Friday, August 2, 2013

Summers Shadows

Her Shadow
~ and dreams of growing big ~

{I made the sun dress}

Light and Shadow
to have no shadows in our lives would also mean no light shining on our path

Our shadows can loom larger than life

But remember, they are just a shadow of the
real and true

~ and sometimes there are sparkles in the shadows ~

this last photo is of my breakfast:

vanilla greek yogurt
cocoa powder
crunchy granola cereal
frozen crushed blueberries
frozen raisins
{thank you Anita for the delicious idea!}

in a pink glass inherited from my husbands mother

may you see through the shadows in your life
to the real and true
as the light
s h i n e s

~ Violet ~

I love these Bible verses that speak of shadows

the people living in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned
Matthew 4:16

 These are a shadow of the things that were to come;
the reality, however, is found in Christ
Colossians 2:17

Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows
James 1:7


The Dainty Dolls House said...

So very beautiful xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I love how language and metaphors, parables, similes and storytelling in general has been handed down to us in forms of faith, poetry, history of any kind. All good things are from above, and the light which casts shadows is what gives us the power to carry on. AND YOUR BREAKFAST! Hard to resist, isn't it my friend! I have it every morning and this morning I made it with frozen cherries! WOWOWOOW!

Lovely images, and yes, sometimes those shadows are BIGGER than the reality!!! LOVE - SO MUCH LOVE to you, Anita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Violet,
What a darling grandchild... You must be having the time of your life with her.. Enjoy, they grow up so fast, don't they?
Thank you for sharing the Bible verses. I really enjoyed reading.

Thank you for coming over to meet Spencer. You always leave such kind thoughts..
Blessings to you this fine day

Createology said...

Lovely shadows and the gift of light we love. Your grands are adorable and that sundress is very pretty. Yummy breakfast and I am happy to see you enjoying it from such a special dish. Beautiful Summer Dear...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious sister of light! Thank you for visiting my poem, and to put into words what one observes and feels is an art worthy of studying a lifetime. Thank you for your support and friendship for which there are no words.

Martina said...

This is a beautiful post Violet! Shadows always inspre me, like dancing sun specs do - they show things in a new light - and as painters we know, that some darkness is needed to make the light shine! Love your pictures zoo - and your breakfast ,,,, Happy weekend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Every perfect gift DOES come from good to know the giver of all things - including HORSES!!!!!! Thank you for coming to visit and yes, that dress is FANTASTIC, is it not?

Enjoy your summer day my dear. Anita

Erika Roberts said...

I LOVE this post! So beautiful and so true. What beauty and blessings God has given us! Thank you for this today!

Palomasea said...

This is a beautiful post, dearest Violet...
And when I started reading your breakfast recipe, I immediately though of wonder!!! :))))