With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Me and My Shadow

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Me and My Shadow

Sitting at my desk I hear footsteps coming
down the steps as the first little one awakes.
'Round the corner she comes to see me as she rubs her
eyes in the early morning light.
Both her and her sweet little shadow are ready for a brand new day.

My Shadow
Robert Louis Stevenson
From Child's Garden of Verses

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow--
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And he sometimes goes so little that there's none of him at all.

He hasn't got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close behind me, he's a coward you can see;
I'd think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.
Joining Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday


Bethany said...

This is one of the best yet. I remember memorizing that poem in school!

Catherine said...

a vry sweet shadow indeed - and thanks for reminding me about that poem too..

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Good morning world! A cutie lil angel gave you the most wonderful shot this day.

Have a wonderful SS...

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely way to start the day! Love your shadow shots, as always and she is adorable! And the poem is perfect! I had forgotten it, too. Thanks for the reminder! Hope you have a lovely weekend!


bobbie said...

Sweet shadows. I remember the poem so well from my own childhood.

frayedattheedge said...

Lovely photos! I had forgotten about the poem - I had that book as a child!!

Ralph said...

She is precious, the new day of discovery is upon her. Yes, the night's sleep has left and the focus on today begins, and is so apparent here. Ah to be young where your day job is to play and learn...

Jen said...

Oh what a glorious morning sight.
Happy Shadow Shot Sunday to you!

Julie Harward said...

I loved the poem and the sweet shadow and her owner too! :D

Mildred said...

What a sweet shadow shot and I enjoyed the poem too!

Janice said...

Oh my goodness, I had forgotten about that poem. What a beautiful photograph, perfect shadow shot and one to treasure in years to come.

Cassie said...

Love the Shadow Shot and the accompanying poem too!

chubskulit said...

precious little shadows!

Doing laundry - Old Style Shadows

Valerie @ composition-life said...

Those are neat shots. I like the verse too.
You know I love your blog. I love your photos.
That is one of the reasons I visit your blog.
I want to learn, even more, how to be a better photographer, and to get ideas from others. So I am going out on a limb.

I am starting a new photo meme and would like for you to consider participating. You can read all about it in the first post, which I posted early this week.

I know I learn from seeing what others are doing and by asking questions. Perhaps others would like to do this same. Those who have more experience can be a great encouragement to those who have the desire to be better.


If you think it’s a good idea, perhaps you would like to invite your readers. I hope to start this Friday.


Ann said...

That is such an adorable shot. She's a little cutie that's for sure. Love the poem

Patti said...

Your granddaughter is ready for the new day to begin. Such a sweet photo, Lorraine.
Now that I read it, I do remember the poem from a long time ago - especially the first line!

Wonderful post for our shadow hunting meme.

Enjoy your weekend!

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

What a sweet sleepy litte shadow.

Dimple said...

Cute photos, and the poem is perfect. I had a book called "A Child's Garden of Verses" when I was small, and that was included. Thanks for the memory!

marie said...

Wonderful shot!!!

Hey Harriet said...

Awww, those photos are so sweet! I've always had a soft spot for the 'My Shadow' poem :)

Have yourself a great weekend!

EG Wow said...

What a treat to see her shadows! The poem is such fun to remember!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Child, does your shadow
speak to you, telling stories
you alone can hear?

Wisdom stone

Laura Hegfield said...

this is incredibly sweet.

Clytie said...

I agree with Laura - incredibly sweet!

Happy SSS


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