Saturday, October 29, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ 10-29-11

Eloise & Gene at North Mt. Overlook Studying a Bug 
Eloise wanted her own hiking sticks, but we could not find any short enough for her at 4 - now she is 6. We ended up getting her a child’s set of ski poles and painting them pink. Success! Where there is a will, there is always a way :) Anything for my Eloise!

Eloise Wearing Genie’s ...aka “Baga's"...Backpack

Hiking through the Forest on North Mt.

"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods.  But he cannot save them from fools.”
  ~John Muir

This post is linked with Shadow Shot Sunday.


  1. It appears that Eloise has hiking in her blood!


    Shadows creeping through the land,
    Shadows dark on every hand—
    If they should begin to glow,
    You had better run, you know!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Shadows here and here

  2. I always love a photo of your Eloise. she's a dear, and I'm glad you found a solution to her hiking stick dilemma. I love the black and white shot of Gene and Eloise. happy SSS to you Genie.

  3. LOvely shots and what a sweetie she is.

  4. Gotta love the pink walking stick! What a little doll she is -- and taking after Grandma and Grnndpa becoming a great hiker and outdoor person.

  5. What delightful captures and terrific shadow shots at the same time! Love the pink walking stick and she is adorable!! Hope all of you are enjoying a lovely weekend!


  6. Beautiful sharp and looming shadows. I could have written your header. I'm from the Blue Ridge of VA too.

  7. Nice work Genie. Your B&W conversions are very well done. I like the color versions as well.

  8. Eloise seems so engrossed in her joy of walking the forest track! Gorgeous photos!

  9. Eloise is beautiful, and the choice of ski poles for climbing is ingenious! She is set, the stick and carrying plenty of hydration in her backpack, she looks ready. In color or B&W, these are wonderful shots!

  10. Wonderful photos, and it's so wonderful to see your little one following in your footsteps, enjoying the natural world. Love the pink walking sticks/ski poles.

  11. What wonderful shots...we lived in Colorado when my daughter was this age...she HATED backpacking, a city girl from the gitgo, we went nearly every weekend, fortunately she had good sitters, I really miss it...she doesn't...ha!

    But we have a lot of fun together in the shop with our new look happenin'...and yes, that cupboard is fabulous...she had $275.00 on it, but sold it to me for $50.00 just so it wouldn't fall apart in decay and I am doing nothing to it, 'cept add boards for shelves, we'll put the new T's in it.

    I couldn't log in this morning, PC was giving me fits, but my SSS is up and running...thanks for stopping by!


  12. loving shots! Visiting from SSS.

  13. What a fantastic place to hike and the shadows from the tall trees is just lovely. Have a fantastic weekend.

  14. What a glorious day to be spent in the outdoors! The shadows & sunshine look fabulous!

  15. Beautiful shadow shots! Love walking in the woods!

  16. The first photo is particularly wonderful, so nicely composed and full of interest. (Plus wonderful to see a young child interested in bugs!).

    I love the idea too of the ski sticks painted pink...

  17. What a cute little lady with her packpack...oooh :)
    Happy Sunday!

  18. painting something pink always works for my granddaughter
    she too loves nature and that makes me happy
    lovely family

  19. The shadows really do deepen with the black and white shots.
    Looks like a fun day!

  20. Beautifully captured!

    My Shadow Post, have a great week ahead!