Thursday, March 18, 2010

Weekend Reflections / Borrego Springs Resort and Country Club, California USA

After being out on the desert floor all afternoon checking out the desert wildflowers, we relaxed at the Borrego Springs Resort and Country Club for dinner.
Borrego Springs, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California USA
The outdoor dining area is right in front of this beautiful water scene...full of the reflections I am always craving to find.
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The reflections became more intense as the sun dropped closer to the rim of the mountains behind me.

This coyote was interested in a duck dinner and a big drink of
water.

36 comments:

Diane AZ said...

The colors and reflections are delightful! Nice capture of the coyote, that is surprise to see at a golf course.

James said...

Three excellent reflections! I like the top one as an over all good picture, the second one has a really nice reflection and third is cool because you took a picturre of a coyote.

Regina said...

What a beautiful reflections!
Well done Carolyn.

Happy weekend.

Ebie said...

Its a beautiful desert oasis, a great place for a weekend getaway! Love those beautiful reflections!

JunieRose2005 said...

WOW! Those reflections shots are great! My favorite is the second one!


Thanks for visiting me recently.


Junie

Al said...

Great shots, that looks like a beautiful area. I like the coyote, we have those where I live but I've not yet photographed one.

Carol said...

Gorgeous reflection shots, Carolyn, and you captured a shot of a coyote...wow.

Sistertex said...

Oh Maaaannnn.... sigh. Beautiful place, wish I was there!

We have coyotes here too, invaded our little development fairly recently. So far I've seen only one, didn't get a photo though.

Xavi said...

Gorgeous reflections, Carolyn!!
Have a nice weekend.

Lew said...

Beautiful spot! Looks like a very relaxing place to have a quiet dinner and enjoy the end of the day.

Sunny said...

Palm trees make such wonderful reflections. Simply delightful.
Sunny :)

Riet said...

Gorgeous reflection photo's and beautiful weather there

Carletta said...

A lovely dinner, beautiful scenery, wonderful photo op, AND you managed to get a picture of a coyote - how cool is all of that!
Love the middle shot!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the first one, the hills are so beautiful in the background

Maia said...

What an amazing place on Earth. Your reflection photos are gorgeous. My favorite is the second one with that "lonely island".
I hope you've found beautiful desert flowers too and bring them to Macro Flowers Saturday.

Tammie Lee said...

so interesting to see a coyote at a resort~
I remember driving through that desert in spring, oh so long ago. The flowers were amazing. Lovely reflections Carolyn.

Thom said...

WOW These are all beautiful my friend. I like the second one as I like the stillness of the water and the color of it. They are just awesome. Have a great weekend :)

Malyss said...

In your first shot, I like the way the jet d'eau makes the reflection disappear!the second is perfect! Is it usual to see coyotes so near?!

Julie said...

This is a glorious looking spot, Carolyn. The middle reflection has such clarity and intensity.

michael bird said...

Most lovely. Especially like the spray effect.

Stine in Ontario said...

This looks like paradise!

Rebecca said...

Great reflection, but the coyote! Now that's cool. At least for those of us who don't seem them very often.

Dianne said...

the 2nd shot is magnificent
the water is so beautiful and the trees are majestic

Greyscale Territory said...

Just lovely reflections! Especially love the depth of the 2nd reflection! What a gorgeous place to wander!

awarewriter said...

Nice shots Carolyn. The first one is my favorite. Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my B&W images. The light was perfect and I was the only person in the 52.7 acre park at the time. Lovely.

moorebloglife said...

You're killing me with all this desert beauty, more Anza Borrego? Gorgeous!

mbkatc230 said...

Gorgeous scenery and such beautiful clear reflections. Palms are such elegant subjects, aren't they? And wow, that coyote was bold as brass! We only see them at night here. Kathy

Eden said...

Such beautiful reflections. I love the place . Great captures.

Beth Niquette said...

What beautiful photos--wish I were there! Lovely choice for Reflections Weekend!

Hilda said...

Beautiful!

But a coyote on the golf course?? That give a new meaning to the word hazard!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear friend,
wow you are really talented, your pictures are outstanding!Wonderful place!
Hugs
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Spiderdama said...

So beautiful photos and reflections. Think I like nr 2 best, just wonderful and I wanna be there in the warm and shunhine:-)

Serendipity said...

Fabulous series - I love the coyote!

KMOYMAMA said...

I love pictures of reflections, but I can't believe that a coyote is wandering in the golf course! Very scary!!

maryt/theteach said...

Carolyn, your reflections are marvelous! Happy Spring! :)

VioletSky said...

oh, a litrtle island of palm trees!
great shots.