Saturday, February 18, 2012

...shadow of our own souls...

A human being is only breath and shadow.
Sophocles

because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls,
 our influence is determined by the quality of our being.
Dale Turner

the sun was very brief
this morning.
caught this shadow
on the dining room wall.
now.
 snow is falling.
hap-hazardously.
 now.
quite forcefully.
and bigger flakes.
going to be one of those days.
it is february 18.
spring is not very far way.
what a wonderful day to
just BE.
robin.

For those of you not wanting your word verification because the new way is annoying people. If you have changed to the new interface...(this part i cut and pasted for your FYI) -You have to be in the overview screen. Click the name of the blog so that you see the page view graph, the updates and the menu over at the left. You will see a gear (a cog if you are a Brit) at the upper right. It opens the menu with the Older Blogger Interface.


Hope this helps...i could not read those words very well at all!!!
just BE.
robin.

21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Great shadow shot for the day, Robin! We haven't had much sun lately here in Seattle, but that's nothing new!! Love your words as always! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Kelly said...

The book in your photo is making me smile. I'm trying to make out, for sure, who is on that bike with Toad. I believe it is Frog. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

The sun made a lovely shadow even if it didn't hang around for too long!

Just FYI -- Your word verification is really hard to read (by this member of your favorite elder generation ;>)), so it'll be a small miracle of this comment actually goes through.

BLOGitse said...

Yes, 18th Feb is a good day, I know! :)
My hubby told me more and more snow in Helsinki, also next week when I go back home.
Spring is coming sooooon...
Have a good week ahead!

sarayutouched said...

sorry guys...didn't know that you had to do word verification for me. i will change that!! not a fan myself of the new and improved system. it's always something isn't it!!!
just BE.
robin.

John McElveen said...

Stunning!!!! I Love it!

John


I am having a hard time reading the new word ver on a lot of sites too-- if I have it on please let me know so I can turn it off.

Paula Scott said...

Yes, spring is within reach! I love that vignette-in particular, the tag...makes me week in the knees.

Anne said...

We have had some snow today, but it didn't lie. Love the shadow shot!!

Ralph said...

Shadows all about the home - rather prosaic, usual an normal items have the same power to leaves shadows of artistry. So we look around, and any light, natural or artificial, allows the artistry to show through. Time after time...a snowy day outside compels us to find them all!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice shadow shot.

Regards and best wishes

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Lovely shadow shots..and I love your colander on the second shelf. Very vintage.

have a great week xx

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful play of shadow shape and light! Enchanting!

And thank you so much for your 2 shadow quotes! They will be listed and linked here on the SSS2 quote page!

Patti said...

Cool shadows from your kitchen stuff!

Is that cinnamon hanging there? Looks like something is drying.

Love your words..snow is pretty but I am glad we are snow free here.

I hope that word verification hasn't popped onto my blog..I'll have to check.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like the soft play of light on the cloth in the colander.



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chubskulit said...

I love that quote by Dale Turner. Beautiful shadow shot too.

Thank you for your contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Miniature Rose's Shadow, have a blessed Sunday!

Hope you can make your blog comment section a word verification free (please???)

I'm Veronica said...

this photo is incredible. I love how you capture something that is passed by everyday and turned it into such a beautiful photo. Looked thru some of your other photos, you have a talent for capturing the beauty in every day, love that!

jewaicious said...

Very nice shadow shot with interesting and unique subject.

Lighthousegal said...

Lovely shadow shot. Hope you are enjoying the snow. They are forcasting 3 to 5 inches here for tonight or early tomorrow morning. Snow makes such pretty scenery. Sometimes it makes driving a bit tedious, but I love watching the snow fall and seeing the glistening snow on the surroundings. Nature's beauty.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Robin girl we also had a few moments of shadows later in the afternoon .. of course after I posted my picture ? LOL
How is it a few seemingly simple words can conjur intense feelings about one's self ? .. sensitive people are struck more deeply?
Shadow shot is great and I was trying to figure out the title of the children's book there .. looks cute !
Joy
PS .. we had enormous snowflakes after the tiny bit of sun !

Cassie said...

I love the big, fluffy snow flakes you speak of. Recognize Frog & Toad Together book on your table...sweet memories from when we still had little kiddos at home! Quite an interesting Shadow Shot today. Very eclectic. Happy SSS.

Eden said...

Lovely!

Have a great week.