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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Theme Thursday = Shadow

Harry and his shadow, 2006

  • Shade, silhouette, secret, stalk, suspicion
  • Haze, hint
  • Apparition, ambiguity, adumbration
  • Darkness, dim
  • Obscure
  • Whiff, watch, whisper
"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it ~ the tree is the real thing." Abraham Lincoln

30 comments:

  1. Adumbration. You took the word right out of my mouth! ;^)

    This picture of Harry is adorable.

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  2. I had to look adumbration up. Nice use of an obscure word. Love Harry's contemplation of his silhouette.

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  3. OH you've been reading the Thesaurus again haven't you? Lovely shot.

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  4. "adumbration" - what a wonderful word, thank you for introducing me to it.

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  5. Ah, what a great picture! I love the way he looks at his shadow; I would have loved to have seen the contemplative look on his face.;))

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  7. Adumbration; that is an obscure word! Fun acrostic, as always :)

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  8. Nice hits. Thanks, too, for the diction lesson!

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  9. hi harry - a nice visual reminder of robert louis stevenson's classic poem 'my shadow'....I think I have to modify the mouse to add a stanza!


    thanks for the vocabulary lesson, I too had to look it up! for those who haven't yet looked up adumbration, according to dictionary.com:
    1. to produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline or sketch.
    2. to foreshadow; prefigure.
    3. to darken or conceal partially; overshadow.

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  10. I like the quote...I hadn't heard that one...

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  11. your interpretation and matching image are a real treat...love words matched in this way

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  12. Harry is adorable. Seriously...
    I love your theme Thursdays. :)

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  13. wow! harry sure has grown over the last 3 years. i'm going to have to look adumbration up in the dictionary. you've stumped with that one.

    as for your comment on my post today, how good do you think cyber bread would be? i may get desperate. hee hee

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  14. nice pic. there is so much mystery in shadows as they are only that hint of what is real...

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  15. Love that Abe quote. What a great word of the day: adumbration. I'll have to use it at least twice a day today. Wish me luck! Happy TT Betsy.

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  16. sometimes the shadow overwhelms the tree, and is difficult to climb out from under......i want to see Subtorp use the crazy new word in one of his poems...A Challenge!!!!

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  17. Yea, Subby...Tom has a great challenge for you! I can hardly pronounce the word, myself! ha!

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  18. Tom ~ And your reputation follows you just like a shadow...and it's impossible to get rid of!

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  19. Cute little poem and a GREAT Lincoln quote!!!

    Love it. :)

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  20. Lincoln was a wise man! Nice pic! Poor kids these days, have to perform for their parents blog! LOL

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  21. Me and my shadow don't get along.

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  22. Betsy & Tom, challenge accepted! Ooh, I've got a nice one...a limerick( furiously writing it down! )

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  23. that's a great picture. and i really like the Lincoln quote.

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  24. @Betsy & Tom--the challenge has been posted-Heh, heh, heh...thanks, you two :)

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  25. He looks so little compared to now. I'll have to google adumbration. Your sister is too smart for me.

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  26. Sweet Harry...the mystical goodness of a shadow NEVER fails to entertain!

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  27. I love this quote!

    Wonderful picture... He seems so mesmerized.

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