Rest in peace, West Fork, Oak Creek Canyon
With days longer, the sun comes up earlier and makes wonderful shadows. But it easy to miss them.
Here is my cat, Foxy, enjoying the sunshine. But notice the shadow bar to the left and her silhouette against the wall:
A pillow on the porch couch gives a good imitation of a sunrise, with a nice spray of foliage to the right:
A windchime is dappled with shadows against the screen:
Not a catprint! An image of a mobile against the brick wall:
The screen creates a filter for a spider plant:
More sunshadow leaves:
Boston fern against the wall:
Crepe myrtle outside the porch:
Can you spot the windchime now?
Our eyes instinctively seek color and sharp focus. But the soft beauty of shadow is also waiting for us.