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Saturday, 26 June 2010

Spooky Shadow Shot Sunday !

This is a semi special "Spooky Shadow Shot Sunday" post .. it is just shy of 125 days until Halloween. If you have paid any attention to my blog, you know that is an obsession of mine when I can direct my attention to it .. the perfect holiday out of the whole year .. when you really can be a KID again .. literally .. dress up like a kid or a favorite spooky character .. see? , I can go on, and on, and on, about it all ..
BUT .. I want to point out that this scary looking plant is Miss Willmott's Ghost" erygium giganteum .. aka sea holly .. aka REALLY SPOOKY PLANT !!!! which casts a SPOOKY SHADOW ! cue spooky music and a few thunder claps .. flashes of lightning .. ok .. hold the rain.
I have had this plant go straight to foliage with no flowers until now .. third year.
So I mean to drag this post out as long as possible .. 3 years .. is a lot of time !
OK .. I have to give credit to Tracy aka Hey Harriet at Shadow Shot Sunday headquarters
for this some times ... scary ... meme ... ok ... I do what I can, with what I have folks ! eeekkkkk !!!

17 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

What a fun post! Those shadows really highlight the spikes on the foliage!

debsgarden said...

That plant does cast a ghostly shadow! I love shadows, and they can be a lot of fun. I like the plant's name!

Sylvia K said...

I love your spooky shadow shot! We do have fun, don't we? The green color is wonderful! Hope you find some more spooky things to share with us! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sylvia

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I am shivering in my muddy boots. Great shot, and is that not one of the most beautiful colored flowers that you have ever seen?

Jen

cat said...

It casts a really spiky and great looking shadow :)

Hey Harriet said...

Oooh very spooky indeed! And what magic timing being only 125 days away from Halloween! ;) Gosh you must really love Halloween then! It's not really celebrated here in Australia. I wish it was though as it sounds like fun! I'll just have to make do with your fun scary shadowy shots. Enjoy the rest of your weekend you funny thing you!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Thank you GT !
I am a Halloween nut and if I can draw a post from it I surely will ! LOL .. Yes its foliage and flower is very spiky indeed : )

Thanks deb .. it is one plant you can say fits a Halloween theme any time : )

Hi Sylvia and it was fun having this for an exceptional SSS .. brings out the kid in me ? LOL

Jen girl thank you ! and it ages to more of a white/gray/silver ? colour .. so t is VERY ghost like too : )

Thank you cat .. all I have to do is wait for the sun to be in just the right position and bang ! there it is ? : )

Thanks Tracy .. it is that one day/night out of the year that I can be as nutty and kid like ? LOL as I want .. and if we are very lucky we have perfect weather leading up to that special time which is wonderful .. you can enjoy it too girl !

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I think this is a wonderful capture of light and shadow. I didn't think of it as being spooky until you said so. I thought of it as having soft light.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Lisa girl how did you sneak in there between comments ? LOL Thank you : ) I really loved the picture when I saw it upload and thought .. how can I twist this to a Halloween theme ? wink wink

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Sea holly,
is your name Spooky
or Mollie?

Derelict Dwelling Shadows

Beverley Baird said...

Love the spooky shadow and the spookier plant! Happy early Hallowe'en!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Wooooo.....very little shop of horrors!! Great post from the 'Halloween Lady'. :-)

GardenJoy4Me said...

MMT now that was very cute and gleamingly ? simple ! Well done : )

Thank you Beverley ! I just couldn't help myself ? : )

Ms. S : ) it just had to be done .. right ? Halloween is COMING .. in juts over a hundred days ? LOL

Stone Art said...

Great shot, nice crisp shaddow, well done

Rambling Woods said...

This was a fun post and they do look spooky....

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Great spooky looking shot.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Thank you stoneart it was just a moment of near perfection in time place and lighting ? LOL

I love having some fun with this meme Rambling Woods : ) Thanks !

Well thank you mystery person ? LOL