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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Shadowy Skull

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Elk skull, Kaibab National Forest, Northern Arizona

a grim reminder
of the end that comes to all—
bleached sun-bitten skull


Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.
- Psalm 102:11, King James Version



May the sunlight and shadows always be with you!

33 comments:

Antonette said...

That is a pretty cool, yet a bit creepy capture! Mine's up too!

Take Care,
Antonette
Jottings From Jersey

chubskulit said...

I like those teeth!

Have a great memorial weekend everyone!

Gemma Wiseman said...

What an amazing find! Creepy and yet fascinating!

Kelly said...

I especially like this one (and the Haiku). It reminds me of my yard during deer season, thanks to my outside dogs.

BLOGitse said...

Classic object to learn to drawing!
Happy Sunday!

Sylvia K said...

Great and creepy shadow shot for the day! I love it! Have a great weekend!

Paula Scott said...

Oooh! I love that skull and the poem is very appropo. Did you take it home?

Ralph said...

The elk lived a noble life we presume. Long gone, but a part of nature, perhaps the skull gives us a feeling that he left us with a smile. Ashes to ashes as it is said...

Kathe W. said...

yowch- ouch.....great creepy shadow

TexWisGirl said...

nice shot!

MyMaracas said...

An appropriately grim subject for a shadow meme.

frayedattheedge said...

Super shadow shot!!

Catherine said...

ooh snap - I posted a skull today as well before I saw yours - love your skull shot - most evocative...

Riet said...

What a great shadow shot.

Gaelyn said...

Awesome shot. Like the shadows. Must have been on the southern Kaibab as we don't have elk on the north.

Beverley Baird said...

What an awesome shot! Your haiku is perfect|!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We agree with Ralph...it does look like he was smiling :) fun shot & great haiku paired up with it MMT!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That is something that is quite common in the deserts. Creepy in a way, yet, interesting to be found.

C. Foxy said...

Interesting submission. looks very "western." Hope you all enjoy your weekend

colleen said...

The shadows add to the spooky quality of the skeletons in the closet shot.

Chubby Chieque said...

Good Morning Shadowlandia...

Half passed one a.m. §;-) in Sweden and here I am still awake to post my contribution, §:-)

Cool captured.

Happy SSS...
/C

VaishVijay said...

harsh light promotes the creepiness of that skull!

Patti said...

Cool yet creepy, as the others said!

Love the haiku, as always. Some day I will attempt some haiku writing. ;-)

Alexa said...

Hey— just remembered
It's time to see the dentist.
Why'd I think of that?

Eden said...

Nice shadow shot and haiku.

Mama Zen said...

Awesome capture!

Wanda said...

Love that shadow..so deep, dark and intreiging....We lived in the High Desert years ago, and saw a few of these interesting skulls.

Thanks for commenting on my SWF.

Andrea said...

So, no common creepy skulls in my area. Makes this was very interesting. Very artistic in my view ... thanks!

Andrea @ From the Sol

Terri Buster said...

Looks alien to me- maybe it's the angle. Great capture!

Daryl Edelstein said...

late to the party ..

what an odd scull .. makes a fabulous photo

Donna Heber said...

This would be a perfect post for Halloween ... lol. Great photo and lighting.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Thanks so much for having your linky party. I hope you and your family have a wonderful week. Also thanks for your sweet comments on my Memorial Day Lunch "" I did post my Tablescape on your party..
XXOO Diane

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Just wonderful !