Saturday, November 02, 2013

Shadow Shots: Whirly


When I was a kid, we called maple seeds "whirlybirds" or "helicopters" for the way they spiraled through the air as they fell. These landed on my doormat, which has a sort of whirly pattern of its own. Perhaps a case like calling to like?

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These two reminded of twins, waiting to be born:

Twins


Posted for Shadow Shot Sunday 2

14 comments:

Karen said...

Nice textures!

Norma Ruttan said...

what a fun shadow, and a warm memory invoked!

Jim said...

Interesting

Vicki said...

Great shot, love all the texture!

Sylvia K said...

Great shadow shots for the day and I like the textures, too! Hope your weekend is going well!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A fascinating pair of photos. Love how these "whirlybirds" have their last call of beauty embedded in the mat pattern.

Jeannie Marie said...

What are the odds? Really, that is so interesting! We had maple trees with helicopter seeds for many years. The children really enjoyed them.

Ralph said...

Indeed, these look like helicopter rotors as they descend (or is that land?) on your front stoop. Always a treat to see so many of these descending onto our homes and porches. Until we have to clean the thousands of them up that is :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Maple seeds (and it took me my whole life to find this out) are called samaras! (So now you can say to your friends, "Let's go look for a samara or two.")

Shadowy Harvest




Chubskulit Rose said...

Such an artistic find!

Have a blessed Sunday.
Rose

robin. said...

Awesome shadow finds!!

Our photos said...

Interesting photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful creativity...

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, i love watching the whirlybirds falling through the air...