The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Photo #142

Spring shadows on unknown perennial

Embarrasing not to know the name of this

lovely plant that appears every year.

So help me identify this please!

Since I posted this I have found out

what this plant is:

Lady's Mantle!

Second shadow shot is of Bufo, our toad sculpture
in the backyard. He appears to be jumping for
joy over this very beautiful day. Our good
friend Keith Jellum created Bufo.

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Sylvia K said...

Can't help with the name of the plant but it is beautiful and such lovely shadows!! I do love that big toad! Hope your weekend is going well!! Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Love Bufo! Sorry, I can't help with the plants. Love them all around me, but don't in the slightest many of the names. :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Super!! I'm thinking maybe, perhaps, this is a geranium of some kind? Love the toad. I'll call him Thadeus from Wind and the Willows.

Ribbit...hope you can join me sometime today! Happy week.

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Kathe W. said...

this was accidentally deleted- so I am putting it back the only way I can....
New comment on Photo #142.Sunday, May 22, 2011 2:40 PM
From: "Magical Mystical Teacher" Add sender to ContactsTo: katheworsley@yahoo.comMagical Mystical Teacher has left a new comment on your post "Photo #142":

I'm jumping for joy along with your toad, because the school year is almost over!


A shadow’s an odd sort of thing;
It might have a nose or a wing,
A tail like a dog,
A bump like a log,
But one thing it has not is bling!

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Kelly said...

I'm with Anni on the plant...perhaps some sort of geranium/pergola? (spoken by someone with a brown thumb acting like they know what they're talking about!).

Your frog sculpture is fun!

Paul Andrew Russell said...

I must say, Kathe, that sculpture is really cool. It really made me smile just looking at it dancing there. lol

Kelly said...

I think I failed to hit post when I tried commenting the first time. Feel free to delete one if you end up with two from me.

I'm with Anni in thinking your plant is some sort of Geranium/Pergola. But then I have a brown thumb and probably don't know what I'm talking about. (which hasn't stopped me from speaking with authority before!)

Kathe W. said...

ahah! I called up a friend and she identified the plant- It is called Lady's Mantle. Whew! Now we all can sleep tonight hahah!