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:
Oh, this is so-o-o-o-o-o beautiful!!! My favorite this week! Love the turquoises and other blues and they go together wonderfully! That tablecloth is gorgeous. So is your lake home!
Absolutely breathtaking!! The colors are so gorgeous and really take you to a different place. I love everything about this tablescape! I am having a party on my blog today…Centerpice Wednesdays please come and link up and then link back to me if you would.
I love all the reflections! They play tricks on my eyes.
That just blew me away…first it was so creative in thought, and then on to the table in all the beautiful shades of blue…..I really love the tablecloth…I have never seen a blue crocheted one…..just lovely!
I love your “Reflections”post…the water shots are awesome and the tablescape lovely…peace and blessings
Awesome reflections! I love your Caribbean blue table with all the blue elements and glassware on it….Christine
Oh how pretty this all is — I love your water photography and your blues hues on your table and then dessert too! Wonderful post!
Oh, I want some of that turquoise lace on the table…Gorgeous. A
i love that you share all your artistry…
Beautiful photographs of reflections. I did not know very much about muskrats and had no idea they were so destructive. Your table setting is wonderful!
I don’t understand the science behind reflections, I just like them. great images. thanks for sharing.
Your table is beautiful. I love that color blue. The reflections are amazing also. I just have one question could you explain more about: thus the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection; mathematically this is θi = θr.
just didn’t get that! LOL!
Being from Florida, these colors really appeal to me. They have the perfect island look, and I can’t get over how pretty that salad is in the turquoise footed compote. Just gorgeous. I love that you listed where you found things. Thanks!
Happy Tablescape Thursday…
wow … what a delightful feast for the eyes this has been. I love the water reflection pictures … i just love water reflection … and your tablescape … to die!!! gorgeous … such soothing wonderful water/summer colours … i just loved it all!
deep greens and blues are the colors I choose, won’t you let me go down in my dreams…
Beautiful table in my favorite colors! I LOVE your tablecloth. Did you dye it or buy it that way? Also, are you on Lake Norman? I’m from Denver originally! My dad lives on the lake in Mooresville!
Hi, just looking back, I realized I didn’t include the tablecloth with my tablescape notes. It came turquoise from Home Goods, and believe it or not, it’s plastic! We are off of exit 36, so probably close to your dad, although by the water is is hard to say! My in-laws are on the lake in Denver, small world~ Thanks for visiting :-)
My absolute favorite post so far… I love your porch and that exquisite table setting….Love, love ,love it all! Now for the reflections..I thought it might explain what I am told are reflections along my lake. The Canadian shore is 30 miles across from mine, yet, on clear nights especially in May, I see the shapes and lights of the cities from here. It is the most spectacular site imaginable…Sorry, but my feeble mind did not understand the scientific explanation. All I know is that I am mesmerized with all reflections. Thanks for sharing.
AMAZING. I love your reflections and your table and I want a blue bowl full of strawberries. NOW!
Great post!! I just found your blog through the alphabet party! I can’t wait to explore your blog more! I knew you must be a neighbor when I saw Charlotte, NC on that boat ~ I am in Charlotte as well….love some Lake Norman time!!
~angela @ peonypatch
S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G.! This is one of my all-time favorite tables. I love all the aquas, especially the crocheted tablecloth, beautiful. Your photography…the water pictures are awesome! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.
This was just an amazing idea – reflections. Loved all the pictures and a very creative R post. You did a wonderful job. All the reflections on the water are gorgeous. All the blue on your tablescape with reflections were awesome as well. Thanks for putting forth all the effort it must have taken for this R post. I loved it ;-)
What gorgeous shades of blue — and they look wonderful together. The beautiful crocheted tablecloth really caught my eye — so unusual to see one that color!
pretty pictures! thanks for sharing! i really enjoyed them.
beautiful …absolutely amazing photos…great reflections…
mine is here
wanna try my meme, Weekend Funnies ?
gorgeous reflections – i’d love to live on the water :D
So colorful, soothing and fun at the same time!
Gorgeous photos. Reflection pictures are always among my favorites. And I love all the blue glassware!
WOW, SO AMAZING. Words can’t say enough about this beautiful post.
Wow, beautiful Reflection pictures. Love those awesome colours. Great R post
gorgeous photos..and all that blue makes me want to literally go jump in a lake!
This is a lovely post….the area is beautiful and your tablescape is perfectly reflecting the gorgeous waterscape…
Your “R”eflections post is spectacular! Your photography is awesome and your subjects are perfect. Thank you for sharing and allowing me to view so many wonderful photos.
These photos are gorgeous! I have a soft spot for reflection photos, my favorite is that little red shingled shed. Have you considered linking to Weekend Reflections hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo? It’s a fun one!
Your reflections photos are just spectacular! They made me want to grab one of those Adirondacks and just kick back…..
By far my favorite is the reflection of the deck and step railings on the water. Bravo.
The REALITY of your REFLECTIONS are that they are RESPLENDENT and RADIANT and the photographer will be RENOWN!
I have been itching to get my toes in the hot sand at the beach. You have brought me closer to that by this colorful, cooling and well composed Tablescape. I imagine that I am relaxing on a beautiful porch on the warm island of Aruba and my hostess for the week just happens to be a very artistic and creative lady. Evidenced by this stunning lunch setting. How about a Rum Punch in that stemmed goblet. You know the one, the one with that grand reflection sparkling in the glass. All of it is complemented by the Cerulean Blue waters of the Carribean which I can hear lapping at the beach as we enjoy lunch.
I love reflections too, especially early morning on a lake. The blue in your tablescape is gorgeous. I always enjoy stopping by here. Thank you.
Beautiful pictures, I so love reflections in the water and you connected this through so nicely to your table reflections at the end
Beautiful pictures of a beautiful table! Love all the different shades of blue.
Gorgeous table! And all those photos of reflections are amazing! Thanks for sharing this fantastic post!
What a lovely post – very tranquil.
I have to say the first picture is my favourite thank you for sharing and visiting me
A feast of photographs. Superb!
Some beautiful pictures thanks for sharing all of them with us. Your table setting is lovely.
the blue table is just gorgeous……
You. Are. Amazing.
Your photos…your tablescape…your creative use of the letter “R”.
Thank you for helping make Alphabe-Thursday such an outstanding meme!
You. Are. So. Appreciated!
Lovely photos! Many of them would make fun puzzles.