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Photo Journal/ Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

This week’s photo challenge as hosted by The Daily Post at WordPress is Silhouette. Not very easy, I tell ya, but I managed to find a few that I thought would be just right for this theme.

Silhouette of Trees at Yosemite Park

Photo taken by my husband.

So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.” 
― Hermann HesseBäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte

My Silhouette at Lands End, San Francisco

“As soon as he had disappeared Deborah made for the trees fringing the lawn, and once in the shrouded wood felt herself safe.

She walked softly along the alleyway to the pool. The late sun sent shafts of light between the trees and onto the alleyway, and a myriad insects webbed their way in the beams, ascending and descending like angels on Jacob’s ladder. But were they insects, wondered Deborah, or particles of dust, or even split fragments of light itself, beaten out and scattered by the sun?

It was very quiet. The woods were made for secrecy. They did not recognise her as the garden did. (“The Pool”)” 
― Daphne du MaurierEchoes from the Macabre: Selected Stories

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Singapore. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she serves as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads or meeting up with her book club friends, she is smashing that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life.

16 comments on “Photo Journal/ Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

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  6. Great compositions! Yosemite Park is on my bucket list. Would really, really love to visit that place. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love the tree shots and the angle of it too… Gorgeous.

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  13. Lovely shots, especially the first one with the trees and sun!

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  14. Lovely silhouette shots – both of them!

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