Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring Begins On Friday?

Boy, as I look out the window, it's difficult to believe that spring actually begins tomorrow! At the present moment, the skies are dark and it looks as if a torrent of rain will be unleash at any moment. The temperature is also a balmy 45 degrees.

A sure sign of spring will be when my neighbor's rose bush begins to produce foliage. A few weeks ago when I made this image of a gigantic rose hip's shadow, the new buds were begin to swell. Sadly, when the foliage finally appears, the wall of the house will be obliterated and so goes my opportunities for shadows. On the other hand, as long as the sun shines, there will always be another shadow somewhere!


Earl said...

Hi Steve, That's an interesting shadow. The uppermost end looks like a ball with a little cowboy hat.

Didn't Texaco, or someone, use to give away little foam balls wearing cowboy hats for car radio antennas so it'd be easier to find your car in large parking lots?

I guess I'm giving away my age. ;-)

It feels like spring here today--almost 60 and sunny.

Steve Skinner said...


I do remember the little hats too but not sure who gave them out. What I remember most about going to a gas station years ago is that they would wash your windshield and gas was only 25 cents per gallon. Doesn't that take you back a ways!

Amy said...

That looks like a dancing stick figure cowboy!

Shelby said...

It does look like a dancing stick cowboy :)

hey thanks for the link to the bookshop! I added it to my list.