed.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

we all love the arts! Happy New Year and I wish you many good photos in 2010!

Happily Retired Gal said...

Delightful photos all! I love the reflections and appreciate you sharing the reflected images separately too. Lest I forget ... I love the purple tinted cactus in your header ;-)

Happy New Year to you and yours!
Hugs and blessings,

Louis la Vache said...

Bonne année!

Lindy MacDuff said...

You always see the most interesting things! Great reflections and sculpture.

Happy New Year to you!

rainfield61 said...

New Years is a time of reflection, but refelction is always with us everywhere we go. They can be in fornt of us, left and right, above or below, simply anywhere.

Self Sagacity said...

Very nice pictures! Happy New Year. Wishing you all the best.

Regina said...

Beautiful reflections!
Happy New Year again.

mbkatc230 said...

Really nice reflection shot. The vibrant blue against the mustard yellow is really striking. And what a great street lamp! Happy New Year to you. Kathy

Woody said...

Very clever! Show the excellent reflections, then turn to what was reflected. The reflections are great (I like the 2nd one because it's larger), but the street lamp is really cool.

If you want to see a photo sequence of a caterpillar transforming to a butterfly, have a look. I shot this sequence this past summer.

http://2zars.blogspot.com/2009/08/how-to-grow-butterfly.html

DoanLegacy said...

Love the reflection in the first photo! And the lamp post is marvelous, very rare to see.

James said...

A perfect post for the new year and the window is like a wonderful painting. Great reflection!

Pacey said...

A small window that shows too much of the outside world...great reflection shot here Diane.

Helena said...

These are wonderful photos. The reflection in the window is wonderful, and that lamp post has to be the most unique I've ever seen.

wenn said...

lovely!

Ayie said...

Happy New Year!!! Sorry I'm late! Wishing you the best for the new year!

Anonymous said...

good start