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!
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Magical Mystical Teacher
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!
What a contrast between the scene being photographed and the shadowy spot from which it's taken!
Cactus is beautiful to look at but not to touch, autch!
ahhh...wonderful warm, sunny shadow shots!!!
Beautiful -- thank you for sharing and for hosting.
And, the world needs as many prayers as possible! Love that shot at SJC!
Love these gorgeous dark cactus shadows! Beautiful haiku as well!
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!
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!
What a way to start the Weekend- Great shot!! and a Trinity of Wrens! Just perfect!
ooh, that's a big ol' cactus! nice!
Love the view through the dark cactus to the sunshine beyond.
It is a beautiful Mission.
Love this shot.
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 : )
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.
* such a serene shot, I meant. ;-)
I love the sweet sound of the cactus wren.
Yikes... looks like a giant crab §;-)
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!
Looks like a cactus invasion!
The cactus plant gives a beautiful, natural frame round the depth of the scene! Beautiful!
prickly stuff them cacti
Thanks bunches for hosting every week.:)
The cactus appear to e reaching out to grab you as you stroll through the court.
Great shot - just don't get too close!
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!
Gorgeous photo! I love the dark/light contrast!
such a beautiful shadow shot!
i hope that your weekend is going super!
such beautiful shadow shots....
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.
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Cactus looks like feet! Lovely perspective:)
Well thought out picture - I like that.
The contrasts are great!
Nice haiku and picture!
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