Saturday, October 2, 2010

Shadows of branches

Hi there!  Here are shadows from last March that I don't think I've posted yet.  The shadows are from branches, thick and thin, of native Sonoran Desert plants:
Mesquite tree

Palo Verde and Mesquite trees

Saguaro cactus

Staghorn Cholla cactus

Globe Mallow wildflowers
For more shadowy images from around the world, visit Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday here.

32 comments:

Gaelyn said...

All great shadows. There is something special about the long shadows of a desert.

rainfield61 said...

All of us like shadow. It provides us a cool place under the hot sun.

rohrerbot said...

I laugh so hard sometimes at our AZ get togethers....all these people trying to fit in the very little shade of our trees:) You cannot avoid the sun here. Love your shadow pics.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love your shadows -- they mean there's lots of sun and you don't have to search for shadows!! These are fantastic, Diane! Enjoy your weekend!!

Sylvia

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful shadow pictures, Diane....

How's that grandbaby??? Are you visiting them soon???

Hugs,
Betsy

Martha Z said...

Lots of interesting shapes in your desert. The trees and shrubs show off their form.

anka said...

Tree branches and leaves always are good subjects for shadow shots. Thanks for sharing!

Ralph said...

The trees and wildflowers are beautiful. However, that massive cactus looks and leaves a shadow that is so unusual to a New Englander, a thorny beauty!

TJ is adorable, with a smile second to none!

Tracy said...

Very nice series of photos!

EG Wow said...

You live in a great place for finding shadows! They are all wonderful and I can't believe you've been hiding them all this time in your archives. :)

Hey Harriet said...

These are fabulous! I can't decide which is my fave between the cactus ones and the wildflowers! A great series of shots!

Icy BC said...

Wow...fantastic shadows of tree branches, Diane!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great collection of shadows. Some of them are very lacy and delicate. I also loved the Saguaro shadow.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Beautiful shadows. The shadow of the globe mallow almost looks lacy.

Laura said...

awesome shadows Diane!!!

Loree said...

Hi Diane. I have missed your regular posts. I know that sometimes there is too much to do to find time to blog too. Love your shadow shots.

Neus said...

Awsome shadows!! It seems that it's on Halooween's time not in March!

betchai said...

beautiful shots Diane.

Stephanie said...

Hi Diane, the globe mallow flowers looks Chinese hatplant flowers.

Love the different shadows in photos here. Great shots! Today I like the shadow of the GM wildflowers :-D Thanks.

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Elettra said...

large and suggestive shadows !!!!
Very artistic

Pete said...

hope you are not in a shadow today :-)

Arasu said...

I like the designs formed by the shadows. The shadow in the third photo looks like a tree. Nice selections.
(I tried to view the enlarged photos, but it is not possible to view them.)

Ninfa said...

Hi, thank you for your sign in my followers too. I love your desert's imagines!

Heidi said...

Great blog!...Amazing pictures!...I love the desert! Have a great day!

Clytie said...

I especially love the saguaro cactus shadow, but they are all gorgeous!

Autumn Belle said...

I love watching sun shadows during the day. These pictures are splendid and I like how the shadows are formed on the ground, so fine and detailed.

Rajesh said...

Wow! wonderful designs by the shadows.

Prospero said...

Great pictures, Diane. Shadows are always captivating.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

There's nothing that makes for better shadows than trees. The cactus shots are very creative.

jeannette said...

Beautiful shadows -too hard to make a choice!

JM said...

My favourite is the saguaro shadow. So cool!