Saturday, January 29, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday - A tale of two seasons

Shadow Shot Sunday, Tracy's great meme, arrives in late January.


This much snow is not typical along Long Island Sound a mere 85 miles (145 km) northeast of New York City. 


Typically a nuisance, the 45 cm+ (each) snowstorms are not common. Until 2011, and the 50 inches/125 cm in January that is...Dickens could have written something like: It was the warmest of seasons, it was the coldest of seasons...


The digital world is full of memories. Perhaps of warmer days, where our energy is working overtime to merely keep us warm.

The summer scene (above) is a warm yellow green that surrounds the shadow of the mulberry tree in the front yard. It is not a fine lawn, no fertilizer just merely mowed.   The visual psychology suggests warm - we agree.


Below is late afternoon on Thursday. The frozen land looks, and thus feels cold. The only advantage to this is that the dead autumn leaves are not visible now :) Actually, the sun and shade is attractive, warm in the sense that the shot was taken indoors!


See great shadowy scenes at Hey Harriet!


33 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a contrast, Ralph! I'll take the shadows in the first photo, thank you!

IF YOU SEE A SHADOW

If you see a shadow
And want to keep it near,
Point your trusty shooter
(Make sure the lens is clear);
Press with care the shutter,
Do not slam or sock it—
Then you’ll have a photo
To carry in your pocket!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Shadows Dancing

BLOGitse said...

wow, you have snow!
In Casa it's been raining but no snow! :)
Have a good week ahead!

frayedattheedge said...

Right now I would rather have the first scene with the lush green. It's cold here again today, with frost this morning.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, wow! What a difference a season makes! It does look sooooo cold! I'm sure you'll be glad to see the green again just like I will -- and we don't even have snow, just gray!! Have a great weekend, Ralph, stay warm!

Sylvia

Miss Becky said...

great contrast photos Ralph! it seems an unusual winter in many parts of the country. all this snow simply helps us to appreciate spring all the more once it arrives! have a great weekend, and happy SSS!

Martha Z said...

It looks like you and your chair are again confined to quarters. Surely the weather will change eventurally.

chubskulit said...

The winter cold is getting so old already, I can't wait till it's summer again and we can enjoy outdoors. I do love the shadows on winter though. Have a good weekend to you and your family Ralph!

Alissa Nicolau said...

The shadows in both your shots are very nice. I am so happy that we live in an area (I live in the Hudson Valley) where we can reap the full bounty of beauty that Mother Nature provides in the gift of seasons. Thank you for your kind words in my comments.

Karen said...

They are both beautiful scenes. Each season has it's own beauty and shadows. Terrific shots.

Sarah said...

A contrast indeed Ralph! I like both as they fit their seasons perfectly. You are lucky having a mulberry tree-do you get much fruit? Do you have the nursery rhyme 'here we go round the mulberry bush' in the States? I always wish it was a real one I was dancing round when I sing it with the kids!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful contrast between the seasons, and lovely shadows, too, Ralph.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Serendipity said...

That first shot makes me long for summer!

Greyscale Territory said...

A dramatic contrast between the warm and cold shadows! Interesting comparison!

Dimple said...

A study of the seasons: dramatic differences! Both shots are beautiful, each in its own way.

Arija said...

You may be sick of winter but I appreciate your lovely snow shot as I melt away in our heat wave. Today is 42C and rising.

Woody said...

Yes, we have quite a bit of snow this winter, by soon, it will be a distant memory and we'll be capturing the shadows of spring :-)

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Right about now I'm longing for some scene 1 :)

Dianne said...

wonderful to show the beauty of 2 seasons :)

Ebie said...

Its a tale of two seasons, what a great contrast!

Angie said...

Thanks for your visit & comments on my blog. There is something wrong with something - I can only see one of your pics (great shot of snow!). I seem to be having a spot of bother with getting to look at other blogs.

Beverley Baird said...

What a difference between the 2! usually we get a lot more snow than you - not this year! Altho it looks like we'll be getting a lot next week!
Great shadows for the week! Have a great weekend!

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

We've been so fortunate not to have much snow, but what we do have sure has been here awhile, frozen from the rains a week ago, but they're saying more than likely we'll flood this years...is this new news or what, we flood every year! The Mighty Miss never snoozes!

Paula Scott said...

The blanket of winter never warms me-but the days of summer certainly does!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Since I'm not a winter person at all...I'll take the summery scene any ol' day.



Mermaid Shadows

Hope you're having a super Sunday!!

LauraX said...

alas...not a bit of sun here today...at least not yet:) I love your sun-dappled snow...it does bring warmth to a cold day, absolutely!

sarayutouched said...

gladly will except the first scene...i have the second one myself...

have a great week of shadows ahead..

Joan said...

This is great. Stay warm!

Jeri ~ said...

Love the two shots - taking the winter shot from INSIDE is the best way!!

Cassie said...

Why Ralph Dickens you clever soul! I'm sure enjoying your winterscapes. You have NO idea how much us displaced Northerners miss having the clean, white snow to view...from a warm perch ninside of course!lol. Happy SSS to you.

Eden said...

Love both images. Beautifully captured.

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks for the summery, shadow shot, Ralph! Some relief from the snow, eh? :)

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

The wonderful green carpet of nature makes me long for the summer. However your wintershot has such a warm tone so I can stand the winter a little longer ;)
Have a great week Ralph!

bj said...

Great shadow shots, Ralph.