Saturday, 6 August 2011

Shadow Shot Time

So here it is Shadow Shot time again and we are into August !
Yesterday I spent 5 hours in the garden .. it has been neglected a lot because it is so darn HOT out there .. but ... by some saving grace it isn't in emergency shape and it all got a good full drink of water as I drug the hose all over to reach each and every plant I could.
Two shots .. the above is my favorite annual for the year in terra cotta .. my favorite type of container .. even it it drives me crazy going "dry to the bone" during summer.
The picture below is just to tickle your funny bone .. some people could "read" a joke in this and some people might not even see the funny side ?
I love these succulents and I am going to try and keep them alive in the house over the winter .. fingers crossed!
What you have to do now is go over to Hey Harriet where Tracy has all of us good little shadow shooters displaying our craft of catching shadows and light : )


Dani said...

I love the colors of the succulent, the playing with the shadow. Lovely post.

Marguerite said...

Absolutely gorgeous shadow shot this week. A perfect scene set with the grasses lingering over that old stump and gravel.

Plowing Through Life said...

Too funny, Joy! Great minds think alike... I spent a few hours in the garden yesterday, too. I had also neglected my garden (mostly because of the heat), and finally dragged myself outside yesterday morning. And like you, I was happy to find that it wasn't that bad. I gave everything a good soaking, staked some plants, removed dead buds and cleared some weeds (which there was very few of -- another pleasant surprise!). Let's hope the heat goes away and the days get nicer, cooler. Hope you're okay. I'll be sending you an email this week. Have a nice weekend.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Nice shadow shot of your terra cotta pots. I love the succulent pot. I can see why you are going to bring it in this winter. Good luck. I bet they will do just fine if you have a south facing window. Here I don't have a south facing window and my succulents usually become elongated during winter. They usually recover during summer.

Kathe W. said...

lovely shadows!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

You have a beautiful garden.
Nice photos.


Sylvia K said...

I do love your flowery shadow shots for the day! They are delightful! Wonderful to be able to catch them isn't it? Never realized before how much fun shadows could be! Have a great weekend!


Ralph said...

The floral artist has a tough task, keeping the natural art fed and happy. Which you have done! All your plants are full of life, fed and watered as needed. And they appreciate it...Amazing and lovely views!

Kay L. Davies said...

The name of that first one is right on the tip of my tongue, tantalizing me, but I can't quite reach it. Don't you just hate when that happens?
Aha, I knew it started with P, so I looked and looked until I found it. Portulaca, right? Whew.
Looks like your hen-and-chicks are providing you with plenty of entertainment this year.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

chubskulit said...

Just gorgeous!

My Shadows, have a good weekend!

Lola said...

Love it. 5 hrs.? I'd be burnt to a crisp here.
Brother bout killed me last Sat a week ago. Him mowing, me moving things then cleaning out gutters. You wouldn't believe what were in them. Handfuls I tell ya.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Dani and thank you very much!
I love that logo of yours girl : )

Marguerite girl thank you : )
I am a sucker for driftwood,pea gravel and grasses .. they just make my day : )

Martha girl hello there : )
I'm hanging in here .. I will be so glad when Monday is over and the kids are back in one piece .. you know what I am talking about .. Montreal is one scary driving area!
Yes .. is seems our gardens have taken pity on us and have managed to stay pretty darn good .. phew!!!

Hello Lisa girl thank you : )
I don't have a south facing window sadly and I have the curious girls that will want to investigate so the only place that is safe is on the kitchen hutch top .. fingers crossed they will survive me !!

Thank you Kathe .. you never know what shadows will pop up for SSS !

Thank you very much Tatjana .. I am lucky to have enough space to have my gardens : )

Hello Sylvia and YES ! it is amazing how we see so much more details to shadows now that we do this meme .. thank you !

Ralph there you go again making my head swell ;-) You are very kind , thank you !

Hello Kay : )
It is purslane part of the portulaca family and YES ! having the name of something on the tip of my tongue drives me batty !! LOL

Hi there Chub and thank you very much ! Happy SSS weekend to you : )

OMG Lola .. it sounds like you guys really did the DEED with the yard and gutters .. I wonder what we would find in ours ? eeekkkkk !LOL

Christine said...

Hey there Joy! I really, really like that succulent shot. Nice composition, color and shadows. Hope the weather cools down a bit for you.

Grace said...

What a lovely shadow shot, Joy.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Christine girl and thank you !
I loved that ladybug shot and then that shadow shot was amazing .. what is that ? a piece of modern art ?
It is beautiful !

Grace girl thank you .. I am going to try and get that favicon working today ... some time .. eekkk !!

Beverley Baird said...

It has been so hot lately our garden has been suffering as well!
Great shots of your garden - lovely shadows!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Beverly girl and thank you so much : ) YES !! the weather has really given us a hard time with the gardens .. there is cooler air this morning and I am loving it : ) Hope you get this weather too girl !