Tuesday, March 24, 2009

TALES FROM THE RIVERBANK - MY WORLD

Mystic River

My World


This image is a bit of mystery. Not how it was taken that's the easy bit, I know that. It's where it was taken. By that I mean I know it's along the Sulby River, I know it's the Poyll Dooey nature reserve, I know all I have to do is wander over in my kimono and slippers take the photo and be back in the house before the kettle boils,(I only said I could do that I didn't say I did) but I can't recall exactly which stretch of the river it was. Doh! On the memory card the image is sandwiched between two totally different images I remember capturing and why, but this one is a one take image of yes a beautiful reflection but why? Not that a beautiful reflection should not be reason in it's self. Was it to tell you about the geology of the island, the overflow from the reservoir, the pond life (use your imagination) or the surrounding myths and legends I was capturing the scene for I don't know. My world today then is a mystery that also reminds me of a painting and I can't figure out what or who? Any ideas? I think this flu is making me delirious, that or the medicine.


Waterworld scenes I can recall when, where, and why click to reveal.


Reflection
Spooky
Monster
Mellow Yellow
River Deep Mountain High



Klaus, Imac, Fishing Guy, Ivar, Tom, Louise, Wren, Sandy and others are to thank for the My World neme. Click here for more my world's just for fun again of course.


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64 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

We have a Mystic River. But not the mystery.

Tarolino said...

I cannot help you here I'm afraid and i don't know if i would want to either. That would spoil the mystery surrounding this lovely shot. I like mystery nearly as much as I like this lovely scene of green.

imac said...

I love a mystic photo, I can just imagine a mermaid popping up ---------- Oh its you with your Kimono and slippers, now thats a sight to be seen.lol.

Jon said...

Maybe it was the wallaby? Bagged a beauty again.

Sylvia K said...

I love the mystic, too, but have to admit imac's imagining you in kimono and slippers surely does lighten up a cold gray afternoon in Seattle! Alway love your photos, mystic or otherwise!

Babooshka said...

Fluffy mules of course for slippers.

kayleen said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who looks at the photos I've taken and wonder "why on earth did I take that one?" Great photo!

Nebraska Birding

mononeil said...

Another green river. The Paddy's Day returned ?

Olivier said...

un beau reflet, qui donne une photo très poétique.

Me and my puppies said...

The mystery river, I have many mystery photos. There so much fun!

Denise said...

Wherever you took this, it is certainly a very beautiful image and a great photograph. Thank you for stopping by my post. The little bird you enquired about is a female Cardinal. She is a sweet little thing. Hope you start to feel better soon.

Susan said...

What a beautiful photograph, but I love the mystery that goes with it too! I love rivers and riverbanks; perhaps reading Wind in the Willows helped that? This looks like the perfect place for an afternoon of storytelling. Love it.

starnitesky said...

It may be a mystery but it is a delightful reflection, I like the fact that you have only shown the reflection of the tree.

Carver said...

I like the mystery surrounding the river shot and it has an air of mystery just looking at it.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Who care why, it's a beautiful pic of a stunning spot. Actually the mystery is kinda fun.

Jen said...

It looks like near the White Bridge?
Gobsmacked by your photography and you write funny stuff. FYI the right decision re Barclays when you did.

Photo Cache said...

I hate when that happens. Sometimes, memory cards are useless, can't help you when you need it the most. Its unimportant what particular stretch this is, it's beautiful.

Photo Cache said...

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Today's Blah... said...

It's even so mystic with that nice reflections of the grass in the water. :)

laxeylass said...

Days like this I miss the island and wish I could come home.That is pure Manx Magic you photographed. God Bless you.

alicesg said...

Nice photo, I wonder if any mysterious creature lived beneath it.

Femin Susan said...

What a beautiful photograph..... Thanks for sharing......

Louise said...

It's a cool enough photo that it doesn't really matter where or why, but I understand the feeling because I've done the same thing... with the photos around it giving it no context.

I hope the meds are making you delirious, not the flu!

Jacob said...

It's not so much the when, where and why, but the end result and this is quite striking.

Mysteries make life worth living. I think.

Maybe not.

That, too, is a mystery.

Dusty Lens said...

It is a pretty shot though. Perhaps you were mesmerized by this scene and thoughts of Monet and Van Gogh danced in your head.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's a fun story, and definitely makes it post worthy!

Mojo said...

Umm... was there a "green" theme you were playing? 'Cause I see a lot of green!

hope you're feeling better soon!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

beautiful photo and reflection. BTW, are you going to have a virtual party on the internet when your counter hits 100,000. It is close!

Swarna said...

Hope you feel better! Then go looking for that same spot, and perhaps you'll recollect!

J said...

It's perfect by itself. :)

magiceye said...

love your mysteries!
get well soon!!!

Arija said...

Shades of Rat and Mole messing around in boats....How could you not take that shot once your eyes became aware of it.

Saretta said...

Like the reflection of the ghost tree!

hitch writer said...

Lovely foto ! i love the colours !

Reader Wil said...

Well I love mysteries! May be you can tell us the solution next time. The way you tell it is very good! Have a great week.

Vinita said...

A beautiful pictures where onlt the reflections of the trees are captured

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: I was going to mention that I've been to Mystic River in CT, USA. The town and the river. It is neat to have a mystery.

Bibi said...

This is a mystic shot...I love the blend of colors, softened in the reflection.

afyonblog said...

Water reflection of the image looks great.

Lily Hydrangea said...

What a beautiful "mysterious" view!

Indrani said...

Hmmm...makes me think! :)

Take care!

Small City Scenes said...

Well whatever------it is a very pretty shot. Now where is the one in your kimona and slippers? MB

nadia said...

Oh, I love mysteries! Looking at that picture you posted, my imagination is showing me mythical creatures already :)

Ruth said...

I find rivers so interesting. I would like to live so close I could grab a picture while the kettle boils! :-)

uncleawang said...

Thanks for sharing yr mysterious shot,lovely.Thanks also for visit my world.

Mary said...

Don't know why you took it, but it is a beautiful shot...that is reason enough.

Silwy said...

Dear Baboo,
sometimes we live between dreams and reality....and I like it....That makes colour to our grey day-by-day story of life...( I hope You'll understand)...Anyway, interesting story and photo

Kaye said...

Simply beautiful.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Your reflection is facinating.
I think reflections also reveals the truth. It can often be seen more details in the reflection than in the motiv itself....

nature ramblings said...

It must have been that big fish I see in there. Or is that just my imagination? Love the reflection and the geology and the soft colors. Or, maybe you are like me and see beauty in everything!!!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

There is always beauty when we take a photo, otherwise we wouldn't of taken it.Maybe it was hoping for something to pop out of there.

april said...

So you have a reflection photo, too, today, but quite another one with that wonderful nature appearing in the 'mirror'

mannanan said...

dare I utter the word?.....Oh go on then........I'm looking for Ratty and mole somewhere in there. Cracking shot Babooshka. You seem to get great images of the Sulby. keep up the great work.

antigoni said...

It sure look like a painting. I like mysteries.

JM said...

Love the shot and the 'Mystic river' subtitle too! :-) Beautiful nature photo!

Titania said...

A beautiful river, a wonderful reflection of mysteries. I love the tranquil colours. I could see a painting in this. I know a small river, it is probably more like a creek in the Tallebudgera Valley, it has reflection, a bit of mistery, it is certainly spooky but not deep. Have a nice week.

Rambling Round said...

I believe I can see all the way to the bottom.

erin said...

well...the mystery is you did take it in your kimono and slippers and it was that bird that flew away while you were trying to capture it...
seriously though...a most intriquing photo and the reflection is beautiful.

thanks for sharing.

Babooshka said...

Neil, that was the intentional mistake. Just wondered who else was looking up at a pink moon.

Carolyn said...

Do you have to have a reason? It is a very lovely shot that invites you to investigate further. I do like the image of kimono, slippers and camera, all before tea! Thank you for sharing and have a great week.
Smiles

chrome3d said...

It could be a painting but I couldn´t find it. Somehoiw it reminds me of the cubistic period of Braque. It must be the colours and those stones.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Marvelous Mystic River ... nifty reflections. I didn't play this week, but I am captivated by your post here.
Hugs and blessings,

cat said...

be entertained

Anak Dokan said...

What ever reason you take the picture. It's just giving us a beautiful picture with reflections on yellow grass on the water. Is the river near to your house?

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