Friday, February 19, 2010

Weekend Reflections / Water Reflections on Lake Mead, Nevada

 
Lake Mead lies in the states of Nevada and Arizona.
It is a startling contrast of desert and water, mountains and canyons and primitive backcountry.
People flock here for boating, fishing, swimming and water-skiing year round.
Please click on photos to enlarge!
  
All was peaceful, until...
  
these people started tossing bread!


30 comments:

RuneE said...

That red-headed bird was a new one to me, but then it probably is native to America.

Throwing bread to the birds is asking for trouble :-)

PS I have both a bench and a reflection this week ;-)

Spiderdama said...

Great reflections and warm color!:-)

James said...

These are great. It's fun to watch thunder storms in the mountains around there. I like all of these but I'm really drawn to the cool looking redheaded bird.

Pam said...

Lucky you to find Redhead duck and a paddle boat in the same spot. The paddle boat must be a nice way to enjoy Lake Mead.
Your photos are splendid, Carolyn.

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Beautiful shots.
Congrats.
Luiz Ramos

Riet said...

Great reflections

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos! I like the splash of red in the first one and the duck photo is wonderful!

Malyss said...

As I love gulls, I'd choose the pictures with them; But it's true that the little red duck is lovely!

Sistertex said...

I was going to say which one I like best, but I like all of them. What kind of duck (it is a duck isn't it?) is the one with the red head?

Maia said...

Gorgeous reflection photos.
Despite the redhead swimming in the clear water captured all my attention, all the photos are wonderful.

Carletta said...

Lovely and varied reflections!
I'm leaning toward the first being my favorite with the colorful reflections; but I love the birds along the shoreline as well.

You must have had a really wonderful trip!

cieldequimper said...

Stupidly enough I don't associate Nevada with water ;- Love these, especially the first one.

eileeninmd said...

Great series of photos with lovely reflections.

Scott (AKA Bull Rhino) said...

And that's when the fun began. Great shots, reflections or not.

Scott at World’s Best Photography Blog ;^)

Evelyn Howard said...

Very nice Carolyn. That duck is really pretty (red head!)

Icy BC said...

These are stunning and fantastic pictures! I love that red head duck!

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous views of Lake Mead. We also like to get out of town explore during the day when we visit Vegas.

Ebie said...

I could feel the serenity unless bird feeding time.

I love the reflections on the first shot!

awarewriter said...

Lovely collection Carolyn. They had to throw bread eh?

Ebie said...

I meant until bird feeding time.

Johnny Nutcase said...

Great shots Carolyn ! I know Lake Mead well...my brother in law was a ranger there for a while and I did some backcountry restoration there, Desert Tortoises are my favorite!

Lew said...

Beautiful reflections, specially the paddle wheel inthe first one!

Kirigalpoththa said...

nice place!

Cezar and Léia said...

This lake is magnificent, I would like so much to visit NEvada some day!
Wonderful post!
Have a great weekend,
Léia - BONJOUR LUXEMBOURG

Thérèse said...

We have to treasure Lake Mead as long as we can...
Nice reflections.

mbkatc230 said...

Wonderful shots of a beautiful place. Love the 3rd shot, the water is so clear. And that's a great looking bird - very cooperative subject! Kathy

Irene said...

Nice shots ... great reflections!

happilyretired said...

Beautiful views ... lovely reflections! Nifty red water wheel.
Hugs and blessings,

Woody said...

Very nice reflections, I particularly like the paddle wheel boat in the first shot.

KMOYMAMA said...

I love photographing birds, too. This lake reminded me of visiting Lake Powell, Arizona.