Some startling effects can be had from shadows in the garden, like the mirror-image pattern this egg-shaped wire cage and the tillandsia within make against an east-facing wall in the morning sun.


Too ephemeral an effect to pursue perhaps? One could argue that a garden is, if nothing else, an opportunity to, in Baudelaire’s words, “extract the eternal from the ephemeral.” Not that I ever plan for shadow effects, but the idea is certainly worth exploring.

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4 Responses to shadowplay

  1. Sue says:

    You have a keen eye for detail. Without a camera, I think the extraction of the eternal from the ephemeral would be nearly impossible.

  2. gardenbug says:

    Always have loved shadow play…and this one is no exception.

  3. Denise says:

    @Sue, I think this slanted light is making shadows more noticeable. Plus I can’t seem to sit still lately and am always reaching for the camera for any old reason.
    @Marie, you’ll be having so many beautiful patterns to study with winter coming. And I mean that in an envious way, truly!

  4. Deanne says:

    That’s gorgeous!

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