Saturday, June 30, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday - Shadowy estate

Shadow Shot Sunday is back, and shadow hunting is our forte. However, one need not go on a safari for shadowy captures - they may be hiding in plain sight in our lives and domains...

As it was hot yesterday along the east coast of the US, and with only two rooms available of the cooling A/C, dinner (Connecticut Grote&Weigel hot dogs and a large red bell pepper) would be grilled over charcoal and dining would be on the patio. From nearby, shadows beckoned...




The patio sits above the hill of our back yard. The entree had just been placed over the gray and orange coals by Cameron. Patti had the point and shoot and I spotted these...


The thicket of flora sits at the bottom, and the late evening sun played off the leaves and grass - I asked and Patti kindly captured these views of the encroaching vegetation. Shadows sought and found. Happy SSS2!


13 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I may whine about our chilly spring and start of summer, but I surely don't envy you the heat you've had on the East Coast this year!! Great shadow shots for the day, Ralph! Have a great weekend and stay COOL!!

Sylvia

Kelly said...

Lovely shots for today! We've had excessively hot and humid days as well. Everything is so dry, too - no 4th of July fireworks for our community this year. They just save them for New Year's. :)

Catherine said...

What lovely shades of green in these shots...

Gemma Wiseman said...

Lots of lovely greens and many shadow shapes! Always refreshing to see Mother Nature growing wild!

Chubby Chieque said...

I am still jealous of your hot summer days, bro.

You can see the sun shining in Sweden but don't trust so much coz it is only 12 to 16 degrees and it is always windy.

Absolutely beautiful and calm place to take the shadow shots. TY a mill Patti for helping Ralph §;-) You are great partner.

Happy SSS to you both.

Hugs from sunny but chilly Stockholm,
/C

colleen said...

You're like a shadow hunter on safari.

bj said...

...and very beautiful shadows they are.
xo bj

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Backyard shadows are there for the taking--and you can stay at home!

chubskulit said...

Love the different colors you caught from your shadowy backyard! It's been so hot in here too.


Classic Car Show shadows, come and see.
Rose, SSS2

MyMaracas said...

We could use some of that cool, leafy green here, too. Try to stay cool and have a great Fourth!

Paula Scott said...

Great way to pass the time whilst waiting on the entree cooking on the grill!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Mmmmmm, looks like a haven. Filled with quiet and solitude to get away from the hustle of the city streets. Lovely shadows.

BLOGitse said...

Hot there - it was hot in Spain too! Here in Helsinki it's cool, today sunny and right now 71.6 ºF.
More Spain pics coming at the weekend...