Saturday, 11 June 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

An Empty Seat
Why is it, when you put all your efforts into it - like create a garden or some other project you give everything you've got to - you then forget to take time out, to stand back for a short while and just enjoy it? Perhaps you already do, or perhaps you're just like me and you don't? We bought an old garden seat - restored it and have never sat on it - how crazy is that?
I love the way the sun cast a shadow on the wrought iron arm rest and  shadow fronds of Alchemilla Mollis (Lady's Mantle) poking through the rungs at the back. This one cares not where she throws her seeds and will self seed anywhere. My shady bench is my effort for my Shadow Shot. And just for tomorrow I'm going to take time out and sit on it - if the sun shines that is!

With Shadows


  1. Beautiful shadows! Please come see my Shadow shots

  2. Lovely...what a peaceful spot.

  3. What delightful shadow shots for the day! Perfect place to sit and dream! Terrific composition! Hope your weekend is going well, Molly! Enjoy!


  4. If you sit on it for long enough, something might grow up your backside and make you look even prettier Moll!

  5. Molly, lovely shots. I hope the sun shines for you tomorrow so that you can enjoy your garden seat.

    The sun is trying very hard to come out here but it is a bit misty and there was no sun yesterday.

  6. Love the bench with the flowers growing around it. Lovely spot to sit and "ponder" life for a while. Have a nice Sunday. Mickie :)

  7. Beautiful shots! Here's my shadow post for today. See you around!

  8. I have a bench like that Molly, that desperately needs restoring, but we can't get the bolts undone for the slats.
    When we have a spare day, we will have to hack saw them all off one by one (There about 15 slats, 2 bolts apeice!).
    For now I shall admire yours :-D

  9. What a beautiful shot Molly!

    I also have a bench like that which I purchased at a yard sale. I just stuck it under a tree and enjoyed sitting in it for a year or two. I thought about painting it but decided that I liked it's worn look and I could make it a centerpiece for a garden. It has now become a planter, or rather a bench that holds plants and there is no room for me to sit on it anymore. The tranquility of your picture has me thinking now and might change my mind. There might be a can of paint in my future.

  10. Well, the sun is certainly not shining here today.

    It's a beautiful shot of a beautiful bench, you'd better start using it. Try a balmy evening, a glass of something pleasant and just sit and look. It can be done, you know.

    With the change of blog you have even changed your name?

  11. Thanks so much for your comments - never did get to sit on it - been chucking it down all day today. Ah well!
    Tom - you are so sweet :((
    Kath - I love what you're doing to Hillside Cottage and your garden - Hope you'll be able to find the bolts you need - it's a lovely bench.

  12. Pretty mix of colors and I love the delicate use of shade, especially with the wrought iron. Very pretty!

  13. If I sat on that bench, then the shadows would sit on me!


    A shadow, a shadow, a shadow you say?
    A shadow is coming to dinner today?

    Oh, what shall we feed it, and what will it eat?
    Just toss down a few rays of light at its feet,

    And watch its dark mouth gobble up every ray,
    But be sure, my friend, you don’t get in its way;

    Keep out of the light so it won’t gobble you.
    (If I were the hostess, that’s just what I’d do.)

    A shadow is easy to feed, so they say,
    So welcome your shadow to dinner today.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Sad Shadows

  14. Seeing your bench, reminds me that I have some bench ends in the shed.
    That require some slats to be put in between them; one day I'll get around to it and surprise myself - thank you !

  15. Molly I hope you found a moment to sit on that bench - lovely pics - I love self seeders - I always marvel at the way they find their way into the tiniest crevice and flourish - take care xx

  16. Hi Molly, it's been awhile since my last visit. did you get a different blog? things look completely different around here. but I'm thinking this is Molly G.'s blog because she has two kitties named Fadger and Little Fadger, and so do you! nice shadow shots. sorry I've been missing you, but glad I've found you again. have a great week Molly.

  17. Molly, your bench looks so inviting, I love the poppy growing beside it. I am so bad at not taking the time to enjoy the garden or the swing seat, I tend to rush round in a muddle and then in the autumn when I come across various photos on my computer I the get to appreciate the beauty, at the time I am very guilty of just seeing the weeds and not the flowers!!

  18. Even if you never sit on the seat, you obviously are enjoying seeing it and the wonders it shows you. I have a seat just like it, in a shady spot(here it is important to be in the shade) with big pots of hyacinths in spring and petunias in summer flanking it. Oddly, I enjoyed looking at it so much more than actually sitting there. Gardens are like that, you break your back weeding and at the end of the day you enjoyed it so much more than picking roses.