Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Shade and Shadow

Saturdays, holidays, easy afternoons
Lazy days, sunny days, nothing much to do.
Rainy days are better days for hangin’ out in-side
Grainy days and city ways make me want to hide
Someplace cool an’ green an’ shady.

Find yourself a piece of grassy ground,
Lay down close your eyes.
Find yourself and maybe lose yourself
While your free spirit flies.
— John Denver

It’s early June, and already there have been days of record high temperatures here in Oregon as well as other parts of the U.S. My adults kids live in apartments without air conditioning…who would have thought you’d need it in the northern part of the country? The fear of another summer of wildfires is palpable. We seek out shade and water while we live in the shadow of hubris-driven climate instability.

Light and shadow are opposite sides of the same coin.
We can illuminate our paths or darken our way.
It is a matter of choice.
— Maya Angelou

Thanks to Ann-Christine for hosting this week’s Lens Artists challenge. Stay cool and kind and be safe!

19 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Shade and Shadow

  1. I like your choices for this week – the John Denver quote and other thoughts enriched the vibe -“Find yourself and maybe lose yourself…”

    and the closing photo of the lady at the beach has a great composition – with the foot up – the wave placement, the reflection and even her clothing color

  2. Yikes, if it’s hot in Oregon by now, we’re doomed down here in the south. Fortunately so far not too bad (fingers crossed). Beautiful examples for the challenge Priscilla

  3. love the Maya Angelou quote and the reflection of the woman on the beach.

    Here in AZ…we will hit 118 today. We are ready . This is life here, but I am indeed basking in my memories of Oregon these days too. Donna

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