Reflections of Monet

by Helen Hooker August. 14, 2017 1624 views

After a week off it was time to return to work today, with a shift at Hatfield Forest chatting to visitors and selling National Trust membership. I decided to make the most of the sunny weather during my lunch break and sat on a quiet bench near the decoy lake. Dragonflies flitted here and there across the water but, of course, I only had a short lens on my camera, so instead of photographing them I sat and admired their aerobatics. On the other side of the water I spotted a group of lily pads, complete with flowers. The light coming through the trees behind cast delicate shadows across the water and I was reminded of Monet's paintings from Giverny. My reinterpretation may not have quite the same impressionistic feel but it's a reminder of a very few minutes spent away from the tourist hustle and bustle nearby.

14 August 2017

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Pam Brighton 3 years, 1 month ago

Lovely and so tranquil.

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Helen Hooker Replied to Pam Brighton 3 years ago

Thank you Pam

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Kay Hooker 3 years, 1 month ago

How very relaxing, just sitting and watching the wildlife.  Love it!

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 1 month ago

Lovely reflections!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years ago

Thanks Jay - it was a perfect lunch break!

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