Every morning the wall in my garden in my back yard is graced with this shadow.
I think what makes me particularly happy when I see this shadow is the bird on the wrought iron watching over it. It reminds me of my bird friends that visit our yard throughout the day. I am fortunate enough to have a back yard that is FULL of bird activity all day long. I can sit there for hours (if I were a lady of leisure and I'm not) and just watch the birds come and go. The other week, I caught a rare nap in the hammock under our fruitless mulberry tree and a Robin nearly hopped up on me as he was flitting from the lawn to the top of the block wall. The hammock in my back yard is a visual reminder to SLOW DOWN and LIVE IN THE MOMENT. Yes, I know...easier said than done, for sure. And, I am happy to see the migratory bees are back and they have taken over the bird bath. Sad for the birds (they have other baths in our yard though). But, last year the bees did not come and I was really worried that they had disappeared altogether!
And, an interior shot of a curtain rod...
Repetitious patterns. What is there not to like about them? Yes, I am biased about them, no doubt! This is a perfect illustration as to why (I hope).
DO remember to slow down. DO remember to stop and live in the moment. It is a mindful act that needs to be repeated throughout each day. Key word: mindful!
"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)
Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Hey Harriet. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2010 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here to view them.