46 comments for “Reflecting and January Blues

  1. January 6, 2012 at 10:38 am

    This is a neat post, Mary. I love the reflection shots in the water. Your photography really is amazing; have you taken a lot of classes? Mr. Forest Manor is still the main photographer at our house. :) I hope to improve my skills in 2012.

    I so enjoyed all your holiday posts. Best wishes to you in 2012!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  2. January 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Beautiful, peaceful photographs. Best wishes forTIME…to reflect and clean and bundle up and enjoy the season as we prepare for glorious spring. ~Zuni

  3. January 6, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Gorgeous January views Mary!

  4. January 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you for these lovely images! Reflection is a part of January for me also.

  5. January 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I’d love to reflect off of water but I get too much snow!
    January is a difficult month with the holidays just having past and the winter setting in. This time of year does allow one to reflect on their plans and ideas for spring and summer and or clean out the closets!!

  6. January 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Beautiful photos, Mary. I am doing lots of reflecting myself. xo

  7. January 6, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Mary, your beautiful images inspire me to reflect back as well. I like to move into organizational mode this time of year too. January is my time to clean out around here, plan for the months ahead, and simply assess what I’d like to accomplish this coming year. Gazing into these incredible water reflections ease are a good way to relax, open my mind, and think about 2012. Thank you! ~ Sarah

  8. Skip Weathers
    January 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I really enjoyed your photos this morning. The reflection pictures
    are incredible. Thanks.

  9. January 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Oh so pretty. Awesome photos!

    – The Tablescaper

  10. January 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Wow, it’s so strange to see your table bare! I’m kind of looking forward to having more time to get things done in January after how hectic December was (and being sick twice!).

  11. January 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Gorgeous photos…We started with a clean house for the holidays, but now just digging in a little bit more to try to clean out and ‘divest’ ourselves of some of the ‘accumulated clutter’…

    No resolutions this New Year since I can’t seem to be able to keep them for the long run, but setting goals instead…One goal is to get rid of things we either don’t need or haven’t used for a long time… (sigh….) I wonder what this will do to my “collections” ?

  12. January 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    so beautiful mary, your first pic could be in the night circus with the tree :) just 14% in kindle and loving it… like your gorgeous pics~

  13. January 6, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Mary, your photos are so gorgeous. I have really enjoyed your posts this past year. Each and every one has been beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for that! I’m still trying to take down Christmas, as I sit here blogging away!! I’ll get to it eventually. I’d rather look at your gorgeous pics! Take care!

  14. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    January 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Really cool pics Mary! Hoping January treats you well:@)

  15. January 6, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Your photos are very artistic, Mary! Love all the reflections in them. I, too, was wondering if your took a photography course. I hope to improve mine this year, and you’re an inspiration.

    We’ve been cleaning out our office this past week. It always makes me feel good to get things organized. It was a mess!

  16. January 7, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I don’t love the cold of January, but I do love the skies and the bare branches and the way the garden looks as it sleeps with it’s blanket of leaves! Your photos are lovely! Especially love the grasses with the blurred water behind.

  17. January 8, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Glorious photographs Mary! I sure would like to know what camera you use.
    January is a little sad after the celebration of Christmas. Putting away the decorations makes everything look so plain. I like to leave a little something out to brighten the dark dreary days of Jan. This year it is my mercury glass

    Blessing to your and yours in the New Year.
    The French Hutch

    • January 8, 2012 at 9:06 am

      Thanks Emily~ I have a Nikon D60 and edit my photos in Picasa :)

  18. Debbie@Mountain Breaths
    January 8, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Wonderful January views! I just made some adorable heart sugar cubes like the ones in CL magazine. I have instructions if you want them ;o)

  19. January 8, 2012 at 10:48 am

    HI Mary, and happy new year! I haven’t had 2 seconds to reflect:( I have been taking the Christmas down, and that is ALOT; cleaning out several closets and helping my daughter pack. She and our SIL are MOVING IN here on 2/1 while their new house is built!!!!!!!! So, no time at all right now. We are leaving for Fl. on 2/4 to clean out hubby’s Dad’s house and get it ready to sell. Maybe by March I can BREATHE!!!!!!!!! LOL. LOVED the pics, beautiful. XO, Pinky

  20. January 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Just spectacular scenes, Mary! Some I can almost see my breath, the image is so evocative of winter.

    LOVED your year in review, too! I can’t believe I didn’t see a couple of those gorgeous tablescapes. I’m glad you posted them so I could enjoy them the second time around.


  21. Pat
    January 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Love your reflecting photos. Love your post. Pat

  22. January 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Gorgeous photos, Mary. The reflection and peaceful water shots are perfect for this time of year.

  23. January 8, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    You had me smiling with the very first photo…amazing and so beautiful…they are all breath taking!

  24. January 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    What beautiful photos…the reflections are so interesting! I love January…one of my favorite months! Everything feels new and fresh! Happy Mosaic Monday! ♥

  25. January 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Beautiful reflections and lovely views of the water. Your photos are gorgeous. Have a great week!

  26. Pondside
    January 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I love your reflecting and your blues. I was out today too, taking photos of reflections in the north pond – with so little sunlight, I look for the brightness where I can find it.

  27. January 8, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Beautiful and serene captures – no way I could be blue with those views!!
    Have a wonderful week!

  28. January 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    That first photo is stunning, and the following ones are also gorgeous. Reflecting during this quiet season of winter after the hustle and bustle of holidays is a good way to spend time. I hope the blues stay away, or at least are very pale.

  29. January 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Brilliant photos. Loved the reflection shots most of all. No winter blues here right now, but lots of blue summer skies.

  30. January 8, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Such breathtaking shots! Gorgeous scenery, I enjoyed your captures.

  31. January 8, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    This is the first time I’ve visited your site. I’m sure it won’t be the last.

  32. January 9, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Reflection shots are always so appealing. As well, I like the photo featuring a branch in the foreground with others behind.

  33. January 9, 2012 at 4:24 am

    I love all of your reflecting!! I would so love to head south…like we usually do. My husband wants to go to…wait for it…MINNEAPOLIS! Are you kidding me?? MN in March?? I’m working on him!

  34. January 9, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I give myself time away to do just what you describe. In fact, that’s happening now with me being in Maine without family. I enjoy the serenity, the sitting by the fire reading, looking out onto the harbor and seeing its stillness. The only blues are the ones I see around me.

  35. January 9, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I love reflection photos. Have you checked out the link party at Weekend Reflections and a new one called Sunlit Sunday. Your photos would definitely fit in to both.

  36. Valerie
    January 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    With scenes like that how could you be blue. Lovely. V

  37. January 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I agree with Valerie, with all of that beauty you won’t be blue..

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  39. January 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Very beautiful and reflective photos. I remember the January blues…when I lived in PA. That was a very difficult time for this FL girl. There is a lot of beauty during this time…but I really HAD to look for it…

  40. January 10, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    The reflection shot is fantastic. It is a winner.

  41. January 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Hi I am new here. Those are very beautiful photos. I love the double meaning for your January ‘reflecting’, lol. And the reflecting results are awesome. Why are there blues in January? Is it because of the weather or the consciousness?

  42. January 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Such an uplifting blog! I really like the collage. I use Picasa photo program too. Happy New Year!

  43. January 11, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    What a great post!! The pictures are wonderful…I couldn’t be blue surrounded by all that beauty!!

  44. January 12, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Your reflection shots are amazing. So much color in the reflections. Lovely! Nancy

  45. January 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Beautiful pictures. We live on a small lake so I really love your saying “Home is where the boat is” Blessings,

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