Let us reflect upon reflections….
According to Miriam Webster’s Dictionary
: an image that is seen in a mirror or on a shiny surface
There was enough light in this moment, on this very overcast day, for the evergreen trees to reflect their beautiful living green onto the still water of the pond.
: something that shows the effect, existence, or character of something else
The whitecaps on the York river reflect what a windy morning we’ve had ahead of the next weather front.
: consideration of some subject matter, idea, or purpose
These waterways along the Colonial Parkway are protected , and offer important habitat for migrating birds.
: a transformation of a figure in which each point is replaced by a point symmetric with respect to a line or plane
: a transformation that involves reflection in more than one axis of a rectangular coordinate system
: careful thought, especially the process of reconsidering previous actions, events, or decisions
: something that clearly shows something
The Free Dictionary
: Mental concentration; careful consideration.
: implicit or explicit attribution of discredit or blame
: Energy diverted back from the interface of two media. The reflection may be specular (i.e. direct) or diffuse according to the nature of the contact surfaces.
Although our garden feels wintery again today, with another storm moving in, spring time is reflected in the details: the wildflowers sprouting up in the grass, the unfolding buds, the unexpected jolts of bright color from daffodils and early Magnolia trees.
So often what we see simply fulfills whatever we expect to see.
The wise tell us that our environment is but a reflection of our own true nature.
The beauty around us simply a reflection of the eternal beauty within.
All photos by Woodland Gnome 2014
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
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