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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday #2 - Magical Mystical Teacher + Chubskulit + Gemma Wiseman


To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
Mark Twain

What a man misses mostly in heaven is company.
Mark Twain

As a young boy, I didn't know a Republican from a Democrat, only in one way:
If some man or bunch of men rode up to the ranch to sit or stay all night,
and my Father set me to watching 'em all the time they was there -- what
they did and what they carried off -- I learned they were Republicans.

WILL ROGERS

39 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a great shot of the otter standing upright Sylvia, is it in a park situation or a zoo? They can be quite tall when they stand up too I see. I loved the shot of your son having fun with Mojo, simple pleasure are the best, sounds like a day you spent together. I must admit I don't get my son all to myself very much these days but when I do it's the best!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm sure you guessed I meant wonderful day you spent together haha!

Cassie said...

Great Shadow Shots! That otter is very tall and thin!! Happy SSS.

Ralph said...

The otter gets our attention as he stands at full height...the other water creatures, the ducks, are swimming and standing at peace, the pond their place of labor and leisure. The outdoor furniture is lovely in both subject and shadow. All very nice!

RuneE said...

In my very much younger days (at school, in fact) I once wrote an essay about Mark Twain. Seeing your quotations showed me that at least once in my life I did something worth while.

Keep them coming! :-)

sarayutouched said...

what a great shot of the otter!!! he is so tall and proud!!! happy weekend sylvia!!!

Kelly said...

What a marvelous shot of the otter! Did you know they are one of the most efficient predators out there?

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shadows in that second pic. Love the standing otter! It's otterly charming... ha ha!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Will Rogers is still right after all these years!!!!

Love the nature shadow and the geometric patterns on the pretty deck.

John McElveen said...

I OTTER get this one framed!!! Beautiful!

John

This is Belgium said...

I love the ignorance and confidence combination... do you think that the otter possesses these qualities?
Have a superb weekend,
anni

blogitse said...

hahah, I looked first the otter to be a statue! but alive it is! :)
Baila, baila sunny greetings from Fuerteventura!

Paula Scott said...

Where does that otter live? What a great capture!

And, (I have to duck after I ask this! LOL!), what's wrong with being a Republican?

: )

Is it kinda like that song from "Oklahoma" oh....the farmer and the cowboys can't be friends"?

OK, I shouldn't have stirred the pot...taking a deep breath as I hit the 'publish' button!

frayedattheedge said...

Another excellent collection of shadow shots and quotes!

frayedattheedge said...

Another excellent collection of shadow shots and quotes!

Catherine said...

i like that shadowy deck shot...

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. I liked the shadows of furniture.

Mama Zen said...

That first shot is really cool!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful shots, especially I like the second.

Regards and best wishes

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

I love that Otter, he is so curious looking, and the second shot, I jsut want to sit on that deck and enjoy the sunshine and shadows.

Have a great week ahead Sylvia. xx

Gemma Wiseman said...

Fascinating photos! The shadowy deck detail is intriguing! But so love that cheeky upright otter checking out his world!

Genie said...

Brilliant greens~ beautiful shadows ~ superb reflections. You have a way of getting the best shots. The last time I was out there I was not the “OCD camera buff” I am now, so heaven only knows what I will be up to. Tickets are so high. There will be 6 of us flying out...my poor son...he is going to have a house and a barn full. And, now Buddy is talking about climbing Mt. Hood. UGHHHHH! Vermont for a month was one things but Mt. Hood scares me to death. Hope he changes his mind. genie

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Sylvia...
I love seeing otters and have some living in my local countryside..
I have yet to see them though..
Take care xx

TexWisGirl said...

love the shadows on that deck, but the otter is really cool, too!

Leovi said...

Wonderful pictures, I love the light and shadows and fine lines. Is that pretty pectacular first picture, is an otter?

Patti said...

I thought it was a statue! Is it a real otter? wow.

Love the quotes from Mark Twain and Will Rogers.

Enjoy the weekend, Sylvia!

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shots! :)

chubskulit said...

Beautiful captures Sylvia. Love the first quote of Mark Twain.

Thank you for your contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Miniature Rose's Shadow, have a blessed Sunday!

Kay L. Davies said...

Well, Sylvia, you've just proven something I wouldn't have guessed. I didn't think you could post a photo I'd love more than your duck-and-turtle pictures, but this otter is SO wonderful, and reflected in the water, too. I am amazed. Of course I will always look forward to duck-and-turtle portraits, but I love the otter best.
Sigh.
Love Mark Twain and Will Rogers, too.
K

Dianne said...

fantastic deck shadows!

Linda Reeder said...

I love the green, sunny day photos!

Ann said...

My cousin just shared this, he bought a terapin the day his daughter was bonr, 5 year ago. It had significance for them, and it was sick. They took it ot the vet, and it died. When I see your turtle photos, I remember the Chinese saying the turtle doesn't die for 1000 years.

Doru said...

Amazing Shadow Shtos! Really amazing!
Thank you!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Sylvia I love the Mark Twain quotes you have here .. and that shot of the otter ! fantastic !
Wood and shadows are beautiful : )
Joy

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love that first photo!

LV said...

All your pictures are wonderful, but the otter wins the prize.

jewaicious said...

What nice captures of life, serenity and contrasts of light.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful shots, Sylvia and I just love that otter standing up!
We live on such a beautiful planet, it makes sick to see how we are ruining such great parts of it...

Eden said...

Nice shadow shots

have a great week.

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