Sunday, 8 February 2009

SSS - Inside and Out.

Tracy at Hey Harriet is the leading light of Shadow Shot Sunday. Pop over to her wonderful blog to see her stunning photographs and those of other ‘shadow shooters’ from around the world.

Bwana's Snow Gear....


Happiness

(with apologies to A.A. Milne)

Guy had
Great Big
Waterproof
Boots on;
Guy had a
Great Big
Waterproof
Hat;
Guy had a
Great Big
Waterproof
Mackintosh --
And that
(Said Guy)
Is
That.

I had to stand exactly aligned with tree-trunk in order to get this shadow shot in the snow covered field behind our house......



Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not.
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot
We'll weather the weather.
Won’t we?

These whimsical tin balancing toys reside on a windowsill in our sitting room. With the light from a snow-bright wintery sun, their shadows were sharply defined on the wall…..





Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths. ~Author Unknown

30 comments:

jinksy said...

What unusual pictures - nice to see the sun shines somewhere still!

Flor Larios Art said...

rare photos, I like them!

karen said...

wow, i absolutely love the shadow/snow/tree shot! how beautiful...

Janelle said...

wow wow wow..that tree over the snow is outstanding!? for a moment i thought it was a baobab over magadigadi pans in botswana!? x j

DEB said...

I wish I could take photos as intriguing as yours Tessa! It was in the teens here (that would be below zero by a lot in celsius) and today it's 65 F, room temp and sunny - I've got the windows open in the house. We are weathering the weather, whether it's down or whether it's up!

La Feroce Bete said...

These are fantastic! Shadow can be so much fun!~

Louise said...

Fascinating photographs. Really wonderful!

Raven said...

These are wonderful... your artist's eye shows in everything you do. I enjoyed the words that you put with them too.

I scrolled down the page a bit and love your paintings. They are so richly warm and beautiful!

Mama Shujaa said...

Love this!! I take it Bwana did not go out to shovel the snow...his gear is squeaky clean. :-) Good thing, otherwise we would not be treated to the wonderful shadow of the tree - the best!!

Mama S.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh these are all so fantastic! Very clever & creative. Love all the wording as well. This was a lot of fun! Happy Sunday to you!

Hey, I didn't notice your name in Mr Linky. I'll go check now & if not there will pop it in :)

Elizabeth said...

Loved the boots and snow.

Pease porridge hot
pease porridge cold
pease porridge in the pot
nine days old

I think this is part of the poem, maybe not.

Alissa Nicolau said...

I love the colors in the first photo.

M.Kate said...

You have some really fantastic pictures and shadows there.

Sandra Ree said...

Very nice indeed! What an artist you are, loved this post! :D

Lori ann said...

I'm smiling and I love that I know I always will when I come to the Armadillo.:) :) :) :) :)
great shots Tessa!
xxx

Lily Hydrangea said...

Great Shadows! The tree shadow is especially awesome!

Sweet Repose said...

Bwana snow gear...what a hoot! I love the tree shadows, you are having way too much fun here...me too.

sharon

PJ said...

The poetry is very clever, the photos are pure fun. Happy SSS!

Freshly Found said...

Beautiful shadows! Well captured!

Anna Lefler said...

These are fantastic! And I love the quote about men and fish and their mouths - ha!

Your blog is a joy!

Hope all is well with you...

:^) Anna

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Your snow tree shadow is STUNNING! It holds an entire story. Beautiful and I love your Guy poem :-)

Gypsy at heart said...

I couldn't stop at just one!

Dianne said...

you are a master of shadow composition!!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I love these, with the shadows playing, very much!

Renee said...

Who would ever believe that shadows could be so interesting. I wouldn't have.

How you can make muddy boots and a hat look like the high life I don't know.

Your trees and the toys are fantastic and the poems and quotes are amazing.

Brilliant as usual.

Love Renee

Renee said...

p.s. Is there anything you can't do? Like how good are you at blowing milk bubbles?

Love Renee

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

These are just stellar!!! I loved each one. What a great collection. I really love the boots and hat. Brilliant!

Sarah Laurence said...

Your wellies with a cowboy attitude made me laugh. The tree shadow is simply gorgeous! It looks more like a painting than a photo.

The W.O.W. factor said...

Cool!
"Happiness"..the shadow of the hat and boots fit perfectly..as they have created an "h"!
Oh~ the snow etched around the tree is beautiful and I love, love the fisherman through the window pane!
Seeing life through your eyes brings a smile to my face each visit here!
Thank you Tessa.
Barb

Catherine said...

That snow field shot is amazing!!