Dithering Between Light and Shadow. Photography and Text by Keith R Wahl

May 12, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Dithering Between Light and Shadow 

Select Image or Title to See in a Larger Format

Dithering Between Light and Shadow 20220430 850_7822Dithering Between Light and Shadow A tiny budding flower dithering between light and shadow on the campus of the University of Rhode Island

Bloom at Play Between Light and Shadow

Bloom at Play Between Light and Shadow 20220430 850_7821Bloom at Play Between Light and ShadowA young bloom at play between light and shadow

Tiny and Red Seeking Light from the Shadows

Tiny and Red Seeking Light from the Shadows 20220430 850_7818Tiny and Red Seeking Light from the ShadowsTiny and red in the shadows reaching for light

Somewhere between the light of day and the shadow of afternoon, spring flowers dither. They want the light of nourishment and seek that cool of the shadow. They seek both and want neither.

In this place of faltering and inconsistent light, the flowers take on an ancient quality. No, they are not in a state of decay, but they take on qualities of long ago and a distant venue. We start to envision the flowers in gardens and fields of old and far away.

Is that the light of Paris? Are we seeing the florals of Stockholm? Is this classic Istanbul? No. None of these. It is on the grounds of a university in Rhode Island. This is another beautiful way that the halls of academe take us to another plane of experience. And we should bless and thank the botanists and groundskeepers for sharing their skills. 


Are you interested in commissioning a work? Contact Keith at [email protected]

If you enjoy this post, please consider buying us a coffee to continue the work...

Buy Me A Coffee

Sign up for our Newsletter: Newsletter Sign up
Also, see Rhode Island made products at Made From RI (the internet's Rhode Island made-goods store)

© Keith R Wahl, Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery, 2022. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Keith R Wahl and Made From RI/Made From RI Gallery with appropriate and specific direction to the original.