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October 31, 2007 / Bo Mackison

Two Shadows on Halloween


Two kinds of shadows today. The first, a shadowy tree trunk photo for Halloween. This is nearly the last autumn color left in my neck of the woods. (Sorry, bad pun!) Most of the color has changed into crunchy brown on the forest floor, but this clump of trees posed for an early morning shot today. Photographed at Owen Park, a Madison Conservation Park in Madison, Wisconsin.

Sadly, while I was hiking I saw two steam shovels leveling land for a subdivision 100 yards from the trail. They cast the second shadow, a shadow on my spirit. Soon we’ll have nothing left to conserve but concrete. Go, progress! (Go away, that is.)

© 2007 barbara


  1. montucky / Oct 31 2007 7:27 pm

    That’s a simply beautiful photo! Gorgeous! I love the first shadow… and truly hate the second.

  2. tomwhelan / Oct 31 2007 8:12 pm

    Super colors in this fall scene – it’s lovely.

  3. pete / Nov 1 2007 12:54 am

    great photo. love the colours and the depth you achieved
    thanks for dropping by on my blog. Now that I have seen your photos I’ll be stopping by more often

  4. ankush vimawala / Nov 1 2007 8:08 pm


  5. Texazinha / Nov 2 2007 11:31 am

    Wonderful colours!

  6. Nature Gal / Nov 3 2007 12:33 pm

    A marvelous shot with splendid colors. Isn’t it sad that this beauty may not last another year? All the more reason to preserve it, if only in a picture.

  7. barbara / Nov 6 2007 5:27 am

    Thank you for your comments. I couldn’t pass up a last shot – this one hanging out of my car with a cop waiting, unnoticed, right behind me. 🙂

    Nature Gal and Montucky, doesn’t it make you physically sick to see the bit of nature in an urban area leveled for no good use? These city kids won’t recognize a tree soon, unless we all speak out and fight.

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