Saturday, January 29, 2011

...winter trees...



winter trees
all the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
a liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.
~ William Carlos Williams

the bottom tree
has glints of snow for leaves.
again, sometimes...
snow can be pretty.
but the shadows...
they are always great!!
and you can see for yourself.
it's another snowy,
sunless,
saturday
(hey a new meme)
in michigan.
just BE.
robin.

21 comments:

Ralph said...

The shadowy world allows our imaginations to work overtime as we guess the subject. I really like the top view as I see in the shadow a cat stretching after he awakens. The bottom look is simpler, the slender tree shadow is elegant and simple. The best part of winter is now doubt the combination of sun, snow and shadow...

BLOGitse said...

I can see a cat on your first picture...
Have a good week ahead!

Beverley Baird said...

What lovely shadows! The first looks like an arched cat!
Love the poem you chose.
have a wonderful weekend!

frayedattheedge said...

I think the first shadow looks like a cat arching its back, but Malcolm thinks it looks like a horse!!

Sylvia K said...

That's one thing for sure, snow shadows are the very best -- but I don't want to say that too loud are it might come visit us here in Seattle and it's gray enough as it is!! Always love your shadow shots, Robin! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadow shots!

My Shadow Shots, have a great weekend!

Miss Becky said...

I like the sparkles in the snow. I saw those in my backyard this morning but missed getting a shot of it. yours is lovely and thanks for the WCW poem - it's been a pleasure. happy SSS.

Alissa Nicolau said...

Snow has a way of making the world seem peaceful and quiet to me. Lovely shots.

Karen said...

Excellent shadows and I love the sparkly snow, it adds a little magic to the images.

mollygolver said...

Lovely shadows

Greyscale Territory said...

There's a mystical, whispering romance in this snowy world of light and shadow! Stunning!

Kay L. Davies said...

What delightful shadows. That first one looks more like a Hallowe'en cat than a tree shadow.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

sue said...

The shadow of an alpacca in the snow? It can't be! A dog perhaps? Delightful.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Sunless Saturday, now that's depressing, but alas, it is again, though we have 41 degrees today. I'll never see it being in a mall, but we were busy, so I guess it's a give or take, but at least it's still light out when I get home from work...it's coming!!!

I gotta get over to High Buttoned Shoe Tilda, need some ol'timey, warm and fuzzy feelin's, know what I mean...it's thawing like crazy here today...BUT NOT ENOUGH!!! They say there's a good chance Iowa will flood this year...was that a brilliant deduction...brainiacs!!!

s

Arija said...

Softly creeping shadows on the snow, slow and gentle, ripe for dreaming.

Joanna said...

Beautiful shadows from the trees on the snow. The tones in the photos are lovely. Sunless here as well--in fact it's raining. My shadows were done indoors.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

One word...."BRRRRRRRR"!!!! LOL, great shadow shots.

Mermaid Shadows

Hope you're having a super Sunday!!

LauraX said...

so true robin...I love tree shadows on the snow...and sun dapples too!

Joan said...

Great shadows. Your pictures above are gorgeous!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

That first shadow shot looks like a black cat arching its back. Can you see the tail sticking straight up?

IF YOU SEE A SHADOW

If you see a shadow
And want to keep it near,
Point your trusty shooter
(Make sure the lens is clear);
Press with care the shutter,
Do not slam or sock it—
Then you’ll have a photo
To carry in your pocket!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Stumbling Drunk with Ecstasy

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

I love the glints of light on the snow!