Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections


This is my first time participating in a photo challenge but I immediately knew what I wanted to write after reading the guidelines.  Here is the post:

This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, show us an image that says REFLECTION.

It could be a person who helps you see things clearly, a place you go to collect your thoughts, or an object that reminds you of your achievements. You could also go for something more literal, like a reflection in water. Or something that demonstrates both interpretations of the word, as I’ve done in this shot.  Ben

The photos below were taken on the grounds of Codrington College, an Anglican theological college located in St. John, Barbados.

The entrance to Codrington College
The entrance to Codrington College

The main highlight is a beautiful lily covered pond complete with lots of fish, which you are allowed to feed.  There are benches dotted strategically about the grounds where you can enjoy the ducks, the fish and a magnificent view out to the ocean.

The massive lily pond
The massive lily pond

The college has been a tourist attraction for many years but I only appreciated its natural beauty in April 2009 when my mum died.  My young son, his dad and I needed to rest a bit after her funeral, and decided to take a drive out into the country.  We randomly turned into the college off of the main road and ended up spending most of the day enjoying the stately grandeur of  tall palm trees, flowering trees and still mirror-like water with large colourful fish swimming just beneath its surface.  It was amazing how our minds and bodies were healed as we slowly walked around the grounds while remembering my mum’s full but too short life.

Now, whenever I need to get away from it all or take some time to reflect on where I’m going in my own life, it has become the perfect place for a time-out; I’m sure you’ll see why.

Palm trees reaching for the sky
Palm trees reaching for the sky
The trees were in full bloom
The trees were in full bloom
Pretty in pink perfection
Pretty in pink perfection
Can you see the orange and black fish just beneath the surface?
Can you see the orange and black fish just beneath the surface?
Ducks in a row admiring their reflection in the pond below (minus one)
Ducks in a row admiring their reflection in the pond below (minus one)
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Even the birds took time to rest and enjoy the tranquility
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Tree standing sentinel
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Lily pad up close
ripples
R&R: Ripples and Reflections
a pond of lilies
Lilies and more lilies sitting on top of the palm trees reflected on the pond’s surface
Standing watch over everything
Standing watch over everything
Another bench, another resting place, another opportunity to think on life
Another bench, another resting place, another opportunity to think on life
Sit with me for a while ...
Sit with me for a while …
The best view of all - looking out into the unknown, where the ocean meets the sky
The best view of all – looking out into the unknown, where the ocean meets the sky
Saying goodbye and taking the long driveway out ... until the next time
Saying goodbye and taking the long driveway out … until the next time

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galeweithers

Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

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