Saturday, 17 April 2010

Weekend Reflection - Too much beauty


Yes, I am sorry, yet another water-lily. Actually, I am not sorry at all. I am mesmerised by their controlled beauty. It is tempting to personify this bud, with its ruffle of bubbles. It is salutary to focus upon the lone bud, awash in a pond replete with sooo much beauty.

This put me in mind of Stevie Smith's 'Not waving but drowning', much of which is not appropriate to quote here, suffice that I do like the last two lines
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.
The song of one who marches to a different drum.


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26 comments:

Mary Ann said...

I love the bubbles, clear as a bell.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is so beautiful and amazing !!Great photographer you are !!

James said...

I love the color and lighting. The reflection and slight ripples in the water are amazing. Beautiful shots!

Beth Niquette said...

Indeed--how lovely the one, how gorgeous the crowd! I've never seen red flowering lilies before...they're wonderful.

Riet said...

Beautiful pictures of the lilies

maiaT said...

And I thought Monet's garden was beautiful.
These two photos are breathtaking. What a gorgeous color and reflection on the first one. Though I am a macro maniac, I couldn't choose of these two.

Greyscale Territory said...

These water lily shots are simply wonderful! And loved your comment on the "ruffle of bubbles"!

siromade08 said...

What an amazing composition, the lilies were beautiful flowers, love it's reflection.

VioletSky said...

I love the single bud that looks as if it slowly breathing out.
But the mass of red and yellow ones is a shock (especially the red, never seen that colour before in a waterlily)

J Bar said...

All those lillies look amazing.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Vicki said...

Wow! I love the first photo.

Ann said...

No need to apologise, its so serenely beautiful.

Clytie said...

Never apologize for beauty! The first photo is beautiful and magical.

diane said...

It looks like a fish poking its head out. The second shot is very pretty.

hip chick said...

Beautiful photo. I love the next one also. I don't see to many red water lilies here. Mostly we get white or yellow. I have always had a fascination with them also. Interesting lyrics to that song.

eileeninmd said...

I wouldn't be sorry, I love looking at your water lilies. They are gorgeous flowers and you captured them beautifully. the second photo is just awesome!

lazyclick said...

Wow! beautiful shots.

Birdman said...

LOVE the dark reddish hue. the pond down the road just has pink and white. I like this second shot.

Serge Cornillet said...

Yes, you got it Julie, I've just wanted with these 2 pictures people to imagine a windmill draw by the little storage houses. Nice reflections as always, I prefer the first one, but the second is nice too.
Serge

Julie said...

Oh, good, I am glad I am interpreting your photographs and your text correctly, Serge. You are a glorious photographer. I admire your work tremendously.

Rebecca said...

I love water lilies. The reflection does this one justice.

Loree said...

So much beauty - and that one water lilly is so simple and yet so touchingly beautiful.

Joanne said...

Beautiful!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I too thought the first image looked like some sort of aquatic animal rising from the water. These lilies are beautiful colour.

Regina said...

Gorgeous reflections Julie!
Lovely captures.

Diederick Wijmans said...

Simply magnificent!!