Playing with shadows in the woods
A bench beneath a ruined tree
Ruined yet proud against the canopy
A sculpted leaf adorns a bench
And water gleams beneath the trees
Delight in a child’s painted aqueduct
While a curious hedgehog looks on
A moth alights on curling brown
Autumn leaves, brilliant in the shade
Leaf shadows gently caressing a tree
A nostalgic look at Autumn because I shan’t be here for most of it. Nice to remember it at its best, in dappled sun and shade (and each with six words, if you run the gallery). Dawn is sharing Festival of Leaves if you’d like to join in.
‘Good morning, leaf’ says Mr. Caterpillar
And the leaves blush and nod
Next week I’m off to the Algarve again, for quite a long spell this time. I won’t be posting for a little while as I shall be without Internet. Sighs with relief! I have one more walk for you on Monday. Have a great weekend, and a wonderful Autumn, and I’ll be back when I can.
Meantime, Debbie is sharing some superb photos of Vietnam. Join her for Six Word Saturday?
The Algarve produces some beautiful shadows.
Just wandering, as I like to do, in the Eastern Algarve, I found myself chasing shadows in the area of Lota. The combination of lagoon, beach and boardwalk is an enticing one. I loved the delicacy of the shell patterns, and a chance find- a sea urchin.
The Weekly Photo Challenge has confused me a little by moving to a Wednesday. But I didn’t let it cast a Shadow on my week. Well, perhaps one or two! A little like the six words that I like to share with you here on a Saturday.
Apologies in advance to those of you who walk with me on Mondays. Next week there will be no blue sky. Have a great weekend!
It was hot in the Algarve last month and I spent a lot of time searching for Shadow. Here on the waterfront at Olhao I found a good vibe.
The island of Armona is one of my idyllic places. Just a ferry ride away. Sangria anyone?
The palms don’t offer much shade, and I’d have to dress up for the pousada. Those cloisters do look inviting though.
Faro is an uber cool place for strolling. A little arts and crafts. Maybe even an ice cream?
When evening falls it’s still warm, and those shadows are ever more elusive.
Is it any wonder I’m planning my next trip? Thanks, Paula, for giving me another opportunity to share a place I love.
Yes, that’s my shadow on the stone pillar. Careless me!
This time of year always has me in reflective mood. No matter how bright the sunshine, I always know that Winter is waiting, just around the corner. But we have had the occasional sparkling day in this last week or so, and I have been determined to make the most of them. Come stroll with me in my Durham gallery of sunshine and shadows.
The River Wear was brim full and the reflections sparkled up onto the bridge.
Framed in the shadows beneath the bridge, the outline of Durham Cathedral.
The sun was so bright, I had to find leafy shade to even try a shot.
This was the photo I was aiming for on that bridge!
The Autumn reflections in the water were beautiful
And the shadows lengthened as I crossed over the bridge.
Finally, the lengthening shadows of evening.
And another Durham day has flown away.
Cee has given me the perfect opportunity this week to share a few Reflections and Shadows. Please click on the link to see some wonderful photographs.
I’m hoping your week will have more sunshine than shadow.