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Thursday, October 07, 2010

MTFSO – Reflections and other shiny things

The last time we did Reflection for the FSO in July of ‘09,  I showed you a few of the reflections of the Lagoa in Rio.  I really don’t have many (0) clever photos of shiny things, maybe a rock or two or a piece of jewelry here or there but not anything to show off things or places specific to Brasil. 

Christmas balls reflecting Paris for example.

Barra stones and gems (40) Or a stone (mineral) that you can buy in Rio.

This time around with reflections, I wanted to highlight Nova Friburgo.  Humm! 

A few weeks (maybe months) ago I took an easy walk around the city park in Friburgo, Parque Sao Clement.  The photos reflect the feeling of nature during the winter and of the forest area around Nova Friburgo while being right in the middle of the city.  The blacktopped trail is only a kilometer or so long, but there are two dirt trails that seem to climb up into the surrounding hills that you can try out if you want more of a challenge for your daily walk.

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Just a short FYI,  I will be traveling to the USA this next week.  And as usual will visit with my mother – this time in my home town of Adrian Michigan – then returning to Houston spend Thanksgiving with my daughter and her family.  If I am able to get out and take photos I will try to post a couple times about being home – about my other hometowns.  Have a great week.

22 comments:

  1. Wow, Nova Friburgo is breathtaking! I especially like that one with the red bridge and the surroundings reflected on the water!

    I missed doing town shootouts! Let me whip up my own FSO tomorrow.

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  2. My favorite is the red bridge also. Maybe it's because red photographs so well and looks amazing when it stand outs.

    I hope you have a really good time back in the states and I hope to see some posts from you while back in your other home towns.

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  3. Love the water photos and especially the red bridge. Enjoyable post for sure.
    QMM

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  4. What a beautiful place just to relax and do some self-reflection!

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  5. You'll be in Michigan for the autumn colors; I hope you take some pictures. Meanwhile I am enjoying these beautiful shots of Parque Sao Clement, all lovely.

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  6. I like the second, are they corals?

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  7. Ginger, I just love that first bridge reflection! I hope you have a wonderful time in your other hometowns.

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  8. The bridge reflections are stunning. I look forward to your posts about your trip. Have a great time.

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  9. Love the pretty bridge over still waters!

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  10. Gorgeous!!!!

    the reflections on the lake are stunning. Both the bridge, and the one below of the mountains.

    Have a wonderful time in the US!

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  11. Yes, I was in a rush this morning, trying to sneak a few peeks at the Shootout before having people knock on my office door. My favorite is the first photo - the composition is wonderful!

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  12. Ooo I love your shots..the hanging balls ..beautiful shot! I loved the duck too. My hubby the rock guy thought the mineral might be Selenite..the little fans are called fish tails. Beautiful macro shot of the rock!!
    Have a wonderful time with your family Ginger!! Sarah

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  13. What a stunning submission. Loved them all.

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  14. you got nice pictures there..:)

    Nice blog here..:)

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  15. Hi Ginger..I asked about the barn cause I live in Coeur D Alene, Id...so was me visiting you :) Was thinking maybe she took it here!
    Small world!

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  16. About your comment on my blog, I don't know if I'm gonna stay for a long time. But one thing is for sure, I would always be blogging, even though on and off.

    I really miss the old members, I'm trying to connect with them through Facebook but I can only reach like one or two. Maybe they're all very busy.

    About the yacht, I don't know if it costs something just to get on. I would try sometime! That yacht crosses the bay on lovely nights during the weekends.

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  17. All your water reflections were great and the crystal rock is a rock I might want to buy most rocks I would not want to buy. Welcome back to the states I hope you have fun next week.

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  18. that bridge makes a perfect reflection. the rest of the photos are cool! :)

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  19. Hey girlfriend! Thought I would drop in and see how you were doing. Great to see you're still hard at work with that camera. And look at you - planning another trip. Have a great time.

    Oh, I have been super busy. Retirement did not exactly work out. Well, it did but I can't stop taking photos.

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  20. the red bridge is an eye catcher Ginger. have fun when in Michigan. right now we are having fantastic weather. warm with nice breezes.

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  21. Wow, I'm in love with your two Bridge Reflections! Everything looks so beautiful where you are :o)

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