Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Walk in the Glade

Yesterday (Feb. 7) was a gorgeous winter day in Fairfield Glade.  SO---George and I took our cameras and went for a walk around a couple of our local lakes.  Besides getting some good exercise,  we enjoyed being out on a beautiful day!  Here are some pictures that we took along our way!!!  The sky was a brilliant BLUE ---and the reflections in the water were fabulous!!!  Click on the pictures for larger views.




You can tell that there are no leaves on our trees this time of year...  How do you like these reflections???




George took this picture of me ---and I was squinting since I was looking straight into the sun...  How do you like my camera vest????  I love it since  it carries my camera for me!!!




It was so wonderful walking beside this little cascade!!!




I love to take pictures of George as he is busy getting 'up close and personal'  with his camera....



Here is another beautiful picture of the lake and reflections.




And here is another view --as we walked around the lakes.




Finally,  here is my favorite picture of the day... George captured this one of the fountain ---showing off a rainbow... Neat, huh????

Hope you enjoyed going on our walk with us..

Have a blessed Wednesday wherever you are and whatever you do!

Hugs,
Betsy

73 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely series of images, Betsy! I love the reflection shot of the trees. You look great in your new camera vest. George's last shot of the rainbow is beautiful. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy this wonderful day. Take care and have a great day!

Ms. A said...

The reflections on the water is like looking at a reverse image. Love it!

Catherine said...

Going for a walk around such a beautiful lake with my camera would be my favourite way to exercise! Very nice Betsy. I like the rainbow photos ~ very fun! And your reflection photos are beautiful.

Looks like you and your George had a lovely day. Good for you!

xo Catherine

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous shots. Those reflections are perfect.Thanks for the most enjoyable walk.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What wonderful reflections you got!

Big Dude said...

You guys are great photographers - I especially like all of the reflection shots.

Angela said...

It sure is beautiful there! I love all the reflections and that cascade is sweet! Love your purple outfit! Purple is my favorite color.

Hugs,
Angela

Mamma has spoken said...

Love how you can find the beauty of nature even on your walks.

Sharon said...

I am so glad I found your blog. It is such a joy to read about places that are so familiar to me through the eyes of someone else. I've spent many joyful days in Fairfield Glade and loved trying to imagine exactly where you and George were walking.

Harriet said...

We have had some beautiful days this week. You have a wonderful place to walk and take pictures in your own neighborhood!

amelia said...

What a lovely place to live!! Beautiful pictures of lovely places..

linda m said...

I love the reflections! All your pictures are very pretty. Looks like it was a beautiful day for a walk.

Arkansas Patti said...

What a lovely place you live in. Think I would walk every day there to enjoy the peace and beauty.

Sandra said...

The reflections are amazing and so is the color in them. love the cascades, would be fun to wade down them in the summer time.

Shug said...

The reflections are beautiful. Looks like it was a wonderful day for you and George with so many things to photograph. When it is warmer, does anyone ever play in those streams....If we had streams like that here, my kids would be all in them!! I might would be as well!!
Have a wonderful day..
shug

The Incredible Woody said...

Just beautiful! And it was a great day for a walk!!

John and Ellen said...

Betsy your photos are always wonderful and fun to view! I like your camera strap too. I have given them some thought from time to time, usually after a long hike.

John and Ellen
connectedtothevinephotography.blogspot.com

Elzie said...

Lucky you having that scenery around. Here it's winter with snow and, thankfully, not under 0F anymore!!
Take care.
Love Elzie

TexWisGirl said...

those are gorgeous! i LOVE the 'toothpick' forest one most with its perfect reflections!

Karin said...

Not a breeze in sight to mar the reflection photos! Excellent! Love that shade of blue and how it is reflected in the water. Glad you got a shot of that rainbow, George. We had rainbows playing in our living room as the sun was here and there peeking through the verticals. Our granddaughter had fun pointing them out. I know, I should have taken a picture too! Thanks for the lovely walk - I needed that!

Ashley Ashbee said...

Great first shot of the trees all lined up. I enjoy reflections, of trees most of all. Then again I just adore trees in general. Breaks my heart when people cut them down because not only are trees beautiful, but they do so much for us. I'm sure you know.

Rohrerbot said...

Betsy, great reflective shots. Nice work! Hope you are having a good week. Looks you both had a lot of fun taking these shots.

Larry said...

Just beautiful Betsy!! Larry

Carletta said...

A beautiful walk Betsy! The reflections with that blue sky as a background are just gorgeous!

In comparison to your beautiful day mine today is a white/gray sky with very fine falling snow.

Have a great day!

LV said...

You two are the best at capturing such lovely sights. What a gorgeous place you live in. George may have been getting up closer, but also, he might have been giving thanks for being able to enjoy the glorious work of nature. Yes, I still do all my yard work. I love being in the yard when the weather is nice. I am not sure how much longer I will be able to do so.

Sylvia K said...

Such terrific captures of such an incredibly beautiful place! What a lovely day you had to enjoy the scenery! I do love both yours and George's shots of the rainbow! Wonderful! Hope you have a great week, Betsy, with lots more sunshine!!

Sylvia

Snapper II said...

What beautiful scenery.
And what a beautiful day for snapping nature.

Linda@VS said...

Wow! You live in a gorgeous area, Betsy. It must feel wonderful to be surrounded by all that natural beauty. Thank you for sharing it through your photos; those reflections are spectacular.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

That was a beautiful walk, Betsy. The colors in the photos are fabulous. Loved George's capture of the rainbow, too. Have a great day!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your area is beautiful, Betsy! A good walk on a beautiful day is so uplifting. I also like your camera vest -- what a nice accessory to lighten the load of these heavy cameras.

Glenda said...

Betsy, you live in an incredibly beautiful place! I love all the reflections!!

imac said...

Really beautiful, its cold-damp -wet here

My Kid's Mom said...

What a great little rainbow!

gigihawaii said...

Gorgeous lake, gorgeous pics! Congratulations! Hope the weather tomorrow is just as nice for you.

Happyone said...

Lovely photos!! Looks like a great walk.

Retired English Teacher said...

I can't imagine a better way to spend a day than walking in the glade. Everything about sounds romantic to me.

I loved the photos!

Kay said...

Great shot as usual. Is your "blog cover photo" a sunrise or sunset? Whichever, it is beautiful. I saw an ad for one of those camera vests on Facebook. Pretty good idea.

Pedaling said...

beautiful reflections.

and yes, we must take every opportunity when the weather is so beautiful to get out there and enjoy this gorgeous world!

Chatty Crone said...

You lost a lot of weight there girl. I loved the rainbow. The water looked so blue. The cascading steps. And I loved the reflections! Great shots. sandie

Dorothy said...

Beautiful pictures, Betsy!!! My veru favorite is the last one of the rainbow!!!

Ginny said...

Wow, George's picture is AWESOME!!! And I love all yours, the reflections especially!! The bright, brilliant blue water (I know it is really from the sky!) and the trees in it, they are all wonderful! A case of the reflections being prettier than the real thing!!

Southwest Arkie said...

Oh my gosh- those reflections on the lake are just beautiful! The first two are my favorite, but I also like the rainbow at the end. Great shots Betsy!

S. Etole said...

Such vivid blue reflections ... a beautiful day for a walk.

Pearl@serenitycove said...

Wow! You sure live in a beautiful area. Those reflections are gorgeous. Must have been a wind still day.
Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a great week:)

Ann said...

It does look like a beautiful day for a walk and what a great place to take that walk too. The shots are so pretty with the reflection in the water.

Beatriz said...

Simply marvelous Betsy!!!
Your pictures are like postcars, mainly the first one!
A big, big hug!
Bia
www.biaviagemambiental.blogspot.com

Rose said...

I love those reflective shots...it must have been a really beautiful day there.

Andrea said...

Betsy, i love your attire's color more than your camera vest! Your photos always show your love for each other and the happiness shows. And that cute rainbow is fantastic as well.

Daisy said...

Oh it looks so pretty and sunny there, Betsy. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your walk. Such a lovely place to be.

Linda said...

This has certainly been an unusual winter, hasn't it? These pictures are just gorgeous. The reflections are as crystal clear as the original subject of the photo. You really had a perfect day for this photo walk.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, That is the one thing I will miss about not living there in the Glade - all those glorious lakes. Of course my two favorites are St. George and Kirkstone. The most walkable are Mirror and Catherine. Have a super nice day tomorrow - cold weather forecast for the rest of the week and especially so on Saturday.

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Thanks for the walk Betsy. I feel refreshed and invigorated. Lovely scenery!

Buttercup said...

The rainbow picture is fabulous and I love the blue of the sky and the water and your camera vest. I may splurge in low spending February and get myself a camera vest.

Donna said...

What a beautiful area you live in! Love the pics and the reflections. And where did you get that nifty camera vest? Does it keep the camera from flopping all the time?

Judy B said...

Betsy, what a beautiful blog you have! Such a scenic area! I envy you. Thank you so much for posting your condolences on my blog-Gosplgirls Reflections. Please feel free to look me up on Facebook if you are on there. Judy Berisford(from Florida). Believe it or not, there are two womean there with the SAME name! Also on Twitter JudyB1169. Have a great week, Betsy and thanks again! :)

carolina nana said...

You sure live in a beautiful place. That walk may be a cold one if that cold front gets here like they say it will in the next few days.
Blessings
Marilyn

Out on the prairie said...

Like your vest, i know someone I should get one for.Lovely choices

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Betsy, your weather looks absolutely gorgeous. This has been such a strange winter hasn't it. I love all of those lovely reflections you captured on the lake. I also like the way the water is cascading over the rocks in that little stream. Hope you have more of that pretty weather. We have been having lots of fog.

Twilight Man said...

I always love your photos that show the scenery with reflections on water. They look so peaceful and beautiful. I like your cute photo in purple suit. Looks like Barney!

diane b said...

You live in a beautiful area. The walk around the lake on such a nice day must have been lovely. The reflections are great and the blue sky is so brilliant. That vest looks very interesting. I could use one.

Nancy said...

Hi Betsy, It's so nice to meet you and oh did I enjoy my walk with you and George. What beautiful country where you live in Tenn....your shots are awesome. I think my favorite too, is the fountain with the rainbow...a promise to us.....

I will definitely be back to see more of your beautiful photographs....

Starry Dawn said...

Good Morning, Betsy!!
I have just discovered your wonderful blog. Good News!!...
So, I decided to join your wonderful site with inspirational pictures and positive thoughts to ponder with our human dimension.
I hope you also join my site, which is My Journals Blog, so that we may get connected in Blogland.
I have been looking through your older posts, and telling you the truth, I just love Southern States, such as Tennessee and North Carolina. Those images of yours stole my heart. I also love the beach in North Carolina. I make plans to buy a Country Home there with horses and other animals, if that is God's will. I also make plans to visit Nashville, TN., after my hubby retires from his medical practice. My dear family, my daughter and 3 grandchildren were all born in New York, where they presently live and work. I am a freelance writer, poet, lyricist, an artist in many different ways. I sing too!! I also compose songs whenever a tune catches my muse...
I'm always looking for inspirational blogs that could bring joy and peace into my heart.
My heart still holds big dreams, which began in my childhood. I am a grandmother, and about to hit the 6th decade in a couple of years. My hubby is a 71-year-old Medical Surgeon from overseas, where we met him long ago...
I am an American lady grandmother.
Well, I hope you may take a look and join my site, Betsy. It's my real pleasure to have met you in Blogland. I post my poems, lyrics, stories, pictures, random thoughts and other things in My Journals.
God may bless you, and those you love, Betsy!!
All the best in every way,
Poet Starry Dawn.

Janice K said...

God has blessed you with so much beauty all around you. Looked like a wonderful day!

Beth said...

Beautiful photos, Betsy. The reflections are remarkable. And, oh my goodness, you sure do live in a gorgeous place! You are so fortunate to have such a peaceful place to walk. As much as I love our little hilltop home, I wish we had more places to walk nearby. If I lived at Fairfield Glade, I'd probably be out there every day.

Lady Di Tn said...

Wonderful day for a walk. Give George a thumbs up on the rainbow photo. I had to go back and check the date because Wed was not a pretty day here and then I realized you were talking about Tues and it was a night cool sunny day here too. Peace

nanny said...

I could walk there every day!! I love the reflections, so very pretty!

Fred Alton said...

Yes, Betsy, the last shot is beautiful of the rainbow. All of the reflection shots are great - but somehow I favored number 7. Loved the camera vest too!

Jo's This and That said...

Betsy,Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing Joann

Becca's Dirt said...

I enjoyed that walk. I love the blues and browns and touches of green. The reflections are so smooth. Love that vest and how easy that must make it for you. George looks pretty busy there.

ladyfi said...

Wow - what marvellous winter colours - so bright. And that rainbow is fabulous!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Looks like you had a fabulous walk thru' the nature!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, I could walk in your neighborhood every day. (when it is above 50 degrees!)
Lovely views, I adore all the reflections in the lakes!
xo

Vetrimagal said...

This is so beautiful. Tennessee is a charming place to live.

Camera vest, is so convenient. I am seeing it first time :-)