Late Afternoon Reflections

It’s 5pm in South Florida, when the sun is low in the sky and the water still. The moment is right to look for mirror-like reflections. I choose a low viewpoint to photograph this tall magenta water lily at Naples Botanical Garden.

reflection, water lily
This blooming water lily stands tall above the lily pads and another bud, reflecting in the pond at Naples Botanical Garden.

The pattern of these nearly parallel trunks also catches my eye. Each trunk has its own irregular shape, which adds some additional interest to the cluster.

reflection, tropical
This photograph of water reflection contains a push/pull of same/different elements. Naples Botanical Garden.

Today, I will take a flight north to a far colder climate, where snow and ice rule. I will trade this tropical environment for an arctic landscape. I’m hoping to be inspired by the change.