Sipping from the cup of sunlight

At last!

The spring sun made the buds shine like pearls

In the pure blue of the sky

And turned the tulips into bowls of sunshine.

 

“The sun admitted…

I wish I could show you,
When you are lonely or in darkness,

The astonishing Light

Of your own Being!” — Hafiz

For more sunlight, please visit: Skywatch.

95 responses

  1. Ah, springtime Fi. Isn’t it nice when it finally arrives? Nice photos too – Dave

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    April 14, 2011 at 12:14

  2. ahh…beautiful spring…bowls of sunshine…i like that…

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    April 14, 2011 at 12:33

  3. Gorgeous!

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    April 14, 2011 at 12:47

  4. Ahhh… I love those pussy willows to bits. I am almost sad when they turn into leaves. Welcome to the sunny days.

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    April 14, 2011 at 12:53

  5. MT

    oooh yes. Finally!

    Oh oh and read Mayakovsky’s poem about the sun❤

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    April 14, 2011 at 13:03

  6. Lovely photos.

    All the best, Boonie

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    April 14, 2011 at 14:14

  7. Those first bubs always hold so much hope. Beautiful photos, as always. Thanks for sharing.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    April 14, 2011 at 14:14

  8. Here it is the middle of April and Spring has finally sprung… yea! Your photos are stunning!

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    April 14, 2011 at 14:17

  9. Fi, that shade of BLUE is FANTASTIC!!!! To see a sky full of that color must have been an amazing sight!

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    April 14, 2011 at 14:30

    • It was so lovely – especially after all those days of grey grey skies!

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      April 14, 2011 at 14:32

  10. Great pictures! The closeup of the tulip is fantastic!

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    April 14, 2011 at 14:54

  11. lilalia

    All the snow and ice has disappeared? Can’t believe it happened so quickly. Oh, enjoy those early spring wonders…

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    April 14, 2011 at 15:01

  12. Beautiful! 🙂

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    April 14, 2011 at 15:32

  13. The final quote was the topping for your magical composition.

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    April 14, 2011 at 15:35

  14. beautiful images and lovely verse!

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    April 14, 2011 at 15:43

  15. Beautiful. Such vibrant colors.

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    April 14, 2011 at 15:47

  16. beautiful tulip bowls ~ great shot🙂

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    April 14, 2011 at 15:54

  17. It’s amazing how sunlight can intensify what is already beautiful.

    Gorgeous!

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    April 14, 2011 at 15:57

  18. Jen

    Oh I so heart spring!!!

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    April 14, 2011 at 16:38

  19. Love the tulips, basking in the sun!

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    April 14, 2011 at 16:48

  20. Oh, lovely, lovely! The composition with the tulips is great!

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    April 14, 2011 at 17:03

  21. The colors! They are stunning!

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    April 14, 2011 at 17:21

  22. You have better weather than we do right now!

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    April 14, 2011 at 17:28

  23. Love the blue sky in the first photo. Very nice shot!

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    April 14, 2011 at 17:50

  24. Your pussywillow and tulips are lovely, and what an exquisite description–bowls of sunshine, buds shine like pearls—wonderful. Have a lovely day. Mickie🙂

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    April 14, 2011 at 17:54

  25. The light you show is always so bright, and I love Hafiz, Thank you so much🙂

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    April 14, 2011 at 17:54

  26. Beautiful!!! I’m so jealous!!! You’ve got spring flowers!!! We had snow again yesterday!!!

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    April 14, 2011 at 18:21

  27. astonishing beauty captured Fi…and I adore the Hafiz poem…wonderful! (yes and full of wonder too!)

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    April 14, 2011 at 20:14

  28. Sun makes all the difference – reminding us that there is Light enough to spare.

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    April 14, 2011 at 20:28

  29. LadyFi: Your Spring captures are just beautiful.

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    April 14, 2011 at 20:33

  30. Fiona, Now, I am in peace with the springtime….hahahahah

    to those who were born in a tropical country like me…..oh!!!!when the spring comes to Sweden, I dont want to so anything at all..only….admirate the nature…
    congrats for the shots and also to be the guest of Skywatcher this weekend.
    nice day

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    April 14, 2011 at 20:36

  31. Delightful spring buds and tulips and blue sky… finally here! Lovely poem, too.

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    April 14, 2011 at 20:38

  32. Beatuiful images celebrating the best of spring. Happy SWF!

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    April 14, 2011 at 21:09

  33. Wonderful springtime picutes! I love spring:-)

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    April 14, 2011 at 21:23

  34. Wow an amazing shots!! Now I am inspired to take a walk to see what I could find outside even if it’s a bit chilly here in my area. ^_^
    SWF

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    April 14, 2011 at 21:37

  35. Thank you for hosting Sky Watch today, Ladyfi! Love you capture as always! And this one is the perfect picture for spring! I love the buds against the blue skies! Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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    April 14, 2011 at 21:38

  36. You capture the all defining light so very well.For me too, light is the essence of all things as it defines all that is.

    Your burning grasses are enchanting.

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    April 14, 2011 at 21:38

  37. Perfect vibrant images of Spring and so colourful

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    April 14, 2011 at 21:39

  38. Great compositions and colors !
    Let’s enjoy spring.

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    April 14, 2011 at 21:51

  39. Very beautiful flowerphotos!

    Jan Halvard, Norway

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    April 14, 2011 at 22:07

  40. how come your spring looks prettier than mine🙂

    happy skywatching.

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    April 14, 2011 at 22:52

  41. Tulips yes but in the wild pussy willows are the sign of spring!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    April 14, 2011 at 23:04

  42. yes, this sky is an excellent background.🙂

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    April 14, 2011 at 23:25

  43. Preciosos macros, bellísimos…

    Besos enormes

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    April 14, 2011 at 23:28

  44. Sipping from the cup of sunlight – such a beautiful phrase!
    Lovely shots Grace!

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    April 14, 2011 at 23:43

  45. Wow, gorgeous skies and lovely tulips. Fantastic images. Congrats on being guest host. I also love the guest photo too. Happy skywatching.

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    April 15, 2011 at 00:07

  46. your photos are exquisite. Happy spring.

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    April 15, 2011 at 00:43

  47. Looks like spring has sprung! Rejoice!

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    April 15, 2011 at 01:25

  48. Wake up, wake up, lil flowers!
    Spring is here!😉

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    April 15, 2011 at 01:41

  49. These are all stunning shots. So much beauty in the world and you captured it so well.

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    April 15, 2011 at 01:44

  50. Utterly gorgeous.

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    April 15, 2011 at 03:04

  51. Beautiful post. We had pussy willows and tulips in Oregon but it is too hot here (no winter, no spring). Bill thinks it is a good tradeoff — I love it here, but I miss the spring flowers.

    Congratulations on being SWF host. There couldn’t be a better one.

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    April 15, 2011 at 03:29

  52. Thank you for sharing your astonishing light!

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    April 15, 2011 at 03:34

  53. I like your skill and camera. The buds are great.

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    April 15, 2011 at 03:49

  54. There is so much freshness and beauty to take in during springtime ~ the words and photos are beautiful reminders ~ Thank you*
    ~Maria

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    April 15, 2011 at 04:13

  55. Your photos are beautiful, and love the Emerson quote, a new one to me. Yes, you must carry it with you.

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    April 15, 2011 at 04:36

  56. You might have had to wait a little longer, but oh my gosh, the colors you were given! Beautiful!!

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    April 15, 2011 at 04:59

  57. Beautiful flowers welcoming spring.

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    April 15, 2011 at 06:26

  58. Beautiful and colorful images.

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    April 15, 2011 at 06:33

  59. Stunning color and light in these images.

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    April 15, 2011 at 08:56

  60. These are incredibly beautiful.. the colours amazing.

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    April 15, 2011 at 11:32

  61. gorgeous pictures!!!!

    thanks for visiting my place.

    have a great weekend

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    April 15, 2011 at 13:44

  62. Great! Spring is bouncing of my screen, looking at these photos.

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    April 15, 2011 at 13:45

  63. “Sipping from the cup of sunlight”…such an enchanting title! And the lighting in these photos is indeed magical!

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    April 15, 2011 at 15:40

  64. Thanks for comment. Two very beautiful images.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    April 15, 2011 at 16:16

  65. Beautiful shots!

    I would be so happy if you could visit my Sky Watch at Kids e-Connection, thank you so much!

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    April 15, 2011 at 16:33

  66. Lindíssimas imagens! Parecem ter luz própria! Parabéns!

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    April 15, 2011 at 18:00

  67. We have pussy willows too..but only tulips indoors..your photos are lovely:)

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    April 15, 2011 at 18:11

  68. Amy

    Fi, you write so beautifully and your photos are breathtaking as always!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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    April 15, 2011 at 19:25

  69. Both of these pictures are beautiful, but I really like that first one with the brilliant blue sky in the background.

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    April 15, 2011 at 21:48

  70. beautiful buds and tulips! and i love the bokeh on the first photo!🙂

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    April 16, 2011 at 01:05

  71. Pussy willows are so wonderfully cheerful! LOVE the tulips too.

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    April 16, 2011 at 02:30

  72. gosh awesome!

    Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral

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    April 16, 2011 at 05:16

  73. oh, gorgeous! they’re basking on spring sunshine.

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    April 16, 2011 at 05:34

  74. cherry blossom

    Oh let’s celebrate spring by sharing a bowl of sunshine!
    More please….!

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    April 16, 2011 at 07:13

  75. Beautifully Captured, you are enjoying the spring!
    Thanks for sharing.

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    April 16, 2011 at 07:24

  76. This leaves me hungry for more…Terrific as always!

    My Yatra Diary…

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    April 16, 2011 at 09:44

  77. Jim

    Thanks for this. Very powerful message indeed.

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    April 16, 2011 at 15:12

  78. Pussy Willows…another harbinger of spring…Sophie spotted some in her latest post and said….OK Ron…take a picture of me.
    Tulips in the garden,
    Tulips in the park,
    The best two lips I know of,
    Are the two in the dark.

    Sorry this goes back 40+ years with a dear school mate! wink wink

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    April 16, 2011 at 15:33

  79. beautiful spring flowers and photos, very nice

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    April 17, 2011 at 14:05

  80. Our Spring is going past so quickly that it’s lovely to catch another glimpse of its beginnings through these shots.

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    April 17, 2011 at 18:10

  81. marina

    “bowls of sunshine”… I love it!

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    April 18, 2011 at 02:17

  82. Oooooooooh!! That blue, blue sky!! Those tulip cups!! I my gosh you are UNBELIEVABLE my dear!!

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    April 18, 2011 at 03:54

  83. Gorgeous!

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    April 19, 2011 at 13:33

  84. Just back to say congrats on your POTW!

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    April 20, 2011 at 14:43

  85. great pictures that capture the colors and energy of spring.

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    April 20, 2011 at 15:19

  86. So pretty! Congrats on your POTW!

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    April 20, 2011 at 16:28

  87. Lovely photos and thoughts of spring. I got a weeping pussy willow tree to put in this week.

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    April 20, 2011 at 18:41

  88. Reb

    Lovely. I wish ours would get here. Congrats on the POTW.

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    April 20, 2011 at 19:43

  89. Beautifully captured, congratulations on the POTW!

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    April 21, 2011 at 07:59

  90. Nice signs of spring Fi. Well done for getting a POTW mention from Hilary – Dave

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    April 21, 2011 at 11:03

  91. I came over from Hilarys mentions of the Week. Stunning photography.
    Have a wonderful Easter.
    xo

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    April 21, 2011 at 15:52

  92. I am so happy for you. Our daughter (in Oregon) talked about their pussy willows in late February — so I guess our old climate is about 2 months ahead of yours. I love both the pussy willows and tulips and daffodills and I miss them, b/c it is too hot here in Florida for the usual Spring flowers.

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    April 22, 2011 at 04:11

  93. love the tulip shot. it’s quite a beauty.

    have a sweet day.

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    April 27, 2011 at 04:18

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