late afternoon pebbles

 

The bottom line is that the shadow can be three to four times as long as the actual object. All it takes is for the light to be at just the right angle. Low-aiming light gives a long shadow and makes for an illusion of size.

Sometimes people appear to be more than we think. They catch the light just right and cast shadows that surprise us. They do more than expected.

Like when my little student knew all of the right answers today about shapes. His little pebble cast a good long shadow then, and I smiled and told him how proud I was.

11 comments

LisAway | March 14, 2012 at 2:42 AM

Yours is a real feel-good blog, you know that? I always feel happy after reading.

JennyLynn | March 14, 2012 at 6:53 AM

So true! I will be thinking of this post when I am helping one of my classes measure their shadows next week. Have a wonderful day!

mermaid gallery | March 14, 2012 at 7:45 AM

You are a wonderful teacher!..it's obvious!....so aware and insightful....

lesa @ music notes | March 14, 2012 at 9:07 AM

I always feel happy, too. That is why I keep coming back over and over!

L.T. Elliot | March 14, 2012 at 4:17 PM

I'll 3rd or 4th Lis and say I feel that same way. Yours is a place of sun and happy. I love that picture. There's so much feeling there.

Valerie | March 14, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Great thoughts!

Valerie | March 14, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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Joanie | March 14, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Oh, how I loved those surprises.

Serene is my name, not my life! | March 15, 2012 at 7:11 AM

Since baby five was born I just can't seem to keep up with people's blogs anymore. But I love your new design! Very classy.

wendy | March 15, 2012 at 9:02 PM

That was lovely Kazzy. So true and though provoking.
We ARE, so much more then what people see.
Everyone is.

All Our Fun | March 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Oh, Oh, Oh, Have you seen the picture of the camels taken from up above? It just came across my FB last month - So cool, talk about casting shadows...
I hope I do this right: http://www.moillusions.com/2006/09/national-geographics-shadow-camels.html
Click on the photo so it gets bigger. So Cool!

Photos aside, I enjoyed the thought-provoking! May all our shadows be long in a POSITIVE way, eh?