Saturday, November 6, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday...After December...

Icicles drip on my mantle
summer breezes turn to frost
warmed breath breaches woolens
forming crystal shards like
diamond cuffs as I'm
dressed in the royal robes
of Winter
The golden light
and fire warmed crackling air
promises tales
of comfort from the inside
while the outside has none
blank pages of

a passage into a season
of stark white and ice blue
purple horizons glow
whilst white pompous pillars poise
over our rooftops
Winter tornadoes
for a three month stay
I'll seldom visit this crisp Nature
that awaits outside
my snow frosted screens
of summer
it's a long three months
after December

Yeah, whilst they bask in their new springtime down under,
Tracie and her gang take lots of sun warmed shadow shots
as us poor slobs in the Northern hemisphere,
dare to venture out into the cold for our shadows,
bidding a fond farewell to Summer and Autumn...



Ralph said...

My preference is crystal icicles inside instead of eal freezing ones outside. Not that I have a choice...Nicely captured!

Quilt Works said...

Wow, s mysterious! You know where I can see this image? On a book cover of a nice mystery novel! Great job!

sarayutouched said...

beautiful photos...i'm with ralph on this one too...inside icicles good outside ones bad. thank goodness for the down under folks so we can live spring and summer through them.

hope your day isn't too busy. i have to go out and put my summer yard to sleep today...been putting it off...but with the snow of yesterday i best get to work today.

see ya later-on the porch for coffee time.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture as always and I love your matching words today! Like Ralph, I prefer the crystal icicles inside rather that the freezing ones outside, but then we really don't have a choice, do we! Hope you have a great weekend! Stay warm!!


Anonymous said...

Lovely photos - and words to match!

Rajesh said...

Great shots.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

You know that I do love & adore crystals. Ahh.. so classy & elegant shots & shadow of course.

How's life now over the BIG apple now it start colder and colder for everyday? Keep warm dear S!

Hug so much...
/crz as always

Cassie said...

Beautiful photos. Icy magic without the chill! LIke your new masthead photo too. So cute.

Gallery Juana said...

I like how you arranged the photo colors to match the mood of your poems.

Hopefully, winter will have some magic to share.

Enjoy your shadow shot weekend!

EG Wow said...

We were snowed on last night so I see icicles in my future way before December. :) Good thing I don't mind winter, eh?

But I do like your glass icicle and it's shadow. :)

Shirley said...

Marvelous shadows! I like the poem you included too.

Alissa Nicolau said...

Lovely words, they actually have me anxious for a good snowed in few days! I for one am looking forward to the quickly approaching winter. The forced slow down will be welcome here at our house!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Great shot, and I love your words.

Winter is on it's way at your house, I am looking forward to seeing your Winter photos, as we don't get snow here in my part of New Zealand.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the mysterious tone of light in these photos! Enchanting!

And so you think we are all so cosy and warm and basking in Spring sunlight Down Under eh? Well, just as long as I go out with socks on feet, jumper and coat I'm OK! And did I mention I had better not forget to take an umbrella! Don't be deceived that if Mr Sun peeks out, Mr Sun is going to stay! He's such a tease!

I'm only slightly kidding! I dived out early this morning when I saw some sun! Camera in hand! (Still wearing socks and jumper though!)
Managed to capture some magical shots of the countryside at Red Hill! And then, about 5 seconds away from my car, it began bucketing rain! But in two hours I managed to get some glorious sunny Spring shots! There's hope!

I must admit, I do love capturing all the strange light we seem to be gathering at the moment! I have never seen a Spring like this! At least the grass is the greenest green! (And please don't notice all those healthy weeds!)

Have a great week dear Sister! And stay warm! SUPER HUGS!

Catherine said...

these subtle shots are really beautiful...

Hey Harriet said...

haha! I shouldn't laugh about your cold weather but all this talk of icicles and 'putting yards to sleep' is very surreal to me! I don't even know what 'putting a yard to sleep' involves. I've just noticed a few shadow shooting buddies mention it today. I'm just very glad to live somewhere warm. Even winter here is nothing in comparison to yours! I am sorry about what you'll be going through. I wish I could send some of my warm spring/summer temps your way!

Have a great week Sharon. Rug up and drinks lots of hot choccies :)

indicaspecies said...

Not only do we have lovely images but also beautiful words to adorn.

BLOGitse said...

An artistic and mysterious post, well done.
Now we can sleep for a couple of months and then we wake up and it's spring again. Hooray! :)
Happy Sunday!

LauraX said...

beautiful! both your images and your poetry...and though I do not enjoy the cold in the negative teens that is common here in NH during the winter...the beauty of the ice and snow somehow makes up for it.

Beverley Baird said...

These crystal icicles make such lovely shadows and the backgrounds are just beautiful.
Your poem is equisite!
(and yes I agree - winter is coming!!!)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful writing.

Paula Scott said...

Yummy on both counts! Yummy images and yummy prose! It made me feel nostalgic, warm, and remorseful that the cold is coming and the warm is leaving. A transition that comes, ready or not.

Pagan Sphinx said...

It is indeed, back. And we, wanting to live, will try to make the most of it. :-)

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wanderlust said...

Really nice!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The shadow hunters
implore, “Give us light, give us
eyes to see—and more!”

SSS: Antlers

simplyiowa said...

Hey Sharon!
Isn't Cathy Wonderful....I love her... I'm going to have to check her out... and give her a Heads Up, about the Open House... Hope you can come... Eat a Little Chocolate... sip a little Cider..{and maybe a little Gnarly Head!...}I would so love to see ya! I will be at Sisters' Garden, for her Amazing, I never miss, Open House.... Can't wait to be inspired...
Barb C.