#ThursdayTreeLove | TreeArt Part II: Shadow and Light

We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates…Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.  –Junichiro Tanizaki, In Praise of Shadows, 1933

I don’t know about you, but I really need time to slow down a bit. How are we already at the end of June? I am trying to savor this summer, but it’s almost impossible since I really haven’t begun my summer break yet (meetings and tying up too many loose ends of a crazy COVID semester). I will have to work a lot of tree love into the remaining five weeks if I am to face a new academic year with at least a little sanity.

Anyway, I’m back, as promised, with the second installment of TreeArt. The photos aren’t spectacular, but I I was drawn to these particular shots because of the interplay of shadow and light.

I failed to mention in TreeArt Part I that the photos for this three-part series were shot at Burritt on the Mountain in Huntsville, Alabama.

If you want way more Burritt tree love [and autumn loveliness] you should check out my November 2016 post, Walk to the Cross.

Until next time…


I am joining Parul Thakur for #ThursdayTreeLove every second and fourth Thursday of the month. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her latest #treelove post.

11 thoughts on “#ThursdayTreeLove | TreeArt Part II: Shadow and Light

  1. TCast says:

    Yes, I am there with you about light and shadows. There is a certain beauty that the shadows bring. Good luck on your remaining weeks of the semester.

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      • Ellen Hawley says:

        I like that you used them. They are what they are, and they carry that sense of peace that seems to be such a part of your photography. And I would never have said that if so many of yours weren’t so good. But I do have a habit of shooting my mouth off before I think about it. I’m glad you’re laughing.

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  2. JoAnna says:

    You’ve captured one of the great things about a forest of trees – the layers of depth and natural shapes created by shadow and light. I’m imagining how tree art shadows and light move in a gentle breeze like music for the eyes.

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