Today's Flowers: Morning Light, Morning Shadow

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Our few days on Topsail were gorgeous. Temperatures were in the mid-40s, which was balmy after some very cold and windy days in the land above that paradise. The Carolina blue skies were intense in the winter light. Before the sun was completely out of bed, I enjoyed stepping out and enjoying the play of light on the grasses and palms before my parents' home. Winter seems to turn the world into a work of abstract wonder--all shape and shadow intersecting in one magical masterpiece.

Today's Flowers

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  1. Love your images. I agree, the play on light and shadows can create the most dramatic pictures - as your beuatiful photography so eloquently illustrates.;)
    Have a lovely Sunday,
    xoxo

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  2. Wonderful silhouette shapes in the last photo and love the glistening white in the first one!

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  3. Driving home from Kohls yesterday I was thinking if I turned around, I could be at the beach in 3.5 hours...you came to mind. I travel on I40 all the time. Still blows me away that if I turn right I end up in CA and left...Wilmington.

    Your photos are gorgeous!

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  4. Beautiful pictures! The ornamental grass looks ethereal.

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  5. oh the beauty in nature, great capture

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  6. Amazing photos. Yes, you are right. Your captured the abstract wonder!!!
    Have a wonderful day.

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  7. Yeah that sounds way better than Connecticut.

    Nice grass head. They are one of the easiest ways to get a winter element in the garden.

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  8. Beautiful - I particularly love the light in the first photo.

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  9. Such a pretty bloom!

    My Entry, happy new year!

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  10. Happy 2011 Sandy!
    Great moments at dawn...

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  11. I'm glad you had good weather at Topsail. These shots are so beautiful. Happy New Year!

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  12. Gorgeous captures as always, Sandy! The first one does indeed look ethereal! So glad you had such a lovely holiday in your favorite place! Hope your New Year is filled with love and laughter!

    Sylvia

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  13. I love how you capture this magical masterpiece.

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  14. i love your first photo--it's captivating.

    http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2011/01/todays-flowers-22.html

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  15. Glad I stopped by for these wonderful views. Hope you are enjoying the New Year.

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  16. Light and shadow: both really fascinating.

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  17. I think Dawn is the best time in the world.
    The world is a beautiful place.

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  18. Treasures wait for those who rise early! These are lovely; as are your thoughts.

    Happy 2011. Much peace and more thoughts, please!

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  19. Anonymous9:54 PM

    These photos are extremely beautiful. I especially love the glistening grass.

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  20. Nice shots from the beach area on NC. Love the beach areas in winter.

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  21. Beautiful images!!! What a wonderful way to bring in the new year!
    Happy New Year and God bless
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  22. That first photo almost made me think it was frosted with the back light. Wonderful memories.

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  23. Lindas fotos! A luz da manhã traz um ar de mistério! Feliz ano novo!

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