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Saturday, July 23, 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!!

It's actually been rather easy to find shadows this week as summer tiptoes shyly, reluctantly, slowly into the northwest! Believe me, I'm not complaining about our temps in light of the weather grilling the rest of the country!!  But the sun here has been lovely!  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend with lots of love and laughter and fun -- but stay cool!!

To the people of Norway, my thoughts and prayers are with you!!

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.  Mark TwainMark Twain

43 comments:

Cassie said...

Beautiful ShadowShots Sylvia. I join you with my thoughts & prayers for Norway. The world has gone mad.

Ralph said...

The trellis on that lovely deck adds linear shadows, while the potted flora natural ones. A fine day in your neighborhood!

Your header is wonderful, the reception in the living room is great!

blogitse said...

I can see summery shadow shots here!
My friend's son was in Oslo on the way to the airport from the center of the city where the horrible bombing happened. Lucky guy, he's safe and back home in Helsinki...
Hot and sticky summer greetings from up here! :)

sarayutouched said...

nice quote sylvia...love the big stately tree...love it's shadowy goodness. have a great weekend!!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sylvia,

It looks like you had quite a fun party! Love it. Your deck shadows are so pretty. I really do love your planters too. It is nice to have a bit of summer around here, isn't it?

Happy SSS,

Kathy M.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Sylvia...how did you have the time to find shadows while entertaining?? Love the new border...always makes us smile! Your shadows are lovely...your flowers are looking lush and colorful! Enjoy your weekend!!
Karla & Karrie

Sivinden said...

Looks cool and nice in these pictures.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shadow shots. Have a nice weekend.

Ms. Becky said...

well it sure looks like summer there. your collages are the best. I hope you have beautiful weather for your weekend. love that Twain quote. wishing you a fun weekend Sylvia.

texwisgirl said...

love the trellis/arbor shot. just lovely!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful shadows, Sylvia.
I agree with you about the people of Norway. What a shocking, inexplicable catastrophe.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Wanda said...

Love those sneaky little shadows...you found some good ones.

Kathe W. said...

great header and fabu shadow shots!

George said...

You did capture some beautiful shadows this week. Now if we could only capture some of your cool weather!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love your blog header, looks like you're having a great party at your house.

Your planters look gorgeous, and the shadows are perfect.

Have a great week, Sylvia.And like you my thoughts are with the people in Norway.

lotusleaf said...

The shadows if the first one are so eye catching and geometric. The collage is so well balanced and pleasing to the eye!

Sridharan said...

Nice shadow shots for the week end..!

STEF said...

Beautiful set. I heard it's been really hot there lately. Here's my SSS share. Happy Sunday!

Jack said...

The huge tree at the top right is a beauty. The whole scene there is probably lovely.

MyMaracas said...

Love that big tree. You've found some beautiful, shady places.

Patti said...

You've shared some beautiful gardens with us. I also love that big tree. Imagine how old it must be!

I am also thinking about those poor people in Norway. What a tragedy.


I hope you are having a nice weekend, Sylvia!

magiceye said...

all so pretty
love the header too!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful shadows Sylvia.
Have a beautiful Sunday.
Costas

jeanofalltrades said...

The flowers are so lush and pretty. Glad you found some sun so you could get a few shadows. I think we're in the same corner of the country - not a lot of sun, and everything is one big shadow (until today!).

kat said...

I love them all...beautiful shadow shots...mine ay Mom's Place

Kay said...

Such beautiful, peaceful shadows, Sylvia. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Vinni said...

Thats a nice shadowy shot

I always amazes me as to how you manage to visit so many people's blog and encourage them with your kind words. Have a blessed weekend.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice collage.

Regards!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Sylvia,
I love the quote about ideal life today, it's beautiful.And your collage is full of beauty, lovely captures!
Have a blessed Sunday
Léia

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

OH SYLVIA....Great quote is.
Nice shots of flowers
nice weekend

Spadoman said...

Lady Sylvia... I love that balcony shot a lot! Good stuff all around. Hope you are doing well.

Peace

Dimple said...

It is wonderful to see the sun, there have been so many cloudy days! The shadows on the deck are encouraging!

You find the best quotes!

helenmac said...

After enjoying the deck for awhile, I want to lay down beneath that great tree.
May your coming week be without too many dark shadows!

Joan said...

Pretty photos. Great quote from Mark Twain. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The shadow shots are wonderful. A sleepy conscience" kind of worries me (I don't really think Mark Twain's WAS sleepy, but I am afraid mine might be -- as I decided I'd rather blog than read the paper this morning, b/c of all the disturbing news. (And thank you for not having a sleepy one too -= and for mentioning the NOrway tragedy.)

Shirley said...

Sylvia, Lovely compositions! Hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend.

Kelly said...

I think I have as much fun looking at your header each week as I do your shadow shot!

The trellis on the deck makes a wonderful shadow.

Annabella said...

Lovely shadow shots and sentiments Sylvia. Happy SSS.

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

Ahhhh, sweet summertime...oh so grand...and way too short, have a grand one Sylvia!

♥~Judy~♥ said...

The deck is gorgeous and so is your collage.

Paula Scott said...

What a nice, summery collection of shadows! See, you Do get sunshine there after all!! ; )
Hope you're having fun! I see that party moved into your house (the banner).

mississippi artist said...

Love the trellis shot! I share your concern about the people of Norway-so sad.

Beverley Baird said...

What lovely shadows! Lots of sun sure makes a difference! Glad you are getting some summery weather!

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