Tree Swimming~

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In a topsy-turvy world,

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that spins,
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like a ball,
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in space,

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fish swim in trees,
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and plants grow upside down.
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Cheers to you,
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from a pond’s point of view.

274 thoughts on “Tree Swimming~

  1. Wow, the clarity, in your topsy turvy photos of water with fish swimming in trees, was fantastic, Cindy! โ™ก You are an amazing storyteller, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Makes me think of those drawings where if you look at it one way it is a beautiful lady, if you look at it another way, it is a not so beautiful older woman. Lovely photos!!!!!!!

  3. What a great idea Cindy. This is beautiful! I’ve enjoyed looking into water reflections to contemplate an upside-down world. Thanks for helping me remember that today! ~Lynn

  4. I have never seen water reflections this beautiful! Tree swimming, what a poetic title for this beautiful post. Thank you, Cindy! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I did turn them upside down and the rippling effect in the water-sky was fascinating. I thought when I flipped them it would look like a regular photo. The rippling effect was much more confusing to the human eye that the mirrored upside-down reflections. Interesting, I agree with you Emilio.

    • Hawks are truly magnificent creatures. I will never be able to watch them enough. I am glad you and your daughter have some to observe. The hawks will know you and after awhile accept you as part of their ecosystem. They like all creatures will be curious when you do unexpected things. Enjoy!

  5. Awesome reflections. A new and clear perspective on an old clichรฉ, ‘We see through a glass darkly,’ but here, we see through the water clearly, and all of it beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Obviously they have a strong filter to keep the water glass clear ๐Ÿ™‚
    Such an clarity, I see only on TV.

  7. Nothing is more delightful than reflections in water. Although hard to pick a favorite, I love the first gold fish one where the fish are sharp contrast to the green leaves and the one where the rock on the bottom left looks like it’s in thin air.
    Cooool!

    • I don’t know what it is that so fascinated me about water reflections. I suspect I like the way it challenges our perceptions of ‘reality.’ Reality is after all a matter of individual perception.

  8. Reflections are one of the magical pieces of photography ~ and these are exquisite shots Cindy. The last one with the koi is my favorite, a blend of both a dream (reflection) and reality. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wish you a great weekend.

    • I agree. Reflections fascinate because they challenge our perceptions of the world. Does a pond only look as people see it, from outside looking down, or can it also be seen from the pond looking up, or laying flat at the surface, or how about underwater? Photography is a powerful medium because it can encourage people to question their perceptions and assumptions. I think this is one of the reasons you and I enjoy it so much, it allows us to demonstrate how the world can be seen in different ways depending upon one’s perspective.

  9. These pics are so absurdly so clear and sharp I can hardly believe they’re real, Cindy. “Tree Swimming”…, now that’s catchy, Cuz !……… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hey cuz, wonderful to hear from you and hope you are well! I did it was very nice of the weather to conspire and help me get these bright sun and breeze free clicks. Cheers to you and I know you happy because spring is coming!

  10. As a tree lover i must say – wow! And my favourite is the palm trees. They seem to swim free and without any problem at all…

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