Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

It’s been many months since I have taken up the Weekly Photo Challenge.   This week it is Reflections  and it’s a topic that appealed to me and I instantly knew what photos I wanted to share for this challenge and dusted off my memory cards.   It is a photo challenge that has been set before in 2012 and whilst I have tried to use new photos I have used at least one again, and make no apology.

However, the more I thought about the word, the more I realised there is more to Reflections than a mirror image, it could be philosophical also – we reflect on life.  Therefore my first Reflections photo is of my local beach at sunset, with a verse from Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If”  which is an excellent reflection on life.

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

Then there is the more literal take on Reflections.  These photos were taken in 2011 and 2o12 and have been a personal reflection of happy times spent with friends.

Glass baubles on the edge of the lake at Vann, near Godalming Surrey. Taken - May 2012

Glass baubles on the edge of the lake at Vann, near Godalming Surrey.
Taken – May 2012

A very popular scene for photographers.  Sheffield Park, Nr Uckfield, East Sussex.  Taken - October 2011

A very popular scene for photographers. Sheffield Park, Nr Uckfield, East Sussex.
Taken – October 2011

I love the shadow reflections on this bridge in Buckingham.   Taken - September 2011

I love the shadow reflections on this bridge in Buckingham.
Taken – September 2011

Finally, the magical reflection of sunshine on raindrops.  Taken - April 2012

Finally, the magical reflection of sunshine on raindrops.
Taken – April 2012

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