Photo Challenge: Swift as a Shadow

Making it momentary as a sound,
Swift as a shadow, short as any dream.

–Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Photo Challenge:  Evanescent

 

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

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21 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Swift as a Shadow

  1. Sha'Tara

    I like this deeply evocative image; it strikes a chord with me, memories of those long northern Alberta summer evenings (it barely got dark in June) walking by marshes, or swamps bordered by woods, listening to the ducks and frogs; sometimes even a bittern, the smells vibrant after a hot day. Except for humans who don’t have the sense to follow nature, most wildlife hid in the shade, or slept during the day, and came out at night to feed, make love, or party!

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    1. Tom Schultz Post author

      There’s much we humans can learn from our fellow species. I, too, remember evenings in Edmonton visiting relatives when it stayed light past 10 o’clock and the sky never seemed to get totally dark. I have a photo in my living room of the sun setting behind Mt. Robson, the sky streaked with flaming orange clouds.

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      1. Sha'Tara

        I spent some wild youthful times in Edmonton – a nice city in those late 60’s days – and that’s 300 miles south of where I was raised. I’ll be passing (or by-passing, if I get my directions right) Edmonton in a week on my way up to Fort McMurray, a nice long drive from Chilliwack (1500 km, says Google). Volunteer work helping to rebuild homes burned in that terrible fire a year ago. I always look forward to those escapades and adventures! Challenges galore, and meeting really great people.

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      2. Tom Schultz Post author

        I was in Edmonton in ’68 and ’69. Perhaps we crossed paths. I also stopped for lunch or dinner in Chilliwack in 1969 on the way from San Francisco to Edmonton. I had a fabulous home-cooked meal at some roadside diner for $1.25. Don’t ask me how I remember the price, but there you have it. A memorable stop in Chilliwack!

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      3. Sha'Tara

        Yes, those were the years alright… too funny. As for the roadside diner, there were so many in those days, Chilliwack being a touristy place then, I can’t think of which one it could have been – there were two main ones, The Peaks, and the Twin Peaks. Actually, The Peaks may have already converted to the Greek restaurant, Homers, which remains my special “take me to out to dinner” place today. Right downtown. Ah… memories. Glad you have good ones of these places.

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