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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Shadow Shot Time !

A very subtle shadow shot today .. this morning is in shades of gray with just enough sun to capture a fading glimpse of a shadow from the deck rails .. but it also illustrates cat prints from a visiting feline in search of my girls .. an unrequited love looking for company ?

On that theme I thought two shots this past week might follow the route of full moon wanderings .. seeking company of lovers in the animal kingdom ?
In transition of light to a darker sky that amplifies the glow of this mysterious celestial body we love to watch .. is there anyone that doesn't take notice of this beauty ?
Perhaps this "glow" was the messenger of the snow that swept in yesterday afternoon .. just as I finished cleaning up the hellebore bed .. from no snow, to a white sheet on the ground in practically minutes ? BIG sigh !!

30 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love those secret traces of a secret being! And beautiful soft shadow lines grace the snow! And the moon shots are simply wonderful!

Kelly said...

Lovely shots of the moon! Fortunately for me, cloud cover obscured it much of the past few nights around here. Its bright reflection often disrupts my sleep. I like the dark. :)

Ralph said...

Those tomcats are so romantic, aren't they?? The moon sits like a silver orb in the late winter sky - a simple view that is stunningly beautiful. Spring and the lack of snow are not too far away...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, it does look cold! Great shadow shot considering the circumstances!! Love your moons! They're awesome! Enjoy your weekend! Stay warm!

Sylvia

CiNdEe said...

I knew you would have some awesome moon pictures. My camera doesn't do dark pictures. So when the moon came up it was to dark outside. The day before the full moon though it was so big! I didn't take my camera to work so I missed the first shots. I got it when it was up in the sky. I wish I had gotten a picture of that first rising moon. Happy Weekend!!(-:

Cassie said...

Cool! The full moon brings out the lover in cats as well as humans I see. Do your girls sit in the window and cry?? Happy SSS.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh Joy, that's not a cat, that's a RACCOON, LOL.

Love your comment, and yes the little bleep bleeps are bad down on the coast, and I think that they are not rare up here at all. Thought for sure that I found prints in the snow, coming down a tree, and walking off, and no prints going up the tree.

Hmmmm.....

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Genie said...

Oh, my goodness....your moon shots are drop dead gorgeous. They are so beautiful. I am still trying to learn to shoot moon shots, but up to this time I am still a total failure. It is apparent you have that magic touch. Like you touch of snow with the kitty prints. All of your photos this week were lovely. genie

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.
I especially like the first and the last one.

Regards ad best wishes

frayedattheedge said...

I love the photo of the moon - I did think of going out to take photos last night on my way to bed - but bed won!!

John McElveen said...

You made us work for it today! Great post! Wasn't the moon awesome the last few days? I didn't get any good shots due to the weather-but you surely did!!!

Thanks and have a great weekend,

John

sarayutouched said...

our surroundings are quite similar. we had more snow as well. but it won't last. you'll get to that bed for cleaning in no time!!! happy weekend!!!

Joan said...

Love the footprints! lol
The moon.... gorgeous!

sandy said...

This snow will be gone shortly. That is one of the good things about March light.

The first night I shot this month's moon it was white. Since then, butter yellow!!

Gaelyn said...

Nice subtle rail shadows. That moon looks bright enough to create shadows too.

Chubby N Chieque said...

That's awesome shots.

I too love your header. It really seems they love whether it's wet or dry, ain't they?

HAppy SSS...
/chie

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

I love the shadows crossing over the snowcovered deck ~ and the paw prints are fun...you couldn't have planned that one better!!

EG CameraGirl said...

You are brave to be out in your garden this early!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I bet that kitty had cold toes.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Still looks chilly over at your house, I love your shots of the moon and the subtle shadows.

Spring is just around the corner

Marguerite said...

I love seeing foot prints in new fallen snow. Unrequitted cat love that you might not have ever known about otherwise! we see prints after the snow and realize what a busy place our yard is after hours.

Dianne said...

I love the subtle shadows and the sweet footprints

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous moon shots!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

House's Shadow, have a great weekend!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful! Best wishes!

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful moon shots!
thanks for stopping by :)

Gatsbys Gardens said...

We are headed for sixty-five degrees today so I am trying to forget snow. However, we could still get more than one blast of it.

Eileen

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Subtle shadows are better than no shadows at all! :)

Shadowy Reflections

The Garden Ms. S said...

There is just something about kittycat footprints that charms me. (Even though they are often across the hood of our vehicle!)

Hope you got some of the big melt on the weekend that we got here. Your hellebores will be sending out buds in no time. Spring is really, really almost here in the GWN! :):)

GRACE PETERSON said...

You are so freaking talented, Joy Girl. Not only do you take wonderful photos but...and I don't think I've ever mentioned this, you are an outstanding writer. Your prose on this post is as magical as your pictures. Love those little paw prints. I hope this is the final snowfall of the season.