Monday, January 26, 2009

My World Tuesday - Santa Fe Reservoir

I found a new place!! Actually, I knew about this place but I'd never been there. I got as far as the parking lot one summer day and turned around when I found out I had to pay to park. So, I waited until this time of year when it's free to enter and boy, I'm sure glad I went. It's the Santa Fe Dam also known as the Santa Fe Reservoir and it's beautiful!!


What makes this place so beautiful is the fantastic view of the San Gabriel mountains.




These geese attacked me the minute I got out of my car. I guess they were expecting this couple who came to feed them. I KNOW I don't look like this couple.


And before I left the one patch of dark cloud over the park started to drop some rain, not enough to make me run to my car but enough to make some nice rings in the lake.



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28 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Wow!! This is a terrific place and some beautiful pictures of it. I am sure you are going to find yourself going more often now.

JennWasHere said...

Seeing a new place is such a joy, eh? It makes us appreciate life and everything in between.

If you have time, come over my world here. Thanks!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great piccies of a beautiful spot.

Skies said...

You are right, it's indeed magnificent. What different worlds we have. Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

Always so much fun to come and visit here. Great photos, enjoyed them immensely.

magiceye said...

that was so pretty!!!

T and S said...

Beautiful series. The water, the ripples, the reflection in the water and the details are just so cool

Guy D said...

Stunning photos as always, I always enjoy your work.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

chrome3d said...

That was a really beutiful visit in the reservoir. Too bad that you were harassed by hungry birds.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm glad you found that spot. Great pictures.

Judy said...

What a wonderful park! And there is grass, and everything! Sorry, but I am in the midst of the winter blahs. Thanks for helping me survive!

imac said...

I Know the feeling when you discover a new place, bet the camera was working overtime. great shots.

Darla said...

I sure am glad you went back too! Otherwise I wouldn't have got to see how beautiful it is....Wonderful photos, as usual!

George said...

Beautiful pictures. I really like the clouds in your first picture, but all of them are great. Thanks for taking us there.

dee said...

Wow that is a pretty place.

Louise said...

What a beautiful place! Looks like a place to visit often.

simply divina said...

What a nice view,place to go for the family. This is very beautiful, I like the water photo with the rain drops.

Mary said...

Wow...what a beautiful place! And all those wonderful geese and birds! This is a very nice post!

Jan said...

It's a great place. Bob's done races there. Isn't it near where they're talking about the new football stadium?

ewok1993 said...

I do the same thing (LOL), I turn my car around when there is a fee to enter then wait until there is a free day to check a place out.

Nice place. How much is fee?

Gaelyn said...

Very nice tour of the resevoir. I'm sure you'll be back and look forward to more excellent views and images.

Sara G said...

WOW, those are just beautiful pictures. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Wren said...

That is a beautiful spot to have in your world.

Lew said...

Beautiful place an beautiful photos! I like the last on with the reflected sky and the ripples in the water.

theArthurClan said...

Oh my goodness...your photos are absolutely fantastic. So glad I stopped by to see them because they were a true inspiration.

Arija said...

A wonderful place,and i love your crazy flamingoes above as well.

BNS said...

I enjoyed this post very much. The landscapes (lakescapes??) are lovely and soothing, and I just love the raindrops falling into the lake.

soulbrush said...

what a beautiful place to live whew.