Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Semi-precious Stones


Sometimes when I take my daily walk on Jemison Trail in Mountain Brook, I drag my camera along,  especially if it's a sunny day.  Shades Creek runs along the trail and I spotted these lovely stones at the water's edge,  shimmering in the morning sun.  Doesn't get much prettier than this.

*Merci Peter,  for helping me finally figure out how to enlarge my photographs. Your handy diagram did the trick!!!

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19 comments:

Julie said...

I agree: this is gorgeous. It is also very soothing.

Nothing nicer than stone-hopping along a river with someone you care for, with the wind sighing through the she-oaks and stopping every-so-often to skim a smooth pebble and watch as it thud-thud-thuds across the surface.

Bliss ...

angela said...

You're right; there's nothing as pretty. Reminds me of those interior water gardens which are very popular here..hope you're having a lovely holiday time..

Marc said...

Nice colours and very tranquil.

Bibi said...

Can't step in the same (river) twice, nor step on the same stone. Everything changes. This is a beautiful illustration of that.

--Want to share Peter's secret for enlarging photos? :<)

Virginia said...

I'll be happy to share except I fiddled with it when I got up this am and think it's not right again! Oh my. I can't tell. I'll send you the diagram. Easy.
V

babooshka said...

This reminds me of my Laxey Rapids images I sold some time ago. A sreies of three images at avrying speeds. Well done again. The light dancing on the water is spot on.

altadenahiker said...

Mystical, really. I can almost hear it.

The Life and Times of The Southern Foodie said...

You got me! I used to live on Jemison Trail and I could leave the windows open in the Spring and Fall.

Your photo brought back fond memories..

thanks once again.

Wayne said...

A babbling brook. It's a very effective image enlarged.

Carrie Hayes said...

Very nice!! Have a Happy New Year

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

Oh, that's pretty with the song playing. Happy New Year to you!

get zapped said...

Very beautiful image and soothing hues. Water has such a healing quality at times. Thanks for sharing your walk...

Marie-Noyale said...

Did you have your strainer aolng with the camera?
just in case some gold nuggets showed up!!!
Water is always soothing..and it's not frozen like in Paris,these days!!

marley said...

Great photo. I like the ripples of the water as well as the stones. Nice.

Sorry to rain on your photo enlargement parade, but you've got part of the right handside of the photo missing. If you click on the photo to enlarge it you can see a bit isn't shown on the actual blog. I think you might have to widen your template. I managed this, and larger photos, after a lot (and I mean a lot!) of fiddling. My top-tip is to set up a test blog to play around with. You can play with html code and if it goes horribly wrong you can just press reset and no damage done. I tried with my real blog and after completely messing it up I had to spend hours resetting all the things I had erased! A test blog is a great idea! Believe me!!

Sorry for going on but once I start I can't stop. Right I'm stopping now. I am...stop...stop now...

marley :)

Virginia said...

Marley,
Oh rats. I should have left it super large like it was this am. Back to the drawing board pour moi. Why is this so hard for me??? Maybe it's God's way of telling us my photos don't need to be enlarged. Something to think about.

Bob Crowe said...

As the Buddhists say, the river is never the same at any two moments, even though it is just water flowing in the same banks. Best wishes for a peaceful and joyous 2009.

Olivier said...

superbe photo, on entend le bruit du ruisseau qui coule.

superb picture is the sound of flowing stream.

Ming the Merciless said...

Ooooh...so pretty! Great job on the photo.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year!

May the coming year bring to you, the best yet!

Warm Regards

Rakesh
http://almostsunday.blogspot.com/