Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Watery Wednesday #19

These were taken at the Los Angeles County Arboretum on one of the trails less traveled. If your arboretums and botanical gardens are like ours and have side paths off the main roads, I encourage you to be adventurous and take them. I would not have gotten this first shot if I had stayed on the main road.


This was at another pond in the arboretum. It's a dead piece of a palm tree that had fallen in the water. I thought it made an interesting shot against the beautiful blue reflection of the sky in the water.



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35 comments:

Paz said...

Lovely watery shots. It DOES pay to go off the road less traveled.

Today I passed by the East River and thought about Watery Wednesday. Alas, I didn't have my camera with me.

Paz

Jan said...

Haven't been to the Arboretum in ages. Your photos make me want to go soon. Love the second one.

Raven said...

Lovely photos (as usual!) In the first photo one gets a real feeling of serenity.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I agree that it's fun to leave the main path...as long as it's allowed. Beautiful!

Gill - That British Woman said...

both are beautiful shots, but I especially like the first shot,

Gill in Canada

ilanadavita said...

Such peaceful shots.

George said...

Both pictures are great, but I especially like the first one. It's a great reason to take the road (or path) less traveled.

VALKYRIEN said...

Beautiful pictures - not following the path pays off very often!

kden said...

Are you sure the first one isn't a painting? ;-) Truly beautiful, wouldn't imagine that in LA. Breathtaking.

beautiful said...

Both are amazingly beautiful. I wish I have them on my wall.

Carletta said...

Gorgeous! I especially like the fallen palm - it is beautiful against that blue and the reflections are nice.

simply divina said...

You always have a nice shot for watery wednesday. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog. It really encourage me. God bless!

dot said...

At first glance I thought the second shot was a gator. Well I am rather sleepy. lol. Beautiful shots!

Guy D said...

That first shot is absolutely incredible, I love it.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

The Right Blue said...

That first shot sure has a dreamy look to it. The second one is most interesting. Had I not read your description, I might not have figured out exactly what it was!

Bobbie

magiceye said...

awesome shots!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

These are 2 brilliant shots TB. Really love them.

Normz said...

awesome place, very peaceful and super clean.

Mamapippa said...

Again, these are wonderful pictures !
Have a nice day !

Greyscale Territory said...

I love roads less travelled! They can be so fascinating! And your photos prove what secret beauties may be found! Stunning photos!

roentarre said...

The first shot looks like a paradise to me!

June said...

Definitely go on the road less traveled!

Connie said...

The first one is so peaceful. I love all the colors of green captured.

Liesel's House & Garden Party said...

What a beautiful place to visit <3

Deborah Godin said...

Good advice and beautiful shots!!

Tarolino said...

Both images are lovely but second one has that lovely quality of contrasts. Both in colour and texture. Love it.
Sound advice about side roads in general. Many a lovely view has opened up to me just by turning the car front towards the unknown little side road just to see where it takes me.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Lovely shots but the first is so beautiful, tranquil.

Thanks for your visit to my blog too.

A

Carrie Hayes said...

Beautiful water shots!

Will said...

Great water shots. I enjoy taking the untraveled paths. Many times there is something interesting to be discovered.

Mary said...

The first photo is beautiful! The second isn't beautiful, but certianly interesting and eye catching! (I thought it was a piece of plastic drain pipe.) Both catch the eye and hold it!

Gaelyn said...

Arboretums are such special places in our world. You've discovered a beautiful place.
The palm looks like an animal.
Great captures as usual.

Thanks for the photo lesson below. Don't have photoshop but think gimp might work that way.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Perfectly calm water ... and mirror.

Patty said...

Beautiful shots!

Judy said...

Wonderful photos! The first one is another of those serene places that I would love to linger, while the second is more informational. I had not thought that palm trees were hollow!
I also love the leave that you put in the Watery Wednesday page.
Thanks for sharing! And for creating the meme!

deserthorses5 said...

If that's the "lagoon" on the back, west side of the Arboretum, that was the one my old high school bus stop was next to...over by Old Ranch Road! Thanks for the memories! LOVE your music! I wanna dance!