Saturday, 25 December 2010

Shadow Shot Christmas

Yes it is shadow shot time even on Christmas day here in Canada .. well our end of the earth compared to Tracy's at Hey Harriet, which is really Boxing Day there ..
I wonder, do they have those crazy sales in the stores like North America does ??
I fell in love with my little dragonfly shadow, cast on the pot of my Charlie Brown Christmas tree aka Austrian Pine who has been Bonsai for many years now and hangs in no matter the neglect I might heap upon the poor thing ..
Thank you "Little-Big Pine" : )
I actually had to add a second shot which is rare for me to do ..
It was just so perfect .. the deck railing cast on the planking with its gaps in the snow and there are a few glittery ice crystals if you look closely enough !
So .. keep looking and don't forget to visit Tracy's Hey Harriet place to see all the other "Shadow Shooters" and those beautiful pictures they capture !


Laura said...

Love your shadows! Happy Holidays!

Lona said...

What lovely shadow shots Joy.
From the dragonfly to the squared shadows of the railing.
Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas.

Northern Beauty Seeker said...

Joy, I love the little dragonfly shadow, so pretty! Hope your day is wonderful. :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Oooh, so pretty when I enlarge the second photo. Definitely some glittery ice crystals there. Thanks for sharing them.
And I love the name "Little Big Pine"!
Wishing you happiness for the festive season and the coming year.
-- K

Kay, Alberta
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Anonymous said...

You second shot is really interesting and is my favorite. I like the repetition but it looks so soft and peaceful too.

millie said...

i love the undisturbed snow! silently beautiful!

Rinkly Rimes said...

It looks cold enough for the snail to go back inside his shell!

Hey Harriet said...

I love both your photos! I don't know which one I love more! And yes we have those crazy Boxing Day sales here. The shopping centres are like battle fields...lots of pushing and shoving and even blood shed at times. Madness! What we'll do for a bargain eh!?!

I hope you've been having a super holiday season so far. Merry Christmas!

RPS77 said...

I like the pictures - I hope that you had a good Christmas! We're supposed to get walloped with almost two feet of snow tomorrow and Monday.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas from Helsinki and Casablanca!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello LauraX Thank you and thank you for stopping by my blog : )

Lona girl : ) thank you ! Hope you are having very merry holidays over there too ! Not too much eggnog now wink wink ! hehehe

Ms S I just saw it in those moments and thought that it would be a perfect shot even in the Brrrrr of the temps outside !

Hello there Kay : ) thank yo so much and I couldn't help but name my Charlie Brown Christmas tree that Little Big Pine thing .. like the Dustin Hoffman movie Little Big man ? LOL

Hello Donna : ) Thank you !
I just usually post one shadow shot but the two had to be seen together? .. Yes .. it seemed so peaceful especially in that afternoon light : )

Millie it is so nice to see quiet peaceful snow like that yet having a pattern to it too .. thanks for stopping by !

Rinkly you are too right ! LOL
It was CHILLY to say the least but it is one tough Canadian snail !

Hey Tracy girl ! So you do have that insanity there as well ;-)
I spend that time in my pajamas shopping on the net .. no crowds no craziness ? hehehe Hope yo are having a great holiday too girl : )

RP ! wow ! It can make you a bit stressed hearing that the "winter wallop" is breathing down your neck .. hope it isn't too bad ! Kingston can have predictions of all sorts of weather and yet we can escape it most times .. it wanders over to the American side ? hehehe

A very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year back to Helsinki & Casablanca too ! : ) Thanks for stopping by !

A Wild Thing said...

Winter is a beauteous season for us gardeners, a time to rest and plan our next move. I have much to do for the planting of my new Secret Garden in the spring...but that's half the fun in experiencing the new magical space...we do see the beauty everywhere, even a lowly dragonfly shadow!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday and we'll see ya next year friend!


Anonymous said...

Love that deck shot! Both very nice. I hope you've enjoyed a wonderful holiday. :) We're bracing for our first major storm here...up to 30 cms of snow along with some freezing rain and blizzard conditions. Yummy!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello there Sharon : )
You are so right about us needing this down time to rest up and plan our new additions to our gardens...
Ah ! a secret garden is a magical place .. I wish I had more seclusion to have one to myself as well .. I think that is why I plant so many tall grasses .. I am trying to hide in them ? LOL
I hope you are enjoying your special days too and take that time for ourselves to dream about those beautiful gardens for next year : )
The BEST of Wishes for 2011 Sharon!

Nancy girl ! Pre-Happy New Year !
You guys have been beaten down by some very rough weather and more to come ! .. in fact .. I think .. you are getting our typical weather for this time of year ! how did that happen ?? I hope you have lots of goodies in the apartment to see you through it in good cheer ? LOL
Happy 2011 to come girl !

Cat said...

Hope your Christmas was joyous! Nice and white by the looks of it - great shots...shadows are so much fun!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Joy, those shadows are great! I am not sure how you do that with your camera, but I am always willing to learn. I hope you had a great holiday.


Heather said...

I LOVE your shadows!! I squealed out loud when I saw your snail! Thanks for making me smile!

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Beautiful Joy, the dragonfly shadow is adorable!! Hope you have had a wonderful holiday so far, all the best for a great year in 2011.

Marilyn & Jeff said...

These are gorgeous shadow photos.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello there Whimsy ! We had a nice quiet Christmas thank you ! Hope you did too ? A wee bit of snow .. we haven't been hit by any storms yet .. and the sun has sneaked out to help with a few shadow shots , phew !

Eileen girl ! Hope you are having a nice holiday with your family : )
I don't do anything special with my camera .. it is the light that you have to look for .. mine is mainly afternoon light passing to the end of my deck .. that is where the shadows show up ! LOL .. Juts look for the right light girl and you will have the right shadows : )

Hello there Heather and thank you ! Yup my snail is a special one of a kind and I love capturing shadows with that and my other weird and wacky characters, wink wink !

Rebecca girl I wish you all the best for 2011 too ! especially with your beautiful garden unfolding like it is .. I can't wait to see its progress girl !!!

Thank you Marilyn : ) Shadows bring out something hidden in us when we take their pictures, something special !

Ms. Becky said...

I love these shadow shots! They're both very peaceful and lovely.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Miss Becky thank you ! Shadows tend to be that way don't you think .. quiet and peaceful : )

Anonymous said...

I love these shadow shots. Thanks for sharing them.

All the best, Boonie