Sunday, May 2, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

Sometimes you just don't have the
time to venture too far afield.  Today, I didn't 
make it any farther than this corner 
of my own living room!  The Maxfield Parrish 
belonged to my grandfather (who worked 
all his life for the railroad); it was framed with 
wood molding salvaged from an old railway car.

[See more Shadow Shots here.]


  1. Maxfield Parrish?

    Aubrey Beardsley?

    Your evening shadows are evocative. To paraphrase Joni Mitchell: The sun is pouring in like butterscotch and sticking to all my senses.

  2. Oops—whatever made me say Aubrey Beardsley? Thanks, TG, I'm fixing it right now.

  3. Looks like a very good spot to comtemplate life. Nice one!

  4. What a beautiful and peaceful part of your home.

  5. Very nice! Your home does look lovely! Have a great week!

  6. What Tall Gary said is perfect - The sun is pouring in like butterscotch and sticking to all my senses. Beautiful!

    Happy SSS!

  7. Unusual shadow shot and including Maxfield Parish - a famous painter painting his own shadows.

  8. No matter what it is called..beautiful..and the shadow is so peaceful..
    Happy SSS.

  9. As soon as I saw this I knew it was a Maxfield Parrish painting. I so love his work. I have an old poetry book that belonged to my mother,with his illustrations.

    I like your photo very much.

  10. (The painting is Maxfield Parrish but the high-contrast darks and lights of the photo are Aubrey Beardslyesqueish, no?)

  11. Appreciate it, TG. Fact is, I sometimes schedule posts ahead—often at an hour when I should be sound asleep.
    Bibi -- a friend had a book of MP prints and would ask her friends to look through and choose the one that they were most attracted to. She told me that every Pisces (including me) she knew chose this one, "The King of the Black Isles".

  12. I've enjoyed this immensely, Alexa! That's intriguing about your friend's Piscean friends gravitating to MP's "The King of the Black Isles." It would be fun to do that exercise.


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