Saturday, May 14, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday...Farm style...

Lavender bails leave minute fragrant shadows
on a wall at Sisters' Garden, playing 'long side farm relics,
it's a vision I never tire of...

Corbels, ceiling tin and industrial light fixtures
frame a newly painted picture frame,
the paint glues the fancy designs to the surface
allowing the old patina to last for ages more...

Utilitarian farm tables and their brother shadows,
have us pondering their purpose,
but ever so charming in a country sorta way!

Bright country greens...
yes ,we are starved for the color of green
here in the Nor'lunds and as our temps plummet again,
Spring still alludes in Iowa...

Ever hopeful though, as the leaves they are returning
to the trees and those warm days will return...

...and I'll have more tall(rooster)tales and adventures from my
micro farm in Iowa, as I seek the good life,
simplicity and solitude...
Have a great weekend friends at our weekly shadow day
you can join here if you wish...

20 comments:

Cindy said...

Love your pics of farm life. You have me daydreaming...

sarayutouched said...

we wait with you too dear sis...all things spring like are happening...just not the warm temps. loving all your antique shadows. and i love the chickens!! sweet simplicity.

see ya soon for coffee!! bring the woolies.

Sylvia K said...

Your shadow shots are always such a delightful treat, Sharon! This was just like visiting one of my favorite uncle's farm once again as I did each summer as a child! Fun memories and a great start to the day! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Vintage Green said...

I just sat here with my volume turned all the way up grinning like an "idjit" listening to your chicken "music" . I'm in my ratty bathrobe with a cup of coffee in my hand, hair all crazy, listening to chickens. And..... after I leave this message......I'm gonna do it again!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Oh how I want that green cabinent...it's my favorite shade :) Enjoy your weekend Sharon...it IS getting greener out there at least!!

Beth said...

You just have me drooling over your shots every week! I love the farm style...and the chickens.
Thanks for sharing - seen ya next week girlfriend!
Hugs,
Beth P

EG Wow said...

I wish I were in Iowa to see these wonderful items up close and in person! And you find so many wonderful shadow shots among your things.

Gallery Juana said...

That would be cool to have a micro farm!
The lavender bails look pleasing and I can imagine the wonderful scent.

Wishing you a good weekend.

Ralph said...

The lavender shadows are subtle, with a less-is-more shadow beautiful. The look of the past is on every item in your shop, the patina of well used yet solidly constructed items so honest. The chickens seem quite inquisitive, too!

Ms. Becky said...

I see your reflection in that one! and thanks for the crowing roosters, I never tire of that sound. more rain here this weekend - I was out planting seeds in it this morning. we had one 85 degree day and the next - 48. but it's so green and lush and the cool temps are keeping the cool-weather flowers very happy. great, fun shadow shots. have a wonderful week Sharon!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

I love that white washed look to everything .. aging gracefully and beautifully ! I can smell the lavender .. I also dry mine in bunches like that .. nothing can beat the lavender scent !
We have rain .. and it will rain for some time .. by the third day I will be bonkers but it is good for the garden I will keep saying
(as they cart me off to the loony bin?) LOL
Joy : )

Catherine said...

a lovely sequence of shadow shots........

Cassie said...

Viewing your ShadowShots and listening to the recording of roosters was a hoot. Paint as glue...very clever. Have a good weekend kiddo. Spring is here in N.Idaho. I'll send her to your place.

Paula Scott said...

Love, love, love those lavender thingamajiggas!
I can't believe the warmth of spring still alludes you there! No fair!
What happiness, though to be surrounded by so many wonderful objects!
Not to mention the chickens!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Nice to see your soft shadow shots. Spring has "sprung" at your house.

Greyscale Territory said...

Such comfy cosy pictures of farm style living in the light and shadows! Simply gorgeous!

Sorry for the lateness! Tough week with my sad arm! And it puts pressure on my back so that hurts! I feel like a streak of misery! I'm so used to running around and now I have to sit still in bed for most of the day! Doctors told me on Friday at the hospital that I have 2 breaks on my shoulder! And still on pain killers for another week!

Anyways, school sent me some gorgeous flowers and lots of emails have poured in from teachers there! I've been amazed!

But the best news is that I can manage my camera with one hand! I've taken some unusual photos through my bedroom window! With all the light and shadow and rain, it's incredible how the view changes!

So I'll be soldiering on! It's not all bad! Just painful!

Love your feathered characters! How they've grown! Hope you've had a great weekend!

HuGS!!!!!

Spadoman said...

Every photo a keeper, both as a photo and the objects. I love the oldness of them all. That little table, someone made that for some special use he or she had. I wonder how many 'jobs' it has had over the years. Love the green cabinet too!
Things are green here, and wet and freakin' cold! Furnace is running and I hate paying the Man in May.


Peace

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely asortment of shots and shadows!
Hope your having a lovely weekend!

Joan said...

Simplicity and solitude sound great. :)
Always gives me a smile to come here. Such pretty photos.

Jo Williams Photography said...

Wonderful shadow shots, so much to see!