Playing with light

I love the way you can hold

The summer light in your hands


And pour it over

Wild fields of clover.

Beautiful clover

The light gives a perfect auburn background

For a lone flower in the sunset.

Lovely flower copy

It caresses a tree trunk

With liquid honey

Golden trunk

That spreads out to catch

The glow of a single shining strand

Of beauty.

This is peace. This is love. This is Nature.

Single shining strand

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88 responses

  1. Bob

    Beautiful pictures, but the number 1 is my favourite, superb.

    July 15, 2013 at 14:40

  2. Such a perfect expression of summer light! Thanks for the visual, the words, and the lovely photos! The top photo is wonderful!!

    July 15, 2013 at 14:40

  3. c.k. ledford

    Gorgeous photos & inspirational words. Love this post!:)

    July 15, 2013 at 15:00

  4. cosmos

    Wonderful would be an understatement! So poetic and so magical capture of summer light!

    July 15, 2013 at 15:02

  5. Fiona, it seems that your photos are even “crisper” than before. Did you change cameras or lenses? Love the professionalism.

    July 15, 2013 at 15:08

  6. indrani

    Looks as if she is gathering light in her palms. Great series.

    July 15, 2013 at 15:13

  7. awesome photos using natural light… fabulous indeed! love the first one:)

    July 15, 2013 at 15:17

  8. summer light adds that bit of magic to life and all that it touches…that first pic is just amazing…ha…cool capture…and the golden touch of sun on everything…..happy monday

    July 15, 2013 at 16:12

  9. This is what I’ve been missing all summer! I can probably count on less than one hand the golden hour days that were actually golden, rather than cloud covered or raining, in weeks and weeks and weeks. Thank you for sharing yours!

    July 15, 2013 at 16:39

  10. Beautiful series of shots and the perfect words/thoughts as always! I do love the first shot! The perfect look of wonder! I hope you and your family have a wonderful week!

    July 15, 2013 at 17:05

  11. from your gorgeous, gleeful girl all the way through…loved this.:)

    July 15, 2013 at 17:07

  12. I love them all, Fiona, but the header really captured what you are trying to say through your photography…

    July 15, 2013 at 17:24

  13. Beautiful photos and words that leave me breathless. :)

    July 15, 2013 at 17:30

  14. They are all beautiful photos, but that first one is so neat! I just love how you describe the light so perfectly:)

    July 15, 2013 at 17:35

  15. The first photo of that gorgeous girl holding the light and reflecting it stopped me in my tracks! Such beauty captured. I love the poetry of your words and your images. They are all stunning. But the girl with the light just takes my breath away.

    July 15, 2013 at 17:44

  16. –This is nature…This is also Heaven on Earth. Xx

    July 15, 2013 at 17:57

  17. Absolutely gorgeous photos and lovely words to go with! The first one is amazing!

    July 15, 2013 at 18:20

  18. Just got back from catching some light, so this is fitting. I like the tree one the best–maybe it is something that reminds me of home.

    July 15, 2013 at 18:21

  19. Eileen

    Great series catching the light! No. 1 is wonderful but I love them all!

    July 15, 2013 at 19:21

  20. Don

    Wonderful Fiona – all the images, but I also feel the the first one is really capturing.

    July 15, 2013 at 19:50

  21. You elevate blogging to a true art! How lucky I found you and Oscar….


    July 15, 2013 at 20:01

  22. Your narrative is as beautiful as the photos! Love that top one especially!

    July 15, 2013 at 20:32

  23. Wonderful words, wonderful pictures … I do think you have the best loveliest light in the world! Your daughter is growing more beautiful every day. T

    July 15, 2013 at 20:58

  24. Wonderful, your best yet,


    July 15, 2013 at 21:17

  25. Pat

    Beautiful, magical photos accompanied by lovely, poetic narrative,

    July 15, 2013 at 21:49

  26. This third photo is my favorite:-)

    July 15, 2013 at 22:27

  27. That first photo is a real gem. You are such a talented and imaginative photographer.

    July 15, 2013 at 22:39

  28. Wow!!! The idea behind the image with your daughter is just mind-blowing!!! And I so love the second image, with the clover caught in the long rays of the evening sun!!

    July 15, 2013 at 22:39

  29. Very creative use of light! I really like the first photo!

    July 15, 2013 at 22:58

  30. Hi! Beautiful captures. The photo of the summer light in your hands is very impressive. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

    July 15, 2013 at 23:01

  31. I love the way you capture the light. It gives so much feeling and depth to your photos.

    July 15, 2013 at 23:07

  32. Beautiful photos! I like the beauty that emerges of how you caught the light!

    July 15, 2013 at 23:26

  33. The images of your world are all pieces of poetry! And your words are like little pictures of life.
    It’s always a pleasure coming here.

    July 15, 2013 at 23:51

  34. I think this is one of the most delicious posts I have ever read….your images are pure art, and the words are so smooth they slide like silk into a golden pool. Really inspiring…holding sunlight in your hands….you have given me a few ideas to play with Fi….thank you:)

    July 16, 2013 at 00:19

  35. Wonderful summer shots and great play with light.

    July 16, 2013 at 00:26

  36. Your photos are like poetry! Thank you!

    July 16, 2013 at 00:33

  37. Al

    What beautiful photos! And from the previous post it looks like you stayed in a perfect place for vacation.

    July 16, 2013 at 02:03

  38. Catching the light ….. beautiful captures!

    July 16, 2013 at 03:24

  39. Wonderful post! I love the idea of holding light in your hands.

    July 16, 2013 at 04:42

  40. Rahul

    Beautiful pics!

    July 16, 2013 at 06:51

  41. Wonderful series…

    July 16, 2013 at 08:26

  42. Your captions enhance the beautiful images!

    July 16, 2013 at 08:28

  43. Dies und Das

    Ohne Licht kein Schatten und ohne Schatten kein Foto! – Bei Deinen Fotos sind Licht und Schatten optimal – Gratulation!
    Schönen Gruß,

    July 16, 2013 at 08:33

  44. Lovely light and such an original take on things! Inspiring!

    July 16, 2013 at 08:40

  45. Brilliant photographs! Loved your play of words! cheers!

    July 16, 2013 at 08:42

  46. Beautiful tones and compositions, very nice photos

    July 16, 2013 at 08:58

  47. Nydelig billedserie … lyset er fanget på en vakker måte!

    God sommer!

    July 16, 2013 at 10:47

  48. Dearest LadyFi,
    Wow, how gorgeous your pictures are♡♡♡ “Playing with light” the title and your words expresses your pictures really wonderfully. And the header with your pictures truly amassed me a lot♬♬♬ I wonder how you did it p;) And I’ll keep the quote in my mind, my friend.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    July 16, 2013 at 11:07

  49. Dearest LadyFi,
    Wow, gorgeous pictures about “light” Your title and the words really expresses your wonderful pictures as well♡♡♡ Stunned by your beautiful photos. And your header with your photographs are magnificent. I wonder how you did it, p;)

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    July 16, 2013 at 11:13

    • The slideshow header is part of the WordPress blog theme I’m using. And it’s free!

      July 16, 2013 at 12:29

  50. JM

    Beautiful light in every shot!

    July 16, 2013 at 12:11

  51. Stunning! Really.

    July 16, 2013 at 13:43

  52. oh trop belle ces photos,il y a de la belle lumière

    July 16, 2013 at 13:47

  53. What would we do without light in photography…makes everything just come alive!

    July 16, 2013 at 14:16

  54. You really have captured such beautiful light in each of these.
    I especially love the first one. Just perfect.

    July 16, 2013 at 14:39

  55. You’ve done a wonderful job of capturing the light in these photos. They are all marvelous.

    July 16, 2013 at 15:01

  56. Gorgeous photos and lighting!

    July 16, 2013 at 15:30

  57. Such a wonderful rest for the eyes in contrast with computer screens and fluorescent light – thank you!

    July 16, 2013 at 16:40

  58. Wow, what a beautiful play with love. Very stunning and lyrical images.

    July 16, 2013 at 18:01

  59. Fantastic!!! I love these photos, all so very beautiful! The little girl has such a sweet expression as she looks at her glowing ball of light. I love all your photos but this one is my favorite:)

    July 16, 2013 at 22:56

  60. Very nice, you did a great job playing with the light and making it spectacular in your composition

    I’m inviting you to join us with your travel images for Travel Photo Mondays next week, please link up with us:)

    July 17, 2013 at 02:02

  61. I love this post! The first photo is just precious!! Wow!

    July 17, 2013 at 06:00

  62. Beautiful images.

    July 17, 2013 at 09:52

  63. Wonderful shots and an even beautiful poetry. Simply beautiful, your posts penetrate the soul.

    My Yatra Diary…

    July 17, 2013 at 10:05

  64. Gorgeous shots! The first photo is my favorite:)
    Thanks for dropping by, dear.

    July 17, 2013 at 11:15

  65. I love how you make thistles gorgeous.

    July 17, 2013 at 13:24

  66. wonderful wonderful images and words. I am always seeking to catch the light. I love your image of the lone flower. So beautiful.
    Have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

    July 17, 2013 at 14:51

  67. mindblowing shots buddy! You expressed the event beautifully with your photographs and captions:-)

    July 17, 2013 at 15:17

  68. Little different from your shots, this time. Your daughter is looking pretty!

    July 17, 2013 at 15:17

  69. A marvellous series of captures illustrating so beautifully the use (and importance) of light in photography. My favourite is the sun kissing the tree trunk! ….. I so appreciate that time of day when late afternoon sun caresses the countryside! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents Fi, and for making time to call by my blog.

    July 18, 2013 at 01:07

  70. Your words. Your imagery. And what they just did to my heart.

    I am speechless! Keep up the great work!!:-)

    July 18, 2013 at 01:49

  71. Beautiful photos, as always, and words just as wonderful to go with them.
    The golden summer light in the evening is one of my favorite things.

    July 18, 2013 at 04:23

  72. Summer is magic, and your photos also, beautiful series

    Kind regards, Bram

    July 18, 2013 at 07:47

  73. The first picture is special! Really beautiful.

    July 18, 2013 at 07:56

  74. You really captured the beauty of light in so many ways in this post:) I love it.

    July 18, 2013 at 14:20

  75. Perfectly beautiful, Fiona. I have much less time to get out and play with my camera so I sure am enjoying your photos.

    July 18, 2013 at 18:17

  76. love yout light images.:) So perfect it is.

    July 19, 2013 at 00:07

  77. I loved this beautiful post, both words and pictures. Thank you, for this.

    July 19, 2013 at 00:54

  78. I love the way you’ve been catching the summer light in these lovely pictures.

    July 19, 2013 at 11:55

  79. beautiful summer evening light..we have it too but lots of bugs. Those first two photos are pure magic:)

    July 19, 2013 at 15:54

  80. Super photos!

    July 19, 2013 at 18:37

  81. Your photos are very interesting and very nice.

    July 21, 2013 at 13:43

  82. Gorgeous pictures. The first one is a gem! That expression!

    July 21, 2013 at 19:10

  83. I just died and went to heaven! You killed me with those photos.:-)

    Greetings from London.

    July 22, 2013 at 12:52

  84. lovely

    July 22, 2013 at 14:23

  85. splendid series, lady fi…:) hope you’re wrapping up your england business well. warm regards, as always.😉 ~San

    July 27, 2013 at 11:39

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