I’ll follow the sun…


 I’ve been following the light and shadows in my garden. A late afternoon peachy glow projects along our long entry wall – “Showtime!” says the crepe myrtle.

(above) I’d like to plant something that will be sculptural against the wood step enclosure (on the right)…any ideas?

 (below) I also love how the afternoon sun skims across the barrel cactus near the driveway; the yellow spines glow a welcome home kiss to us as sweet as any showy bloom.    This actually doesn’t do the (lower) barrel cactus justice; I need to capture that moment.

(below)   My agave looks dewy in the morning light – even during a summer drought; light filters through a huge oak tree  from nine till about ten, and the sharp-edged butterfly agave has a soft watercolor moment each day.

Where do shadows bloom in your world?

Oh, and here’s a link to a fabulous, short shadow-puppet show (seriously!!) on YouTube…worth the click I promise~


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shirley
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 17:38:48

    Beautiful photos Cyndi, I love your take on light and shadow. You have a perfect spot for it.

    Something sculptural would look great against that wall. A large agave might work if there’s enough sun and space, it would need to be simple because the strong horizontal lines that are existing.


    • cyndik
      Oct 19, 2011 @ 18:40:05

      Thanks, Shirly- agree that something fat will shadow well on that fencing – too narrow a space for agave…but maybe paddle cactus, maybe even in a pot, hmmm….


  2. Tina
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 21:20:14

    Beautiful photos–the fall light shows magnificently! And your muhlies–I wish mine looked like that! Would a dwarf palmetto (Sabal minor) be too wide for the spot in front of your wood?


  3. Pam/Digging
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 02:09:46

    Love that shadowy self-portrait! The garden looks lovely too.


  4. Eric
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 17:54:07

    What a spectacular array of flora around your place, Cyndi. My wife and I are inspired by your sense of style and balance, and the way you’ve integrated a lot of environmetal stewardship (no pun) in creating your surroundings.


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