Too Pretty For A Puddle

An ephemeral roadside lake.
Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.

We were enjoying a walk up the road when I remarked to Nigel about how clear the water was in this puddle. He took the time to get a photo, it’s lovely!

The following images are cropped from the same photo …

Click on either to enlarge

It’s autumn down here, in New Zealand
Photo taken 17 April 2020

Text by Liz, photo by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

updated 26 April 2020 – here’s the original image – uncropped


21 thoughts on “Too Pretty For A Puddle

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              1. I really don’t like white skies, either. I somehow got two good pictures last month by gambling and shooting up toward white skies, but those were happy anomalies. I still think it’s best to avoid white skies as much as possible. Cropping them off is one way to go.

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  1. It looks like a little lake for tiny beings, mayhaps the wee folks. The reflection of the pole is amazing. In the enlarged photo the small yellow flowers are adorable. They appear much like our Dandelions which are Benjamin’s favorite flower! Especially when they become white puffballs and my backyard is an oasis. Hope Nigel and yourself were able to get outdoors and celebrate Earth Day today or as is now in New Zealand, yesterday. Thank-you!

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    1. As is my habit, I returned to read comments by others. Sadly, having already read Kay’s, I was forced to read my own! I realized that I had neglected to complete a thought in the second sentence. Imagine, if you will, a comma after amazing followed by “it looks just like a bridge across the puddle.” Thank-you, again!

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  2. Reminds me of the very tiny natural pond in our field when I was a kid – used to love playing there with little boats. The water was clear there too – now I’m trying to build an artificial pond but it won’t have the charm of the ‘real thing’.

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