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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

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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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Author: galeweithers

Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; happy to follow God's lead and to be a rainbow in the lives of others.

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