Friday, February 4, 2011

Shadows in the Snow

Welcome to Shadow Shot Sunday and Seasonal Sundays.

We woke to a soft layer of winter white on Friday morning.



As I looked down to the terrace there was
a mirror image of the table and chairs.



Graceful, architectural images
appeared on the powder covered steps . . .



And began to mix with those from nature.



I noticed the black and white check
pattern and smiled to myself.



Our walk was a silent one
among the shadows of the trees . . .



Long, lean, and void of any leaves.



Shadows cast upon small drifts along the rocks
gave the appearance of hills and valleys . . .



And painted the snow covered
path with layers of charcoal.

Thanks for joining me for Shadow Shot Sunday @ Hey Harriet.
Click here to join others who have shared shadows today.

The Tablescaper is hosting Seasonal Sundays here.
Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

31 comments:

  1. Well, I don't envy you the snow, but your shadow shots are fantastic!! I love them all, but particularly the furniture on the deck! Beautiful! Hope you your weekend is going well! Enjoy! Stay warm!

    sylvia

    ReplyDelete
  2. These are lovely shots! I got to battle I35 Friday, so needless to say I didn't have much good to say about the snow haha. It was pretty though, and I love how it muffles sound in the morning. Well, except for the crunch of fenders :) Kat

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful pics Sarah! I know you're lovin' the snow, enjoy:@)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Sarah, I love the pictures with the railing shadow! Isn't it amazing how little details show up on the snow that you might not see otherwise? Linda

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sarah, you can sendme that snow any day! Your photos are beautiful!

    Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    Giveaway ends Feb.11th

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful shots, beautifully written, beautiful post...
    hugs ~lynne~

    ReplyDelete
  7. Snow is beautiful--in moderation. Yours was a moderate snowfall!

    SILLY SHADOW DITTY

    Shadows may or may not be
    Patterns of urbanity.
    If a shadow threatens you,
    Here, my dear, is what to do:
    Grab the shadow by the throat,
    Toss it to a billy goat,
    So the goat can chomp and chew,
    Keeping it away from you!


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Chiseled Shadows

    ReplyDelete
  8. Enjoyed seeing your shadow shots, but don't envy you with the snow. Predicted here tomorrow night and again Tues. into Wed. - I have had enough.
    I need warm temps and sunshine.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hlenda

    ReplyDelete
  9. Just beautiful Sarah. I love the checked shadow too. Joni

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sarah, I would love to see a bit of snow today! It is so hot and humid here in Brisbane today. I tried going for a swim but even the pool temperature has reached about 34 degrees (about 90F I think?) so it is better to just stay inside!

    Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving such sweet comments recently. I really appreciate your friendship and support.

    Best wishes and happy weekend,
    Natasha.
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love the way that the shadows on the snow create a landscape from another world - not exactly miniature, but that's the best word I can think of. Can't you just imagine tiny villages tucked into the valleys in one of the photos?...a wagon train of fairies making its way across the charcoal plains.....an entire imagined world, until the snow melts.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your railing & table shadow are lovely~ I especially like the one blended with your trees & shrubs! What a nice surprise to find :-)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm such a wuss when it comes to winter....but your photos are a delight. Especially the walk in silence...I could go for that any ol' day.


    A Seagull Shadow

    ReplyDelete
  14. The railing is perfect..How can a shadow sketch so perfectly!?:)

    Love the lone figure w/ the words:)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wonderful shadow captures, the terrace & steps look so very different from when I saw them last!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Don't you just love the quietness that comes with snow!!! I love how the sun is out and you were able to capture the shadows in the snow.

    The black and white checked pattern is so beautiful!

    Happy day to you.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Beautiful photos! I love it when the sun comes out after a snow...
    Hugs,
    Penny

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great shadow shots, Sarah! The sun is out today, so I hope away some more or the many inches we have left. It rained hard last night, but still so much remains.
    I went to WS outlet Friday. You could do downhill skiing on the mountains in the parking lot. Those will be there till April, unless it gets really warm, please.
    Just got an oil delivery...4,00 a gallon..200 gallons, ouch!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Lovely shadowy series - I like the third best :-)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Beautiful pics ~ everything so still, so lovely!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

    ReplyDelete
  21. Lucky you that it was only a blanket of snow. Right now we're surrounded by mounds of ice. Such beautiful photos, love the shadow play.

    - The Tablescaper

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Sarah,
    you have really a special talent to see the beauty everywhere.
    Greetings, Johanna

    ReplyDelete
  23. Sarah,
    Lovely photography! This is my favorite Season and I love SNOW! Thank you for finding the beauty in the midst of this frigid weather!
    Fondly,
    Pat

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love these! Shadows upon snow is so pretty! I hope you have a great week :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. How pretty, Sarah! I love seeing snow like that...so pristine and beautiful! They say we may get more Thursday. I hope not! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  26. Lovely photos, Sarah! I hope it has warmed up there again!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Sarah, how nice that you had black and white checks in the snow - the perfect shadow shot for you. Your photos are beautiful! laurie

    ReplyDelete

Thank you to each of you who take the time to leave a comment. I read and appreciate each and every one and will respond to any questions. Your notes are the only way I know who has stopped in for a visit.