Saturday, February 25, 2012

I Wonder As I Wander

The Mediterranean Room at the 
Botanical Gardens in Albuquerque 


Provides TONS of shadows on any given day-be it rainy, cloudy or sunny! If only they had a hammock or a couch in here so that I could take a short afternoon siesta!


One can only dream...


MANNEQUIN IN THE WINDOW




Cool store. Cool mannequin. Really funky (yet cool) clothes. It was a Sunday morning. They were closed. Near Pioneer Square in Seattle, circa 2006. Blast from the past!

"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 Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2011 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here to view them.

Here's a video that has some cool shadows in it too:
 

17 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Great shadow shots for the day, as always, Paula! Love the statue! And what a great video! Hope you have a lovely weekend!! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

In these botanic gardens, we see that God's beauty is unlimited. And the mannequin almost feels alive. Perhaps the funky designs and floppy straw hat give it real authenticity. Eclectic is a good description!

The house in the video was simple, designed to protect us from the elements. It looked as if it had been lives fairly recently - a lone houses with no people but possessions is erie, sad and fills us with questions - the shadows show us that life once abounded...

Kelly said...

That looks like a fun store!

Also love the Botanical Gardens. I don't have anyplace like that near me. A shame.

Anne said...

I love the first photo!!

John McElveen said...

One word-- CAPTIVATING!

Thanks so much for the video!

John

sarayutouched said...

a home, a life abandon...hopefully happier days were found. lovely botanical shadows!!!

Joan said...

That definitely would be the place for a hammock!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A great idea to provide a video of shadows! So love the inside of the old building with the torn material fluttering before the broken window glass! Very moving! And beautiful photos too! Adore the quietly dreaming mannequin!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Back again! I have added your video to the shadow video collection - tab at top of SSS2 page - with a link to your post here!

Spadoman said...

These are great shadow shots. I missed the whole change from the old SSS. I haven't been involved with this meme since sometime in October 2011. Glad I found the new Shadow Shot Sunday 2 site. Good to be back in the action.

Peac e

chubskulit said...

Love that first shot Paula!

Thanks for contributing art to shadow shots!

Coo Coo Clock Shadow

LV said...

I understand there is a lot of interesting things in this area. You found some great shadows to share.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, be brave, Paula, and lie down on a stone for a snooze!

Chapel Shadows

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

A web of shadows in the garden....looks like a mosaic ~ very pretty! Leave it to you to find a shadow video for us all ~ lovely!
Have a great weekend Paula!

BLOGitse said...

A botanic garden, a place to escape for a urban human being. With a hammock! :)

Herding Cats said...

Wonderful shadow shots.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Yes, we were on the same page there with the aquarium and arboretum. The mannequin window is very cool too. Your video is eerie and even sad. Who took off leaving their child's toys behind? Surely vandals did so much of the damage. SO much left to the imagination. Hoping your weekend is good. X-Cassie
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