looking glass world in a vernal pool... Ohio by WonderlandGlass

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featured in The world as we see it or as we missed it & a top-ten placement in the group’s ‘Give me Water’ challenge

When Alice awakened she was not quite certain of her surroundings. Nothing seemed to be as it should be. Up was down and vice versa… a looking glass world where things were just a bit off kilter… and there we were… in a Bald Cypress swamp… IN OHIO!!!
I never dreamed these trees could exist in Ohio, of all places. I have often seen them throughout the southern states during my travels… BUT IN OHIO?
There is a wetland area created by a vernal pool on the grounds of the Dawes Arboretum near Newark, Ohio and a walk along its boardwalk is like stepping back in time to a primeval wetland area (minus the boardwalk, of course). I fully expected to see alligators, copperheads and other nasty beasties appear at any moment…perhaps even a Jabberwock!!!… and then I recalled where I was… in Ohio… or had we wandered through the looking glass?


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A child of the 50’s, a survivor of the 60’s, my main artistic outlets are stained glass and photography. I have operated my glass studio since 1976 and have works all over the U.S. I originally entered university to study photographic journalism, but as John Lennon wrote, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” I do not use PS or other manipulations in my photographs, just adjusted settings on the camera.

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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    A splendid catch of this unlikely scene… in Ohio, that is. Grand light effects, & of course, the reflections. Well done!

  • I thank you for your visit and for taking time to comment… both are appreciated. Peace

    – WonderlandGlass

  • CanyonWind
  • Thanks, POPs, for the honour. Best wishes for a peace-filled holiday ;-}

    – WonderlandGlass

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...almost 3 years ago

    Great capture. Love the colours, textures and composition…all !!

  • Thank you, Madalena. Happy Christmas Peace;-}

    – WonderlandGlass

  • trish725
    trish725almost 3 years ago

    The Water challenge. December 2011

  • Thank you and ta to those who voted for this image in the group challenge. Happy Christmas Peace;-}

    – WonderlandGlass

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