Saturday, June 9, 2012

...length and shadow of our own souls...

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
i love how.
the flutterby's body.
created his shadow.
on his wing.
oh the joys of.
a summer yard.
it is back.
like an old friend.
just BE.


Ralph said...

The butterfly is so graceful and beautiful, its gentle landing on the flower amazing in its gentleness. Perhaps this flying beauty knew you were looking for natural shadows and kindly posed for the artist. So nice!

The flowerpot looks as if it is about to tup over. Happily, shadows were captured prior to the fall. Neat!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Delicate shadows on the wings of the butterfly--how delightful!

Dawn Shadows

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous butterfly and a terrific shadow shot for the day, Robin! And what a lovely start for my day as well! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!


Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

It is a familiar and welcomed sight-these colorful summertime visitors! Quietly sipping nectar from the flowers that grace the property.
Celebrating the simple joys of life that mean so much!

Anonymous said...

I love the photo of the butterfly!!

Kelly said...

I love the ladybug in your header today! I might not like many of the summer insects (horseflies, deerflies, mosquitoes), but there are so many wonderful creatures like these in your photos! (and dragonflies!)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We love coming over for the calming shadows you bring us Robin! Summer is back...and just like an old friend, bringing back all the joys that go with it! Thought the same thing sitting on the porch last night....welcome back :) yea!
Enjoy your day!!

Sherri B. said...

What lovely photos...and a beautiful quote! I haven't heard that one before and will definitely add it to my collection. And I agree...the joys of a summer yard are so welcoming and comfortable.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Dale Turner's words are so haunting and beautiful - definitely recorded on the SSS2 list! Love the gentle wings of your butterfly touched with shadow! And the second photo is like a mystery object! At first I thought it was a slightly overturned lampshade, but what would do that be doing on a rugged fence? post? Like a mystery object tantalising in light and shadow!

Leah said...

Could not agree with you more on your sentiment of the joys of our summer yard.


Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful are your words....I could tell I was going to really like your post....just from the title!!!


Hope you're having a glorious, wonderful weekend so far.

Quasi Serendipita said...

Beautiful images - and quotes :)

Chubby Chieque said...

HI Rob,
Hope you had a great week and have a wonderful week-end to come.

One thing I love you posts coz of the prose and the matching shots. AWESOME... very delightful.


Chubskulit Rose said...

Beautiful butterfly.

Shadow Shots post. Have a great weekend.

BLOGitse said...

Butterflies are so beautiful...
In Finland everything is so green but it's not summer warm yet but pleasant to cycle! (and stop every 5 mins to shoot a picture)
Have a good week ahead!

Patti said...

I also love this quote about the length and shadow of our souls.

The flutterby shot is wonderful. I just captured a bumble bee on some spiky purple perennials in the yard.

I think I shall post the photo, because I can. ;-)

Beverley Baird said...

Beautiful shot of the butterfly! Great quote as well!