Sunday, February 22, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday - 22 Feb 09

While I was away in Xieng Khouang, the leaves on the Bodhi trees suddenly emerged. When I left on Monday morning, the tree next to my neighborhood temple was bare - and when I returned yesterday, the saucer sized leaves had sprung open. The new leaves are a pale, translucent green, and the shadows of the leaves on other leaves can been seen through the leaves.

shadows on Bodhi leaves

And here's a follow-up picture from my shot from last Sunday - whatever it is they planted has now started to grow. I'll take a picture next week to see if I can determine what they planted.

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11 comments:

Pacey said...

What a wonderful shadow shot!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

There is nothing better than the trees budding in spring! We are looking forward to that....and soon!

Sweet Repose said...

Beautiful B&W shot and how lucky to catch fresh spring shoots, can't wait to get the buds in my frozen area...soon!

Keera Ann Fox said...

Nice contrast! Some things are more descriptive in a black&white photo.

Jeanette said...

Very nice picture with interesting shadows.

Alissa Nicolau said...

I love that this photo is in black and white. Very lovely.

Sylvia K said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a great shot! Thanks for sharing!

PJ said...

The shadows are so delicate. Does it have a fragrant bloom?

luvmyboys said...

Perfect, delicate shadows! Nice job!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

One of my students had mentioned this tree, but I didn't know what it looked like. Nice shot!

J.C. said...

I love the heart-shaped leaves of Bodhi tree. The Buddha was enlightened under the Bodhi tree. We, Buddhist, usually treat Bodhi trees with veneration.