Sunday, January 2, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #137 (my 2nd)


Seaweed with stars

Water. Essential for survival. Beautiful. But also devastating in its power – sweeping away animals, homes and businesses throughout Queensland.

But here all is serene. A delicate fragment of seaweed broken from a much larger branch, swept up and caught in a sandy pool. Catching the pale sunlight, magnifying…something, a speck of quartz perhaps, casting unexpected stars of exquisite beauty, floating on the pale floor of the pool. Swaying back and forth as the uncertain breeze catches the water.

Life’s a bit like this at times. We find unexpected gems at the end of twisting pathways. We rejoice.




A Drabble is a story told in 100 words. No more. No less.

Thanks to Hey Harriet for hosting Shadow Shot Sunday.


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18 comments:

David L Macaulay said...

very interesting - didn't know you lived in Queensland, Sue. I have been reading a Paul Theroux book re travels in Australia; Cooktown sounded colorful, to say the least. Happy New year.

Miss Becky said...

wow, I'm intrigued by Drabbles. I love the word. And I also love your photo. It's a bit like watching a ballet. a graceful, ripply, sandy beauty. great shot. Happy SSS, and a Happy New Year to you.

sue said...

David, I'm not, just very aware of how bad it is up there. Sounds like a good read.
Miss Becky, yes, ballet covers it well, and as for Drabbles - they're addictive!

Boonie S said...

I love this post and photos.
The link that you've left at Hey Harriet is linking back to your first shadow shot post, not this one. You might want to amend it....

Have a great day, Boonie

sue said...

Thanks Boonie, wouldn't you know, I tried to fix it and technology beat me. Grrrrrr. It'll be a great day when I feel a bit more in control of this medium ;)

Boonie S said...

Glad to have been of assistance. It seems OK now.
I share your frustrations with all things IT.

Take care, Boonie

sue said...

Boonie, I really appreciate your support! And if you drop by again, (and if you have time) can you explain how you've set up your comments so I get email notification of all comments that are made on particular posts when I tick the box. I'm all at sea with it, and blogger 'help' doesn't make sense. (They ask me to key in individual email addresses. Surely not?)

Hey Harriet said...

You have a great eye for capturing beauty that many would otherwise miss! Lovely photo and words. I just deleted the incorrect link. Don't feel as though you were silly for not being able to fix it. I don't think anyone can amend the links unless they have access to my Mr Linky account. As far as I know that's how it works, so I'm happy to edit. You're not the first to post an incorrect link and you'll not be the last. It's easy to do! Happy New Year to you!

sue said...

Hey Harriet - xoxo. thankyou so much. Keep safe, keep dry.

Helen Ginger said...

Wonderful drabble. I could feel the water swaying.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

The photos you've shared are fantastic!!!

Thanks for visiting me today. And, happy new year.

Ian Travers said...

The curved shadows on beach sand, are so much a part of our childhood.

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Angie said...

Super shot!!! So cooling on a day like today - HOT - in the West. Thanks for your visit.

Diane AZ said...

Hello, Thank you for your delightful Shadow Shot with Drabble. Indeed, sometimes we do find gems where we least expect them. :)

sue said...

Angie, I suppose that means we'll get it in a day or two. It's been chilly over here.

Diane AZ, I couldn't agree more!

Heather said...

This is an amazing shot! It all flows together so seamlessly! You'd almost miss that there was a shadow there at all. I'm also weirdly excited that we both did seaweed shadows this week! lol
Thanks for stopping by my blog too. =D

sue said...

thanks Heather, the sea is so wonderful, always changing, never dull. I love it and somehow I see shadows there more easily than elsewhere.