Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Shadows in the Garden #2

 Along the Lily Path

It is like looking at something that is not there – not real, but it is.  For those who like seeing “line” in art works, shadows satisfies in many ways.  There is the simple black and white, yet there is the beauty of line and form.  Shadows give the viewer that fleeting opportunity in Winter, Summer, or in between, to grasp the moment,  only the moment.  It can be seen as it is now, then changed, now not the same, never again.

Here in the Gardens at Waters East, with all the varied plants, trees, sculptures, and tons of stone, etc. things might seem rather permanent.  The shadow reminds us that all is fleeting.  Even we, marking time for a moment, then gone.  Interesting.

Enjoy this one moment in time

 Seed Heads in the Asian Patio Garden

 Whitespire Birch

 Shadows on StoneWater Beach   &   in the snow

 Seed Heads on rock step

 Lanterns in Hosta Garden

 Patio Furniture
cast many shadows

 Coneflower Seed Heads

plant sculpture

moody clouds over Lake Michigan

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  1. Hi! We have the same winter, but the sun isn't often. You took pretty photos: sun and shadow. I love the most the last one, the clouds are very expressive.

  2. I saw today that you wrote on a Norwegian blog. Google has a translate gadget that you can install on your blog free. I have one like that in my blog .

    Very beautiful photoes you have taken! :-)

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog! I use dandelions for my rabbits.

    You have so beautiful photoes as usual. Shadows are interesting. It looks like it is cold at your place too.