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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cactus Shadows

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Mission San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, Southern California

among the shadows
trinity of cactus wrens
praying for the world


Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Welcome to the new world of Shadow Shot Sunday!

Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher
Rose (chubskulit)
Gemma Wiseman


Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
- Abraham Lincoln



May the sunlight and shadows always be with you!




38 comments:

Kelly said...

What a contrast between the scene being photographed and the shadowy spot from which it's taken!

BLOGitse said...

Cactus is beautiful to look at but not to touch, autch!
Happy Sunday!

sarayutouched said...

ahhh...wonderful warm, sunny shadow shots!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Beautiful -- thank you for sharing and for hosting.

Paula Scott said...

And, the world needs as many prayers as possible! Love that shot at SJC!

Beverley Baird said...

Love these gorgeous dark cactus shadows! Beautiful haiku as well!

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful shadow shot for the day and the perfect words as always! Our world does indeed need all the prayers it can get these days! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks as always for continuing the shadowy weekend fun!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The cactus leaves look as if they are outstretched hands, each leaf a 'finger' lifted to beckon us. Stunningly beautiful in sunny and shadowy detail!

John McElveen said...

What a way to start the Weekend- Great shot!! and a Trinity of Wrens! Just perfect!


John

TexWisGirl said...

ooh, that's a big ol' cactus! nice!

frayedattheedge said...

Love the view through the dark cactus to the sunshine beyond.

Joan said...

It is a beautiful Mission.
Love this shot.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

MMT .. I see many more little birds in this amazing aged cactus .. perhaps it is their haven from the world .. a place to feel safe, guarded by those thorns?
Great shot for today !
Joy : )

Patti said...

Love the cactus shadow and the trinity of wrens. Such as serene shot.

The contrast of bright light against the shadow is striking.

As the others said, we can't have enough prayers in this crazy world in which we live.

Patti said...

* such a serene shot, I meant. ;-)

Gaelyn said...

I love the sweet sound of the cactus wren.

Chubby Chieque said...

Yikes... looks like a giant crab §;-)

Beautiful shot...

Happy SSS...
/CC

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

I like the way it appears we are sneaking around behind the prickly hedge of cactus shadows to get a peak at the open yard and it's straggly shadows!

colleen said...

Looks like a cactus invasion!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The cactus plant gives a beautiful, natural frame round the depth of the scene! Beautiful!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

prickly stuff them cacti

toby said...

Lovely!

bj said...

Beautiful !

Thanks bunches for hosting every week.:)

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shot!

LV said...

The cactus appear to e reaching out to grab you as you stroll through the court.

Angie said...

Great shot - just don't get too close!

Lighthousegal said...

That's a mighty big cactus in the shadows. A quite lovely scene with the sun shining brightly and a clear blue sky. Shadows of the tree on the green lawn as well. Nice!
Happy Sunday!

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous photo! I love the dark/light contrast!

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

such a beautiful shadow shot!

i hope that your weekend is going super!

kulasa said...

such beautiful shadow shots....

Spadoman said...

Great shadow shot. Hope you didn't get a cactus thorn while getting this wonderful photo. Looks like you had to get behind it. Wonderful haiku as well.

Peace

Daryl Edelstein said...

chess/checkers in Riverside Park

Eden said...

Great shot.

VaishVijay said...

Cactus looks like feet! Lovely perspective:)

Phil said...

Well thought out picture - I like that.

Judy SheldonWalker said...

The contrasts are great!

Tarang Sinha said...

Nice haiku and picture!

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