Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dead Leaf After Rain

The rains came back yesterday - from a gentle mist to a pounding torrent.
We were shut inside, watching the puddles in the garden grow and spread.

Finally, right before sunset, a ray of light peeked through, and
for about 20 minutes, the sun shone brightly!

I grabbed my camera and ran outside.
A dying leaf, drenched with rain caught my eye ... silhouetted by the dying rays of the sun.

"Shadow Shot Sunday!" I cried, clicking away.

Then I looked at the shadows on the leaf. Right there, at the bottom ... do you see the shadow heart?

(If you have found a heart, be sure to link up with Guest Heart Thursday - the link is open from Thursday morning to Sunday night (US West Coast time) - We'd LOVE to see YOUR heart!)


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

If you hadn't described the photo, I never would have known what I was looking at! It is lovely.


I once had a shadow—or did she have me?
My shadow and I could never agree.
I would say something, she’d say the reverse;
Our arguments flared, my lips I would purse,
Refusing to speak to her anymore—
So my shadow got up and marched out the door!
I have not seen her from that day to this—
That’s one stubborn shadow I surely don’t miss!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows here and here

~Cheryl said...

This amazing heart was clear to me in the thumbnail view; it's a beauty! Magical's poem is cute -- I'm trying to remember when I last saw my shadow. I'm looking forward to the day the furnace doesn't come on in the morning. Brrr.

Light Trigger said...

wow what a gorgeous photo! so bright!
thanks for your visit!

Anonymous said...

I see I'm not the only person who grabs my camera and runs out the door after a rain!

I love the way the sun dances on the leaf, giving it a spark of life for a few more minutes. Thank you for sharing this moment.

♥~Judy~♥ said...

Awesome shot and shadow.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadow patterns!

Late visiting for SSS, here's some more shadow shots, have a great week ahead.

Hey Harriet said...

That's a beautiful shot and extra special for capturing such a perfect little heart! The golden glow of the leaf is magical! Have a wonderful week :)

teri said...

The comments are as beautiful as the heart! Yipee for grabbing the camera and running. Do you know how many times I have been late due something beautiful?

Beth Niquette said...

I just adore this picture and the description--liquid sunshine, that's what it is!

Fills my eyes, Sissy--this fills my eyes.