Saturday, December 19, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday - Summer Wistfulness


The shadowy world is always in fashion at Hey Harriet's most excellent Shadow Shot Sunday.

We know that it is Summer in Queensland so it is warmer there than most of the US now. And with an approaching snowstorm that is poised to leave 12-16" (30-40 cm) or more by noon Sunday. So not only will it feel like Winter, it will look the part too. To prevent any seasonal blues, we can alter our psychology a bit.








We look to the summer on our patio instead. It is true that we want the warming sunshine now as we prepare for snow. Yet, we look for relief when the sun is strong, so the shadowy shade we seek.

The umbrella covers the table outside, and we luxuriate in shade on occasion. This day was in 2007, the patio was scrubbed down, the humidity was delightfully low, and the ambient temp was around 80°F (29°C). In all a delightful day to light a charcoal fire and burn cook food over the grille. And sit in the shade. and relax in the sun, with the snow to be later and we will deal with it then!



23 comments:

fredamans said...

Good shadows!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2009/12/shadow-shot_19.html

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a lovely look back at summer, Ralph! Beautiful captures! We don't have any snow and it's not terribly cold, but it is GRAY!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Hot Fudge said...

Lovely, warm shot. I can just see you all enjoying your day in the sun. Hope it's not too cold for you now. It's warm and humid here in Brisbane today, with some rain to keep things cool (well, cool by Brizzy standards!). Have a wonderful Christmas.

bobbie said...

Oh, yes. I like the summery scenes and shadows.

Our day has been dreary, with less snow (so far) than predicted. But now it's sleeting.

Beverley Baird said...

Great summer shadows. Looks like a great place to be!

Jacqui said...

A nice sunny shot to cheer us Northerners up - lots of snow here, but the wheel is about to turn again. Season's greetings!

storyteller said...

Excellent idea to have warm memories of summertime shadows as the snow falls. Glad your kids have arrived home safely and that you'll be enjoying the holidays together. Thanks for dropping by Sacred Ruminations earlier. Reading your comments is always a pleasure ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Martha Z said...

Shadow dreams of Summer. I could use a little summer sun now.

32˙North said...

So many need a dose of summer right about now!

BLOGitse said...

Have a great ShadowShotSunday
and
Happy holidays!

And a special thanks for your unique way of commenting! You have time and interest to really see/look other's photos. You're a great guy!

BLOGitse

Paula Scott said...

Fire up the BBQ Grill! I am ready for warm weather although it's not bad at all here. Yes, I see all the (brrrr) cold snow you are getting! Thanks for the warm shadow shots!

Hey Harriet said...

Wow that's a lot of snow coming your way! I love your positive attitude I must say. When it's really cold here (which isn't really cold at all compared to what you experience) I spend the entire time grumbling. Now that's it's so hot here I'm missing winter. And grumbling about it. Why oh why can it not be spring all year round? ;) Thanks for sharing your lovely shadows. Rug up & try to keep warm!

frayedattheedge said...

It's lovely to look back at summer photos! I won't complain any more abour our snow - we only have a few inches and it doesn't normally last long!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

nice to be reminded of the warmth of summer when its so cold outside...

chubskulit said...

These are great shadows Ralph!

My first time participating

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Wistful for summer,
I pull out the old photos,
dream of sunny days.

My Shadows

Joops said...

It would be nice to sit there, nice shadows.

My SSS can be found here. Merry Christmas!

Sarah said...

Great idea to show us some warm sunny pictures to combat the cold-thanks! Stay warm!

maryt/theteach said...

Ralph, thanks for the look at summer past! I have a slideshow of the snowstorm in Whitestone on my blog! Happy Holidays to you, Patti and your whole family! :)

Sweet Repose said...

Thanks for the warm memories...boy you guys got hammered today. I drove home from work today through a blizzard with ice forming on my windshield, boy, was I glad to get home!!!

Have a wonderfully blessed Christmas fellow shadow shooter!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We were fortunate not to get much of that snow!
It's quite lovely looking back on such a nice summer day though - isin't it?!

Bond said...

Hope you are digging out safely

moosh said...

it"s almost a summer day in Bozeman. 44 and sunny