Saturday, June 27, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday...The Gift


Arise
see the new day
be hopeful for the 'morrow

believe
in the promise
that the good life is upon you

share
in the air
that we all breath is the same air

hope
that we can be
brethren and family in the same house

Peace
and the knowledge
to protect and to love and to give of

harmony
it can be real
and it will grow and will prosper

love
and the gift of
and the knowing of a friend...


s.wilson



Thanks Mary Kate for the beautiful medallion that hangs from my French parrot candle, treasures that will never leave my home...this is the view from my couch every morning, as the sun rises to greet me...yeah, I'm sleeping on the couch for the duration of the heat wave, keeping the upstairs closed off to conserve energy...ya do what ya gotta do in an old house...then I reflect on what it was like back in the day when we didn't have air conditioning...can you remember...

But with the greed of the energy companies, who can afford to run it...and the guilt of running it, because of the global temperature changes...such is the world today...
BUT...
we have a good thing and it's called Shadow Shot Sunday, it's in Australia, where it's Sunday, please check out the simple things in life...a shadow...who knew...




24 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

I like your parrot...and M.Kate's gift just adds to its charm! Cool ss

dulcy said...

Well......I simply love this shot! What a nice composition, and the light is beautiful!

dulcy

Utah Grammie said...

Beautiful words - so needed! The shadow shot is amazing! Have a great Saturday, my friend!

Lori R. said...

Beautiful words, just beautiful... try to keep you and Scratchy cool. I hope this weather does break like they are predicting. Now that it hasn't rained in 2 days, I'm gonna have to water flowers!! Did you have an iris planting day yesterday? I'm glad they went to a good home. They will grow up loving you, like they loved me!

Lori R. said...

p.s. Looking at your parrot pic closely, I see it is a double ss. The shadow itself and the shadow on the table. You ARE an amazing photographer!! Your pics are wonderful. I also like how the medallion makes those little circles in the shadow of it! Funny too... the word verification says cheesa... "say cheesa!"

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful, colorful shadow shot! Great composition, light and colors! And beautiful words to make it even lovelier! Thanks for sharing!

Have a beautiful day!

Shannon said...

I just love how the pattern of the medal isn't really obvious on the metal but sweetly exposed by the shadow! ;)

sunnymama said...

That's such a cool shadow shot! The text is beautiful too :)

sarayutouched said...

exactly...isn't it wonderful that we can all go wild over a shadow. your morning view looks mighty inviting. i believe it is I who will join you there tomorrow for coffee...

Hey Harriet said...

Your French parrot is gorgeous. As is the sweet gift from M.Kate. A lovely shadow and poem. So you are experiencing a heat wave now? Yikes! Hope things cool off for you soon. Gosh it didn't seem like that long ago that your yard was covered in snow!!!

Greyscale Territory said...

I love the unique waves of colour and light and shadow in this photo!
So very beautiful!

I have just completed quite a tough/busy term at school, especially with exams and reports! I haven't visited blogs as much as I usually do! So many of my posts were just scheduled in bundles.

Anyways! School holidays have now begun at last and my dearest partner has my company for awhiles and I his! He has done everything round the house just so I can get through! He's the best!

BIG HUGS! And stay cool!

Martha Z said...

Great shot and words.
Keeping cool with minimal energy use is a challange. Here in Sacramento the temps are soaring and we used more energy today than the solar cells produced. I hate that.

Martha said...

Nice shot! Shadows make me happy too :-) Stay cool!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful shadow shot.
Each week is fun to see what everyone gets. We are having rain, rain and more rain. No humid weather so far. ..Happy SSS.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Cool shadow - very lovely picture! Your poem is beautiful this week too!
Trying to keep cool? The rain that has come the past few days keeps taking the temp down a couple of degrees - thank heavens!
Enjoy your week (hopefully cooler!)

Carletta said...

This is a beautiful shot! The wallpaper is an added bonus in capturing the shadow. The reflection on the table yet another dimension - lovely!!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Inquisitive bird,
parrot disguised as candle—
whose voice do you hear?

Chris said...

Funny bird! I love the look of his shadow.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Lovely-dovey shot, indeed!

Great composition of words as evah & am just loving it.

TTFN... take care

bobbie said...

Beautiful. And poignant.
Today we show our support for the protesters in Iran, and somehow this poem seems appropriate.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Stunning colors in your lovely shadow shot ... paired with a perfect poem.
Hugs and blessings,

The Explorer said...

I like this one...great post

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M.Kate said...

Hey, that's a first for me, a mystical knot shadow..and somehow it looks GREAT with the bird !! Wonderful shadow :P