I have been blessed to be able to use the neighbor's pond as a huge mirrored canvas for these pictures. I am always amazed when I approach the water feature and can look down to gaze at a wide view of the sky.
A photo of a high-stepping Clem reflected in the pond's surface netted more than 900 likes and several kind comments when my husband posted it to a Facebook forum for bloodhound owners.
My spouse commented, "Bloodhound people are crazy."
I replied with, "Well yes, you have to be to own one."
Nonetheless, rippling reflections can still be beautiful. What seems to be chaos can actually be a lovely and colorful canvas. While a perfect picture may be seen in still waters, when the hues are mixed it can be just as amazing.
As the total picture may be lost in the moment, what remains can still create stirring images.
In the autumn, the wind uses the fall foliage to create the most colorful images.
No mater the season, there is always something to see in the pond's surface.
My mother-in-law lives in Conneaut, Ohio, and visits allow me to grab the camera and travel. Sunsets and waterfowl are favorite subjects.
However, I remind myself that is just a reflection and not the real thing.
The real thing is tangible and touchable. The real thing follows you home.