Today I’m participating in Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post photo challenge. This week’s theme is Simplicity.

Yesterday was a beautiful winter day in San Diego. Not a cloud in the sky, slight breeze, unusually warm (75 degrees by the coast). Perfect for a visit at the San Diego Botanic Garden with my kids. You’d think January would offer few opportunities for taking photos of nature but I got to snap a few. I’ll share them in several posts and I thought I’d take the opportunity of displaying a few here, with this simplicity theme.

Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view of it.

A pond with some running water exemplifies simplicity to me. And simple is beautiful, like this sculpture at the lily pond by the entrance of the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Sunday Post: Simplicity - lily pond at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Sunday Post: Simplicity – lily pond at the San Diego Botanic Garden

There’s also a Bamboo pond in the Bamboo Garden, which is about three times as big as this one, but still very small and simple.

Sunday Post: Simplicity - Bamboo pond at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Sunday Post: Simplicity – Bamboo pond at the San Diego Botanic Garden

It has a  basic waterfall set up, again, very simple. A trickle of water over rocks.

Sunday Post: Simplicity - Bamboo pond at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Sunday Post: Simplicity – Bamboo pond at the San Diego Botanic Garden

There may have been some animals underwater but we didn’t spot any. Instead we spotted a couple of mallards, or technically a mallard couple having a snack in the pond. I love the simple ripples in the water.

Sunday Post: Simplicity - Ducks at the Bamboo pond at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Sunday Post: Simplicity – Ducks at the Bamboo pond at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Finally we were lucky enough to see a green heron, checking out the water and looking for some potential lunch. Again, I love the simple reflection of the green heron in the water. Simplicity, what a beautiful theme!

Sunday Post: Simplicity - Green heron at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Sunday Post: Simplicity – Green heron at the San Diego Botanic Garden

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

12 responses »

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    The ripples in the water add a nice feature to the picture with the ducks. Seems like that Botanic Garden is a nice peaceful place.

    • mpejovic says:

      It is very peaceful, except when you walk around with a whiny kid. 😉 I’ve got to schedule some time to go there by myself in the spring, when a lot of flowers are blooming, to have some time to take more photos. There’s a nice waterfall there but most of my photos were blurry because I didn’t have a tripod. I’ll have to bring one next time, and I’ll try with the new camera I just ordered. I still might post a photo of the waterfall in an upcoming post.

  2. Catherine Johnson says:

    How lovely! Love the dculpture and the heron.

  3. jakesprinter says:

    Beautiful place Milka, Thanks for sharing my friend I love it 🙂

  4. restlessjo says:

    Your reflections are stunning, Milka. Crystal clear!

  5. Madhu says:

    Fabulous shots Milka! Love the last one.

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