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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Get out the magnifying glass, get into your best sleuthing clothes and start prowling your environment looking for those wonderful, but sometimes elusive shadows. This fun and challenging meme is hosted each week by Tracy over at Hey Harriet! Click on the link under the blog title and sign up to play!!
Today's pictures are a little different from my usual shadow shots, but we had a day of sun!! And several times a week here at my new home, there is a van that takes groups of us to various places around Seattle. Sometimes it's just to a favorite store to do some shopping, sometimes to something scenic, but always something different. Yesterday we went to Bellevue, WA which is about a thirty minute drive from the complex. It was warm, it was sunny and while most of the group headed for the shopping center, I headed across the street to a lovely park and here are some of the shadow shots I found there in this very lovely place! Hope you enjoy them!
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
William Hazlitt
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.
David Herbert Lawrence

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
Galileo Galilei

42 comments:

Quilt Works said...

So peaceful! Your photos want me to go for a walk!

Patti said...

You found some nice shadows when you were out and about, Sylvia. Glad to read you got some sunshine.

And I loved your poem, and the way that you presented it.

Have a great weekend!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We're so enjoying your shadows this morning Sylvia! That last one is beckoning for us to stroll along it's path! Just to let you know we live 30 minutes away from Bellevue...OH! We'll have to take some pictures the next time we go :) Enjoy your weekend Sylvia!
Karla & Karrie

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

I love the first gentle one - both picture and words :)
have a great weekend Sylvia!

forgetmenot said...

I'll bet you had a lovely time strolling through the beautiful park. Sometimes it is so nice just to be in a serene spot and enjoy your own company. Sounds like you like your "new home" and are keeping very busy. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Beth said...

I especially love the last photo of the tree lined street and their cast shadows on the sidewalk. Somehow that has always felt soothing to me:D Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Beth P

EG Wow said...

I am so pleased that you like your new home and that you are taking advantage of some of the services there! I'm also glad the sun has been out so you could capture these neat shadow shots.

Dimple said...

Another nice set of photos Sylvia. I'm with those who like the last one best, and I REALLY like the quote from Galileo!

Ralph said...

With outdoor shadows under the un-Seattle like sun, the shopping can wait! The urban landscape here is like a tree-lined oasis, full of trees and an unsuspecting crow. Shadows as landscape is wonderful!

Ebie said...

Wow, your new home is just perfect! No worries for car maintenance, you have someone to drive you around.

Love to see the greenery and sunshine!

Ms. Becky said...

I'm happy that you're happy in your new home. it seems a wonderful spot for you. your spring there is looking similar in progress to ours here, it's coming along slowly. I think that's alright, because it seems to last longer this way. beautiful shadow shots Sylvia. have a wonderful weekend!

Jack said...

Nice shots, Sylvia. I like the row of trees in the last post the best. Well, maybe also the path in the top photo . . .

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Sylvia what a wonderful service to have with your new home ! .. everything looks so fresh and green there .. having a sun day to enjoy must have been nearly perfect for you .. all you needed was an icecream cone to sit down and relax and enjoy the views !
Joy : )

Martha Z said...

I would have joined you in soaking up the sun. Shopping centers holds no allure for me, if I can't find it on the internet I don't need it.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You made the most of your outing. Give me a camera and a park any day over a mall. It looks like your area is a few weeks behind us. Our trees our pretty much fully leafed out by now.

Kay L. Davies said...

Yours are always the definitive shadow shots, Sylvia.
I love the Galileo quotation. Just love it!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Catherine said...

glad the sun is out in Seattle and glad you are all settled in to the new place - lovely new header and wonderful outdoor shots.....

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

That shady street scene looks so lazily inviting...

WONDERFUL NONSENSE

A shadow’s a wonderful thing;
O listen! Can you hear it sing?
It tells of a time
Before there was crime—
Trust that and you’ll trust anything!


© 2010 Magical Mystical Teacher

Tree Healer

sarayutouched said...

great shadows in each shot sylvia!!! thanks for stopping by!! have a great weekend!!

Jazzbumpa said...

Sylvia -

Terrific shadow shots, and that looks like a really nice park.

Thanks for the visit, but come back to my blog.

Last night, we played music named after YOU!

Cheers!
JzB

SandyCarlson said...

These shadows are really wonderful. Delightful! So glad to be back after the Blogger hiatus.

Tracy said...

Sylvia,
The photos are lovely! I love the quote; make your own sunshine...that has always been a favorite of mine! ...so true!

david mcmahon said...

What a visual feast, Sylvia. Wonderful array of images - and words to go with them, too.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What a lovely park for walking, observing people, and taking photos... The perfectly manicured lawn creates the perfect canvas for shadows. They are all wonderful but the first shot with the lace shadows created from the not-yet-leaved limbs is my favorite! Have a great weekend!

Bises,
Genie

Al said...

That is indeed a beautiful park, Sylvia - nice shots. And wonderful sunshine, something we've only had a couple of days of in the last week! Hopefully we'll bring some Colorado sunshine to Seattle when we're there.

magiceye said...

lovely captures!
great to know that you have finally settled in your new home!

Genie said...

You have given us such a nice series of nature filled shots this week. They make me want to get out of the house and go hiking. The trees linking the walkways makes them so inviting. Lovely captures.

GVK said...

Like the pattern made on the walkway by the shadow from the trees.

Angie said...

Oh, I can almost smell the park from here - great shots. Glad you are enjoying your new place.

Cassie said...

Bellevue is one of my favorite places. We usually stay there when we take our pooches with us while visiting our kiddo in Seattle. Love your park pics. Have a great weekend.

Grayquill said...

Good job finding a litter free street for that last shot. You must not been visiting Portland. Oh was that mean?

Paula Scott said...

No magnifying glass needed for these shadows! Look like you've had some really nice weather there lately! Love the raven...

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Gorgeous shadow shots Sylvia, hope you are all settled into your new home.

Love your new header on the blog, and the verse.

Have a great week.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a lovely park, perfect place to enjoy a walking, listening the music of nature and fill our heart with good energies!
Léia :)

Sarah said...

Lovely shadows in your park Sylvia. I especially like the crow.

Spadoman said...

Dear Sylvia... your photos helped put a happy glow into me this morning. I love them all! And the sayings are spectacular, especially Gallileo's (I'm Italian). Very nice post. Glad you are in the sunshine, we're still waiting.

Peace

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful day of sunshine; when it shines in Seattle it really does shine. And also what a great way to take advantage of your van tour!!

I love the new header and that you are happy in your new home. YAY!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sylvia,

Your shadows are so soft today. I love all of your pictures and am glad that you are making new friends and doing a bit of sightseeing.

I think that you are going to be very happy in your new home.

Happy SSS and thank you so much for stopping by to say hello,

Kathy M.

Kelly said...

The lacy tree shadows in the top photos are so delicate! Quite lovely.

Beverley Baird said...

What lovely shadows! Love tree shadows!
Hope you've been enjoying your weekend! take care.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Beautiful shots Sylvia! I especially love the crow :)

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