Saturday, 18 June 2011

Shadow Shot Time

I love our Morning Doves .. they are so quiet and peaceful and lovely to look at : )
They don't even mind if you are taking pictures of them .. in fact I think this one asked if her/his posture and pose were flattering ? .. and I am sure I heard some humming of "Me and My Shadow" !
So this is my shadow shot including the reflection in the water of the birdbath .. thankfully it is fairly clean at the moment ! eeekkk !
Now .. I have to sneak in some FOG shots .. and it was thick fog this morning .. it is beginning to burn off now and the birds are VERY chirpy about it all !
Yes .. that tiny white ball is our sun .. not a UFO .. drats .. we have seen some strange things in our sky here over the years ... but that is another whole "Twilight Zone" story .. and I don't mean that vampire c--p !!
I have some ornamental bird cages in my deck plantings so it was neat to see it against the background .. I have to humor our birds .. they have delicate feelings and like to be mentioned as much as possible ... and have a few statues dedicated to them besides gargoyles and gnomes ...
Go figure ??
Finally .. the finale ? I am probably burning my eyes out taking direct shots like this but it was so amazing I am trying to get away with it .. a perfect white ball hanging in the sky is something to see, against the shear cloth of the fog covering it ...
Now you have to head over to Tracy's place .. Hey Harriet .. to see more great shadow shots from all over the world : )


Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

What a beautiful visitor! I always thought they were 'Mourning Doves'? Could be wrong, Morning is much happier! :)

Karen said...

Oooooooooooh, great shots! I love it when the morning doves visit my yard. Excellent sun in fog shots, almost looks like the full moon we had the other nite.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures for the day! I love the Morning Dove! And the sun though the fog is awesome! Hope you have a lovely evening! Enjoy!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

That's a perky little dove!


I once had a shadow—or did she have me?
My shadow and I could never agree.
I would say something, she’d say the reverse;
Our arguments flared, my lips I would purse,
Refusing to speak to her anymore—
So my shadow got up and marched out the door!
I have not seen her from that day to this—
That’s one stubborn shadow I surely don’t miss!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadow Guards

Lola said...

Great shadow shots.
The fog pic looks like our skies from the smoke from so many fires around.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh your little dove friend is so sweet! I hardly ever see doves where I am. Just lots of pigeons! Your foggy shots are super! Especially that last one. Wear sunnies so you don't harm your eyes :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Mourning doves are sweet birds. I like to watch them when they are courting. Their colors ignite and they are so ceremonial. Lots of dancing and prancing about. I am sure your plants liked all that fog too. It feels so good on a warm summer morn.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hi there Rebecca girl and YES ! I have it misspelled and haven't changed it .. I like just plain "morning" so it doesn't "read" read sad ? haha They are such sweet gentle birds i want them to have a happier name ? haha

Hello there Karen girl : )I just took some pictures of our morning moon in its beautiful fullness .. it is a cool sunny morning just a little after 6:15 .. those are the best mornings because the coolness has rested the garden plants : )

Hello Sylvia girl ! So far so good with the morning .. but it hasn't really started yet so it is going great ? LOL

MMT Thank you and thank you for the "ditty" : ) wink wink

Lola girl yes, I have seen skies like this that was from actual smoke .. not a good thing but a fact of life eh ?

Thank you so much Tracy m: ) .. yup I should be wearing my sun goggles more often but I cheat a lot ? LOL

Lisa they are amazing when they do that so I know what you are talking about .. yet always so gentle .. YES! .. the cool mornings are perfect for the garden .. gives it a rest in between hot days for sure!

Hootin' Anni said...

Well done....I especially enjoyed the mourning dove. They are great birds, and I love their bird call.

The sun photos are eerie.

Vintage 1930's Basketball Team is my Shadow Shot today. Do stop by if you can find time.

Happy Sunday!!!


I love your Morning Dove and the sun shining through the fog is eerily beautiful.

CiNdEe said...

I love the doves too(-: I have them come up to my slider and look in as if to say...FEED ME!!!!(-:
I love all the birds and I enjoy them so much everyday(-:
Love your foggy pictures too!

Pat said...

Morning doves seem to be gentle birds, I'm sure they chirp or something but can't remember hearing them.
Clever shot at the birdbath.

Speaking of Twilight...just saw that movie. NOW I'm waiting for TB!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Nice shadow shot of the dove. We've actually had nice weekend weather .. shh-h-h don't tell the weather gods else they will send rain again.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Thanks Anni girl it was a very unusual morning with that fog .. and we love the Mourning Doves .. so quiet and gentle .. sweet sweet birds : )

Thank you Grace girl : ) It seemed almost unreal .. the fog also dampens sound and the air is so still .. perfect Halloween scenario ? LOL

Cindee girl birds are so interesting and yet relaxing to watch too .. that is cute how they come up to you girl! Hey I have a picture os Mista' G for you that I will have to send .. he is enjoying himself very much ! haha

Patsi girl I think they cooo ? and they do a lot of mating/territorial calls .. they are such beautiful sweet natured birds : ) Hey I want to see how they leave the finale for Nurse Jackie .. it has to be awesome ? and finally June 26th for TB !!!!

Linda girl I can't believe how gorgeous the weather has been lately !!I get up a little before 5 and open the deck door because it is so nice and cool and then it warms up for the day .. it is perfect : ) aahhhhh !!! LOL

Beverley Baird said...

Lovely shots - especially of the morning dove!
Have a wonderful week!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Thanks very much Bev ... those doves are too sweet to believe : )

Barbarapc said...

Joy, your garden is as neat as a pin - I'm going out to scrub things down just as soon as the rain stops. Lovely to see your M. doves - not so many here now, fear those neighbourhood kitties have been hunting - found that they aren't those most clever of birds sadly - remember our old Tom cat 'Dirt Bag' who had one fly into his mouth - didn't know what hit him at first(the second little slap was me, when I turned him upside down and made him spit it out).

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Great shadow shots, Joy! I'm a huge lover of doves. They are nesting in the tree near the deck and I enjoy how they spy on us while we're enjoying our morning coffee.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Barbara girl you are too funny ! You made me giggle and snort at the same time .. hehehe .. we have rain here for the next few days so I can't quite vacuum and dust the garden for a while ? hehe .. my god ! Yes mourning doves are a wee bit daft aren't they ? I love that crazy cat name by the way and the slap to make him spit the poor thing out ? LOL
You are a crazy lady girl ;-)

Kate girl thank you and I love how peaceful they are too .. but yet so curious and love watching us as we do them .. they are sweet but not the sharpest pencil in the desk ?LOL