Reflections in Water

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. Hans Margolius No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.  Taoist proverb In water one sees one’s own face; but in wine one beholds the heart of another. ~French Proverb With summer halfway through its longed-for presence, I ponder over what I have accomplished thus far. Normally I make a list (can’t help it) of all the things I want to- and have to do. These would include creating novel units for school, gardening chores, gardening wants and needs, friends and relatives to visit, beach time, reading, hiking, bike reading–yeah, it’s a long list.

But this year, the gypsy in me is calling. With the rolling hills of Kentucky and what would have been the beaches of Pensacola (instead a 10-day hospital visit) already past, I still have the Appalachian Trail hike and St. Martin to ease me back into the routine of work.

With vacations filling my summer, I will have to contemplate on the responsibilities that await in the garden, in the house, but I’ll think about it another time. Right now, Summer’s calling and I have to go!

©Teresita Abad Doebley. All Rights Reserved 2009-2011.

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12 thoughts on “Reflections in Water

  1. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson

  2. Enjoy your summer. Life is simply too short to fill with work all the time. I love all these shots, but especially the one with the plants. It makes me want to paint.

  3. Terrie: I think I already made it clear, when you show or write about “waterfronts” the tears start to flow. A trip back to my roots will be soon…I’lll send you some great pictures
    Jaye

  4. These are stunning photos. I have a similar collection that my husband has taken over the years. There is something really special about reflections on water I think!

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