December 05, 2009

"Behold!"

Afternoon sunlight dances through window glass,
casting a shadow on Mark's Charlie Brown tree


Swift as a shadow, short as any dream;
Brief as the lightning in the collied night,
That in a spleen unfolds both heaven and earth,
And ere a man hath power to say, "Behold!"
The jaws of darkness do devour it up:
So quick bright things come to confusion.

~ William Shakespeare


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16 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

Oh, I do love Shakespeare, he never fails to set the mood! Love the tree!!!

...and love your contribution to the tree and wreath below, the pinks are wonderful...you did good girl!!!

Hey Trux...
love Scratchy

La Petite Gallery said...

leaves
me with a sigh..


extremely poignant .


.

JOE TODD said...

"Out of the night that covers me
Black as a pit from pole to pole" I come to say great post

Deb said...

Oh, I like this so much. The soft shadows combined with the brisk outlines of the tree. The bit of repeated color, the way the window muttins divide the piece.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely light effects in this photo...

bobbie said...

this is a terrific shadow shot!

Ralph said...

The shadows are big, bold and lovely. As stout as the shadowy sash is on the wall, they don't overpower Charlie Brown's simple tree. Happily, Charlie did understand the reason for Christmas at the end - it wasn't the too commercial holiday, it was his simple tree . A nice sentiment!

Paz said...

wonderful shadow. i love the tree. ;-)

paz

Hey Harriet said...

Lovely shot! I clicked on the Charlie Brown tree link, and wow! Mark did a beautiful job of that tree!

Jazzbumpa said...

I just can't get past:

"That in a spleen unfolds both heaven and earth"

Cheers!
Jzb the stuck on a spleen trombonist

Greyscale Territory said...

Love how the shadows create multiple frames for the fragments of light! Beautiful!

vicki archer said...

I think this is one of your best...fantastic shot Charmaine, xv.

sarayutouched said...

oh charlie brown trees...simply lovely!!!

Paula Scott said...

Now, that is a very deep, dark shadow! But peaceful too.

wanderlust said...

Wow. That's beautiful!

32˙North said...

It's so realistic I think I might try to water it.