Saturday, June 5, 2010

Summer and Shadows and Critters - Oh My!

I'm combining a few photo projects into a little pictorial story of an afternoon at a park near me.
links are at the bottom of the post

How efficient I am! Ambidextrous even.

The sun created some lovely lines down the steps and walkway ...




Summer brings lots of tourists to this park. There is a wonderful Inn just down the road. Everyone comes to take photos of the river and the boats ...




My favorite spot is here - where the green turns to blue and the trees hug the lamp post ...



On my way out of the park I stopped at the flower beds. I hope you can see Mr. B ...




I love his big eye

The Three Trees provided shade on my way back to my car ...



This weekend starts off the second summer of Robin's SUMMER STOCK SUNDAY

Misty is into the second year of hosting CAMERA CRITTERS

I don't know how long the fabulous Hey Harriet has hosted SHADOW SHOTS I just know I'm glad she does

And last but not least I just met Tablescraper through the ELEGANT ELLEN B and discovered that she hosts SUMMER SUNDAYS

I hope you'll take some time to check them out

Have a wonderful weekend

42 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful series of shadow shots, Dianne! Love the one where the green turns to blue and the great post lights! Terrific! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy! And give Hope a hug for me!

Sylvia

Catherine said...

love the bold sharp lines of that first shot...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

They stroll through shadows,
hoping that light is ahead,
around the next bend.

Shimmering Shadow

frayedattheedge said...

A lovely series of photos and commentary! My favourite is the alst one with the trees.

Ralph said...

The railing above the steps leave a quizzical look for the viewer: does the railing take our eyes up the steps or avert our eyes down the steps instead?

The other pictures leave no questions but an observation that the Raritan River estuary area is a place to enjoy ourselves by merely relaxing or chasing shadows instead...

bobbie said...

This is such a great series, Dianne. Beautiful shots - every one of them.

Robin said...

What a lovely place to spend a warm summer afternoon. Love the shadows in that first shot too.

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Manang Kim said...

Wow lots of nice shadows, like it!Happy Sunday!


Shadow Shot Sunday

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Yes, I can see Mr. B!!! Lovely, lovely photos....all of them. Great scenery.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.

EG Wow said...

Nice shadows! The sun has been bright in your neck of the woods!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series of photos, Love the shadows and the bee on the pretty flowers.

Lucy the Cat said...

What a pretty park. I can see why lots of people would want to come here! I love your picture of the trees hugging the lamp post with peek of the water and sailboat. That is a great shot! Mr. B in the purple flowers and the pretty shadows is lovely. Love the shadows in the first and second shots too.

Cassie said...

All great shots, shadowy or not!! Happy SSS & have a good weekend.

Serendipity said...

Nice series; I like the first one best :)

Carletta said...

A lovely pictorial essay!
The shadows are really crisp - love that.
That little bee was determined to fly into your shot wasn't he. :)

Kiki said...

Beautiful...I love the tree shadow shots..gorgeous and stunning! Lovely post! yay!
Kiki~

Mama Zen said...

What a great post! I really like the lines and curves in that second shot.

Cloudia said...

Great post~!





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Sammy said...

Looks like such a beautiful sunny day. Love the stairs and rail!!

Hey Harriet said...

What a beautiful series of photos! Cute bee! And I love the lamp post tree huggers! Have a great week :)

jabblog said...

What a lovely expedition - I really like the tree shadow :-)

eden said...

Beautiful photos. Looks like it is a beautiful place. Love all your pictures. Great captures.

Sweet Repose said...

Oh those summer walks, gotta get as many in as we can...it never lasts!!! RATS!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Isn't that amazing how shadows affect our point of views in photos?

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE... everything.

Lucky lady!
x0x0
/R

Cate said...

Dianne:

Wonderful shots. I love how the green surrounds the lamp posts too!

Thanks so much for joining "Summer Sundays". It's all about what summer means to YOU. Clearly summer means a glorious park. Lucky for you to have such a wonderful place to visit.

Hope you'll be joining us next week!

- The Tablescaper

The Tablescaper said...

Ooppps....my daughter "Cate" was signed in on my computer when I made that last comment. Sorry about that.

- The Tablescaper

Julia Smith said...

I love all the shadowed, dappled-sun shots, Dianne. And the one of the bee coming in for a landing!

LadyFi said...

What gorgeous shadows and colours. Looks like the perfect summer refuge!

magiceye said...

all such lovely captures!!

Gattina said...

Inviting pictures for a walk ! I am just back from Morocco and a little upside down, lol !

Kay Dennison said...

As always, absolutely wonderful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful series -- thanks for sharing your walk. I am studying your photos of angles to try to see how you do it! They are always so elegant.

I see the busy bee on both beautiful flower fotos.

Dave said...

excellent angle on the railing and steps.

quilly said...

This looks like a wonderful place to spend a hot Summer Day enjoying the sun and fresh breeze. The bee is quite easy to spot in both the flower pics. Lovely capture.

Lori E said...

I never notice shadows until I see them in someones photos. The way you shoot them makes me notice they are art.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Lovely shadows Dianne! & I like Mr. B's big eye too. He looks like a real character

maryt/theteach said...

Yikes, al these summer-y days! I love your river walk! Happy Summer Stock Sunday! :)

Lois said...

A really lovely series of shots! Thanks for sharing.

Daryl said...

Love all these and the way you neatly tied it all together ...

Spiderdama said...

Great summer shots with wonderful shadows!

dogsmom said...

Dropping in from Summer Sundays (once Blogger started up again! Outages are a pain.)
Beautiful shots, wonderfully narrated.

Raven said...

Lots of wonderful shots. Love those flowers. Nice to see those bees too.