Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday...My Sister's Garden...

I went to my sister's garden
drifts
like frosting on cupcakes
brought back those times
as a child
I would've plunged
deep into the memories
of the heart

playing


at picnics and parties and
days of unending fun in the sun
it lies in wait
'neath sheets of white cotton bunting
again
my thoughts move to summer's breath
clothes on the line

working


while gulls hover
o'er seas of crystal mists
just wait
this is beauty all around
seasons of snows
and crisp brilliant air
breathing new life
again
it always does

waiting

and again summer's warm breath
will part the seas
of winter
as it always does
and I'll be playing
and working
and waiting and

dreaming


s.wilson


Yes, playing with the toys of summer, seems so far away though, however the days move so much quicker after the age of 60...don't they...yet you can slow them you know...just sit on a swing on your porch and remember the summers past...it slows time, really...but don't forget your woolies...right now you'll need'um...brrrr....

So, maybe if we're lucky, our Aussie friends will show us some shadows in the sunshine and blossoms of summertime down under...PLEASE!!!...Hey Harriet!!!

31 comments:

Cindy said...

Yes, snow has finally landed......

I really love the gull on the post shot......I really just love the gull on the post really. It would look great in any shot! LOL!

and I like your new header photo...love me some old barns!

Ralph said...

The snow and attendant drifts combined with the sunshine make perfect shadows. The top photo shows the drift as a wave cresting just before crashing. Everything looks cold, too. Hot summers cold winters - what else can you add to the Hawkeye state??

Tom Hilton said...

Lovely shadows. The wooden bird is my favorite.

Catherine said...

beautiful snow shadows...how gorgeous they look in the drifts..

32˙North said...

I love the gull and the way the snow looks -- so fluffy and powdery.

Pam said...

Your beautiful views of winter make me miss it but then reality kicks in ang I remember after the beauty is gone... that is really what I don't miss.

Jen said...

Great shadow shots! Glad I only have to look at them and not be in them. ha! Brrrrr.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love the gull on the post!! And your words are lovely as ever! What great, snowy shadow shots! We may be getting a few of those soon, too! It does look cold!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Susan S. said...

Hi there....popped in your blog from Chippewa Creek blog and am enjoying looking around. :) I AM one of those Southerner's that BEG for snow....LOL! Houston actually had snow LAST Friday but I was on a Carribean cruise so I didn't complain too much about missing the "blizzard". :)

Dixie said...

I think there is no place more beautiful than Iowa in the snow... That's where Bedford Falls is, right? wink-wink...

Christmas blessings. Dixie

Jonny Hamachi said...

A lovely Snow Garden.

Hot Fudge said...

Thank you for the beautiful snow shots. We've been experiencing some really hot, humid days here in Brisbane and your images help keep me cool as I contemplate another day of more of the same. And I know exactly what you are saying about life rushing past after you reach sixty. Somebody stop me - or at least slow me down!

Joops said...

Cool snowy shots!

During winter, its good to look at picturesduring summer

Jacqui said...

Feels very cold in these pictures. I love the bird on the post. We have no snow here yet, but it is freesing and foggy, so no crisp shadows. Keep warm xx

jane said...

We are about to head over to the USA for some skiing from an already hot summer in Australia. These wonderful snow shots are making me look forward to it even more!

maryt/theteach said...

Wonderful shadows, sweet repose! Sister's Garden , how unusual, but lovely, a name! :)

maryt/theteach said...

I looked into Sisters's Garden and learned what it is and how pretty it is and what's there for sale. Now I understand...

MonikaRose said...

These are so beautiful, I love the snow, remember as small child back overseas the white Xmas. But sadly not here on Aussie land, too far to travel to experience that again, miss so much. I have sunny shadows to warm you up. Enjoy your Sunday :) cya

Dianne said...

I love the gull!!

all the scenes are poetic and magical

Greyscale Territory said...

Shadows on snow look so soft and delicate! The large drift in the first photo looks so much like the bank of a wave cresting in a gentle arc and freezing mid motion. Really quite beautiful!

I can't believe how much snow you have already. Our summer is rather slow in evolving. We had a few warm days and then suddenly the weather seemed to zap back into chilled winds and heaps of rain. I am sitting here with a jacket on while outside there is a wimpy sun struggling through grey skies.

School holidays are now beginning. (Last day at school was Friday and I was still working!) So far I don't even feel like getting out for photo hunting. The weather is bleak and I am so tired. I was even late for Shadow Shot Sunday! It's all really hit hard.

No plans for going away! But I intend walking the beach and driving round new places on the Peninsula looking for new photo angles! But not just yet!

Hope you enjoy your weekend!
BIG HUGS dearest sister!

wanderlust said...

Love these snowy shadows, great!

Quasi Serendipita said...

Nice shadows, especially the bid.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Awesome pictures!!! Love your bird sitting there in the snow. He looks like he could take off for warmer surroundings. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Sherrie's Stuff

Lily Hydrangea said...

wow! I really got some Christmas spirit looking at your lovely shadow photos and reading your lovely poem!
Thanks.

frayedattheedge said...

lovely photos - I like the gull on the post!!

Gallery Juana said...

Good to see your blog again! I left Japan just as winter was starting so I won't be feeling any of the cold and snow this year. Glad to get a visual taste of winter through your photos. Your photos really bring out the beauty of winter. And I like how they intermix with your beautiful poem.

Diahn said...

Sweet snowy shadows! Love the snow gull!

{S.T.U.F.F.} said...

you've made snow tolerable.

{luv}-ly post! brrrrrr

Hey Harriet said...

That snowy seagull is great! Gosh it's just crazy to see snow and think about people all rugged up trying to keep warm while I'm sweltering here! We need to find a location that is somewhere between the two extremes. A vaction to such a place right now would be sweet!

Golden West said...

Whoa, Sharon, that seems like a lot of snow for this early... Brrr!!! I know you won't let a few snow drifts get in the way of setting up your new shop. Hope it's all coming together smoothly. I know you'll turn it into a total treasure trove.

Paula Scott said...

Oh. My! So lovely! I love your (My) Sister's garden and your images! But, brrrr! The snow! Oh well, 'tis the season...