Sunday, 9 September 2012

Off the Beaten Track?

Did you ever have one of those days, you know, when you wake up inthe morning and you know, you just know its going to be a beautiful day?

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Mom and I headed out to Avon Valley Country Park. Its a wild life haven I have been visiting and capturing since I moved here 3 Summers ago.

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Somewhere I had got to know really well, or so I thought!

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Familiar avenues, familiar old trees that have come to feel like old friends you know so well.

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Beautiful sky's that take your breath away?

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Vistas that explode with colour.

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And water, water you just have to love.

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Some spots were created for the photographer.

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I could set up camp here and just shoot this view for the rest of my life.

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Then just when you think you found your place your comfort zone.

It all changes!

Just a little something, in this case a small bridge across a deep ditch, through the trees and ...................................................?

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A whole new world opens up a new perspective on the world you were so comfortable with so familiar you took it totally for granted.

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A new angle to look at what you had always known but just could not see.

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New vistas new opportunities to experience the beauty of our world from a new point.

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Finally the thing I love about the natural world the best things come in the smallet packages.

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Actually its funny, If you think about it. It is funny how nature mirrors life, you think you know something so well, you take it for granted, then when you step back you find it was not what you thought it was!

A sobering experience!

Have a wonderful day and may your God go with you;)

23 comments:

  1. Great post, Baz. I loved all your photos. I understand what you're saying here. Seeing old familiar places in new and different ways is something I always try to do wherever possible. While many places can feel comfortable, like old friends, I do start to want new places to see and photograph, if I can't put some variety into them.

    Excellent dragonfly shot. Was trying to get one yesterday, but they just would not settle.

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    1. gOOD mORNING mITCH WE WILL FIND SOME NEW VISTAS FOR YOU WHEN YOU COME OVER TO VISIT;)

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    2. tHE DRAGON FLY WAS A LITTLE POZER HE JUST SAT AND LET ME SHOOT lol, THANKS FOR THE VISIT AND COMMENT mITCH;)

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  2. Beautiful photos (she says whilst googling to find out where the Avon Valley actually is) We did have a place called Hackney Marshes nearbye, but naturally nothing like that. I somehow grew up in the wrong part of England.

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    1. LOL Good morning Pat there are several Avon Valleys this one is on The Hampshire / Dorset Borders, just west of the New Forest it is actually the same habitat as the forest;)Thanks for the visit enjoy your sunday;)

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  3. So beautiful....I would love a walk through there!!

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    1. Thanks for your visit Monica Have a great day xx

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  4. Wonderful blog and photos. Your feeling about this place is similar to our with Pole Canyon Ranch where we go ride some and also the east side of the Valle Vidal. Isn't it nice to find a new adventure in a familiar place?

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    1. Yes Lynda its wonderful to find a new aspect of a familiar place

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  5. Wonderful picturesque view! It's great to enjoy the brink of autumn and all it's delight :)

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    1. Thanks sweetheart enjoy your swim or ride whatever you decide to do xxxx

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  6. A sobering and absolutely Glorious experience. WOW WOW I felt the warmth and the beauty of your outing here Baz.
    I love this kind of experience it just makes my feeling of well being so complete...
    Beautiful with such Excellent captures I felt I could have been there too!
    The best things in life are free!!!

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    1. Thanks so much MIl for your comment, when your impressed I know I must be on the right track, I hope you had a great day, I guess its evening there now?

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  7. I know exactly what you mean , about bits of the landscape being like old friends........That's the way I feel about the cliffs and sea around where I live. I really like your photos of reflections in water, is a favourite subject of mine. I think a decent camera, is now on top of my wish list.

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    1. LOL Thank you I hope you find a camera you like;)

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  8. Wow these photos are pure amazing!! They take my breath away. :)

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  9. Love seeing this area, especially with the water. I hope to get some new shots along the Mississippi on my trip next week. Enjoy your Sunday evening.

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  10. Thanks for the visit Lyn I did a trip in Minnasota from the source of the Mississippi to the southen Minnasota statline south of Red Wing, it was a wonderful trip, I hope you have as greater adventure as I did,

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  11. looks comfy for a gator in some of them water holes....well till winter comes along

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    1. yes indde mate i will keep one ice free for you lol

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  12. Well Baz; as always your photos are stunning. i especially liked the first lot but then you know how I feel about the forest. What really did strike me was the first sky photo because in the cloud formation I saw a dragonfly, then to see your last phot WAS a dragonfly struck me as being special.

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