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Friday, February 17, 2012

Secret Shadowland



realm of feathered ferns
enter secret shadowland
sustained in darkness




haiku my heart at recuerda mi corazon

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64 comments:

  1. When I look at your beautiful b&w photos and read your words I feel like I'm deep in a forest in Northern California. Slivers of sun spike through the trees, lighting the ferns momentarily.

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  2. Ahhh...I can just smell the forest...
    Really beautiful photos♥♥♥

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  3. Precious Haiku and photo.

    Thinking of you often, praying too. I am so happy you are in the realm of friends.

    You are a blessing, dearest heart, kindred.

    ((hugs))

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  4. Amazing how few words say so much... they are the image the image is them.
    Great haiku Laura.
    D.
    xox

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  5. Intriguing photo and haiku. Well done.

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  6. Wonderful macro photographs.
    Excellent choice for black and white.

    Warm greetings and best wishes

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  7. a whole world opens up, stepping through your images and rich haiku...

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  8. I'm loving the mystery of your secret shadows!

    Sue x

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  9. You look at nature's simple wonder, a leaf, and are inspired to capture its beauty.

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  10. very, very pretty!

    (would you consider taking off word verification?! please!!??) :)

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  11. Beautiful photos and such a lovely haiku.
    Have a great weekend dear Laura!
    Hugs
    J.

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  12. This is so elegant, a wonderful monochrome!

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  13. I hear the shadows whispering to us - what a superb idea and such great photographs... Thanks for showing and thank you for visiting my site

    I don't know if you know I have another blog (actually 6 hehe) but one I think you might like to read?
    http://eraofgalatic.wordpress.com/

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  14. Everything is so perfectly patterned and formed on this leaf, amazing! It looks like a work of art.

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  15. Photos are exquisite ~ haiku insightful ~ 'when it is the darkest we can see the stars' ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. The darkness can also be sustenance...if we know where to nibble.


    Waiting for the Women

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  17. Wonderful B & W, I love those beautiful leaves of exquisite light. Good photos. Greetings.

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  18. Wow,- these are beautiful in black and white! Love the light!

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  19. Beautiful macro shots of the fern.

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  20. shhh
    don't tell :-)Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

    > < } } ( ° >

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  21. Hi Laura that photo is fantastic. Love it! Happy Weekend!

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  22. i love the idea of the darkness sustaining us... and what you said on my blog about love comforting us through the cracks. you are so dear to me, laura. xo

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  23. I love how you captured the light in these shots. Aren't ferns just great?

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  24. YOur postis like a fairytale today! Love it!

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  25. What marvelous closeups of the fern! Lovely shots!

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  26. The ferns are lovely, the shadows falling upon them adding a bit of mystery - in the dark woods, there is just enough light for the plants to bathe in it although we don not see the light well. Such a cool photo, dark and light mingling together...

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  27. LOvely light and I love the detail on the leaves. Have a great weekend!

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  28. words and photos are oh so lovely
    thank you~

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  29. beautiful shadowland laura, thanks for sharing the journey...

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  30. Beatyful and they look like feathers...;-D

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  31. God- the Master sure can create--and you sure can capture it!!!

    Blessings,

    John

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  32. Most perfect lacy shadow! And perfect haiku that it so well illustrates.

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  33. Enjoy your site so much.

    Such a wonder that this lacy beauty graces the innermost shadows.
    x..x

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  34. Love the textures combined with the shadows, well done.

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  35. These are so lovely. They bring a delicate light into the shadows.

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  36. Such an interesting post, I could look at these shots forever!

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  37. Beautiful!
    Happy Shadow Shot Sunday!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  38. The ferns seem so artistic and exotic in these stunning monochromes!

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  39. Gorgeous shots.

    Thank you for your contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

    Miniature Rose's Shadow, have a blessed Sunday!

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  40. soft dark mystery
    following dreams i found you
    here on holy ground

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  41. Amazing photos. Delicate ferns ad soft shadows, truly amazing!

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  42. Black and white photographs are so different from color, beautiful work.

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  43. Laura

    That is a beautiful shot
    it is so magical and delicate.

    Well done.

    Hope you have a good day.

    Fiona

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  44. Beautiful photos. I've also saw a few other photos on your blog - they are very nice. I will surely return to your blog again.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  45. Sustained by darkness. It's how Laura caterpillar became a beautiful butterfly:)

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  46. I feel as though
    I am deep in my woods.
    But in reality
    to cold for me to
    wander there.
    Thanks for letting me visit :)

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  47. What mysteriously gorgeous images. Love the lines and shadows here.

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  48. I love these fern shots, so delicate and your de-saturation really adds to the mood. Thank you for sharing on 'Weekly Top Shot.' I hope you'll come share again next week...

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  49. These photos are so simple yet so beautiful. I love the haiku that enriches them even more.

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  50. i really like these black and white shots.

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  51. Beautiful light and shadows, and use of B&W!

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  52. Laura, thank you for stopping by at Polonica: Home Again. I like the way you look at the world. Those ferns look like bird feathers. Beautiful.

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  53. MAGIC Impressions, Laura.....wonderful!!!

    As I couldn't comment on your last post I'd love to tell you that the wonderful photography & words are breathtakinly beautiful!!!!!!!!

    ciao ciao elvira

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  54. Beautiful, that's it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Best regards from Barcelona.

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  55. Beautiful post and picture! I like it very much in b/w.

    Hope you have a happy week:-)

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