Posts Tagged ‘shadows’

Cooperative Bluebird

This bluebird wasn’t hidden as much as it thought it was.

He reverses the direction for this picture.

The pale rust and pale blue blend in with its surroundings (squint and look at him.)

A different angle changes the shadow on the bluebirds.

Shadows help the bluebird to blend in with its surroundings.

Advertisements

Shadows on the Snow

  Shady days postpone the snow’s melting.

The sun and shadows create abstract designs.

The sun slowly shifts the shadows over the snow.

 

Every direction offers a different artistic design.

The end of the day approaches.

Shadowy Trees

IMG_5300

I’ve debated with myself on whether to post pictures of trees with light and shadow patterns on their trunks. The wind and/or breezes blow the leaves and branches back and forth, adding movement to the shadow designs.

IMG_5226

The changing positions of the sun change the shadows. For some reason the wind moving the shadows fascinates me.  I wonder if the wind is sometimes involved. There could be a request for slight movements or different degrees of active. Their positions are on the trunks on the east side in the morning and the west in the afternoon. They are so varied and become mesmerizing.

IMG_5491

I wonder if anything can be “read” into the shadow designs? Is it a secret language? Maybe the earth made a request from the sun for some reason. Or it could be a kind of writing, and then the tree does what it’s meant to do.

IMG_5232

The messages could travel inside the trunk,

IMG_5187

and either down into the earth, or up and out into the sky.

IMG_5190

  This would then transfer the energies to where they’re requested.

IMG_5409

… Then there’s the huge oak across the highway. It definitely has a position of distinction. It could be transferring the energies and/or messages to where they’re requested.

 The highway department recently cut of several long limbs so they wouldn’t fall on the highway. That upset me. It’s such a huge majestic tree.

My husband stepped it off, and the crown spread of the tree is 35 yards.

IMG_5165

 The base of the oak grows at the top of a little slope, only feet from the highway. It must receive messages for itself  and then send them to where they’re requested.

IMG_5184

The oak grows directly across the highway from our kitchen. I’m definitely attached to it after living across from it for 40 years.

 This makes me curious about the spirit world and their possible activities.

… and I will continue to watch the shadows on the tree trunks.

Evening Shadows

Our house faces west, and there’s a garden site and a large farm field across the highway.

IMG_4824

So, we can see the sunsets when they aren’t clouded over. The lower the sun gets, the more vivid the colors turn.

IMG_4823

The shadows intrigue me and

IMG_4835

my moving rearranges them into another composition.

Water Reflections

IMG_8983 crop rede

Water, its reflections and shadows always amaze me.

IMG_8977 crop red

Could be I’m easily entertained, or that I look at things differently … more from of an artistic standpoint?

IMG_8972 crop red

The bending of the surface tension creates contorted line reflections

IMG_8972 crop red 2

and line shadows.

IMG_8972 crop red3

A slight breeze animates the hodgepodge of lines and sky reflections.

These pictures were taken of my small, overgrown water garden.

Crab Spider

IMG_3690

Crab spiders come in different sizes, with females being the largest.

IMG_3683 crop

The angle of the sunlight made this one easy to spot.

IMG_3694 crop

Shadows later made it much less conspicuous.

Ice and Water

These are a few of the reasons I like ice and water.

IMG_8055 red

Reflections make pretty pictures.

IMG_7959 alt red

Patterns in ice create interesting designs of light and shadow.

IMG_7982 crop red

This ice curiosity formed in a cavity not 3 inches across.

IMG_8010 crop

Tumbling water rolled over on itself, trapped air and bubbles resulted.

IMG_8034 crop

Rippling water cast yellow-rimmed shadows on the rocks below.

IMG_8053 red

IMG_8070 red

Add the sound of running water to all this, and it explains why I’m drawn to rocky creeks.