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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #154 :

Please scroll down to the post below this for The Letter "Z".  It is a very special post today, featuring my friend Lisa's new blog and lots of cool stuff that I don't want you to miss!

Hi Everybody,

Well, it didn't snow every day this week, thank goodness.  I took these shadow shots in our yard on Wednesday:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews



These are not really shadow shots, but are still very pretty.  They were all taken at the same time, except for the kids in the trees.  I took those with my 35mm around 23 years ago.  I just scanned the one of the boys and I didn't touch it up at all, except for to add my name.  It is one of my best ever pictures, I think.  At least it is one of my very favorites.

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
My little Kristin in a Grandfather Tree, 
at Mt. Pisgah in Eugene, Oregon

  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
My stepsons, Oliver, Peter and Gabe in a
different Grandfather Tree at Mt. Pisgah.


Thank you so much to Mystical Magical Teacher for writing this poem especially for us!

THREE BOYS CLIMBED UP IN A TREE ONE DAY

Three boys climbed up in a tree one day,
Three boys went up in a tree to play,
Three boys did hope in the tree to stay—
Maybe there would be dragons to slay!

But dragons inhabit caves, not trees,
And from the northwest a howling breeze
Soon drove the threesome down to their knees,
From whence they implored and lifted pleas

To whomever’s ears might hear their cries:
“O scatter the clouds and clear the skies!”
Then suddenly, much to their surprise,
The wind and the storm said swift good-byes.

A great calm followed, the boys did cheer
To see the vast heavens crystal clear;
They leaped from the tree, to earth drew near,
And never went back again, my dear.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher


  Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


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13 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Children in a tree...I think I can make a poem about that! Give me a while, and I'll be back later today!

A SEEKER OF SHADOWS

A seeker of shadows, they say,
Will keep her eyes peeled night and day
For resident shades
That haunt the dark glades
And never come outside to play.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Border

Ms. Becky said...

whoa, I love that shot of the kids in the grandfather tree. you have a beautiful yard too. nice shadow shots, you've given us lots to look at this week! happy SSS, and have a great weekend Kathy.

Cassie said...

Very cool Oregony ShadowShots! I always enjoy seeing people in them and those kiddos are so cute! Happy SSS to you.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful yard, Kathy, and beautiful shadow shots. The grandfather tree with the boys in it? Stupendous. I feel like I can reach out to touch the bark.
— K

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

Sarah Allen said...

Great photos! I'm planning on moving to Eugene in June, and I have loved browsing through your blog.

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Mama Zen said...

Fabulous pictures!

Kathe W. said...

nice group of shadow shots- mine is very vague as the sun disappeared as I took the photo! Happy Sunday!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow shots!

My Shadow Shots, have a blessed Sunday!

Gengen said...

That are nice shadow shots and look pretty place....happy SSS!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

'grandfather tree'....love those. And the shaded areas in the woods...so inviting. I've never in my life [and it's a pretty long one]---never EVER seen a wicker basket like that one.

My Shadow Link:
Sand, Surf, and Shadows

Have a glorious Sunday. If you find time, your visit with me today would be much appreciated!!

Joan said...

Great shadows, and you have a lovely yard. :)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, everybody, now I'm off to visit you! MMT, I can't wait to read you poem.

Happy SSS to all!

Kathy M.

Lynn said...

Nice pics!

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