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Monday, April 12, 2010

Backyard shadows and thoughts

Backyard thoughts

Thoughts of T.S. Eliot:

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

And of Plato's Parable of the Cave.


We are not always aware of the shadows we cast, or the ones cast on us. They are fleeting, but still important, because they change the light in our lives, our perceptions and realities. Some shadows are more important and substantial that others, and last longer. Others are mere glimmers, or move rapidly in the breezes of life. No wonder photographers and artists study light and shadows, capturing ephemeral glimpses of who we are, moving through time like shadows, gathering texture and contrast every moment..


  1. Great photographs with different textures. I love the soft low angle of the light.

  2. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. Miss seeing you. The four of us need to do dinner soon.


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