Shadow Shot Sunday #71

Howdy! The Shadow Gallery collages feature a selection of photos from participants from last Sunday. If you’d like to join in SSS, please do. How? Shoot a shadow, post it on your blog on Sunday (or close to Sunday), then add your link to Mr Linky, and visit other players. First-time participants are required to click here for further info before submitting links. Thanks heaps and I hope you enjoy all the shadows!

Shadow Gallery

The Shooters:
1. QuiltWorks 2. Paz'sNewYorkMinute 3. Chie 4. SaraChapman 5. Katie 6. Sam 7. Gabbi 8. MolokaiGirl 9. Denise

The Shooters:
1. Carin 2. TomHilton 3. Jan-Washington 4. Gina 5. DiahnOtt 6. LugubriousDrollery 7. DaviMack 8. HappilyRetiredGal 9. Bobbie

The Shooters:
1. Sunnymama 2. MariaBerg 3. SquarePegGuy 4. Ralph 5. Ramblingwods 6. GalleryJuana 7. CMJackson 8. Dianne 9. Shannon

Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #71

This unusually shaped shadow cast from the different angles of the plant leaves caught my eye. It looks like an elephant. With one eye. And an upside down ear. And a short pointy trunk. But definitely an elephant!

A little Sunday silliness...

Question: Why do elephants wear shoes with yellow soles?
Answer: So you don't see them when they float upside down in a bowl of custard.

I googled 'elephant jokes' and believe it or not that was the best of the bunch!

Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday Participants
1. Sweet Repose
2. robin-one still frame
4. Molokai Girl
5. Magical Mystical Teacher
6. Crafty Green Poet
7. Sylvia K WA USA
8. CraftyGreenPoet-40Shades)
9. High Desert Diva
10. Catherine Bardrick
11. Sara Chapman in Seattle
12. Gerald (Ackworth born)
13. Tom Hilton
14. Nadine, Bulgaria
15. Ralph
16. carolynUSA
17. Bobbie
18. Chris
19. EG Wow - Canada
20. Maria Berg, Sweden
21. Quiltworks, fiber artist
22. Chie
23. Pam, Florida USA
24. Jenny - This Everyday Life
25. Rona Michelson
26. Rinkly Rimes Australia
27. Hildegarde (Flanders,EU)
28. Gemma, Australia
29. Faith Hope...
30. Michael Finn (Badelynge)
31. Bev Baird
32. Jonny Hamachi
33. Lugubrious Drollery
34. 2FramesPerSecond
35. Everything
36. 8 Frames
37. Gina [gingerbread]
38. MonikaRose
39. Judi
40. Paz's New York Minute
41. Margaret Gosden, USA
42. Anne
43. Terri - teelgee
44. The Summer Kitchen Girls
45. rae Burton USA
46. Long Island Daily Photo
47. Mr. Moonlight, New York
48. Martha Z
49. Just Like Martha
50. diane Australia
51. Sam
52. Square Peg Guy
53. DaviMack
54. david zen-kennedy
55. freegal1000 in DC
56. ctmott
57. jabblog uk
58. Sarah Wallis
59. desertsouthwest, USA
60. Deb
61. Nina Xi Fotoblogg Sweden
62. Pagan Sphinx-USA
63. Kenobiitti - Finland
64. maryt/theteach
65. Helen
66. foto CHIP Sweden
67. Carin
68. Jan -Washington
69. Gabbi
70. Sacred Ruminations
71. Junie Rose
72. Evette Mendisabal
73. PrettyFireFly
74. rebecca
75. Lee Spangler of Bend

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robin. said…
hey tracy~ love the shadow shot...especially on that old wood!!! i was trying to come up with an elephant joke...something about how do you know when one has been in your peanut it's footprints...something like that...but it's not much better than the custard one...too funny.
have a wonderful day!!
BEAUTIFUL! It's fall here (officially), so it must be spring down under? Happy SSS!
keiren said…
The shadow gallery just gets better and better each week!!!

Cute elephant! He looks like he is about to stab that little pink flower with his pointy trunk! Happy Sunday to you :)
I'm baaaack!

Glad to see a nice, crisp shot. I was hoping you weren't near the red smoke I've been hearing about on the news......
I agree that the gallery gets better each time. Such fascinating shadows. And of COURSE there's an elephant in yours! (Note the dragon in a recent post of clouds on my blog.) And the elephant joke I remember, which totally cracked me up when I was a teenager, is "How can you tell if an elephant has been in your refrigerator? By the footprints in the cheesecake." Guess I had a taste for the wacky and surreal even then.
A Wild Thing said…
Did you go out last this a pink elephant perhaps...I see half a man with a shield and a spear...but then again, I watched 'the 300' last night and can't get Gerard Butler out of my mind...ahhh loincloths and Australian accents...
Sylvia K said…
What a great shadow shot for the day! And it does indeed look like an elephant! Very creative!!!

Thanks for hosting the fun! I love it!

Catherine said…
great collages...and your shot.. great.. I am seeing more windsurfer or yacht in full sail coming into the harbour...
Tom Hilton said…
Great shadow.

We had a whole elephant joke book (actuall, I think it was called "Elephants, Grapes, and Pickles") when I was a kid. My favorite of the bunch:

Q: Why do ducks have webbed feet?
A: To stamp out forest fires.
Q: Why do elephants have flat feet?
A: To stamp out burning ducks.
Gerald (SK14) said…
Why are elephants always crying?

Because people tell such awful jokes about them!

the one above from Tom is new to me though - great fun - cheers G
Ralph said…
I see a rooster with an overstyled comb and narrow beak. Shadows can be like clouds. both open to interpretations!

Nice meme, I hadn't considered the time zone difference for your part of OZ and the east coast of the USA. +14 hours. Happily, my post counts for Sunday...
bobbie said…
Now that is a really unusual shadow shot!
Carolyn Ford said…
This meme is so much fun! I can't believe how I am looking at shadows constantly...with or without my camera in hand! Thank you for hosting. Your shadow is so good! Great elephant!
Chris said…
I learned something new with shadows this week. I love this meme.
EG CameraGirl said…
I've been photographing birds today so I thought your shadow looked like a bird...until you said elephant. ;-)
Quilt Works said…
This is my second week of posting! I can see my last week's contribution and it is really fun! I love photography and sharing it with others, thank you for this great theme!
penny said…
Hi Tracy,
I love you unique shadow shot, its so peaceful to look at. You have a wonderful eye for photography...

This is my first post for Shadow Shot Sunday and I want to thank you for hosting this wonderful meme.

Pam :)
Chubby Chieque said…
Another awesome collage. Ur participants are going good, huh? Seems everybody improving in every SS.

Well, nothing as good as urs, though. U rocks, T! U really know how to capture those perfect shot.
Loving it too!

Have a great Sunday. Now, am going to bed...still heavy colds, body pain and...and...

God Bless---
Sarah said…
I can sort of see the elephant but when I first looked at it I saw a T-Rex! I like silly corny jokes like that! My favourite joke is
What's the biggest crustation?
Kings Cross Station! (It's all in the pronunciaTION!)
Sarah said…
crustacean(I knew I was wrong but could not remember how to spell it!)
Rinkly Rimes said…
No! It's a evil creature with it's mouth open wide, just about to catch and devour a sweetie! Look at that mean eye!
Hildegarde said…
An elephant with a musquito stick : in shadowland it all exists.
Gemma Wiseman said…
Intriguing shadow that seems to morph into any imaginative creature you want it to be! A Bit like looking at cloud shapes!
admin said…
Gorgeous SS! love the colours :)
Michael said…
I see a man with a sword and shield too and I haven't seen 300 for months. Just posted my first Shadow Shot. My ducks aren't trained in fire fighting but are quite good at eating, sleeping and romancing.
Alissa Nicolau said…
Hello Tracy,

I have a dumb elephant/duck joke for you...

Why do ducks have webbed feet?

To stomp out burning forest fires.

Why do elephants have flat feet?

To stomp out burning ducks!

Kinda silly!

Thinking of you, Alissa
Gina said…
such cool shadows last week! Love your unique elephant shadow..he's very cute! Gx
MonikaRose said…
Hmmm, interesting shot this week! Sharp lines, definitely an eye, not sure about the elephant, maybe :)
Have a great SSS and week ahead :)
judi/Gmj said…
Silly joke! But it is definitely an elephant! I just found you, and posted a shadow. Fun place you have.!
Anonymous said…
I've enjoyed scrolling through the comments reading all the elephant jokes! A cute shadow from you this week! A very different kind of garden ornament and a change from the usual garden gnomes I see around ;)
Anonymous said…
Happy Sunday!

XUE said…
What a clever shadow! I also see a naughty rhino with a mischievous glint in his eye!
Margaret Gosden said…
I could not see your elephant! More like a spade. Any more than I could see Jackson Pollock's signature behind the painting recently shown, Perhaps this is not my silly day! Anyway, I did enjoy the strong shape and colours whatever you imagine is there as well!
hee hee hee.....Hey Tracy:
"Why don't elephants ride bikes?
They don't have a thumb to ring the bell."
Hep...that was pretty bad too wasn't it?!! Looks like everyone was having fun sharing their elephant jokes, so we thought we'd join in! Love your shadow...though we were thinking something industrial - we can think elephant too! Have a great week! said…
You have an amazing imagination Tracy! It took me awhile to see the elephant but when I finally did, he was as clear as day!
Have a great day & thank you again for hosting shadow shot Sunday.
Beverley Baird said…
Great collages - as usual. Great shadow as well.
Happy SSS!
Sam said…
Hiya sweetie! Love your elephant!! The joke is very in keeping with your surreal generator me thinks - I love that by the way - it always makes me giggle when I read it!! Thank you so much for including my first SSS in one of your pretty collages - quite a thrill!! Have a lovely week - I'm back at work (boooo!!!) but hopefully I'll survive! Thank you again for the SSS and the intro - my boyfriend and I have been enjoying hunting out SSS 's every time we go for walks!! XX
Anonymous said…
Got to love the mushroom photo!
Love that shadow! What it reminds me of is the old movie Them, with the giant ants? I don't know why, but it just looks vaguely giant-ant-like. :)

Some shadows of mine are up at Wish I Were Baking.

Square Peg Guy said…
Wow, that is a distinctive shape for a plant shadow! It reminds me of a discombobulated triceratops!

So many terrific features this week!

Thank you for featuring my lampshade shadow! This week's subject is also related to a lamp. Maybe relating subjects from one week to the next can be a fun challenge to add to this.
Chrisy said…
Good grief! A siting of the rare Pointy Jawed Bolt Eater!
MOO said…
I've got a Shadow Shot up today, but don't see Mr. Linky. Thanks for sharing, and here's my link:

Alfred Hitchcock Presents
MOO said…
OK, I'm an idiot! I found Mr. Linky...Thanks!
Have to admit, this is an interesting shot. I had to keep looking at the picture to see the elephant, but I think I was trying too hard.
I like the joke about elephants..
What do they do with old bowling balls..Make rosary's for Catholic elephants..I told my Polish grandmother that joke and she wasn't happy with me..ha, ha.
jabblog said…
Lovely clear shot, elephant or no.
I was teaching when the elephant jokes were very popular - they got very tiring, almost as bad as the 'knock knock' jokes. Rosebud's joke made me laugh though I can imagine her grandmother's reaction - oh dear ;-)
maryt/theteach said…
I like your shot and your elephant joke! LOL! :)
Carin said…
LOL with a little imagination I see your elephant!
Ali said…
hee hee - that's why I never see elephants in my custard! ;)
Have a happy week
Thanks for the elephant chuckles to accompany your kewl shadow today! Love the shadow gallery always ;--)
Hugs and blessings
As always, you do such a great job with the collages. And your shots are always superb. It's not easy finding a good shadow, I know because I'm always on the look out too!
Cheryl B. said…
I stopped by your blog to verify that you were still hosting your Sunday "theme day".

In case you aren't sure why I would do that, please first go here:
and then read this one:

I see that you still are, so I'll leave you on the lists :-D

Cheryl B.
I like it!
I see "Dobby The House Elf" (with a hole in his ear) from Harry Potter.
Unknown said…
Definitely looking like an elephant SSS. I was staying at the Hyatt and had so many SSS, so me thinking of doing a post on Hyatt cum SSS next week..or not. Now that has to be a giant bowl of custard...hehe!!
It took me a while to see the elephant! I do see it clearly now. I think. Fun SSS this week. I wish I knew an elephant joke to add here, but I never remember jokes! I like yours :)
Tracy said…
Hi, Tracy! LOVE your addition to the shadows this week--beautiful! So many great shadows this SSS...that third grouping, with the leaf and turquoise--gorgeous...well, all of them are! ;o) Happy week, my friend ((HUGS))
Sarah said…
Hi Tracy,
Just popping in to let you know that you have won a bird-the number bird in my giveaway. Would you like it to become a bird face? Let me know and I will add one.
Oh-and send me your address too please! Ta!
Victoria said…
I like your elephant!
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Gabbi said…
Wonderful shadows! My favorites this week are yours, I definitely see the elephant ear :) and Ramblingwods flowers. Such amazing shadow shots... also thank you so much for including mine and I love love Sam's shadow too.

PS. Will never see custard the same way again... :)
please sir said…
WOW - another amazing set - stunning!
Amalou said…
That's an amazing shadow gallery. I haven't had a chance to do the SSS for a while. I'm going to have to work a bit harder to become more shadow creative. I love them all. And I love your elephant shadow, although I think it looks more like a butterfly. A boy butterfly? or a girl butterfly? hmmm... I don't see a drum anywhere so maybe it's a girl?
cabin + cub said…
I hope you make all of these into a shadow spot book one day... they are so fun to look at!
Magia da Inês said…
Olá amiga!
Conheci seu cantinho e amei mesmo!...
Lindo, criativo e muito alegre!
Parabéns pelo seu trabalho!
Espero você em:
Beijinhos carinhosos.
Itabira - Brasil