Shadows of their former selves
The recent bushfires have decimated the native bush and you can see it clearly in these photos – not long ago we had trouble walking here for the rampant blackberries and undergrowth and now it’s just empty and stark. My husband took these photos while out on a walk last week and the starkness struck me as shadows of their former selves. Interestingly the metal thingy you can see is part of the old water race and has been hidden under blackberries and only came to light after the fires had been through.
Coming out of the shadows into the light
While in Amsterdam a while ago, we went cruising on the canal – as you do! I love this view of coming of the shadows of the tunnel into the city of Amsterdam.
Fun with shadows
Just last month we were in England with some friends from Scotland and we introduced them to Wells Cathedral – they’d not heard of it before. Wells is the smallest city in England and a fabulous place to visit.
They had a movie about a train trip projected onto a very old wall of the cathedral and we wondered at the significance but couldn’t work it out despite reading the blurb about it. So the Mathematician and Mary just had fun with the shadows pretending they were on the train and making shadow animals. To be honest it felt a bit sacrilegious to be playing around that but it certainly made us laugh!
I am aware that I’ve talked about bushfires a lot recently but it really has been a catastrophic event for our area, and it helps me to process what’s happened. I hope you’ve noticed that my selected photos get more positive as my post progressed!
How would you show shadows? I actually had trouble thinking about what I’d do for this week’s prompt but in the end it was quite easy 🙂
Yes I think I’m coming out of the shadows and into the light….
Also linking up with Denyse’s #LifethisWeek with the prompt of Share Your Snaps.
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