Saturday, July 16, 2011

I Heard It Through The Grapevine...

I started editing these photos to post here for Shadow Shot Sunday and you'll NEVER guess what tune popped in to my head. Now I've got Marvin Gaye singing it (I Heard It Through the Grapevine) in my head and dancers dancing to no end. In my head! Kind of fun, actually. A classically cool piece of music.

Please note those big boulders that the vines are hovering over.

My husband built them over a decade ago. Really nice fake rocks that are good enough to fool a geologist! Constructed from concrete and rebar. These reside in my smaller garden bed in the backyard. They make me happy!

Although, I can't figure out why I have no grapes this year. Last year, they went gangbusters on me. They are the seedless variety. This year-just one iddy biddy cluster. That's it. I was surprised to have even discovered it since it was so small.I wonder if it had to do with the super cold winter that we had?

And, I shouldn't have all the fun having this music floating around in my head, so I am sharing it with you all! Marvin hasn't skipped a beat since he first sang this song.

"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.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Grapevines make such fascinating shadows! (Did you prune the heck out of your vine last fall? That's a technique that usually never fails to bring an abundance of fruit the following year. However, you gotta do it just right...)


Imagine a shadow could talk
In whisper or rumble or squawk;
Just what would it say
To make you go, “Hey!
You’re just a chip off the old block!”?

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows abound here and here

Sylvia K said...

Love the vine shadows! I guess the grapes don't like our crappy weather this year any more than the rest of us! Thanks for sharing the video! One of my favorites and it sure gave a lift to our gray day!! Enjoy your weekend, Paula!


Ralph said...

The grapevine, like all good vines, charts its own course over the patio and through the fence. Likewise, its shadow shakes around the place. I am not a fan of weedy vines, but grape - great!

I like Gladys Knight and the Pips version of the song - it has a lively Gospel sound, while Marvin's is dark and brooding. Two great interpretations!

sarayutouched said...

man made stone...gotta love it!! and thanks for planting that song in my head!!! great vine shadows.

Kay L. Davies said...

Love your homemade rocks, Paula. Here I have to be satisfied with the old-fashioned ones.
Great title. I like the song, too, but I'm ornery, and prefer it by CCR rather than Marvin Gaye, although I know Marvin wrote it.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Gemma Wiseman said...

Haven't heard that song in a long time and now its stuck in my head like an echo! Great grape vine shadows!

Hey Harriet said...

Lovely photos and your husband did a wonderful job constructing those boulders! I would never have known they were not the real deal! I could think of worse songs to have stuck in your head. That's a goodie!

My sad looking grapevine has never produced grapes. I'm hoping it will one day surprise me!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

I love the grapevine shadows.
Your photos are excellent.


Spadoman said...

You're not gonna get much wine from one cluster! Great shadow shots, but even a greater job on manufavturing the rocks! Although in Hollyweird, we used styrofoam. They are a lot lighter weight.


frayedattheedge said...

Excellent shadow shots - and now I'm singing too!!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadowy photos!

My shadows, hope you can visit and see. Have a great week ahead!


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