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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

Come play with us and the shadows!!
Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher

Gemma Wiseman

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Gail Sheehy

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Alan Watts
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing
Leo Tolstoy


Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shadow shots. Love the Tolstoy quote.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Ralph said...

The glasses and stemware, as always, make for wonderful shadows. Is that Mojo? He seems to have had fun chasing the ball in the water...the patio and flowers are lovely too - that is a beautiful place to entertain!

Lois said...

They are all pretty pictures Sylvia! I think the first one is my favorite. Have a wonderful weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

i always like your colored glass shots. :)

Paula Scott said...

The best quotes and the best images can be found here! And, a very happy birthday! 79 is quite the accomplishment. You rock!

This is Belgium said...

wishing you a great weekend, Sylvia,
Tolstoy was such a brilliant guy, wasn't he?

Lowell said...

Tolstoy said it right, I believe. And that's the problem. Who among us thinks we need changing? Not I, said the Little Red Hen. :-)

Your shadow shots are guaranteed to give credence to the reality.

Re The Villages: They were nothing but orange groves 30-35 years ago. Then a guy by name of Harold Schwartz had a dream. Now there are some 35,000 houses and 80,000 residents, two downtowns with another underway, plus myriads of swimming pools, parks, playgrounds, area community centers, etc.

Just about everyone has a golf car (they don't call 'em carts!) and they can be driven on roads in The Villages. If you wish to drive yours on a city street or county road it must be "street legal," which means it must be outfitted with lights, turn signals, and the ability to go at least 35 mph, etc.

They are ubiquitous in The Villages and dangerous. Lois and I tried to ride bikes down there one day and nearly got run over by golf cars. It's also very competitive to see who has the fanciest golf car, and some folks put $30K or more into a creative design.

The Villages is about 35 miles south of Ocala (where we live) but we go down there often 'cause it's a lot of fun watching all the funny old people. Like us! :-)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Love the quotes that go with your photos! Hope your weekend is going well.

Crafty Green Poet said...

your top shot is so beautifully composed, lovely coloured shadows too!

aka Penelope said...

I think Tolstoy was a genius and is quite right … except we do think of changing but then forget. :) As your photos show, glass makes such wonderful see-through shadows!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Gorgeous variety of shadows! Love the dog and ball shot! So cute! And the floral display in the last photo is exquisite!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Change, everybody talks about how we are supposed to embrace change. I give that advice all the time. It's harder to take the advice than to give it.
Have a great weekend Sylvia!!!

SandyCarlson said...

These shadow shots are wonderful. I love the way you incorporate color into your shadow shots!

Anonymous said...

I love Adam's photos of Wyoming. So beautiful! Great photography of your surroundings, too, Sylvia!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Beautiful shadow shots Sylvia, love the garden shot, and of course your coloured glass always casts lovely shadows.

chubskulit said...

Tulips are gorgeous.

Piano Keyboard shadow
Enjoy your Sunday.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Lovely collection of quotes Sylvia. Those tulips look wonderful.


Superb as always Sylvia!!! Thank you for such positive feedback on my post this time 'round. You're a treasure, you know that tho.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like that Gail Sheehy quote!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful and colorful shadows Sylvia.
Have a beautiful week.

Jack said...

Another fine colored glass and lace photo, Sylvia.

NatureFootstep said...

great shadows. And, I like your table cloth. :)

Wisshing you a great week.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful shadow pictures -- the last quote is especially great.

Linnea said...

Love those shadows that your colorful glassware creates. Thanks for dropping by. Enjoy the week!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Wonderful pictures full of shadows today Sylvia! Do enjoy your week :)

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