Saturday, 23 January 2010

Weekend Reflection - The Lily Pond


The Lily Pond is fed by a natural, underground spring originating in Lachlan Swamp. Its small island, vegetated with papyrus, provides a refuge for purple swamphens, black swans and the very noisy reed warbler. When the weather is warm, the water of Lily Pond brims with dragonfly nymphs, water boatmen and aquatic earthworms. Lily Pond appears to be more ornamental that each of the other ponds in the Parklands. Next week I will show you more of the Monet-like bridge that you just see a little of this week.


A member of the Weekend Reflection community.

I am sampling the joys of Melbourne - including a day at the tennis. I will be back at my desk on Thursday 28th January.

27 comments:

Regina said...

A lovely reflections!

Olivier said...

superbes reflets, avec une préférence pour la première, elle est magnifique

Lucy Corrander said...

You achieve impressive effects, Julie.

Like Olivier, I like the first one particularly.

Lucy

myletterstoemily said...

lovely pond...intrigued by the people in the background...but the bridge caught me eye.

can't wait to see more of it.

you are teaching me to see here and write on 'riff'.

thank you,
lea

Lois said...

Gorgeous reflections!

Jo said...

Stunning reflections, Julie. Enjoy your break away!

Rob and Mandy said...

Gosh, this is very seriously nice!

Nancy C said...

I love seeing these pictures. I get a little warmer, just looking.

Woody said...

Both are very beautiful. I can't really pick one over the other, so I'll appreciate them both! The tall tree in the second shot jumps out of the photo and catches your eye.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I take what I said yesterday about water images being a snap to do. These reflections are just right. I tried some at a bush creek last weekend. The water was mirror smooth but I ended up with a hodge podge of reflections (will have to see what severe cropping will do) ... whereas your's are a standout. Enjoy the tennis.

cieldequimper said...

The essence of beauty.

ρομπερτ said...

A deep silent bow in respect of your ability to see and paint with a photography.

awarewriter said...

I like both images but the first one really grabs me.

Johnny Nutcase said...

crystal clear reflection! very pretty!

Maria said...

So beautiful~ The variety of trees around the pond makes for so much to gaze at~
Have a lovely time!
~Maria

diane said...

Fabulous reflections and it looks a lovely park. Enjoy your time in Melbourne...good shopping.

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Davine said...

Beautiful Reflections.

mbkatc230 said...

These are gorgeous Julie. The first one in particular is spectacular. I am very intrigued by the bridge, it looks beautiful. Kathy

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Both of these are really lovely. In particular I like the way everything seems to revolve around the lone palm tree in the second. Gorgeous reflections.

Lily Hydrangea said...

The "Lily" Pond? what a beautiful name! & lovely place to see as well. Enjoy your samplings!

J Bar said...

Beautiful reflections.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

brattcat said...

I caught something almost identical to your second image whilst I was in Florida. Hope you're having as great a time as I had.

Julie said...

Florida at this time of year is probably a blessed relief from Vermont!

The palm tree here is quite some distance beyond the furthest bank of the pond into which it reflects. It is a spectacularly beautiful little area. Very contemplative early week mornings, but avoid it on Saturdays!

Icy BC said...

These are gorgeous reflections! How wonderful to see a different view from the same bridge.

Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely reflections. Nice captures.