Never Fear Shadows
Take 52 Week #35: Shadows
Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby. ~Ruth E. Renkel
With summer’s end, the sun is fading away earlier every night. So it made finding shadows for this week’s theme very easy. Shutter cooperation, on the other hand, was not quite as reliable.
This week, our kid’s youth group spent an evening outside playing ultimate frisbee at a local park. For a little while, I wandered the park’s community garden, smelling fragrant dill and slapping mosquitos. A slight breeze rattled withering corn husks and sunflowers, chilly and distinctly tinged with autumn. As daylight vanished, the clouds – wispy and coral just minutes before – ominously darkened. The impeccably manicured and lush grass, and surrounding trees and hills rapidly transformed from vibrant green to shadowy grey. The midnight sun of summer, is hastily being replaced by a dim substitute.
By the time we picked the kids up at a nearby home around 9 p.m., the only light left was a few solar lamps in the yard and the glowing logs in a heavily smoking campfire. When the motion-sensor light on the side of the house burst on, the family’s huge maple tree was illuminated from behind. It was a beautiful effect.
It only takes a little light to cast a stark shadow.
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