Saturday, April 10, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

I was despairing of getting any shadows this week as the weather has been cloudy and rainy most of the week. But this morning not only was the sun shining but the temperature has risen. We were back to almost minus temperatures yesterday, with some snow flurries!

We have a robin building a nest on our porch and while I was snapping pictures I thought I would take one of the nest. It is a strange one this year as they have used the dried silver dollars from our garden to add to the nest. Can't wait for the little ones to pop their heads up!

Last week our 2 grade three classes had a tour of the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford. The artwork is stunning! When I was looking over the photos I took I realized I had captured shadows as well!

Be sure to visit other shadow chasers at Hey Harriet!


Sylvia K said...

What a delightful group of shadow shots, Beverley! Isn't it fun to discover them! Love the bird nest, be fun to see the little ones! Hope you have a great weekend!


EG CameraGirl said...

This is a neat collection of shadows! Yes, the sun came out...finally!

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Laura said...


Ralph said...

The smallest details around our house can leave great shadows, should we perform our ritual shadow hunting. The robins are crafty birds, they can use anything to make their nests, and will. These birds have been all over the yard looking for the thatch we have lots of. I await the warmer and brighter days when all the birds seem to wake up at 4:30 AM, making wonderful noise!

Sarah said...

I love that birds nest with the Honesty-'silver dollars'-love that name too which I have not heard before!

Gemma Wiseman said...

I love finding surprise shadows in photos! Often they are the most intriguing ones! The first photo especially creates a beautiful artwork! Almost like a wimdchime or mobile!

Catherine said...

a nice subtle collection - does that mean you have run out of mexican shadows??

jabblog said...

Wonderful variety of shadows here - thank you for sharing :-)

A Wild Thing said...

So much fun to be a shadow chaser! Love the bird nest.

Anonymous said...

a lovely collection of shadow shots!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Shadow butterfly,
you may flutter here and there,
but when sun goes down…

Your choice of shadows:
Stony Shadows
Deluge of darkness

Kim, USA said...

I see butterfly shadow, like it!

SSS-Curved shadow

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