This picture is one of several I took 5 years ago in a nearby town. This arch sits on a small hill and this was a beautiful March day (when we didn’t have much snow apparently), so my son, daughter-in-law, and myself went up there for a few hours one afternoon. They both did some drawing while I took some pictures.
Here’s a link in case anyone would like a little history on this arch – enjoy! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Arch_of_Tilton
Shadows really can change and/or give a different perspective on things. This picture was taken on a cold winter day and Lucky (the cat) was trying to “catch some rays”. He is the type who loves the sun and the warmth from it (like most creatures, including us humans).
After having taken and posted this photo on Facebook, it was then that I noticed his shadow made him look like Batman. LOL
I think this whole picture is pretty cool – the sun shining across him, almost giving him a glow; the lines on the carpet from the blinds on the window; and of course the cat’s shadow.
This picture really represents solitude to me, I had taken this picture – along with several others, of the icicles that were right outside my window. At that point, I had a small room where I had my sewing stuff and there was the window to let in lots of light. On this particular day, I remember feeling rather empty and alone (even though I was still living with my husband and daughter at the time). So I got my camera out and just started snapping some pictures.
I’ve always been fascinated by icicles – they just look so cool and interesting. But at the same time, they can be somewhat dangerous – depending how big they get and when/where they fall. I like how some of these almost look see-through, while others are opaque.
Maybe it’s just the way I was feeling that day, I’m really not sure, but the solitude came from the fact that I felt “trapped” – lonely, alone. And this picture really reminds me of that time – the way they almost look like bars on the window – trapping me in that room.
Here are my takes on this week’s photo challenge.
The first is a picture of my cat that I took just a couple of days ago. I was working on a spreadsheet project at home for an agency that I volunteer at and my cat, Lucky, was not happy with me because I wasn’t paying direct attention to him. In fact, I kept putting him off for a bit because I needed to complete this project and was on a deadline. So he eventually just “plopped” down next to my computer desk and was “reaching out” to me. I just couldn’t resist, I had to take a picture of him doing this. So, although, he isn’t always the most graceful thing on this earth, he looks fairly graceful here. At least I think he does. 😉
The second picture is of myself with my newborn granddaughter – she was just a few hours old in this picture. She is now almost 3 years old. It just “feels” graceful.