Sunday, September 26, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday, September 26, 2010



This being Sunday here in the USA, it's time for Shadow Shot Sunday. I like this meme. It was started by Tracy who lives near Brisbane, Australia. For more wonderful Shadow Shots and posting guidelines, go to her blog, Hey Harriet

This shot I post today looks like a Winter scene with those high snow banks and long shadows from those beautiful pine trees. But it was taken in June while on a motorcycle trip with my good friend Hal. We were in Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, Colorado. Some years, the snow is gone by June, others, as you can see in this photo, the snow has lingered into the Summer months.

I like the crisp lines of the shadows and the clear blue sky. The weather was warm enough, but with all the snow cover, the air felt chilled a bit, somewhat like the air just outside the refrigerator door when you hold it open looking for a snack. I also like the shadows in the snowbank, made from the lines the snowplow made months before the photo was taken, when it cleared the roadway.

Riding through Rocky Mountain National Park in June.

Hope everyone has a good day today and everyday.

Peace

12 comments:

Marilyn said...

There are so many shadows in this photo, the ones on the road as well as so many under the trees and in the snow. I would love to travel along this road!

english inukshuk said...

that is just wonderful

I so envy you your travels - but I'm happy to be an armchair traveller along the way

(-:

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello you : )
This is so beautiful ! You are so right about the crisp lines and that blue blue sky .. there are shadows every where ! .. I totally felt that description of the fridge door open and that faint but clear breeze of chilled air hitting you .. even just looking at this picture I can feel that ! .. then again I have the deck door open this morning and it is wonderfully COOL here : ) Great pick for today!
Joy : )
I left a link to live feed of the Northern Lights on my reply to your comment .. I thought you would like to see what happens in our north ? LOL

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Used to back pack into the Rocky Mtn Park high country nearly every weekend, you make me long for those youthful days of excitement discovering new trails and vistas on foot, with dogs running ahead guiding our path and scouting for bear...those were the days, I was in paradise! Shoveled the decks in cut-offs many a day, you never knew when a 10incher would fall in July and be gone in a few hours...sigh...!

Now I settle for long distant relationships with friends met along the path in cyber space. A friend has an Airstream for sale for $4000.00...very tempting for this unsettled old soul!!!

Have many travels old friend...
and peace...
s

maryt/theteach said...

Spadoman, What a beautiful place! Thanks for commenting at my place and complimenting my car floor for being too clean. Ha! :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

It's pretty.....boy howdy....don't know if you know it or not, but I grew up in Colorado and raised our family there....living just about 30 miles from the Loveland/Estes Park Highway. Just north of Denver.

So, this was like coming home again. And I love being away from the snow!!!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific shadow shot! And in one of my favorite places!! Love the colors -- even the white snow! Hope you've had a great weekend!

Sylvia

Mel said...

Oh wow.....

It's so gorgeous I don't even mind the snow. LOL

Seriously--what a great shadow shot. And what a great place to ride through. :-)

Hey Harriet said...

What a gorgeous location for a motorbike ride! Seems so odd to me that the snow sometimes remains through to the summer months! Wow! Snow is quite magical to me because I've never seen it! I hope your weekend has been a good one so far :)

PS - The sausages we generally use for sausage sizzles are just regular beef or pork ones. Nothing fancy. I'm not sure if they'd be the ones you guys use for hot dogs. Maybe. The sausages we tend to use for hot dogs over here are different again. I think they're called 'savs' but I could be wrong. I need to brush up on my knowledge of sausages! :D

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Love the shot! I can almost smell the pines.

Christopher said...

Great photo, but who took it? Not you - I can't imagine you being behind any other biker.

Pax vobiscum


(erm...I suppose men are allowed on your comment thread? There don't seem to be too many of us. I'm not trespassing, am I?)

EG Wow said...

Wow there really is a lot of snow there n June!