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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Weekend Reflections

 

 

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Christmas decorations at the botanical garden in Chicago.

More Weekend Reflections at James’ Newton Area Photo

27 comments:

Johnny Nutcase said...

cool photo, good color contrasts. is that a greehouse roof reflection i see? i like it :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable RED decoration and beautiful reflection!
Great composition!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

The French Bear said...

That is so lovely, what a beautiful reflection!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Riet said...

THat is a beautiful macro picture with a great reflection

LceeL said...

My son saw the pictures of the big red ornaments and said, "Oh, Look!! That's where Santa lost his balls."

Stine in Ontario said...

Lucky you to have visited the Chocago Botanical Garden. And what a nice reflection shot you got there too!

Maria said...

What a nice image, cactuses are so cool and this ones looks really large and nice reflections too.

My reflection

awarewriter said...

Interesting juxtaposition in more than one level. Your photo works well on many levels too. Very nicely done.

Crafty Green Poet said...

this is a beautifully composed shot! Lovely red decoration too!

ruma2008 said...

Thank you for showing wonderful scenery.

From the Far East.
Greetings.

Linda Higgins said...

wow those are some giant red..... Christmas....decorations! I do say the contrast is bery pretty!

kaye said...

love the interesting foliage and the contrast of red and green. One does not expect cactus in a Christmas picture. Very nice.

Julie said...

The clarity you have achieved in this picture from the Chicago Botannical Gardens is just terrific. The reflection of the roofing is just perfect in the red bauble, but it is the needles on the cactus that really makes this image for me. Well done.

Have a happy holiday.

quilly said...

Pretty. Christmas in the Chicago desert.

Vogon Poet said...

This is a picture to be studied, with many interesting things in and around the beautiful reflection.

James said...

I love the contrast. I also like the Christmas colors. The reflections are outstanding. This is a really nice find! Great shot.

Pat said...

This is just beautiful! I love the opposites here - red/green, smooth/prickly. The reflections in the ornaments are really cool.

I enjoyed reading about you in the beginning and then was so surprised to see that this photo was taken in CHICAGO! LOL! I'm originally from the suburbs of Chicago and now travel full time in our 5th wheel.

Betty said...

So simple, yet so effective! Great reflections too.

Serendipity said...

Great reflections! And very festive :)

moneythoughts said...

Interesting contrasts. Red and Green. shiny red balls and cactus with needles. What does this mean?

Gattina said...

Beautiful, but it was early, each year the Christmas decorations come earlier, here too !

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful ruby reflections! I love the unique angle. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the detail in the reflections! Especially interesting is the reflection incorporating the reflection of the nearby red orb! The reflections suggest a conservatory or greenhouse in the gardens?

maryt/theteach said...

Very clever, jientje! The red globes reflecting the cacti! :)

lisaschaos said...

Very pretty! I put the photos of us reflected in the balls on my facebook. :) And I finally mailed off your ornament, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get to the post office. Let me know when it arrives please. :)

jay said...

That photo is wonderful! I love the similarities and contrasts - both things are round .. but opposites on the colour wheel and smooth/spiky, etc. The ridges work well, too!

The Retired One said...

Loved the contrast of this photo....!!!

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