Friday, May 7, 2010

Weekend Reflection: House Puddle

Last night after supper I dashed out for a quick walk, deciding not to take my camera with me.  All went well until 50 minutes later, nearing home, I came across a puddle that caught my attention.  "Damn," I thought, "that would make a perfect picture to put on my blog for  Weekend Reflections, hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo.  After investigating the puddle from all angles, I quickened my pace homeward and returned to the scene post-haste, in the car, with my camera.  There was just enough light to capture the reflection that had caught my eye.




Of course the moral of the story is to never ever go out without your camera because you just never know who or what you might come across. 




27 comments:

  1. That's right...Be Prepared!

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  2. Hi Patricia,
    Lovely to see you here.
    You're so right: "always be prepared." I would never have made it as a Girl Guide.
    :- )

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  3. I see, I am away for a week and you renovate! Great new blog, m'dear. Love those reflections...I am kicking myself as I was away during the week and was being driven by someone else...we went past a sign and I wasn't quick enough to get camera outta my bag...the sign said "Public toilets" and the other official sign under it was pointing to "Dump station".......

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  4. Definitely, don't leave home without it ! And I'm glad to see you didn't fall into that puddle while hovering over it seeking a compelling photo... it looks like it could be quite deceptively deep, maybe even miles and miles deep, a wormhole to other dimensions perhaps ? No wonder it was calling to you... And that house looks appealing too. Bet there are raccoons around somewhere... They probably come out at night to drink from the puddle. I prefer other drinks however, rather than puddle water... so what's on tap tonight ??? And where is that Saj, gonna have to go track her down if she doesn't turn up soon...
    :-)

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  5. OMG, she turned up and commented while I was typing mine in !!! Talk about synchronized synchronicity !!! And what a comment too ! I think I better head for the hills before another windstorm breaks loose here !!! Do not pass Go, do not collect 200 dollars, proceed directly to the Dumping Station... that's what the card said...
    :-)

    Oh, and WV is "fulabis", as in, that was a truly fulabis coincidence, Sister Saj dropping by just as I did...

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  6. Saj,
    There you are! Gad it's been dry around here with you away (in more ways than one).

    Another one of those strange coincidences proving that you and I are related: my (real) brother once brought home an arrow-shaped sign saying "Dumping Station" and put it up in our parents' basement, pointing towards the bathroom, of course.

    Nice that you got chauffeured around last week...depending on how much you liked the chauffeur, I guess.

    Time at last to get down to some serious drinking with you "home"! Owen was taunting me with bottles of rearranged rum over at his place a couple of blogs back. argh!

    Glad you like the new look. Just imagine what we can do with that hotel!

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  7. BrOwen,
    I thought you'd fallen into a wormhole yourself: So uncharacteristically quiet of late. Probably down in your basement licking your photos of the bottles of rearranged rum. Talk about a "dry season" with the Saj having been away so long.

    I'm very happy that you were able to join the Saj and I for some synchronized swimming in the old raccoon watering hole tonight. Now let's go find a licensed watering hole and get down to some serious drinking. Apparently Saj has a chauffeur now so no need for a designated driver.

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  8. PS great You Ain't Goin Nowhere there... lots o' energy, it's contagious...

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  9. O:
    Yeah, I listened to it about 5 times tonight.
    :D

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  10. The memes teach us to see the world in new ways and yes, cameras, don't leave home without them.

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  11. Hi Martha,
    Who knew a meme could be such fun? As for not leaving one's camera at home, you'd think I'd be old enough to know better by now!
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Beautiful one!
    Happy weekend.

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  13. it's fantastic, lucky you didn't hesitate to go to your house and get the camera, thanks for sharing, wish you a lovely weekend

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  14. Regina,
    Thanks so much for visiting and leaving your kind comment.

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  15. Lindz,
    I'm glad you like it! Actually, I did hesitate about getting the car and coming back, thinking I'd be too late, but I decided to go for it. Maybe a good way to approach life in general?

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  16. Glad you had enough light to take this. Very interesting reflection of a lovely house.

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  17. Thanks, Hilda,
    It is one of my favourite houses in the village where I live, and now this has become my favourite puddle--for as long as it lasts.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. What a dream-like neighbourhood you are living in.

    Please have a wonderful Sunday.

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  19. Robert,
    Don't forget, the grass is always greener on the other side, and the puddle always brighter! Please have a shiny bright end to the weekend, full of satisfying reflections.

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  20. You nailed it. This is an excellent reflection shot! Great job.

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  21. Thanks, James. Without the inspiration provided by your blog and its weekend reflection theme, I might not have been motivated to return to the scene of the puddle.

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  22. Strange stuff going on with Blogger sometimes, my sidebar image seems to be showing a new post from your good self, with a split image of a larger body of water, but then when clicked on there doesn't seem to be a new post yet... hmmmm, are there gremlins in the blogosphere which sometimes devour new posts ???

    Guess I'll just admire this one some more, and imagine what living in a big old house like that must be like... you'd think the owners could at least have asked you in for a drink when they saw you out fiddling around by the puddle...

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  23. hey there!
    I love glen hansard tunes.. and the movie "Once" he was in was pretty good too.

    Great new look to your blog...

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  24. Hey Gwen,
    Nice to see you're still around the blogosphere. I imagine you're hard at work turning out more exquisite jewellery for the upcoming tourist season soon to hit the Maritimes.

    I spent a couple of happy hours at YouTube watching Glen Hansard/Swell Season videos. It was hard to pick which one to put up here. "Once" is one of my all-time favourite movies.

    Thanks for the "new look" compliment. Appreciated.

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  25. Owen,
    I think you probably caught me putting together a new post but then I decided it wasn't quite ready so saved it as a draft instead. But full points to you for paying attention!

    It was disappointing that I wasn't invited into that fine old house for drinks, esp. as the residents hail from Newfoundland and are known to enjoy a good party. I guess they're used to my antisocial ways so decided to keep their tipple to themselves. (How little they know me!)

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  26. Brava excellent entry!!

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  27. Eleonora,
    I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it. I hope you were sipping and/or nibbling something enjoyable while you visited.

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