Saturday, July 25, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday...An Ordinary Day...

Nothing special awaits here
just an ordinary day where
words are not to be found
as crisp morning mists arise
and greet another
summer song
in an uneventful day...

Maybe another cup of Joe
and a few more rocks
in my new old chair
will somehow croon to my heart's
desire for poetic license
and a mood setting moment
in an ordinary day...

The evening's dragons
now still and humbled
were perfectly timed
as a needed rain quenched
a parched thirst
in withered produce and posies,
just a summer storm...

But beauty spreads
it's sun drenched shawl
all crossed my har'bring soul
as crickets serenade
in harmony with the wren
and the still
of a typical day...made in the shade.


s.wilson





Do you think the weeks are flying by...I think the people in the Midwest tend to mourn the days of summer passing by so quickly...we know what's in our future...WINTER...it's a dragon and we fear it's scorn.

However, just for now, it's Sunday in Australia and we want to play a game...it's Shadow Shot Sunday won't you play too...

41 comments:

sassytrash said...

Your Shadow Shot and "Ordinary Day" words and pics (and music) are such a sweet respite--like we are sitting on your porch, looking out on your paradise--thanks for sharing your words and world--so refreshing!!

Golden West said...

Sounds like you dodged any tornadoes that may have been headed your way. Since childhood, a sure sign for me that summer is on the wan is when I see "back to school"supplies for sale in the stores - oh no!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Wow, everything looks lush and green where you are! I love the last paragraph to your poem. That chair casts a nice lace-patterned shadow.

maryt/theteach said...

Love the sharp chrisp shadows made by the cutouts on the chair that you show us in another photo. Your music is lovely too! Thanks Sweet repose! :)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Great shadow! Love the pattern (and the chair!)
Karla & Karrie

bobbie said...

What wonderful shadows!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Sitting in deep shade,
sun glaring high overhead,
my heart is at ease.

Sylvia K said...

Love your crisp shadow shots and the lovely words -- as always! Have a great weekend!
Sylvia

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful set of shadows and lovely poem..Let me tell you, I am dreading winter and we have been hit with so much rain June/July. I never remember this happening. Farmers are having trouble with tractors/mud..
Have a Happy SSS

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

And your playing so COOL!

Great words and & great shots. You're so right with what awaits for us soonest. Summer is soon up and we never enjoys it since.

Have a great week-end and hope we enjoy the best of it.

xoxo

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Beatiful pictures!
I'm in Oskaloosa, not too far from you! Great blog!
~Amy

Utah Grammie said...

Love visiting you because I am reminded to slow down and enjoy the "ordinary days" and the cricket's serenade..Lovely photos and I am so in love with your "new-old" chair :-)

Chris said...

That chair has a lot of character and casts a unique shadow. If only we all did that. It makes you wonder what "shadows" your life casts for others, doesn't it?

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Not only in the Midwest people feel the summer goes by too fast...we're in California and we still feel the same way! Let's enjoy every moment of it!

Tilda said...

wow Chris! profound statement on what shadows our lives may cast for others. I have always believed we should live so that at least one person would mourn our passing and remember us forever... I have people in my life who died and they are remembered always. I sincerely hope I can be that person for someone else.
in fond regard, Tilda

Paula Scott said...

But, it doesn't look like it's winter there!
What lovely vignettes and prose! I am transported!

Greyscale Territory said...

Your poem melts around the senses like a caring blanket. I love basking in your poetry!

And love the crisp shapes of your shadows! Intriguing from an ordinary object!

There is always something beautiful to be found in this world of ours! It just needs a little time to look and to notice!

Happy weekend dear sister and BIG HUGS!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

*swoon* Everything comes together so beautifully here; words, images and music. Thanks for sharing!

Jacqui said...

Beautiful as ever, but sadly i can't get the music any more due to licensing rights or something. Lovely mellow images. Don't rush away the summer. My husband decides that Autumn begins in August now, but i don't ;)

Jacqui said...

Beautiful as ever, but sadly i can't get the music any more due to licensing rights or something. Lovely mellow images. Don't rush away the summer. My husband decides that Autumn begins in August now, but i don't ;)

summersundays-jw said...

Great pictures & words. There's sometimes nothing better then an ordinary day. Jan

MonikaRose said...

Great shadow shots this week, love the colors and how the shadows interlock, fab poem. Have a grand day :) MonikaRose

Hey Harriet said...

Your shadow patterns are very cool. Nothing ordinary about them! I'm sorry you are fearing winter. You could always move to Australia because winter here would probably be like your spring. You'd find it warm all year here! :D

Martha said...

Beautiful!!

Up In Annie's Room said...

just fantastic!

whizkid said...

i loved your garden in that lovely light and your poem just made my typical day better :)

Ali said...

Great photos and the shadows are lovely!

jabblog said...

What pretty shadows - enjoy your summer while it lasts. Each season has its joys though they're sometimes hard to find . . . ;-)

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great shadows! Love that one of the old gas pump, really neat looking. Have a great day!

Sherrie
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2009/07/shadow-shot-sunday_26.html

hip chick said...

Oh I love that shot of the chair. It makes me think of sitting there for my morning coffee and watching the fields and the birds wake up.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what lovely shadows in your photos,

Elizabeth said...

Lovely summery images.
Yes, we should cherish summer while we can!

sarayutouched said...

you have hit the nail smack dab on the head...our summers are so short, especially this year...when it doesn't feel like it has even begun...and soon our cool nights will not be followed by the promise of a warm, sunny day...back to winter we go. BUT, what this lends to is cherishing every single day that we have of this crazy summer weather...and it is always, always, always brightened here with your captured photos and your inspirational thoughts. great sss.

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Lovely 'ordinary' day with beautiful photos. Thanks for visiting my Shadow Shot - Scenic Sunday. The surf IS big and that's perfect for the Championships. Interestingly between sets the ocean looks quite calm. I enjoyed your poem ... thanks for sharing ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

The Explorer said...

summer just arrived...let the winter season waits its turn. you have to enjoy the summer first..

thanks for visiting my blog

MeANderi said...

Love the shadow patterns from the chair, so unique! And the poem too. Quite creative you are. Glad you have found your "sweet repose" away from the "expansion" of the Denver area. :)

MyMaracas said...

Ah, what a sweet and and pretty post. I love the shapes of those shadows -- and yes, we here in the midwest wish we could hold on to summer.

Lily Hydrangea said...

cool shadow and another beautiful poem.

cara said...

Beautiful mixture of pictures, words and music. Sorry to take your sun fro m you!

M.Kate said...

That is an extraordinary Shadow Shot. have a blessed week ahead Sharon

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Fabulous shadows! Hmmm. I always figured the holes were for letting water through...but now they're there for sunshine. ;-)