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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Vignette Wednesday - Dark Shadows

No, not the gothic soap opera that aired on ABC from 1966 -1971.  These are shadows cast on a garden path.  The patterns on these large pavers created by the shadows of the nearby plants added another dimension to the path.

Schefflera




Trachycarpus fortunei


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29 comments:

  1. Love it, Peter! Sometimes the shadows add another dimension to the impact of the plants. I just might have to get one of those shufflers...Scrumptious!

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    1. Oh Anna, scheffleras are exciting evergreens that don't mind growing in the shade; you need one!

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  2. Jardin noir.
    You manage to avoid any trace of color; a challenge this time of year. Your garden? I didn't remember you having Trachycarpus fortunei. I it casts a beautiful shadow.

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    1. Not my garden although I do have Trachycarpus fortunei and it does cast a beautiful shadow!

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  3. Great shadows! I love them. They add so much drama!

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    1. And we all need more drama in our lives! Glad you enjoyed the photos.

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  4. Nice and dramatic! BTW, my wife is a huge Dark Shadows fan -- here's wishing your garden has as long-lasting an impact as that show! :)

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    1. How kind of you to wish that. The only thing I remember about the original show is that I didn't get to watch it.

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  5. Wonderful shots, Peter! I've tried getting shadows before, and they've never turned out this nice, a kind of chiaroscuro effect. They're kind of spooky, just like that old show.

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    1. In person, it seemed like cheerful painting on the stepping stones but we couldn't have that so I played with the images a bit. Spooky is good.

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  6. There's something quite haunting with those images Peter!

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  7. Dear "easily amused" Sir
    I love this black and white vignette of spooky shadows ... every once in a while we need a bit of Halloween injected to our lives so we are not as passive as we are sluggishly wandering our gardens imagining what else we could do to terrorize our plants and some times .. neighbors ?
    Things are coming together .. risk of thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight .. we had a power outage last evening with now storms even present .. go figure ?
    Your plants do make amazing intricate shadows ... well done shadow school ! LOL
    Joy ... wink wink
    PS ... I too am a member of the easily amuse school .. I wonder what that says about us ?

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    1. It says that we like to laugh. Might as well, otherwise we'd cry!

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    1. Don't be afraid of what lurks in the shadows!

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  9. Oooo, good one! A refreshing change of pace. The images spark my curiosity and encourage creativity. Thanks.

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  10. Nice shadow shots! I don't find these spooky. I just see cool patterns that evoke the tropics and fireworks.

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    1. In the context, they were really happy. Sunny hot day, welcome shade.

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  11. I do love some nice plant shadows!

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