Friday, August 5, 2011

Weekend Reflections & Shadow Shot Sunday


No, not a rock in a desert rain storm . . .


this is our 60,000 gallon water tank that split it's stays when
we filled it to more than a third it's capacity.

It was built in 1935 and obviously had seen a bit of service in
it's time and decided it had had enough, so it shot out one side
and a roaring torrent washed out part of my newly planted
garden.


We were picking up large pieces of concrete and brick for weeks,
thank God no one was in it's way when it happened.



If it ever got cold enough here, we could have our own skating rink,
as it is, the distressed wall makes a great background for a fashion shoot.

They all enlarge for greater detail.

Have some fun at the Weekend, post your best on Shadow Shot Sunday and Weekend Reflection!


35 comments:

  1. Great photo, lots of textures and lighting to admire. Have a great weekend and thanks for your comments on my post earlier.

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  2. I like your sense of humour! A skating rink might be great! My daughter has several large water tanks, which collects rainwater but also water from an under ground river by means of a pump.
    Thanks for your visit. Long live the Aussi skies!

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  3. I'm sorry for you that it broke, but you sure got some great pics as a result. I love that last one with the insides of the wall showing.

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  4. oh, i'm terribly sorry! i hope you will not need that water on down the road! i know you've had terrible droughts there, so i'm hoping you can build a new water reservoir to catch more before you really really need it.

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  5. Such beautiful color reflected back in the water Arija! Thank you for your kind words at my blog. I know you have been through a great deal of health challenges too...this is just life unfolding. I am grateful for each day of being able to see, hear, feel the beauty of the world. We are so fortunate to be able to photograph the things that light up our hearts and share them with others.

    blessings to you

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  6. The colors and reflections are beautiful and I am sorry that it broke causing a mess in your garden... I do love that last shot where you can see a better overall view of the situation and the interior construction of the wall itself.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  7. Although the photo ops are amazing it's too bad about the break, loss of water and your garden. Hope it now doesn't get cold enough to ice skate on. And glad nobody was hurt during the making of this photo shoot. ;)

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  8. Marvelous shadow shots for the day, Arija! I, too, love all the textures as well as your sense of humor! What would we do without that???? And speaking of humor, thanks for sending me a big laugh to start my day! Hope you have a good weekend!

    Sylvia

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  9. Sorry about the accident. It is good that nobody was hurt.
    Nice reflections in the water.

    Regards!

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  10. 60 000 gallons of water... Wow, that is a lot of showers... Nice pictures by the way ; I particulary enjoy the last one, with the blue wall...

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  11. Super photos - but not so good that your tank had to burst to provide them!

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  12. So sorry --hope your garden didn't "wash away". Your "disaster" did make for some great photos though! Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

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  13. OH NO! This is not good for you who lives in such an arid place! But your photos are great!

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  14. Wonderful images...just a shame it of of your disaster.
    I hope it doesn't cost the earth to replace.

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  15. Love those reflection!


    My Shadows, have a good weekend!

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  16. Love your phrasing - distressed wall! That tank could make a wonderful frame interest for many photo shoots! But clearly the tank has done its duty well over the years! Time to be submitted to art heaven!

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  17. So sorry to hear of your misfortune and wonder if you need to rebuild a container.
    I love the shots and the color and texture of the wall. It has a wonderful 'ruin' look. :)

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  18. Thank you all for your concern about our water situation.

    The photos were from a couple of days ago, not the disaster. That happened almost 29 years ago when we were new on the farm and I was just establishing a garden in a paddock.

    We replaced the broken tank with two 20,000 gallon tanks, one for rainwater for our two households and one for dam water for stock ( for city dwellers, read cows, sheep and horses) and gardens.

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  19. The shadow and reflection looks like a rock canyon or mountain

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  20. Good grief, sure was lucky that no one was nearby. But it has made for some awesome shots.

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  21. Sometimes , sad events arrive on not so bad situations.. Nobody was hurt when it broke, you could take great pics, you'll have to reorganise a new garden that maybe you would not have done, plant new flowers.. Let's be positive!

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  22. So terribly sorry!
    But very beautiful color reflections.

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  23. was once a great and useful structure !!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Hi Arija, I love these shots of your water tank. but sorry it gave way! the colors in your photos are fantastic. that surely was a huge tank. happy Sunday to you Arija!

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  25. Oh these are wonderful Arija, I really like the full scale one that shows all of the wonderful things detailed in the others. Have a glorious week, I am thinking that I know that you shall;)

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  26. Oh my goodness Arija. How will you store water now? Some years ago "they" put in 2 gas wells near our property, and ever since our good well water smells like sulphur. We only use bottled water now for our consumption. Not drinking a drop any more! Never got a penny from the gas they sucked out from under our land either.
    Oh well, such is life.
    I hope you are having a good week-end. Raining here this morning, thank goodness, and now the heat is on again.
    B♥

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  27. I like the abstractions in the first two images. Very nice.

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  28. Wow that must have been quite a gusher! The remains have nice bones for photos.

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  29. Greetings from the USA. I'm sorry to hear you had to deal with such unpleasantness, but the pictures turned out very good.

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  30. The photos are awesome its to bad about the break. Hope things are looking up for you. Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comment.

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  31. I am sorry that the water tank broke. I love the beautiful reflections, colors and the textures.

    I hope there was not that much damage done to your garden.

    Take care always.

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  32. Oh MY word, Arija! So glad you can see the beauty in this disaster! Will you build a new tank or repair this one?

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  33. oh my God ... what a damage ... I hope you shall have a new one soon ... the fotos are great for the family chronic ... love kri from Austria

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