shadows


Random quote of the day:

“We yearn so hard and long to be rid of darkness. Yet without dark, there is no shadow. And without shadow, there is no depth perception. Without any depth perception, we have no sense of direction, no sense of what is near or far. In our need to find our way, we are asked not to bypass darkness but to work with it and through it.”

—Mark Nepo, “A Conversation With the Elements: Wisdom and Practical Guidance On Opening To the World,” Parabola, Winter 2012/2013

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Random quote of the day: 

“From what realm of light were we shadows who darken the earth spawned?”

—Henry Miller, Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Random quote of the day:

“My shadow serves as the friend I crave.”

—Anna Akhmatova, “Where Nothing Is Needed,” tr. Lyn Coffin

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Random quote of the day:

“No matter how close they lie, shadow and light, next to each other, so close there is no word for the place where they touch, they never enter one another’s realm.”

—Patricia A. McKillip, Solstice Wood

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Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

More shadowplay.

Winnie’s last picture:

winnie's last picture

Shadow Sleeper (Mack):

shadow sleeper (mack)

American Gothic Ollie:

american gothic ollie

I’ve always enjoined taking pictures of shadows, loved watching their changing dynamic as the day progresses. I have quite a lot of shadow plays in my collection. I just came across these. Click on the individual picture for a larger view.

Bright sun:

shadow chimes1

Late sun:

shadow chimes2

The gloaming:

shadow chimes3