Thursday, October 27, 2011

Colorful Skies

"The earth laughs in flowers" Ralph Waldo Emerson
click to enlarge our reflection of the sky
Happy Sky Watch Friday everyone. Rainy season has arrived in the tropics, lots of overcast drizzly days with pops of color from all the jacaranda trees coming into season.  We like to celebrate with the local Jacaranda festival. 
Photographers often recommend if you have a great view remember to turn around and check the other aspects where I caught a bit of the urban wildlife or brush turkeys foraging for lunch. Pretty amazing they are not bothered by busy roads or folks walking by.
A little peek into a new class I am working on using products in different ways to create textures.

28 comments:

the old boathouse said...

Great pictures Mandy, a different view. The jacarandas are amazing this year aren't they ? cheers Katherine

Steffi said...

Wow...great photos for SWF,Mandy!The colours are so beautiful.What is it for a tree on your first photo?Very beautiful!
Have a nice weekend!

Liza said...

Nice reflection. I love both photos. Happy sky watching.

Skywatch

Gary said...

Great looking trees!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of flowery tree.

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch for skywatch... Happy TGIF! Thanks for dropping by.

EG Wow said...

Spring beautiful spring! Lovely photo, Mandy!

Elisabeth said...

Amazing what one can find reflected in windows...very nice captures. Hope you have a great weekend.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures and I love the jacaranda! Such a lovely reflection! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mandy!

Sylvia

VALKYRIEN said...

Great reflections in the windows, and the lovely flowers in front makes it all more lovely!

hannah said...

Mandy where in the tropics are you? I thought Melbourne before, don't know why.
Those flowers looks so photoenic against the glass.

ewok1993 said...

your composition is always superb. love jacaranda. we don't have as much here though.

Kay L. Davies said...

That first photo is fabulous, Mandy! I'm not familiar with jacarandas but I do remember seeing them on another blog a year ago. So beautiful.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Gill - That British Woman said...

super reflection in your photo.

Gill in Canada

Missusg said...

very pretty Mandy!

Hildred and Charles said...

What a beautiful delicate colour, - the leaves surrounding the base of trees here are golden and orange these days, and they are also very beautiful.

Kim, USA said...

I like the first photo. The purple flowers are stunning against the color of the building. Happy Friday!

Bridge and Sky

ladyfi said...

Oh my - how very pretty! Love the jacaranda.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Love the sky refection in the building. Beautiful composition.

Romina said...

Such a beautiful sky reflection and love the color of flowers too.

Have a lovely weekend.

Karine said...

What a wonderful idea to capture the reflection of the sky in the building! The flowering tree is a wonderful touch as well :o)

eileeninmd said...

Great captures! The reflection and flowers shot is wonderful, great composition. Happy skywatching!

Wenche said...

Oh, I love it. Nice blue flowers toward the reflected back :0) Nice captured :0)

Red Nomad OZ said...

Jacaranda flowers are so beautiful - even when they've fallen they still brighten the view!

Sue McGettigan said...

Beautiful! Our street here is lined with jacaranda trees, totally reminds me of home :)

Arija said...

Love the Jacarandas Mandy. Adelaide streets are awash with them at the moment as well.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful shot. This may be a duplicate because I think I left a comment but I don't see it so just in case I'll leave another.

meandering pearl said...

oh i adore this photo, so stunning!!! sorry i haven't been able to visit, life has been serious & time consuming :) hope you are doing so well!!!

all the loveliness,

p.s i love the name indie crafts!