At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Friday, October 25

Focus on Life - Week 43


This week's prompt was a real challenge - In the Shadows.

Mainly because all week in the UK, it has been dull, grey, rainy... No real light source from which to find even one lonely shadow!!

I feared I'd have to resort to an old photo somewhere...

Then, thankfully, Thursday began relatively bright and breezy - phew!!

In one sudden burst of sun, I captured this...


... a patch of sunlight on the wall showing the window pane and a bush in shadow.

Personally, I hate these windows - especially on a modern, tacky, Mock-Tudor house - but we rent the house, so I'm stuck with them. I see them only as obscuring what little light there is at this time of year, but I admit, they do make cool shadows :)

The sun didn't stay long and by the afternoon, we were back to dull and grey and rainy *sigh*

Looking forward to seeing all your shadowy photos...

PS Daughter has returned from Italy - early hours of Friday morning, again! - full of stories, photos and souvenirs! She had a really great, if exhausting, time :)



14 comments:

Alicia said...

Both you and I had the same issue with no light this week :) I love your shadows! and I hear what you're saying about the windows: we had some wood 'things' on the windows in our first house. I promptly took them down ~ at least yours have really nice diamond shapes!

Islandgirl said...

Interesting point about those windows... diamonds are the weekest structure... so not sure why they are still using them in modern day windows!~ However your picture is great... the winodw makes lovely shadows!

Marlene Cupo said...

Love the effect of the shadows on the wall, but agree those windows are kind of creepy, and boy what a ____ to clean!

Adrienne said...

I love the shadows that light coming through a window makes.

thewovenspoke said...

Nice soft shadows, I like those.

AntiquityTravelers said...

I like those shadows moving across the wall - cool patterns! And enjoy all the stories from your daughter - I bet she had a wonderful time!

Patty Woodland said...

We have that weather here in Montana - the sun disappears sometime in November and it reappears around July 4th with just occasional peaks now and again in between. I must agree - I'm not fond of mock Tudor.

Beti Horvath said...

I like your shadow, soft and a little poignant, as it lasted such a short time!

Alice said...

Great photo! I love how it makes a cozy setting. See those windows are useful--at least for this challenge.

It was gloomy here most of the week as well,and thought I might have to miss the challenge. But as usual, something always comes to mind.

Designed by Vera said...

Love the shadow effect from the window. I know sometimes older designs are awful, but these windows came through for you. I do like the diamond shapes. Thanks for posting.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Love! Looks like a lovely soft wallpaper trellis. :-) I know what you mean though - I like vintage, but only if it's real. We were having a lot of fog this week so I didn't get mine til yesterday!

A Polymer Penchant said...

I had to smile at the thumbnail thinking you can tell it's the UK by the shadows! even if I didn't already know that's where you are. Too bad it's not authentic, the shadow still is at least. Lovely!

Donna Millard said...

Love the shadows and I do love that style of window. Something you don't see much in the area of the US where I live.

Shel said...

It's hard to get shadows with out the light, so I'm glad you captured this photo. Love the shadow this window casts!!