Saturday, October 23, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday...Certain Freedoms...

Kentucky Creeper...
Isn't it beautiful crawling up my pink siding...
most men would say pull it out,
as my Dad did last year,
however, it prevailed to bloom another year...

Yes, I know, I know,
all the stuff about it getting into the wood causing problems,
but what of a moment's freedom,
to see the beauty in one of Nature's 'WEEDS'...

Not a weed to me...in Autumn
it glows a fiery scarlet and blends wonderfully
on a pink palace wall...


I don't ask much of the world, only be left to my own device...
to live and breathe free
in my own little paradise....IOWA...
Home Sweet Home!


It's SHADOW TIME again...let's have some fun...
IT'S FREE!!!

Thanks Tracie!!!

25 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Let us sing praises
to the scarlet dancing vine—
a twining good time!



SSS: Healing Work

Tom Hilton said...

Lovely! I would certainly be reluctant to cut it out.

Sylvia K said...

It is beautiful and I would be the same way, without a doubt!! Love the colors. And love your words, no one says it better! Hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Am in Iowa right now and feeling so happy & pretty with my never ending crazy fween here.

I damn love your prose, Lady S!

Have an enjoyable week-end and hope more sunny week-end. NOT!

GB and always keep warm.
xoxo,
/crz lil fween

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

Catherine said...

the composition and colours of that first shot are quite stunning..

MARY PERNULA said...

I simply love it! Follow your dreams. HUGS MARY

sarayutouched said...

amen to it all sis!! if it grows and it makes your heart happy so be it!!! i had happy little spot all about the yard this summer...won't cut them down...cause it makes me smile EVERY time i see them. breath, live, love, let be.

off to photograph a beautiful one month old...i am so excited. see later, on the porch, for coffee.

Beverley Baird said...

You're right - it is gorgeous! Blazing red against that pink wall! Great photos for the week!

frayedattheedge said...

Well, if that's a weed, I don't care .... I want one for my garden!!

Ralph said...

This is a nice ‘weed’, its ruby vine meandering where it can, the style fits with the pink cottage quite well. Sometimes not being cultivated is where the plant’s beauty lies...

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love it, the colour against the pink is gorgeous. I think I would be leaving it in the garden too!


Have a great weekend.

Arija said...

That is exactly what I ask of the world too. That creeper is anything but a weed, a weed is only a plant out of place and that one has certainly found its rightful one . . just keep it out of the gutters.

Greyscale Territory said...

I'm with you! I love plants for their own special beauty like this! (It looks like what we call Virginia creeper!) Morning glories grow like a weed as does lantana but I still love their colours!

Last Thursday was a LONG day at school! We farewelled Year 12 students! First, there was breakfast at school for teachers and students at 7:30am. Then we Year 12 teachers taught all day, dashed home and then back again to the Golf Club for a Valedictory dinner (semi-formal) with the students and parents. I did not return home till 12:20am. It may have been neverending but it was simply great! So many photos taken with students and parents!

The best moment was when a slideshow was made of the students ranging from when first at the school - including their thoughts on what they wanted to be - and then photos and thoughts in 2010. Lots of fun in that one! It's a musical/slideshow evening - not just boring old speeches thank goodness!

I am still recovering this weekend but I loved every minute!

Your week sounds super busy as usual! But you are having fun!

BIG HUGS dear sister! You're awesome!

Greyscale Territory said...

Back again!

I have decided to put a link to a student's blog! I have been encouraging students to explore their creative spirit by blogging! This post is a student's gift to me! Thought you may like it! (She uses my internet name!)

Mrs Wiseman

Pagan Sphinx said...

You're right. It is really pretty. Good you photographed it if you do decide to chop it down.

Have a good rest of weekend,
Gina

My SSS entry here

LauraX said...

so pretty!

Jeanette said...

I agree, the brilliant red in the leaves blends very well with the siding. It doesn't look like a weed to me. Thanks for sharing!!

Spadoman said...

You know, I don't mow, pull weeds, (or what people say are weeds), rake leaves or trim hedges. I moght trim a bough or two off the white pine to keep it out of my eyes. I wish I lived in a place long enough to see plants like yours cover my house! I've always liked the pink chalet. The first time I came here it was a shot of your long grass and the house.
I'm with you. Enjoy nature. It was made for some reason.
Very nice photos.
Peace.

Lori R. said...

Weeds to one,, beautiful creeper to another... I say... enjoy the beauty. It is not every vine that has a magestic pink wall to show off their fall foliage ♥

EG Wow said...

Yes, very pretty! A plant that brightens =our spirits shouldn't be called a weed, LOL

Patti said...

Weeds can often be lovely, as this reddish vine demonstrates.

Some folks even love dandelions.
I'm of a mixed mind on them! Their yellow is pretty though.

Hey Harriet said...

I think it looks great growing along your house! A perfect match with your adorable home. And it's a lovely looking plant even if it is a weed. I love Lantana but it's considered a big pesty weed over here. I'd like to grow it in my yard but I think my neighbours would freak out if I did.

Hope you have a great week Sharon :)

jabblog said...

Weeds are among the most beautiful flowers - everything deserves its place :-)

The Clip Cafe said...

Nice! Very pretty colours.