Photos and Images of Water Features and Water Fountains

Water fountains and features are favorites of mine

Water fountains and water features are one of my favorite things in homes and gardens. The sound of water, along with the reflections of water, bring a sense of peace to my surroundings. If I had my way, I would probably have a water feature in every room in my home!

One of my favorite parks close-by is Shinn Historical Park and Gardens in Fremont California. The park is the site of one of the first commercial plant nurseries here in California. The park not only has a beautiful garden but also has water features scattered throughout the gardens. One day while I was visiting, I made a game out of discovering each water fountain and feature I could find, and ended up with some beautiful photos that day. Before and after each photo I took the time to sit and enjoy the water feature and the surroundings, and it greatly added to the serenity of that day. The fountain in front of the house is the original fountain (with restoration) and many of the other water features have been added over the years.

I hope you enjoy our little "stroll" through Shinn Park. Listen closely and maybe you can can even hear the water trickling!

One of favorite photos

This is one of my favorite photos of that day.I like the textures in the photo and the reflection from the drops of water in the bowl. The layout is very pretty.
This is one of my favorite photos of that day.I like the textures in the photo and the reflection from the drops of water in the bowl. The layout is very pretty. | Source

The "tilting" water bird bath

This water feature has no water in it yet. It was recently placed at this location and is waiting for water to be hooked up. I like the design on the base. Very pretty.
This water feature has no water in it yet. It was recently placed at this location and is waiting for water to be hooked up. I like the design on the base. Very pretty. | Source

Another bird bath waiting for water hook-up

I absolutely adore this bird bath. The angel is fantastic, so much so that I took several close-ups of it. I also love the bleached out color.
I absolutely adore this bird bath. The angel is fantastic, so much so that I took several close-ups of it. I also love the bleached out color. | Source

A close-up of the angel on the bird bath

This is a close-up of the angel on the top of the bird bath. This is beautiful with it's bleached out colors and wonderful scroll-work
This is a close-up of the angel on the top of the bird bath. This is beautiful with it's bleached out colors and wonderful scroll-work | Source

An even closer view of the angel

I will frequently take a series of photos that have something striking in them.This bird bath angel was one of those things that needed a closer shot!
I will frequently take a series of photos that have something striking in them.This bird bath angel was one of those things that needed a closer shot! | Source

The main water fountain in front of the house

This is another one of my favorite fountains in the park. The colors are beautiful and this fountain always has water in it. Sometimes my dogs jump in this fountain for a dip!
This is another one of my favorite fountains in the park. The colors are beautiful and this fountain always has water in it. Sometimes my dogs jump in this fountain for a dip! | Source

The main water pool..with feet!!

This was a fun shot that I didn't even realize I took until I looked in the camera viewer. I thought it was a cool photo of our reflection and our feet at the edge of the fountain!
This was a fun shot that I didn't even realize I took until I looked in the camera viewer. I thought it was a cool photo of our reflection and our feet at the edge of the fountain! | Source

A "dry" creek bed

This dry creek bed has been a work in progress since last year. I don't think they plan to put water through here but it looks pretty as a dry creek bed!
This dry creek bed has been a work in progress since last year. I don't think they plan to put water through here but it looks pretty as a dry creek bed! | Source

Part of the Japanese Garden - the bridge

There is a beautiful Japanese garden in the park. Right now there is no water in it but I believe there are plans to put in water lines to all the pools here. This is part of the bridge.
There is a beautiful Japanese garden in the park. Right now there is no water in it but I believe there are plans to put in water lines to all the pools here. This is part of the bridge. | Source

The park is maintained by volunteers

Shinn Park has had many upgrades and additions added in the last few years. All work performed there is by a dedicated group of volunteers who maintain the gardens, plants and take care of all the park features.Some of these bird baths have been recently added and do not have water lines to them yet. The original water fountain in front of the house and the Japanese water gardens have been there quite sometime, added during a Shinn family members stay in the house. The house and garden were deeded to the City of Fremont and the park is now a historical site. Weddings and special events are also held there. I hope you have enjoyed our little jaunt through some of the beautiful water features that Shinn park has to offer - they make a delightful subject to not only photograph but to enjoy!

@Copyright Dorsi Diaz 2011

(Dorsi Diaz is a freelance writer/publisher, artist and photographer)

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holdmycoffee 4 years ago

Dorsi, beautiful pictures! I especially like the one with umbrella. It looks weathered, yet so peaceful. You are talented with you camera.


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Dorsi 4 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

@holdmycoffee) Thank you Hold. Photography is another one of my art mediums that I love!

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