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January 28, 2011

Reflecting on a Mountain Lake






The shining water that moves in the streams and rivers is not just water, but the blood of our ancestors.
Each ghostly reflection in the clear waters of the lakes tells of events and memories in the life of my people.
The water's murmur is the voice of my father's father.

~ Chief Seattle


Check out reflections by other bloggers at Weekend Reflections, hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo.


25 comments:

  1. These photos are literally dreamy. The quote a poetic reminder about time being a stream.

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  2. They are dreamy indeed! And the perfect words! What a wonderful post and photos for the day! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. Beautiful reflections they are like a glimpse into another dimension. I love seeing your photos.
    Keep them coming. :)

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  4. Oh... it doesn't get much better than this... it really doesn't...

    Shimmering reflections, all that light bouncing around the universe, we are so lucky some of it falls into place just for our pure pleasure... and yes, it speaks the timeless truths from the distant past, passing them on, into the future.

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  5. These are uncommonly beautiful.

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  6. resplendent. and wonderful quote too.

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  7. Beautiful, beautiful! And great quote to go along with them.

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  8. Trois images plus belles les unes que les autres ... On ne sait pas où sont les arbres, et cela ajoute du mystérieux ... Bravo !

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  9. I could have sworn I already commented here!

    Anyway, I love these pics, especially the middle one. It's amazing! Really nice!

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  10. Pure art...again!

    I hope people in Egypt will win...We lived there two years and knew this will happen.

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  11. The photos coupled with the quote by Chief Seattle gives me a feeling of sadness, melancholy, or loss about a way of life lived by the native people here. Their reverence for life and all of nature tossed aside as America was invaded by a much colder consciousness. Such a bitter unsettling thought that perhaps the Declaration of Independence should have been penned in the bloody red ink of lives, and a way of life, destroyed.

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  12. Chief Seattle reminds us to see our ancestors in nature. We are all connected.

    Your photos are such beautiful colors and scenes. I can tell you are so connected to the earth.

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  13. I find that at times I don't have enough vocabulary to express myself ,so here I leave another sigh of content, these are beautiful as always :)

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  14. Photos #1 and 3's greens and blues are stunning and the middle shot is outstanding, so I can't make up my mind as to the one I most like. Great job and great quote too.

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  15. Beautiful! Especially the first and last ones :-)

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  16. I am sure that the memory of water exist ... a text in perfect harmony with your wonderful images ... a superb text .. thank you ..: o)
    have a good sunday..
    see you soon dearest friend..:o)

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  17. All beautiful, but the middle image is to die for, as in I-would-not-mind-spending-my-final-day-on-earth-right-there!

    Some of the finest quotes ever to come from this continent came from its first inhabitants...

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  18. Very impressive work on those shots... The colors are simply amazing.

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  19. Diving into what is reflected has often (for me) made living with reality possible . . . as always you have composed and captured not only an image but a mood that allows us to transcend and discover other perspectives.

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  20. A shimmering, Monet-like feeling to these beauties.

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  21. The images are beautiful, but the text is great! A message for all generations. Water is essential and she keeps the secret of life. A hug. Elena.

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  22. my favourite hues of green and an impossibly to resist blue... and somehow the feeling is that of frost and melancholia, it makes me remember some lines from Mallarme i have recently re-read (very different from the quote you chose, european decadentism against the vital energy and nature communion of the native people of the Americas):

    For all are alike in being brought to perdition
    By the power of old silence and deepening gloom,
    Fated, monotonous, vanquished, undone,
    Like the sluggish waters of an ancient pond.

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  23. Incredible bueaty! I am impressed

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  24. Your photography brings tears to my eyes. Again and again. Just incredible. Thank you.

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  25. These are beautiful. They have a definite Impressionist feel about them.

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