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Friday, February 5, 2010

Desert Oasis




Last week we received many, many inches of rain here in Arizona. It is very rare to see puddles and drainage areas filled with water - at least not in monsoon season. I was at a shopping center and saw these two perfect reflections from a standing pool of water and couldn't resist snapping some photos. Click to enlarge the photos.






For more reflections, see James.

24 comments:

Lindz said...

wow, that is just amazing, the rain left a calm water in the ground great for reflection shot.

Steven Anthony said...

How beautiful, a sense of peacful jumps from the image...

mbkatc230 said...

Great catch! That first one in particular looks like a mirage. And the reflections are incredibly clear. Beautiful shots. Kathy

Carletta said...

I love the first one Pat - your own little oasis! It's so crisp and clear - nicely captured!
Mine’s here: Carletta’s Captures.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Looks so still! the wind is usually blowing here. It has snowed all day and is lovely for now, but when it melts will just add to the already soggy ground. I even have water running through the pipes inside now!!

Ann said...

The top one really does look like a pool in an oasis.

VP said...

Amzing shots, some of the most original seen around today!

Chef Kar said...

I like the expansiveness of both shots. The reflections are terrific in them.

You can find mine here:
Weekend Reflection ~ Ghostly Images

VioletSky said...

It does seem odd to see giant puddles surrounded by such dryness.

Regina said...

Lovely one!

Happy weekend.

Eden said...

Those are beautiful reflections. The puddles are so clear and you captured them wonderfully.

Gail said...

Reflecting on your reflections...

Diane AZ said...

What a beautiful and rare sight, great captures!

eileeninmd said...

Awsome reflections and great photos! I just love the colors!

Thérèse said...

You could not describe better Arizona under water!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Pat , I so love your reflection shots!
Have a great weekend!
Betty xx

Rae said...

That really is an unusual sight - puddles and standing water. The reflections in your photos turned out nice.

James said...

Perfect title and a neat find. It's a very good set of reflections

Noelle said...

what a great eye you have! i was just looking at your photos thinking that i probably would have driven right by those puddles and not paid them any attention at all. fortunately, there are photographers like you out there to capture the beauty in the simplest of things.

awarewriter said...

Neat reflections but I thoroughly enjoyed your sleep story. My father would often make strange moaning and yelling noises in his sleep and that was really spooky when you were a kid who knew the monsters were in the closet and under the bed. Amazing how much protection we got by pulling the covers over our head.

Serendipity said...

Wonderful reflection shots :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Karen, really those pictures are amazing and I am so glad you posted about the rain. I kind of always wanted to be in AZ during monsoon season to see what it was like, but it usually doesn't happen during snowbird season. Tx for sharing

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Pat, I don't have any idea why I called you Karen. At least I didn't call you late for dinner. Sorry (listening to superbowl with one ear, and I can't walk and chew gum at the same time.)

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh wow, you did get rain. Love the reflections.