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Friday, 2 July 2021

Blue on blue

On a blue sky day, if the wind is calm and the surface of a pond is like a mirror, there is a blue on blue reflection. The blue sky is reflected in the water and it highlights anything on the surface of the water.


We recently left from home on such a day and cycled on the Confederation Trail past the nearby community of Miscouche, a route we take regularly. When we arrived at the turn around, Variegated Pond-lilies were on the verge of blooming in the wetland. 





A perfect reflection of vegetation on the water 





and a simple bud reflected in the blue caused us pause. 





Perfect conditions occurred another day at the Cow River Wetlands between St. Peter’s and Selkirk on the Confederation Trail. Without a cloud in the sky and barely a breeze, we stopped to observe the wetlands which had the bluest water, a mirror of the sky and a reflection of the vegetation.





Then among the reeds we spotted a goose family which decided we were too close so they took to the water, one parent leading, followed by the five goslings and the second parent. The little family in the blue was picture perfect.





Two blue on blue days in a month were a special treat. 

 



37 comments:

Liz Hinds said...

I love a blue sky reflected in a blue lake. Something very peaceful about it.

DJan said...

Just gorgeous! I love that last picture especially.

Boud said...

Your photos are just be what I needed to see right now.

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

Lovely, Marie. The blue that you show is what people here in North Carolina call "Carolina blue".

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Those lily pad shots are gorgeous!

photowannabe said...

Love your blue on blue and those sweet goslings.
What a lovely place you live in.
Sue

Martha said...

Beautiful Marie. The lily pad shots are great and I love seeing the babies, they are so cute. I hope you have a fantastic weekend! :)

Celia said...

Beautiful - loved those lilys getting ready to pop. Sweet little goose family.

Gord and Cathie said...

Now you've done it! We hope to get to PEI later this summer, and have been waffling about bringing our bikes all that way. After Cathie saw this blog "we" have decided we will have to bring the bikes. :))

Elephant's Child said...

Wow. I hope you can go back when the lilies have bloomed. And that it is another spectacularly beautiful day.

bill burke said...

Nice lily pad pics and the goose family is wonderful to see.
Enjoy your weekend.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Oh those water lilies!!!

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Polly said...

Beautiful photos Marie. The geese are gorgeous.

margi said...

A lovely walk! The last picture is so cute!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Summer's beauty on display, Marie. There is so much to be seen and enjoyed for those who open their eyes. Getting off the couch helps too!

Catarina said...

These photos are amazing!!

The Furry Gnome said...

You've got a good eye!

Joanne Noragon said...

Wonderful photos!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Look Mr and Mrs Goose and family is having a nice swim.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Red said...

Good eye on this one. and you got some excellent photos.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I love those mirror like surfaces of the water. Great pictures.

George said...

The lilies are great.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Beautiful photos. My heart smiles to see them.

Lorrie said...

Days like you've described fill one's heart with happiness. What a beautiful world we live in. The goose family looks so sweet.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Splendid reflections there. We've also been getting a mixed bag of weather so far this year.

Helen said...

Stunning! I hope the sky was just as blue for Canada Day.

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful day! Lovely views of the pond and wetlands. The goslings grow up so quickly.
Take care, enjoy your weekend!

Anvilcloud said...

Our previous home in Sarnia was said to be in Bluewater Land. This series reminds me of those times although our geography was different and tended to apply to huge Lake Huron.

Shammickite said...

Perfect conditions, blue sky, blue ocean, how delightful. Wish i was there to enjoy it with you.

Susie of Arabia said...

Such beautiful shots, Marie! Such a different world than where I live.

The Liberty Belle said...

Nice! I like the way you captured the reflections. Peace and happiess to you.

baili said...

what a perfect serene day for gentle wander and soothing observation dear Marie !

both blues look so compelling and intriguing indeed and i am so glad you found another sunny still day .
more peace and blessings!

judee said...

I always find pond Lillie s so beautiful and peaceful looking. Its amazing how they grow out of the water with pretty flowers.

At Home In New Zealand said...

Beautiful reflections. I hope you get to see the lilies in bloom as well, preferably on another blue sky day :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh, gorgeous images captured here Marie. When the sky is reflected in the water magic happens πŸ’™

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Looks like a wonderful way to spend a vacation and an adventure for children. Miriam's ancestors arrived in southern Ontario from southern Pennsylvania in Conestgo wagons and the name is widely celebrated locally.