Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ha Ha Hiya Hyacinth!

White Hyacinth In A Planter 

Let's add to that title, "...on a sunny day in the greater southwest". Still images from the Arizona trip and still from that same outdoor mall (Talacapaque) in Sedona. It's a good thing I don't shoot film anymore! This one stop alone would've cost me a fortune to have my film developed!

Same Day, Same Mall...Still Taking Pictures!

 Pretty fun sculpture made from this and that and bits and pieces! I love it. It sort of reminds me of those long BBQ prongs that folks use to roast hog dogs and toast marshmallows with.

I also posted a few more images of graffiti art on my Flickr Photostream site. Just click on the set that is labeled, "Two Guns Graffiti".

Oh! And even 'funner' still-check out this site that has a live video stream of the on going Merry Monarch annual hula competition in Hilo, Hawaii. This particular clip is of men dancing. I know, I know....Hollywood has ruined you guys thinking that hula is only done by females with curvy figures. Ancient hula was danced ONLY by men.

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.

And, a pretty darned cool video:


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Imagine a white hyacinth making such a dark shadow!


A seeker of shadows, they say,
Will keep her eyes peeled night and day
For resident shades
That haunt the dark glades
And never come outside to play.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Border

Ralph said...

The sculpture is so cool, something that would be unconventional on our New England street. Birds and such would stand out nicely.

Yes, the digital world allows us to delete as necessary. I did have to toss not-so-good prints in the film days. Creativity cried out for digital, perhaps we can all become photo artists in this digital age!

MyMaracas said...

Great dance videos! And I love the contrast of the rusty container and smooth white perfection of the hyacinths.

Catherine said...

love both shots - the sculptures are funky and the spring shot delicate - great combination for the day...

Kay L. Davies said...

I la-la-la-love the hyacinth, Paula, and the Sedona hot-dog-sticks cast interesting shadows, too.
Must check out your other site now.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ms. Becky said...

that is a very cool video, thanks for sharing. and I still have a couple of those long forks for roasting marshmallows. they get pulled out whenever we have a bonfire. wonderful whimsical shadows. happy SSS, and have a great weekend.

Cassie said...

Hey hey Paula. (OMgosh I just had a flashback from my teen years!) The sculpture doodad shadows are so cute. I always want to buy those cool things, but better judgement stops me...Our place would look like Sanford&Son if I bought everything I find interesting! I'll try to get over to those sites while I'm using the wi-fi at the visitor center. Happy SSS.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love them all, the hyacinth is gorgeous. Sure sign of Spring.

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

I'm luvin those metal sculptures too and also am glad for digital, no waste! Gotta go check out them boyz in grass skirts...have a great weekend!!!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow shots!

My Shadow Shots, have a blessed Sunday!

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful shad...ha ha hatchii, ows! :)

I love Yo-Yo Ma, he's a great musician! and how cool is that dancer - like today's ballet - he's really talented. Thanks for sharing!

ps. you're not the only one having difficulties to leave a comment on my blog. I always get them even if shows like nothing happens.
I'll ask somebody to to check where the problem is.

Have a good week ahead!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

So very artistic!!!!

My Shadow Link:
Sand, Surf, and Shadows

Have a glorious Sunday. If you find time, your visit with me today would be much appreciated!!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

That video is weird and cool all at the same time. I'm glad creative minds do things like that and give us something to consider.

Love the hyacinth photo...I feel I can almost smell it :) Happy Sunday!

Spadoman said...

This is my third time here. Every time I've tried to comment, someone or something pulls me away. I love the shadow shot. Something about the granite pot, up close like that. Great shadow. Wish we had some shadows of flowers around here, been nothing but rain and clouds for what seems like weeks.
I love the hula. Thanks for sharing your heritage with us. I have seen it done up close and persoanl by a Japanese friend of mine who studied the movements. But never by men. Have a great shadow shot sunday and everyday!



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