Sunday, November 15, 2020

Shadow Gardening

I don't know how
She combines
Anatomies of  
Shadows and trees.
Its proof plays out
In contours --our
Backporch roof lures
Surprises like these. 
                                 (detail of Normaphoto)
 

14 comments:

  1. I don't know how she does it either. I see the lacey details contouring the cat. Just an amazing photo.
    Stay safe and well.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Dear Julia, thank you from us both. Norma seems to think these compositional harmonies are accidental. I think it happens too often for that.

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  2. Oh that is lovely, dear Geo.! And it took me by surprise because I hadn't looked at it when I "published" John B. Tabb's poem "Light and Shadow" on my newly invigorated "Happiness of the Day" Blog.
    Though no: I do not speak of coincidence, I prefer C.G.Jung's term of synchronicity.

    I hope you are well again?

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    1. Dear Britta, Thank you for your excellent comment, and for directing me to your "newly invigorated Happiness of the Day" blog. I had a heck of a time subscribing but managed to get it back onto my reading list. I see the synchronicity in our posts!

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  3. Now they have to figure out how to get down. When I find my cats high up in the trees, my stomach sinks. However, they don't worry and always make it down with no problem.

    When I see Norma's lovely pictures and the words you give to them, I am reminded of a Neil Diamond song, You are the sun, I am the moon, You are the words, I am the tune. You two compliment each other wonderfully.

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    1. Most kind Arleen, I did reach up and help the last roof-kitten down, held him to my chest where he alternated between purring, then mewing that he wanted further down, then purring again. I got the message and he capered around my feet. That, coupled with human interaction, describes a 1st date nicely. Coincidence and synchronicity cover Norma and me pretty good.

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  4. How nice to see the universe at ease with itself - appreciative of the good company no doubt :-)

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    1. Dear Lisa, leaning toward pansychism, I like the idea of a universe at ease.

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  5. "Camouflage, or creation? That is the question ..."
    (apologies to Shakespeare)

    Norma always takes interesting photos. And your poems always make me think.

    Take care, Geo. There is light at the end of the tunnel now, at least!

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    1. 0_Jenny, I've always had a bit of fear of that light --like is it heading toward me?-- then check for railroad tracks underfoot. Norma thanks you from across the table. She is contemplating wall paint for the living room --camouflage and creation preside equally.

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  6. Geo-
    Very lovely and calming. Shadow Gardening could be a therapy.

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    1. Dear Tom, thanks. Even an old fidget like me needs to be called lovely and calming sometimes. Black roofcats like to hear that too, even though they're just fur-bearing shadows.

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  7. Now that is a true work of art! Both the picture and the prose!

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    1. Thank you, Diane! I've relayed your compliment to the photographer.

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