Saturday, May 28, 2011

Remembering and Honoring

Memorial Day Weekend 2011 

Another "too good to pass up" kind of thing. I was over at Rio Rancho's City Hall in the Council Chambers where our city council meets and this shadow presented itself to me so perfectly! Thank goodness for the cell phone once again!

I thought this image to be a perfect tribute to those who served our country so bravely. If I were home right now in Hawaii, I'd be sure to stop by the cemetery at Punchbowl Crater. Not only is my mother interned there, but it is a Memorial for all those who served in the Armed Services for our country.

Me and My Shadow

This is me and my shadow at the Quarai Ruins last Sunday. Although, I don't know why this hole was there. The Quarai is one of three missions/church of the Salinas Pueblo Missions. I think it is my favorite of the three. You can view an image of the interior of the chruch on a previous post.

It was an epic trip made with two other 'cohorts' from our Flickr Albuquerque/Santa Fe group. We had many stops along he way (and many a great shadow shots too). After we visited these ruins, we stopped off in the sweet town of Mountainaire and then headed out past Willard to the salt flats. So, if I don't get sidetracked, I hope to post them in the near future.

To those of you who served in the Armed Forces for our country-a heartfelt thank you. It is an act of self -sacrifice and courage that I'm not sure I posses. I am grateful and in awe at the same time.

One last tidbit: here's a great link that offers ideas on shadow shots! I'm wondering if I am unleashing a 'monster' by sharing this with everyone, but it certainly generates ideas on taking shadow shots!

"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.


Catherine said...

love that eagle shadow from the flag.......

Sylvia K said...

Great captures for the day, Paula, as always! Love the flag! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy!


Ralph said...

Memorial Day has turned into a secular holiday, being on a Monday and no work for many - the true meaning lost these days...

When I was (much) younger, May 31 was a day to remember the fallen and the living who still served. It was originally Remembrance Day. That we will still remember the fallen in service.

The flag and eagle are wonderful in subject and shadow. That we may never forget...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, I DO like you and your shadow! What fun!


I almost lost my shadow,
I left it in the park;
I heard my mommy calling,
For it was getting dark;

She has no use for shadows,
She thinks they are quite grim,
And when she saw my shadow,
She thought it was a “him.”

I had to educate her
And tell her it was “she’
And now my faithful shadow
Is welcome as can be!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows in the Barrio

Kay L. Davies said...

Well, I bookmarked the shadow-help link, Paula. Whether you've unleashed monsters remains to be seen. LOL
Love your shadow shots this week!
— K

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

Cassie said...

Wonderful salute to our countries fallen heros. Love it! (You & your shadow are cute too!) Happy Memorial Day and SSS.

Noelle Renee said...

A beautiful tribute for memorial day, Paula. You have really captured the feeling and meaning of it here.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Great shadow for the weekend Paula...and we quite fancy your shadow hat!!
That link for the shadows is crazy cool...thanks for sharing :)

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

What a perfectly timed shot, may we never forget our fallen brethren, hope you have a wonderful holiday, I so enjoy those sun-baked photos of yours, so toasty, by Monday we'll be toasty in 90 degree heat and high humidity, well, we asked for it!!!

Spadoman said...

I love your shadow shots. (Nice hat!), and as a Veteran, I appreciate your sentiments for Memorial Day. I will spend a quiet weekend with a family BBQ on Sunday and a trip to the local cemetery on Monday for a short program.
I'll check out all of your links later. I need to go visit the others. Gonna buy one of those hero pros from John.(or is it Mark?) I seem to get your men confused.

Peace dear friend. In some way, we all fought for peace.

Some gave all, all gave some.

Joan said...

Yes, a perfect tribute.

EG Wow said...

Your top shadow is perfect for Memorial Day!


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