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Saturday, September 10, 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 took summer a LONG time to get here, but it has been beautiful these past couple of weeks and I have enjoyed the sun, the flowers, beautiful skies etc. etc. etc.  Hope all of you are staying safe from the bad weather and that you and your families are safe and well as we look back at the horror of 9/11 -- so hard to believe it has already been ten years since that nightmare of a day! And that if for no other reason made me want to focus on the beauty!

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward

 

25 comments:

Ms. Becky said...

yes, let us focus on the beauty and remember with quiet reverence those whose lives were changed forever on that fateful day. thanks for the lift up this morning. happy SSS to you Sylvia.

sarayutouched said...

beautiful photos and post sylvia. we will never forget. enjoy the moments of your weekend.

frayedattheedge said...

The world changed for all of us that day. When these sad anniversaries come round, it reminds us to make the most of life!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I feel like writing an ode to that beady-eyed pigeon! How did you get so close to it?

BITS OF SHADOW

Bits of shadow and blasts of light,
Morning and evening, noon and night;

Days of darkness, gloomy and drear;
Sometimes bright ones, bringing good cheer;

Spring or winter, summer or fall,
Light or shadow—embrace them all!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Morning Shadow Magic here

Leovi said...

Excellent with delightful details, very sharp, I like the play of light and shadow. My favorite Esla of the pigeon.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Lovely collage.

Regards!

Catherine said...

another great collage for the week - love the new header too - Greetings from the Riviera...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely collage and I like the idea of focusing on what is beautiful. That's pretty much all we can do -- that and hope that everyone else is doing that as well.

TexWisGirl said...

the focus on beauty is appreciated. the pigeon shot is lovely!

Sam said...

So lovely Sylvia! I love the collage - it's so sunny and gorgeous where you are at the moment! I particularly like the pinky purple sheen on the pigeon's neck!

Dimple said...

You have found some very beautiful things to focus on, Sylvia!

LV said...

Very pretty places casting their shadow.

A Wild Thing said...

Just look at those wonderful flowers, mine seem to have been gone for ages, derned drought anyway!

Have a wonderful weekend Sylvia...and a pat on the head for the pups too!

Ralph said...

The sun has risen over the Puget, and you have taken full advantage of it! Flowers and digging dogs show the days are still nice...I am not a fan of pigeons so much, but the alert look an sharp eye makes this guy look almost intellectual - if one can use tis term with any bird :)

Arija said...

It is useless to immerse oneself in a horror that has passed, no matter how gruesome. That way we only keep it alive and ever present. Better to be grateful for what we have and to hope for peace but still remember.

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous bird! Great capture, Sylvia.

Genie said...

This is such a special post and the comments so far are wonderful. I love the bird and the dog in there with the pretty flowers. Today I spent time just walking about our property looking at my flowers and the beauty that surrounds me. Your post expresses the feelings I felt beautifully. genie

SandyCarlson said...

These are great. I especially love the shade on the side of the house. So much late summer in that.

Sivinden said...

Love the soft shadows on the dove. Gray or white - let the dove be a symbol of peace.

ladyfi said...

So many lovely shots. And your header made me laugh. We need beauty and love to balance the nightmare of this anniversary.

Sridharan said...

Lovely Collage..!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Sylvia that sunrise is stunning .. and the quote is perfect.
The collage is sweet and that pidgeon is staring me down as I look at it .. the new header picture is so funny I am still giggling over it !
Joy

Spadoman said...

I Love all the plants and animals playing in the shadows. Hope all is good with you.

Peace

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely collage of shadow shots - very pretty pigeon!

Kelly said...

It looks as if the pup is pawing at your shadow!

LOVE the header this week!!!

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