Thursday, June 17, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 63 - My Balcony




















I got up early a few weeks ago to watch Rafa Nadal win the French Open, and was rewarded by something I had never seen before!! The early morning sun streaming through the leaves of the rubber tree outside my balcony....

















In England these come as house plants that have to be tended very carefully, but here in Mexico they are trees which flourish very easily. This tree is three and a half storeys high and totally encloses my balcony turning it into a little green oasis and paradise....



















I really liked all the different bold shapes and patterns made by the sunshine and shadows.....



















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28 comments:

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Chasing Purple Dreams said...

What a lovely curtain for your balcony this beauty makes. I like all the different shapes too and the colour is stunning.

Arija said...

You certainly were rewarded for getting up early with the wonderful Zen moment and realisation of what a treasure you have to keep you cool.

Nice shots.

Sylvia K said...

What a fun discovery! Guess it does pay to get up early! These are gorgeous shadow shots, love the rich green color and the variety of shadows is delightful! Enjoy your weekend, Catherine!

Sylvia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great shadows -- worth getting up early for themselves -- plus you got your tennis!!

We are finding kind of the same thing about plants without traveling quite as far as you did -- we're in Florida now(from the Pacific Northwest) and so many plants we babied along as houseplants grow wild and crazy outdoors here.

Fun blog you have -- thanks for sharing!!

Cassie said...

Catherine I just adore these rubbery Shadow Shots! It is soooo cool the way the leaves have a sort of transparency even though they are thick. Love the bright green of these giants too!

Joanna said...

These greens are just so alive and the shadows shapes are so strong and clear. Beautiful photos Catherine.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Sunshine plays
on rubber plant leaves—
eye candy!

Bug, No Rug

frayedattheedge said...

I have a rubber plant - it's about 18 inches high! Wonderful shots of the shadows on the leaves!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Bright idea!

Dani said...

quite cool idea to play with shadows..very artistic!
Have a nice weekend

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

How very cool....to be setting out on a bacony with those trees...it would be a little bit of tropical heaven for sure!!

Paula Scott said...

Oh, my! How breathtaking!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Gorgeous shadows on these shots. Such an inspirational and calming feeling. Well done.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Beautiful shadows,looks nice and cool just from the photos

EG Wow said...

Some days it pays to get up early. :) Lovely shadows on the leaves.

Manang Kim said...

It's beautiful!! I thought at first it's from a banana leaves. Happy Sunday!


SSS-The lamp

Beverley Baird said...

Gorgeous shadows! Love the different patterns on all the leaves!

Sammy said...

I love how I cant figure out what the shadow is or where it is coming from, really beautiful, very green

Have a great week

Sweet Repose said...

Nothing like living in a tropical paradise, where plants just thrive in the warm climes...beautiful!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I love the first shot, the abstraction!

Diane AZ said...

These are fun shadow shots, the last one is my favorite. I didn't realize rubber plants could grow that tall!

Catherine said...

thanks for such a wonderful set of comments this week - very much appreciated!!

Fly Girl said...

I wish my rubber tree grew that big! The colore is so vibrant.

Kass said...

What magnificent leaves.

Hey Harriet said...

How beautiful! Your balcony does indeed sound like paradise! It's nice to be rewarded for waking up early :)

BLOGitse said...

Great shadow shots!
Have a good week ahead,
greetings from Casablanca...

BLOGitsePHOTOS

Catherine said...

still more lots of fabulous comments this week - thanks so much - I love reading all your comments!!