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Shadows

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On a recent morning, I noticed this shadow outside the front door.
Do you see the stick holding up the yard art turtle?
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When the sun comes up over the hill in the east,
I can see this shadow of the roof line and chimney on the west side of the house.
When the moon rises, the same chimney shadow appears in star light.
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Wind chime and my faithful watering can.
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A (thornless) honey locust tree gives much-appreciated morning shade
on this side of the house.
It has turned out to not be our favorite tree,
but we are not willing to do without the sun protection.
In the extended drought, many limbs died.
Even though we trimmed off all the dead wood we could reach,
it still looks a little straggly.
And the leaves from this tree dominate all others in the rain gutters.

Gardening can be such a set of trade-offs.
What can we live with or without, while what we wants grows up?
It almost sounds like raising children!

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Author: susanpots

potter, gardener of flowers and vegies

3 thoughts on “Shadows

  1. A very interesting post. You have a vivid imagination! 🙂

  2. Your shadows mean you have a contrast between sunlight and shadows. There are times when the neighbors trees throw too much shade. I love the dancing shade from the deciduous trees.

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