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Light and shadows in Washington, D.C.
Light and shadows in Washington, D.C.

I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow, the million moving shapes and cul-de-sacs of shadow.  There was shadow in bureau drawers and closets and suitcases, and shadow under houses and trees and stones, and shadow at the back of people’s eyes and smiles, and shadow, miles and miles of it, on the night side of the earth.

~ Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Hiding in the shadows.
Hiding in the shadows.

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.  I couldn’t resist this week’s challenge:  Shadowed.  I wish I could tell you which building in Washington, D.C. this is, but I’ve forgotten and can’t find any hints in the pictures I took.

Growing as tall as the trees in the woods.
Growing as tall as the trees in the woods.

No matter how hard you fight the darkness, every light casts a shadow, and the closer you get to the light, the darker that shadow becomes.

~ Plato

Yesterday I was out in the woods taking photos of light and shadow, following the sunlight out to the dock so I could watch the sunset.

A quick stop at the lagoon to watch as the shadows gather.
A quick stop at the lagoon to watch the shadows gather.

Head on over to The Daily Post to find more interpretations of Shadowed.


Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Today’s joys:  A delicious pasta with cilantro and green onion pesto for lunch (made with love by M); a day without plans or projects; playing with the cats; snuggling; keeping warm on a frigid day.



Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

27 thoughts on “Shadowed

    1. It is, Gunta, and I’m very thankful for it. M and I were very lucky to find this place. Going out to the dock makes it worth all the work we’ve had to do (and continue to do) around here. 🙂


  1. I’ve enjoyed catching up with you this week. We were back to school from holiday break this week so I’ve had less time at the computer. It was really nice having your blog posts to read this morning! Thanks! 🙂


Comments are delightful and always appreciated. I will respond when I can (life is keeping me busy!), and/or come around to visit you at your place soon. Thank you!

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