Weekly Photo Challenge – Peaceful

I found this beautiful pond in Penticton, BC during the summer.  The owner took great delight in it.  She visited it every morning just to set herself up for the day.  I found it to be a most restful place with the Koi Carp swimming under the surface, the colours of the water lilies and the gentle trickle of water falling across the rocks.

Here’s to those wonderful summer days again in Penticton.  Want to join me?

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About katehobbs

Mother to two who are now independant and living away from home. Wife to Steve, for the last 26yrs and looking forward to many more years. I have enjoyed 18 months in the Okanagan, something that I have longed to have the opportunity to do for a while. Living a dream, you could say. Now, I am interning with Living Waters Canada based in Vancouver until end of April 2013. I love to grow my own food - it tastes so much better. I also build up, train and encourage others to achieve more than they thought possible.
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32 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge – Peaceful

  1. Rois says:

    Great picture!

  2. 3rdCultureChildren says:

    Beautiful image, Kate!

  3. bebe says:

    i can imagine sitting there every morning just to get some good energy for the day… must be nice with the sound of the water and everything…

  4. Northern Narratives says:

    Looks like a great place 🙂

  5. Connie T says:

    It makes me want to walk across that bridge and sit in the middle and listen to the birds and sounds of nature.

    • katehobbs says:

      Hi Corrie
      It was a wonderful place, right on the side of a mountain. A lot of work had gone into creating it, and it was worth it.
      Thanks for visiting.

  6. cobbies69 says:

    Like the colours it gives off and shades

    • katehobbs says:

      Hi there. Thanks for commenting. The pond is an amazing place. I should probably try and photograph it in winter to give a comparison. I agree with the colours. The wooden bridge, created from a fallen tree on the property, is wonderful.
      Kate

  7. Fergiemoto says:

    That is just beautiful!

  8. Jo Bryant says:

    I want to just sit on that bridge

  9. It’s like that monet picture!

  10. I can feel the peace. Beautiful work.

  11. jakesprinter says:

    Amazing peaceful place 🙂

  12. Patrick says:

    very beautiful shot! You definitely have some great skills

  13. Madman says:

    Peaceful, definitely 🙂 I love your interpretation. Thanks for the share!

  14. Pseu says:

    Nice shot – the orangey red of the carp add to the whole image so much

  15. That is a spectacular shot, Kate! Oh, to have a water pond like that – that would be a great way to start the day, sitting there, gazing at the water trickling and fish swimming, while sipping on hot coffee. Even a great way to end the day. Imagine dusk, the sunsetting, and a cup of hot tea. 😉 Great capture!

    • katehobbs says:

      The location of this pond gets the setting sun. It is really spectacular, and the owners/creators do exactly what you have described, each morning and evening. What a way to be at peace.

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