Monday, December 26, 2011

Puddle Strewn Path At Crescent Beach

'TWAS THE DAY before Christmas when I rushed to Crescent Beach in South Surrey for a last minute present. The few shops there were mostly closed and the only gift I found was the sun pouring out in the late afternoon after a morning wrapped in a gray heavy rainfall.

Looking up from the puddle strewn path I saw something appear like a moon out of reach. Instead of a nest, balloons were stuck in the branches of a tree. Strange ... I was thinking about blocked balloons as a metaphor for the bursting of dreams earlier in another post. The awful sight was a reminder that the plastic bubbles that float so prettily in the air are a hazard to wildlife.

The sky seeped through a misty veil making blue reflections in puddle mirrors.

Oops ... I nearly stuck my foot in some clouds.

I went around a blob of a log that resembled a beached whale ...

almost stepping on the roof of a house like Santa.

The bay, of course, was the biggest puddle of all.

Spent grasses had a bouncy response to the sunny break in the weather.

Puddles nestled at the foot of empty benches. There were few people out enjoying the scene ... they were probably busy elsewhere shopping.

This message at the window of a closed store is the same as the one I have on a Penelope card (scroll all the way down to see it) where she sits on a big iconic rock in White Rock. The sign might have made a nice gift but I had to move on to a nearby mall and melt into the crowds before Christmas.

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  1. Lovely views through your walk. The log does resemble a whale.

  2. Oh, too bad. Shopping in Crescent Beach would be better than the mall.
    Doing anything in Crescent Beach, come to think of it, is better than being at the mall.
    Wonderful puddle photos. What fun to look at them. I really like your beached whale, and all the reflections.
    Love, K

  3. Lovely captures for the day and what a lovely world you do have! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you and yours a very Happy New Years!


  4. Beautiful shots of the place. Very scenic landscape.

  5. Beautiful scenes around South Surrey! The air looks so clean and crisp and the vivid blues and greens of sky, grass and water are refreshing to the eyes. I really like the cloud reflections in the puddles!

  6. What a gorgeous meditative walk!

  7. Such beautiful reflections in those puddles. Isn't it fun to play with reflections, especially when it is wind-still and you get perfect reflections.
    I don't think I could have torn myself away to go shopping.

  8. I'm so glad you made good use of your time and your camera before moving on to the mall. :) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  9. I enjoyed this sequence so much. Beautiful shots and fun narrative. I hope you had a great Christmas and a happy New Year ahead.

  10. Looks like you almost monopolized these beauties and enjoyed photographing to your heart’s content. All are my favorites. In the second photo from the bottom, I almost felt there was a “torii”, a gateway to the Shinto Shrine, which is composed of two horizontal beams and two upright pillars. I wonder what it is.

  11. Now that I look at the second to last photo again, I realize it does look much like a shrine with pillars, stardust. It is a bench taken from a slightly different angle and in some ways a memorial as families often donate them to beaches and parks to commemorate loved ones who have passed on. :)


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