R is for Reflections
I’m joining Alphabe-Thursday ~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter R.
Dictionary.com defines reflection as: the act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
an image; representation; counterpart.
in Physics, Optics, a: the return of light, heat, sound, etc., after striking a surface.
b: something so reflected, as heat or esp. light.
Here are some photos of reflections, taken in the early morning or late afternoon, when the water is calm.
Wikipedia explains the laws of reflection:
If the reflecting surface is very smooth, the reflection of light that occurs is called specular or regular reflection.
The laws of reflection are as follows:
The incident ray, the reflected ray and the normal to the reflection surface at the point of the incidence lie in the same plane.
The angle which the incident ray makes with the normal is equal to the angle which the reflected ray makes to the same normal.
Light paths are reversible.
Understand now? :-)
Specular reflection is the mirror-like reflection of light (or sometimes other kinds of wave) from a surface, in which light from a single incoming direction (a ray) is reflected into a single outgoing direction. Such behavior is described by the law of reflection, which states that the direction of incoming light (the incident ray), and the direction of outgoing light reflected (the reflected ray) make the same angle with respect to the surface normal, thus the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection; mathematically this is θi = θr.
Any Questions ? :-)
Reflection is also defined as: a fixing of the thoughts on something; careful consideration. I’ve often reflected on why boaters rarely observe “No Wake” signs & buoys . . .
And if this Desperado has come to his senses. . .
And if we will ever rid ourselves of muskrats. . .read here.
Reflecting on my tablescape this week, I chose to go with water-inspired colors~ more Caribbean in color than Lake in color :-)
I added some flat glass marbles to the table and plates for additional reflection~
Reflections of the porch railing in this wine glass. . .
And a marble reflection in this spoon~
The turquoise footed-bowls are Style-Happy from Home Goods.
The textured glass salad plate is by Murero, recycled glass, Italy~ Home Goods. Blue & White dinner plate ~ Kohl’s/Food Network. Aqua charger~Home Goods, manufacturer unknown.
Napkins are Badgley Mischka~ Home Goods. Napkin Rings & Blue & White glasses~Kohl’s.
Small aqua fish dishes and assorted vases & bottles~Home Goods. Blue wine goblets~ Dollar Tree :-)
More reflections by candlelight. . .
Reflecting on these turquoise dishes~something cold and creamy like sherbert or ice cream seemed to be in order, but I decided to resist and serve fruit :-)
Mixed Berries with Limoncello, recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
They did get a shot of cold Limoncello. . . if you are inclined to make your own, Giada has a recipe for that too.
Thanks to all my hostesses to this week’s parties I’m linking to: