Golden motes of light

Sometimes

When the light is just right

And the shadows weave a tapestry with the sun –

If you take the time to look closely and marvel

Even the humblest sight – like a cloud of midges -

Can become a magnificent and beautiful cloud of gold dust

Reminding us that we all have hidden depths and beauty within.

A cloud of midges glowing in the sunset

For more golden moments, please visit: Skywatch.

70 responses

  1. Lovely…both photos and prose….

    June 16, 2011 at 09:16

  2. I love your cloud of golden dust. Thank you Ladyfi

    June 16, 2011 at 09:28

    • It’s amazing isn’t it to think that these are common midges glowing in the sunlight?!

      June 16, 2011 at 09:35

  3. Ooh and aaah. Thanks. There is so much beauty in the simplest of things.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:01

  4. Stunning… I know exactly hat you mean. So much beauty lies in the simplest natural scenery all around us.
    xoxo

    June 16, 2011 at 10:08

  5. What a great capture! The midges look wonderful cast in that golden light.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:38

  6. Blu

    Golden gorgeousness.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:39

  7. lovely capture….a little bit of fairy dust at the edges…smiles.

    June 16, 2011 at 11:28

  8. Amazing pictures of faery dust! :-D

    June 16, 2011 at 11:59

  9. aww, my friend, you got me hooked again with those pictures!

    absolutely beautiful!
    great thoughts, too.

    i love this sunset.

    betty

    June 16, 2011 at 12:33

  10. True shimmer!

    June 16, 2011 at 13:26

  11. If it weren’t for me being married to a Englishman, I would have been clueless about the midges! ;-) Here we call them no-see-ums.

    Stunning shots LF

    June 16, 2011 at 13:51

  12. StunninG!

    June 16, 2011 at 14:12

  13. Great shot! My simple camera would never have caught that. And as always a nice reminder to look for beauty everywhere!

    June 16, 2011 at 15:10

  14. The light in these is beautiful! Thanks for filling my day with beauty!

    June 16, 2011 at 15:29

  15. Beauty in everything. Bugs in the right light are golden. Just don’t inhale. Fine photo.

    June 16, 2011 at 15:42

  16. What lovely pictures.

    June 16, 2011 at 17:19

  17. Your words are so poetic, I was moved deeply by your insight towards nature, even tiny things like golden dusts. You are looking at nature not only with your eyes but also with your heart. Thank you, you made my day. Ladyfi, have a great day.

    June 16, 2011 at 17:20

  18. Gold dust indeed. Very well captured. Nature, what would we do without its beauty?

    June 16, 2011 at 19:37

  19. OoooH!
    Beautiful Light-Confetti!!!!
    Simply beautiful.

    June 16, 2011 at 19:38

  20. Light Confetti!
    Simply beautiful.

    June 16, 2011 at 19:40

  21. Lady Fi, Your phoots are Poetry :)

    June 16, 2011 at 20:38

  22. Magical post!
    Thank you!

    Margie :)

    June 16, 2011 at 21:07

  23. Trees and Sunsets….the perfect combination….Perfection!

    June 16, 2011 at 21:32

  24. Lady Fi, lovely photos to capture the sunlight and it’s glory.

    June 16, 2011 at 22:47

  25. What such beauty you have captured my friend.
    Love the shadows.

    June 16, 2011 at 23:20

  26. JM

    As always the light in your photos is beautiful and the mosquito shot is a great capture!

    June 16, 2011 at 23:28

  27. so lovely that you caught the midges lit up like golden light, beautiful post and photos.

    June 16, 2011 at 23:29

  28. Riet

    Thta is a beautiful sky. Love those colours

    June 16, 2011 at 23:40

  29. cloudia

    Glor-Y!

    Aloha from Waikiki :)

    Comfort Spiral

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    June 17, 2011 at 01:26

  30. like stardust! love it!

    June 17, 2011 at 01:38

  31. Ha ha.. Are you sure they are not fireflies? ;)
    Lovely sunset shots!

    I am moving this weekend. :)

    June 17, 2011 at 01:44

  32. beautiful post! love the gold dust :-)

    June 17, 2011 at 03:55

  33. Wonderful. Loved the second shot.

    June 17, 2011 at 08:35

  34. The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. Happy TGIF! Hoping you can visit my skywatch post.

    June 17, 2011 at 09:15

  35. Nicely captured,never seen these insects before.

    June 17, 2011 at 09:29

  36. I didn’t know what midges were before I saw this post. You’ve captured them beautifully.

    June 17, 2011 at 10:01

  37. nice shots
    happy SWF

    June 17, 2011 at 10:15

  38. Beautiful photos!
    I love the warm light and the gold dust :)

    Stines hverdag – lunar eclipse

    June 17, 2011 at 10:28

  39. Wonderful backlight co nu play of light and shadows spectacular, a very poetic pictures.

    June 17, 2011 at 11:23

  40. Ash

    Simply Marvellous!

    June 17, 2011 at 13:14


  41. · More golden photos. I like them

    · regards

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

    June 17, 2011 at 14:05

  42. What a beautiful, peaceful scene. And the midges do look like a “sprinkling of gold dust” coming down. Lovely post, as always. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

    June 17, 2011 at 14:55

  43. So true!
    We must pause to watch and absorb.
    Beautiful pic.

    June 17, 2011 at 15:04

  44. Love the simplicity of your captures and your words as always. Wonderful post for the day as always! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

    June 17, 2011 at 16:27

  45. Amy

    Stunning photos Fi….the sun speckles look like little stars against the tree trunk….lovely….

    June 17, 2011 at 18:00

  46. You really have a gift for spotting everyday magic – thank you for sharing it with us!

    June 17, 2011 at 19:28

  47. Marvelous tapestry–thanks for the reminder to look closely & carefully!

    June 17, 2011 at 20:59

  48. Your golden photos are gorgeous!

    June 17, 2011 at 22:55

  49. Clive - Autism Assistance Dog

    Those midges must have found their way over here ….. we were plagued with them last night while Murray was trying to ride!

    Lovely photos!

    June 18, 2011 at 00:37

  50. You do manage to find beauty in everything … even midges!

    June 18, 2011 at 00:55

  51. A beautiful way of finding beauty in the most common of things.

    June 18, 2011 at 01:28

  52. I’m going to have to take a second look at the swarm of bugs flying around in my back yard now, Fi. They just seemed like something in my face. You have such a good eye for finding beauty everywhere.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

    June 18, 2011 at 02:05

  53. Al

    Wow, spectacular. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cloud of insects like that, and you captured it perfectly.

    June 18, 2011 at 04:55

  54. So very, very beautiful. Thank you.

    June 18, 2011 at 05:08

  55. Hi there – if your midges are like the ones in the UK I have to say you are welcome to them! Having said that, they do make a very good picture!

    June 18, 2011 at 07:39

  56. fabulous colour in your sky watch photo, thanks for sharing

    June 18, 2011 at 10:33

  57. breathtaking!

    June 18, 2011 at 11:15

  58. Mio

    Great shots, they’re magic!

    June 18, 2011 at 11:41

  59. Beautiful pictures, a delight for eyes and soul!

    June 18, 2011 at 13:01

  60. Fantastic these trees against the light. Great atmosphere.

    June 18, 2011 at 21:10

  61. Such a lovely sunset! Thank you for entering my giveaway, it’ll be exciting to see who wins!

    Have a great weekend!

    June 18, 2011 at 22:57

  62. Your blog makes me feel such peace…..

    June 19, 2011 at 12:05

  63. Such warm, golden colors! Thanks for stopping by at my SWF. Have a great week!

    June 19, 2011 at 20:39

  64. I love how you captured the midges glowing in the sunset.

    June 20, 2011 at 12:53

  65. What a beauty : )

    June 20, 2011 at 16:00

  66. MESMERIZING!!!

    June 20, 2011 at 17:50

  67. feeling the shimmering love

    June 21, 2011 at 01:18

  68. I love the photos and the words that go with them.

    June 22, 2011 at 04:36

  69. Thank you for this post! Looking for joy and beauty in small things — that’s why we have fun on roadtrips — even the endless miles (as some describe them) between here and there bring things we enjoy, I wish I could describe this as beautifully as you do.

    I am catching up tonight; it isn’t always easy to get a good connection while we’re on the road. I loved the Viking tour above; wonderful field trip. You know it’s a great one when the kids don’t want to go home!

    June 22, 2011 at 06:44

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