Monday, March 03, 2014

The Shadow Knows....

On one of my walks through the cemetery last week, I took some pictures. It was a brilliantly sunny day, so the trees cast some amazing shadows. I happen to love shadows. They often say more than the actual structure that's casting the shadow. Here they are -

I particularly liked this one because it reminded me of a tree often painted by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven - Art for the souls there.

This shadow had a little more substance to it, if I can say that. It is a little ironic to think of shadows as having more or less substance. Well, I guess that everything is relative!!

Shadows in a cemetery are part of another world. It's as though you were visiting a realm of spirits (shades) and the shadows form their landscape.

Behind the bars that separate the real world from the world of shadows, the spirits watch us and muse about our lives, as we must about theirs.

Have a magical day!!


  1. Lovely photos!
    The reflections of life on the ground...

  2. Carol, I am so sorry that you suffer from depression. It is a disease that people don't see as a disease. In a way it is reflected in the fact that you turned to the shadows more than the actual trees. My heart goes out to you.

  3. I love your photos of the shadows, Carol! You have a great eye. Shadows are so fascinating in that they are always moving and changing.

  4. I love shadows too. And clouds, especially the ones with funny shapes. Beautiful pictures!

  5. I'm a big shadow (and cloud) lover too. Everything is cut and dried at noon, but nuanced when the sun's at an angle. I'd try to knit your pictures, but it's tough to 'nuance' without intarsia (and I've sworn off it).