Saturday, January 17, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday...THAW...




A land is ruled with staff in hand
mighty scepter to false Gods,
I wield powers unseen by mortal man.
A tool for the very rights of passage,
leaving trails to nowhere
yet trails to everywhere...
I catch your drift.
Moon boots trace forecasts
in ghostly cloaks,
a burial in the eye of the storm,
I yield not to this treachery.
Take back these cold airs demon...
I cast thee out of tranquil shores.
I command thee to release these pipes,
allow these crystal waters to flow
again in my sacred well.
Release my trusty steed from bondage,
her powers restored to fanciful flights of necessity...
to the plumber's domain
where magic will cure these frozen veins...
Release, I say ye...
A kingdom locked in icy towers,
with record cold breaths,
you lay waste,
yielding not the power of wisdom
but laying dormant waiting...waiting
for the Sun God Ra...
Turn these pillars of ice
to the well springs of life again...
I command ye!

THAW!!!




Well...it's summer in the land down under...Australia...where Tracy's Shadow Shots bask in the warmth of a season...but please don't let me stop you from enjoying the shadows...even as I sit frozen in time...in the lost continent of Iowa...the temperatures rise even as we speak and hopes bloom again with the sun at the Pink Chateau...

36 comments:

Gallery Juana said...

Love the photo you took of yourself! But that coat and scarf do not look warm enough.

So the countdown to warmer days has begun already. That is good to know.

sarayutouched said...

I sit here "freezing" thinking I need to put on a sweater...the fire just isn't keeping the house warm today!!! We are looking at 4-8 inches today. Warmer days are coming...if only in my mind today.

M.Kate said...

Beautiful and cold shots hehe :D but really, it's nice but I wont be visiting you this time of the year. It looks freezing..and you are all bundled up..I can only imagine the coldness. GREAT shots for sure, now that's one you wont see me in...snow shots :(

Happy weekend Sharon, wish I could beam some sun to you...

bobbie said...

Excellent shadow shot! It does look terribly cold though.

Linda Sue said...

After viewing your post I took a hot bath and had three, yes three, cups of hot tea, wearing my alpaca socks and my wooly vest! By comparison it is a balmy 30 degrees here!

High Desert Diva said...

Ha! Love the first two shots especially.

Great poem (as always). "I command ye!
THAW!!!"

Greyscale Territory said...

Very commanding poem full of stubborn positives! Love the dramatic tone!

And adore your photos! I know the one of you muffled with scarf means completely frozen, butyou look o so beautiful and bright-eyed!

HUGS! Happiness to you and Scratchy!

CatHerder said...

Cool pics (no pun intended) Cold again here today, but cheery because its so sunny...no i didnt venture out today...cooked, cleaned, and prepped some jewelry for creating...supposed to snow tomorrow though :-( ***visions of gardening through my head**** keep warm!

kden said...

Enjoyed your frozen shadow pics. The first one makes you looks pretty mighty up against the snow. Also love your 'pee' trail in a previous picture. I dug plenty of those so far this winter. My dog hated being confined to one trail though as she is larger and used to having full run of the yard.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Sharon ~ I didn't realize that about the nests!!! I usually gather those around my home that seem to be abandoned but will have to be more aware of the fact that they may be reused! Sharon, is that ICE in your hair??? Omygoodness...please stay warm :) happy Sunday sweetie, xxoo, Dawn

Raven said...

I also like the shadow of yourself very imposing. Last week we were sweltering as it reached 41 degrees celcius - today a bit cooler at 33 degrees. I have never encountered snow!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

hee hee hee....! Sharon...we catch your drift too! Good golly, it was -10 yesterday, -30 with the wind chill, and our homes are freezing....we both decided that pioneer women, we would not have been!
Keep warm....at least the sun is staying on a bit longer now!

Jill said...

Today we hit 40! It was balmy I'm telling you--love the shadow of the shoveler and shovel!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Your posts are always such a treat. Great shadow shot. I've got a cold one, too!

Hey Harriet said...

Brrrr! What a contrast to Aussie shadow shots! I simply couldn't cope with that kind of weather. You're a stronger woman than I! Great shots & poem :)

Jill said...

Not sure when you changed your banner picture, but I really like this shot!

Gina said...

WOnderful SS's Sharon..love the bootprints in the first snow shot! :D

Hot Fudge said...

Can you believe I actually envied you for a nano-second? It's the snow - it's so beautiful. But is that poor Scratchy in the last shot?

Your poem is wonderful.

Now please excuse me while I go and get myself another iced tea to keep cool.

cconz said...

Look at you!! Don't ya love it?

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Reading your poem every Sunday gives my thoughts more open.

Those shadows of yourself are amazing. Lovely shots! Hope for a warmer days to come.

hugs...

Jackie said...

Great work! Loved it! Have a cozy day. jackie

Rosebud Collection said...

You know this weather is making me lazy..I don't even visit blogs as much..Your photos are wonderful..when I saw you, I thought..Oh boy, at least we are not suffering alone..Wonderful poem and shots..Right now, it is snowing like crazy..Lord, help me!

Mamapippa said...

So it's not only in Belgium that the snow falls down ;-)
I send you warm greetings !

deb did it said...

brrrrrr...great shadow! I suppose the sunshine helps make you "think" it is warmer..?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Spring is on its way. I imagine it will reach Iowa before Ontario, where I live. But like you, I chomping at the bit. GREAT shadow shots with tons of personality.

Claire, said...

Thaw is right, my goodness!!!! Awesome pictures though, what a trip that cold must be!

Dianne said...

don't you wish shadows could do the shoveling!

it's very cold here in NJ too and we got a bit of snow this morn

Elizabeth said...

cold cold cold!
above freezing in NY today
good photos

word verification: ingly

like tingly?

Carin said...

Brrr it looks very cold over on your side. Makes a very nice SSS picture. I am so glad the snow has gone over here in Holland.

PJ said...

The word for today, THAW! I love all of these. I used to live in Minnesota/South Dakota so I know all about snow. I love it.

Twinkle Star Art said...

Love the solid shadow of your THAW character. Looks a bit evil at first glance, but I know that THAW must be good to bring on colourful spring ;)

Rebecca said...

thaw, thaw, thaw :) great poem and great shots, my favorite is proabably the one of the bicycle. It's warm and cozy in a way, probabaly because of its old world appeal; leading the mind to simpler times - LOVE IT

MuseSwings said...

I command ye thaw! I love it! The pictures are beautiful and very very cold!

Kitty Boo Boo said...

all three pics are fabulous ... I can't believe how much snow is out there ... I too am from Sunny Qld in Aus where it's 8:30 pm and currently 25 degrees Celcius ...

Kerri said...

SUPERB Shadow! and you look COLD!
Stay Warm :)

storyteller said...

Chilly shadow shots for sure!!! I loved the opening graphic in Monday's post too. My first Shadow Shot Sunday is at Sacred Ruminations.
Hugs and blessings,