Saturday, July 9, 2011

...the tree is the real thing...

 "where there is much light,
the shadow is deep"
~johann wolfgang von goethe

"worry often gives a small thing a big shadow"
~proverb quote

 "character is like a tree
and reputation like a shadow.
the shadow is what we think of it;
the tree is the real thing"
~abraham lincoln

what a yummy day
to walk around the
backyard to find shadows.
the plants are lush.
the sun is
the shadows limitless.
it is a great day to be a shadow chaser!!!
it is a great day to
just BE.


Sylvia K said...

Love your shadow shots for the day -- as always! And the wise words are always appreciated! Hope you have a wonderful, sunny weekend! Enjoy!


Ralph said...

The artistry of shadows is so well seen in the Summer – the brilliant sun overhead this season allows both subject and shadow to show up beautifully!

It’s not that we are unable to capture lovely shadows on a brilliant day in the Winter – but lacking the foliage, the shadows are nice but not as full as these.

Capturing shadows and contemplating in the brush or forest is what we have here, our stresses melt in such a beautiful place…

Anonymous said...

Lovely shadow shots - especially the first one with the weathered wood!

Ms. Becky said...

I agree Robin. a great day. and great shadows.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The shadows are exquisite, Robin. You have the heart, soul--and eye--of an artist.


Shadows here and shadows there,
Shadows, shadows everywhere!
Shadows left and shadows right;
Shadows dancing through the night!
Shadows crouching on the wall;
Shadows spring and shadows fall
On the unsuspecting guest,
Who thought shadows offered rest!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows here and here

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

And what a glorious day indeed...don't have the air on, just kept the house closed up and Scratchy survived(spoiled brat)my truck thermometer read 93, but the air feels dry(er)and there's a great breeze blowing.

The yeller squarsh n beans are sauteing, the salmon is ready, best be runnin' to the quick mart for a me a hankerin for a cold one...and HEY IT'S SATURDAY...RIGHT...that's what I said, then it's porch sittin', watchin' chicken is good in the country...your last weeks Sunday shots were wonderful!!! Ahhhhhhh, bare toes(right Tilda)!!!


Cassie said...

Man that Mr. Lincoln was a wise fellow. Love your ReputationShots today!! Happy SSS.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Adore those beautiful shadow quotes to complement the two interesting photos!

EG Wow said...

Great shadow shots and I really like the proverb about worry! Thanks. :)

whizkid said...

loved the second photo, and agree with Mr. Lincoln there, on the quote :)

Paula Scott said...

Yummy images and perfect quotes! Now you have me wondering how one finds such perfect shadow quotes. I had no idea that there were that many (and probably more).
The first one reminds me of an artichoke. Love all those jagged edges!

Vhen said...

wow, great shadow shots!

here for SSS!

hope you can visit back, thanks!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good and nice photos.


Arti said...

Hi Sarayu,
My first visit to your blog and I throughly enjoyed my visit...
This is a beautiful post with quotes complementing the pics... Loved the second pic the most!!
Have a fabulous Sunday :)
PS - Sarayu is one of the holiest river in my country India where Lord Ram is believed to have born, you have chosen a nice name.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Well done....and may I also mention that while scrolling through you seems your background is 'dancing' along with my actions.

My Sunday Link: Shadow of Old Glory

Hope your weekend is treating you well!!

Hey Harriet said...

Gorgeous! I think I'd enjoy being a shadow chaser in your backyard! enjoy the rest of your weekend Robin :)

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Neat shots and some interesting quotes! Hope you've had a lovely weekend :)

Beverley Baird said...

What a perfect matching of shadows and quotes! Love both!
have a wonderful week!