Saturday, October 3, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday...Sweet Kate...


frosty morns
fading warmth
seeking solice
seasons close
and winter winds
wind weary paths
through shaded screens
of solstice past

my tour is closed
my guests have gone
all is silent
and turned to brown
the hush awaits
my Gypsy wing
'tis time to sleep
yet one more thing...

have you seen my Katydid
sweet Kate?


s.wilson


Shadow Shooters again rally 'round Hey Harriet for some good ol' fun, go here to see the rest of the clan.

Thanks Tracy for opening up a whole new world of artistic creativity and vision...as I enjoyed the last bit of Indian summer with opened windows letting in fragments of heat, I spied this Katydid grasshopper sunning herself on my screen, what a sweet last moment of life before the frosts nip it away...remind me again why we live in the North country...

Have a great weekend all!!!


29 comments:

sarayutouched said...

our first three weeks in september were delightful...sunshine, warmth...happy birds and insects.
no longer are the flowers bright-they've given way to brown tones after the heavy frost. summer has caught a cold, as my grandma once said. this chapter is closing, let's look forward to the next.

coffee is on.

Lori R. said...

Sarayutouched said it well, "Summer has caught a cold". And with all the up and down in temps and rain and corn and soybean dust (I'm allergic to it the dr. says)IT IS MIGRAINE SEASON FOR ME. I was laying low yesterday morn, missed Barb's open house, missed coming to see you. Tis the season...Went to the Shed for entertainment in the afternoon, cutting glass today.... glad you accomplished getting moved from Palo (I know, kinda sad you had to leave, but probably for the best) and that you got J-rod moved. Can you just stand still for a few minutes without a piece of furniture in your hands.... Hope you are taking care of Sharon..... Rest your back and aching muscles woman..... See you next week sometime... hugs

bobbie said...

What a fascinating shadow!

Crafty Green Poet said...

we're still enjoying a\n indian summer over here!

This is a gorgeous photo, I really like how the shadow is so much bigger than the katydid itself!

summersundays-jw said...

How my g'son Sage would love seeing a katydid on his window. He's so into bugs right now. I pick him up and he's carrying 2 bug catchers (full of bugs) with him. Love the picture. Have a good weekend. It's a beautiful day in the Ozarks. Jan

Golden West said...

Great shot through the screen - and not easily done. I tried to capture water drops on a windshield yesterday and was stymied in each attempt.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

It looks your busy this week, Lady? Gee! this is cool shot! Ms. Kate really good in posing to you the perfect shot, huh?

One of a kind, so far I know.

Hugs!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific shadow! Love it! And always enjoy your accompanying words! Delightful!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

Great shadow, a different view of a shadow.

Tom Hilton said...

Great capture!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a wonderful shot. It is so much fun getting a picture like this.
Getting cold here..Hasn't been the best summer and now fall is mighty cool. So much for global warming.
Happy SSS.

Paula Scott said...

Waaaaay cool shot! Good job. And the writing is always moving.

Ralph said...

Katie looks delicate in her green style. Yet her shadow is impressive, far larger than herself. The impression is of slight yet imposing. A lovely capture!

Pagan Sphinx said...

That is a really unique shadow shot!

Jonny Hamachi said...

Great Sunday

Greyscale Territory said...

Amazing how much larger the shadow is than the creature. (I am not familiar with "katydid" except I immediately thought of the old series of books by Susan Coolidge ~ "What Katy Did", "What Katy Did Next" and "What Katy Did at School".) And love the extra meshy texture!

We are experiencing a very very cool Spring on the Mornington Peninsula. Yet further north in Sydney NSW, they have had a couple of days 30 odd degrees centigrade! So weird!

Daylight Saving started today just in time for my return to school tomorrow after the holidays. (I am just about over quite a bad bout of pneumonia which seems to be returning each year! So the holidays forced me to rest!)

Back to you! Do so hope you are enjoying your new digs! Think of you so often!

SUPER HUGS! ~ Gemma

Hey Harriet said...

Wow this is just so cool! A very unusual and arty shadow! Love the crazy blend of mesh and shadow!!! Hope the little critter survives the cold snap approaching :)

Carletta said...

What a terrific find!
And yes, as always your words are a wonderful addition.

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

Haha! cool shot! I was wondering if she was in a cage? but then read she was on your screen :)

Quilt Works said...

What a fun photo! Thanks for sharing!

Marie Höglund said...

Awesome!

Evette Mendisabal said...

What happened to Autumn this year? Our Salt Lake City Fall has fallen too quickly into winter!

Love your shadow shot ... gives me the creepies though!

storyteller said...

Unique shadow and lovely poem. Thanks for visiting my shadows at Sacred Ruminations.
Hugs and blessings,

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Sharon - what a fab shadow this week - the shadow, the grasshopper and this screened texture - awesome! We're enjoying fall as well....but as you, we fear winter will be coming fast!

Paz said...

How did you spot this one. Fantastic shadow capture. I'm inspired to find something like this and photograph. ;-)

Paz

Stine in Ontario said...

Love thsis shadow and really enjoyed your poetry as well!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Your wonderful shots have a hauntingly nostalgic quality and you must live in a fascinating place! I love the Cupie Doll shot.

Gabbi said...

Wonderful shadow shot! I think that's the only way I could photograph that little grasshopper :) a bit squeamish when it comes to insects!

cconz said...

sharon, it sounds like you've been busy. I stopped at the shop in amana. I loved it. You're in a cool place. Amana sure has improved since the last time i was there. Lot more neat shops.