Saturday, July 9, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

Shadows I spied at Derby Day, a street festival here in Connecticut, two weeks ago.
These lemons caught my eye as I was waiting out in the hot sun to buy some homemade lemonade. The woman at the booth was squeezing them all by hand. Ouch! She must have been sore at the end of the day.
I wrote about the festival here.
I helped at the Valley Arts Council booth, and below are shadows I saw when we were cleaning up at the end of the event.

Then this past Tuesday Ralph and I went to a free summer concert on the Derby Green.
I thought this was a cool shadow on the tree trunk.
The three-piece band you see at the Gazebo is Last Fair Deal, a group based in Litchfield County, Connecticut. The guys played a mix of bluegrass, folk, country, Grateful Dead and even two Beatles' songs. One of them told me they had been playing together since 1972!
The weather that evening was perfect for an outdoor concert. We plan on attending more of them this summer.

See lots more shadowy shots courtesy of our awesome Aussie friend, Tracy, over at Hey Harriet.


Sylvia K said...

What great shadow shots for the day! I particularly like the last one on the tree and the lemons look great! Hope your weekend is off to a good start, Patti! Enjoy!


Ralph said...

That was the best lemonade on Elizabeth Street! The empty booth means that the day's fun is over - but the moments when the Derby Day was happening, it was so fun!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The tree-trunk shadow is delightful! It almost looks as though it's a permanent fixture.


Shadows here and shadows there,
Shadows, shadows everywhere!
Shadows left and shadows right;
Shadows dancing through the night!
Shadows crouching on the wall;
Shadows spring and shadows fall
On the unsuspecting guest,
Who thought shadows offered rest!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows here and here

Karen said...

Terrific shots, the last one excellent.

Cassie said...

Lemonade and a free concert. Doesn't get much better than that! The trunk ShadowShot is especially cool. I like the yellowish hue around the shadow. Happy SSS!

EG Wow said...

I like the shadow and would have LOVED the concert. :) Homemade lemonade sounds so delicious! YUM!

bj said...

We have a fair here every year in Sept. and the lemonade stands stay the sweet, yet tart...I want a glass right now.
xo bj

Paula Scott said...

Amazing!!! 1) that they had been playing together since 1972 and 2) that shawdow on the tree trunk is AWESOME!!

Hey Harriet said...

That last photo is lovely! Outdoor summer concerts are the very best! I hope you enjoyed your homemade lemonade. Enjoy the rest of your weekend Patti :)

Arija said...

I like them all but the last one with the golden afternoon light is my definite favourite.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice shadow shots.


HOOTIN' ANNI said...

The very last photo is outstanding. And....oh yes, I will take home made, hand squeezed lemonade ANY day!!!

My Sunday Link: Shadow of Old Glory

Hope your weekend is treating you well!!

Anonymous said...

Great shots. Love outdoor concerts, and outdoor movies.

Dianne said...

homemade lemonade is the best
love the last shot!!