Tree Swimming~ On February 22, 2016February 22, 2016 By cindy knokeIn Conservation, EXTERIOR & INTERIOR DESIGN, MY PHOTOGRAPHS, REVERIES, TRAVEL REVIEWS In a topsy-turvy world, that spins, like a ball, in space, fish swim in trees, and plants grow upside down. Cheers to you, from a pond’s point of view. Share this:pinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Makes you reflect on things! Beautiful photos.
hi cindy you take beautiful wildlife pictures
I was wondering what kind of camera you use
thanking you Matt
Let’s reflect on this a moment, shall we? “)
A la’ Dr Suess possibly????? 😉
Wow, the clarity, in your topsy turvy photos of water with fish swimming in trees, was fantastic, Cindy! ♡ You are an amazing storyteller, too. 🙂
You are a more amazing friend Robin! <3
Beautiful photos..Always <3
Thank you Andy, much appreciated~
🙂 thank you for sharing your beautiful post!
Awww, friends like you Andy make it so rewarding!
Oh I really love this! Just amazing.
I am so glad. It is always good to look at things from multiple perspectives, as long as you don’t get dizzy! 😉
Yes! These photos are some of my favorites due to the colors and natural beauty.
Honored my friend~ <3
So amazing! I could sit there for hours! <3
And leave not knowing for sure that your feet are on the ground!
Very true!! What an amazing point of view these are. You know I’m going to use one of these for a poem!! So inspiring!
Please let me know so I don’t miss it! <3
You have selected the nice reflections! I like the fish with the tree reflection..
I wonder if the fish hang around in the pond all day wishing they could swim in the trees?
Ha ha ha 🙂
Honored, really. Thank you~
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!!!!!!!
Yes! I know exactly what you mean. Those perception challengers. I have have to look with one eye at a time to see the different images, jump back and forth.
Like you Belinda and thank you my friend~
Blush and hugs!! xo 🙂
Oh I love this, looking at things from the pond’s point of view. I shall have to remember this and build on your splendid idea, Cindy. 🙂 <3
Oh, I would be honored. Be well Natalie! <3
Thank you! Blessings and hugs! 😊❤️
Cindy, I have never seen such vivid images as yours before. They are amazing. Do you sell calendars?
Awwwww, so kind Carrie and I am so pleased you enjoyed them. I don’t sell stuff. I never was any good at selling, buying is another story unfortunately! 😉 Thank you Carrie & be well my friend~
Well if you ever do, let me know.
These are amazing.
Ahhhh, so glad, thank you!
So kind and so appreciated!
The sun has to be very bright and the water very calm to get that effect. Nicely done, Cindy.
You are right and there is nothing like the desert to meet both those conditions.
You take great pictures, we all know that, but this time you have outdone yourself.
Awwww so thoughtful and for you my friend, anything! Thank you. <3
Your photos are spectacular. I love the fish swimming in trees. I think there is a poem in there somewhere.
Please let me know when you write it! <3
I also like the fish and trees. Very interesting change in focus post, loved it.
So glad you enjoyed and somehow fish seem to belong in the trees! 😉
Wow! Great reflections!
Wow…amazing!!! Thanks for sharing, Cindy 💖
Thank you more for appreciating~
Great perspective and as always, gorgeous photos, Cindy. You take my breath away.
Awwww, you just took mine away! <3
So very beautiful. Looks as if the Koi are swimming through the branches.
And loving it, doncha’ think? They want out of the pond and into the sky! 😉
Amazing photos! 🙂
Thank you Nicci~
This is stunning Cindy!
Stunning! Thank you.
Very happy you enjoyed & cheers to you~ <3
Just proves that you’ll discover beautiful things when you alter your point of view.
I agree with your point of view! 😉
Perfect title for these amazing photographs!! Brilliant colours!
Awwww thank you Rebecca & cheers my friend~
Spectacular reflections, Cindy! More fun with this beautiful world 🙂
It is one big, beautiful playground isn’t it!
Love it. The surreal light reminded me of Dali, Swans Reflecting Elephants!
Wow thank you, lovely compliment. Dali so brilliantly tweeked human perception which is limited as he showed us!
Very clever Cindy. The pictures are beautiful.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
Hugs and gratitude flying back to you David & cheers too~
Now I’m dizzier than usual! Very beautiful colors and reflections.
Yes, as if you were just standing on your head! 😉
So inspiring mood… 🙂
Awwww, so glad and cheers to you!
Wow, what a beautiful world Cindy 😀 I love the way, as you captured our nature today, so amazing.
We do live in an amazingly beautiful world and you add beauty to it everyday Irene. <3
Then we are two Cindy 😀
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
Thank you more for sharing your thoughtful appreciation Lynn. <3
Your pond’s view is so artsy and “alive” – thanks for the splash of color today too! 💦💦💦💦
Awwww, lovely thoughts! Thank you~
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Cindy Knoke with one of her very special and stunning photographic displays and this week it is tree reflections in water.. so if your life is a bit topsy turvy at the moment head over and see the beauty in that perspective.
Love the way you expressed this Sally and thank you my friend for your continuing kindness~ <3 <3
Beautiful pictures, Cindy. The water is as clear as glass. 🙂 — Suzanne
It is and the only narcissists basking in the reflection were the humble plants!
Wow! This post is fabulous, Cindy 🙂
I love the idea, the colors, everything
Awwwww, you are a lovely person! <3
Fantastic shots. These are the sort of pictures that make almost impossible jigsaw puzzles! The clarity in the reflection really does make you think which way is Up!
I had fun turning the photos upside down. Then I could better dectect the ripples in the water. Our eyes are more attuned to dectecting odd wrinkles in the sky!
Wow – masterful and beautiful, Cindy 😀
You are very kind and a wonderful virtual friend~
It’s not Mirror Lake, Yosemite?
Take a bath http://www.watereffect.net/uploads/final_471176102.gif
Mirror Lake is incredible~
Wow! Amazing photos.
Merci beaucoup mon ami~
Perfect title for this post! 🙂
Lucky fish get to swim in trees~
Now that is a lovely thing to think of.
Liebe Cindy wunderschöne Fotos super fotografiert ganz toll hab einen schönen Tag mit vielen lieben Grüßen Klaus in Freundschaft
Du bist sehr nett mein lieber Freund Klaus!
Very very beautiful and mesmerising.
Ahhhh, so pleased. Thank you Hilary~
Schwimmende Bäume, ein wunderbarer Titel…
Sie sind ein sehr nachdenklich Freund Ernst!
Mil grazie Colleen~
You really do make nature even more beautiful than it already is, Cindy! <3
That is such a lovely thought! Thank you & cheers~
Lovely stuff, although it’s not easy being green. 🙂
I do fervently believe in everything Kermit says……and you too of course Graham! 😉 😉
“too cool” loved the pictures Cindy, beats hard snow =^-^=
Temps in the 80’s and lots of birds, but way too little rain~
Stunning photographs, Cindy. The mirrored images are unbelievable as is the patient water embracing nature’s grandeur. <3 <3 <3
How beautifully stated. Thank you & cheers too~
I’ve always enjoyed taking photos like these with the images reflecting off water. Thanks Cindy!
Thank you Brad. I love reflections too, because it calls our perceptions into question~
Exactly, and a bit mysterious. 🙂
il mondo è bello anche capovolto
Questo e un bel pensiero! Grazie~
Stunning pictures! Thanks Cindy
Thank you more for the thoughtful appreciation~
Woo Hoo! Very stunning shots… albeit a bit dizzying! Unique post, and I luv it!
Now we need to take your gowns, and reflect them in some still pools! <3
I have never seen water reflections this beautiful! Tree swimming, what a poetic title for this beautiful post. Thank you, Cindy! 🙂
You are a dear friend and such a talented photographyer Amy. Thank you. <3
🙂 Thank you for sharing your love of nature <3
Visa versa 2 U X 2!
Great reflections, Cindy. Have you ever tried cropping in tighter and turning the image upside down? I did this once and really liked the impressionistic feeling to the tree.
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.
I love this! I just saw all of your hawk pictures! how did I miss them I don’t know! My daughter and I keep seeing hawks over our field and so I went to your photos! amazing!!!
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!
Wow that is so cool. I always wonder if it is the same ones but I imagine they leave and go elsewhere. Seeing those patterns in your pics. was awesome!
No they have territories and often use the same nest year after year, so your hawks are getting to know you!
I love reflections. An inverted world across the mirror. Thank you, Cindy!
Thank you more for appreciating Francis~
Gives a whole new dimension to that saying, a bird could love a fish but where would they live. They could live beside a pond, where their reflections could mingle in the in-between. 🙂
Yes, I sense a fairy tale her Brenda! <3
Perhaps you need to try your hand at it. 😉
First I would need to learn to spell here…….. o)
Cindy, your reflection shots are fabulous.
Muchos gracias mi amigo!
I never pass up a reflection shot, Cindy. And yours are great. –Curt
The camera seems to love them and make them hyper-real. I love ’em too~
Agreed. Sometimes they make wonderful totem poles. –Curt
Such beautiful reflections! You may have confused the fish though! 😉
What? You never noticed fish swimming in trees before???? 😉 😉
Okay, fine, I suppose I was too busy watching the birds underwater! 😛 😆
A woman after my own hear! <3
They are simply amazing! They actually look like you took pictures on a hot sunny day and turned the pictures upside down. What a great idea Cindy.
I thought the exact same thing until I did turn them around and noticed a slight rippling in the “sky!” 😮
Such crystal clear reflections Cindy. Where is this magic pond? Love how you have the fish swimming in the tree branches.
The pond is in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, which is an extensive desert about a two hour drive from The Holler.
Wonderful reflections captured, Cindy… 🙂
Happy you enjoyed Maniparna & cheers to you~
Beautiful! Love the colors and reflective illusions =0)
So pleased you do and thank you!
How inventive! Are these from different locations? the trees seem they might come from different climates. The are (as all your photos) stunning Cindy! xo
They are all the same pond system in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, but you are right they had different vegetation growing around different ponds.
loved seeing your view of it all…
Absolutely stunning, Cindy — love looking at the world from a pond’s view!!
It’s kind of a fishes eye view too! I wonder if they want to swim in the trees?
Clever and wild pictures, Cindy 🙂
That is nice descriptive juxtaposition.
Mil grazie! <3
I love these! Hard to get reflective images here – the ocean won’t have any of it! <3
Yes, ocean often doesn’t like to share any reflections, but bays do!!
The last Pic could be one of the ITPs Artworks of Richard Lapham 🙂
I am not familiar with him, but I will google him. Thanks for the lead…..
Have a look at his “POP- Art” . Also “John Burst” is quite interesting.
Will do. thank you!
Awesome reflections. A new and clear perspective on an old cliché, ‘We see through a glass darkly,’ but here, we see through the water clearly, and all of it beautiful. 🙂
I am sorry that I missed you comment, from apostle Paul until just now. It is so prescient isn’t it.
Beautiful reflections! 🙂
Obviously they have a strong filter to keep the water glass clear 🙂
Such an clarity, I see only on TV.
I am very pleased that you enjoyed them and thanks for stopping by~
These are really fabulous pictures, Cindy.
Ahhhh, thanks much & cheers too~ <3
I love the way you see life , dear Cindy , …love , megxxx
Love & cheers back to you Meg~
“tree swimming” – I like that. 😀
Merci beaucoup Cate!
This is delightful, Cindy, I love it!
The feeling is mutual for you Eliza~
Fantastic photos Cindy, love the topsy turvy effect! 🙂
Awww, thanks, It is always worthwhile to challenge our perceptions! 😉
It sure is! 🙂
I love this, Cindy 🙂
It is good to challenge our perceptions and who knows, the pond may have the best point of view! 😉
Danke liebe Cindy hab einen schönen Mittwoch in Freundschaft Klaus und sei ganz lieb gegrüßt
Ich danke Ihnen sehr und haben eine wunderbare Woche Klaus!
Yes Cindy, your must see one of his exhibitions <3
ist ja super, wünsche einen guten Wochenteiler
Vielen Dank. Du bist sehr nett!
super Donnerstag wünsche ich und hoffentlich gutes Wetter, du bist auch nettt
Clever, and beautiful too, Cindy! Did you stand on your head? (OK, just kidding….)
I was so impressed that the trees did for the photo-op! 😉
Trees are really very obliging, aren’t they?
And so uncomplaining…..
these beautiful pics above are appealing to come and stop 🙂
Awww, so glad and motivates me to keep posting. Cheers to you & thanks too~
Bonita colección de fotos con la primavera asomando entre los árboles y el agua. 🙂
Muchas gracias mi amiga linda! 😉
awesome pictures, Cyndi, as always 🙂
Awww, thank you Leyla & cheers to you~
A great title for these A W E S O M E photos!!
So nice and encouraging! Thank you Carmen~
love love love your reflections 🙂
I love, love, love your kindness! <3
Love the gorgeous colors!
So very glad you do & cheers to you my friend~
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.
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.
great post, I <3 it
I love your comment~ <3
Love this! Endless ideas. The comments really enrich the content, which itself is already awesome. Thank you!
So thoughtful and so appreciated! Thank you~
I love the creativity of your photos here — really fun, Cindy!
Thanks my friend and glad you enjoyed~
Lovely reflections! 🙂
Danke schoen Bette!
Absolutely love those crystal clear reflections. You have a great eye for good shots Cindy 🙂
You are quite thoughtful and most appreciated. Thank you~
And no water wings! 🙂 Spellbinding, Cindy!
Didn’t even get a teeny bit wet! 😎
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. 🙂 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.
So true, I just read a great quote recently about how photography teaches us to really see and appreciate the world ~ and you describe this exact feeling with your words above. Wish you a great week ahead Cindy.
Same to you Randall~
These pics are so absurdly so clear and sharp I can hardly believe they’re real, Cindy. “Tree Swimming”…, now that’s catchy, Cuz !……… 🙂
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!
Cindy, you are so creative. Awesome pictures. Thank you! Hugs! Veraiconica
Hugs back to you my friend, along with great happiness to hear from you! <3 <3
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…
It makes me think, maybe we are the one’s who see the world upside down!
I think that just might be …it!
It explains a lot doesn’t it! 😉
Fascinating photos 🙂
So pleased you enjoyed. I like to tweak perception~
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