Saturday, October 4, 2008

Two Fountains



After my post (here) about The Arbor some of you requested to see more of it.  Blognote wanted a peek at the courtyard so I was happy to have an excuse to go back for another photo shoot there.  Today, two fountains from The Arbor that I think you will enjoy.  

"To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth"
Pearl S. Buck

The Tune du Jour is " Nocturne"  by Michael Dulin.

31 comments:

M.Benaut said...

Hi, Virginia.

I have nearly lost myself in this sweet nocturne; it's really soothing and peaceful and luckily it continues while I write to you.
It really goes so nicely with the Fountains of Youth.

I was going to enlarge on your comments that you left on Adelaide DP. It was so nice to hear from you.

Perhaps I'll respond on my blog; - it's so placid here, I might disturb this lovely ambiance.

Merci et à bientôt à Adelaïde.

alice said...

Virginia, a few days in Paris will not be enough at all, I think you definitely need some vacation in Provence.

emiliane said...

De très jolies fontaines ... l'accompagnement est très reposant ... pour un début de journée.
Bon week-end

jill said...

Yes, I have enjoyed the fountain photos. And Michael Dulin.

Webradio said...

Bonjour Virginia !
Agréable début de journée...
Promène-Toi bien, et nous avec Toi, et mets-nous encore de jolies photos...
A bientôt.

Laurie said...

Oh, how I love that first shot with the background fountain fading into blur. I can just hear that water trickling.

Gorgeous shots as always, Virginia.

Bibi said...

Oooh, stunning photos! Somewhere I have a photo of a "spitting lion" taken in a nearby town, and maybe I'll dig and post it for you!!

Chuckeroon said...

So, V..I can se that you are reaching out towards trying to capture the essence of flowing water. You could have hours of fun capturing the changing mood around these fountains.

BTW...yr regular appearance on RuT is appreciated Tks!

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is the best or better way to catch a fountain. It shows the side most never see. I like it. It almost reminds me of an old Danish masterpiece done with lots of oil washes.

Lori Skoog said...

Virginia,
I am really enjoying your photographs. Since I don't get off the farm much, it is a great way to travel.
Lori

Kathleen said...

If you listen close enough you can here the water!!

Awesome!

Rambling Round said...

This looks so real, I believe water is dripping on my keyboard! Lovely perspective.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous fountains. I love the top shot with the background blurred. So pretty!

Hope said...

Virginia,
Your photos are just stunning! I have enjoyed visiting your blog on a daily basis and am so glad I have discovered your site! I especially love these fountain photos...just beautiful!

Dr. Rosalyn Spivey said...

Hey Virg!
What a blessing to do what you love and be so darn good at it!
I'm thinking of printing a few for a Birmingham Wall in my house. You know I have to do things on the cheap! I could do a plaque with your picture and a sign that you're my sistah friend! :-)

Virginia said...

Sistah!
I am thrilled you stopped by for a visit. If you will frame em I will give em. I would be honored to hang out on your wall. Email me. Give the Purse Sisters a hug for me too.

Hope and Tanya, Lori, Jill and Kathleen
You are so kind to visit so often. Merci!

Emilane, Welcome. Where do you live in France?

RR, Oh dear, hope the drips don't short out you computer-ha.

M Benaut- Color me verte avec envie regarding your grand tour de France.

Tash said...

What a lovely whole-ists experience you've given us today. The Nocturne is so moving - a contemporary piece instilled with Chopin.

Coltrane_lives said...

M Benaut said what I was going to say. There is tranquility in a fountain and in this music. Have a relaxing weekend!

D.C. Confidential said...

Both of these are gorgeous! I love the perspective on the first one and the black and white on the second. Well done!

Ming said...

Beautiful!

Kitty said...

nice variety of photos. The sepia image is so great, with the partial view outside.
I love your header image!

Strangetastes said...

Ah, yes, peaceful. None to be found here, though. It's gonna be quickstep march instead of nocturne, Red Bull instead of sweet tea until I get out of here. Then, the aluminum tube for hours and hours and hours. We used a frequent flyer award to upgrade to biz class, so you can swill champagne to your heart's content. Then, perhaps, some peace.

Virginia said...

Oh Joe, I mean S.T., say it isn't so!!! Flyin' on a jet plane to...Japan?? Thank your lucky stars for "bidness class!" Whooo eeeee, we won't be that lucky. Keep in touch. Just one glass of bubbles pour moi? I have no clue how to say "Bon Voyage" in Japanese, but you know what I mean!

Ming said...

TAg! I tagged you.

Jilly said...

Beautiful photographs and music. Love the clarity of that first photograph.

I left a message for Melissa on Monte Carlo DP (two days ago) and answered her question about the restaurant with the flowers.

Blognote said...

Oh, Virginia, thank you so much for the fountains and the Nocturne!!!
I have been away these last two days so I could answer you only now to thank you for your wonderful present, which I appreciate so much!

marley said...

Two art shots, nice work!

babooshka said...

Tis is the kind of imagery that is sorely missing on the island. W have the landsacpe and have beocme lazy with the architecture and sculptures.
Two great shots. The red and green is a very striking combo in the first and the bubbles bobbing in the econd are just splendid.

Ming the Merciless said...

Great job, Virginia.

I have taken quite a few fountain photos and none of them came close to as beautiful as yours.

Jana said...

Beautiful! Nicely done!

Eki Akhwan said...

THey are both beautiful and beautifully captured, V. I prefer the bottom picture though. Somehow the sepia tone makes it look more classic.