Small beams of joy

It’s been gloomy and grey here

And I’m sad to see winter trying to say farewell.

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But sometimes, all you have to do

Is look up (and hope you have your camera with you)

And appreciate the rays of light where you find them.

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For more joyful beams, please visit: Skywatch.

102 responses

  1. Very cool, I love when the sun makes it through the clouds like that.

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    February 19, 2015 at 15:48

  2. I see bright beams and luminous puffs. Somehow you catch winter joy perfectly.

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    February 19, 2015 at 15:48

  3. Lovely skyscape.

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    February 19, 2015 at 15:52

  4. Leo

    Beautiful pictures of this landscape. 🙂

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    February 19, 2015 at 15:58

  5. Gorgeous. A right message too – admire what you’ve got.

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    February 19, 2015 at 16:00

  6. Ron

    Magnificent, Fiona! Absolutely MAGNIFICENT!

    Truly, your talent with the camera has me in AWE.

    Thanks for sharing, my friend!
    X

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    February 19, 2015 at 16:13

  7. Remember the song “Takes my breath away”? This truly does Fiona!
    … and now it will be playing in my head all day 🙂

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    February 19, 2015 at 16:17

  8. Both of your photos are beautiful (as usual), but the second is absolutely gorgeous.

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    February 19, 2015 at 16:50

  9. there are rays of light for us
    any time we need…smiles….winter is gonna stay here a bit…
    the high today is 10 without the wind…
    more snow come saturday….

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    February 19, 2015 at 16:51

  10. Don

    These are beautiful group of pictures. I like the mood these shots create. Fine work.

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    February 19, 2015 at 16:54

  11. just gorgeous.

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    February 19, 2015 at 17:36

  12. Kaya

    Beautiful and so pleasant to look at. Outstanding pictures!

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    February 19, 2015 at 17:43

  13. I love skies like that! Just amazing!

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    February 19, 2015 at 17:44

  14. OMGosh! You were there at just the right moment with your camera! That is beautiful. 🙂

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    February 19, 2015 at 18:05

  15. Mac

    Beautiful shots. We had our very first cold for the season here in Tampa this morning. A nippy 33 degrees. Enough to throw a Floridian into a conniption.

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    February 19, 2015 at 18:16

  16. Wow. 🙂

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    February 19, 2015 at 18:17

  17. Phenomenal photos, Fi!! God’s love shining down!

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    February 19, 2015 at 18:27

  18. You captured a moment that most other people would just ignore…beautiful.

    Jen

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    February 19, 2015 at 18:33

  19. You do have a lovely view there. The sun’s rays are lovely.. Beautiful captures! Have a happy day and weekend ahead!

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    February 19, 2015 at 18:40

  20. Stunning! And poignant too. Your photography is always just so beautiful.

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    February 19, 2015 at 19:42

  21. So absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful message.

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    February 19, 2015 at 19:51

  22. Woaou! A beautiful sky with these light beams and big clouds !!

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    February 19, 2015 at 20:16

  23. Wonderful to see. The air and kleruen but your composition. Photographed from a very beautiful sight. The first picture I like the most:-)

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    February 19, 2015 at 20:44

  24. daryledelstein

    so beautiful

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    February 19, 2015 at 20:55

  25. gorgeous!!!

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    February 19, 2015 at 21:04

  26. Really wonderful and a very special light. Great !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    February 19, 2015 at 21:16

  27. Those beams of light bring such hope…The images are lovely.

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    February 19, 2015 at 21:26

  28. The beams are amazing. Excellent shots.

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    February 19, 2015 at 21:39

  29. Wow what a gift as we head into the weekend. Love it Fiona!

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    February 19, 2015 at 21:41

  30. Beautiful!!!

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    February 19, 2015 at 21:54

  31. Wow, Fayrielike Swedish Winterskyscapes!!

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    February 19, 2015 at 21:56

  32. Back in the dark ages, I went to Catholic grade school and if we were good little girls, we would get Holy Cards with pictures of the saints — who were always surrounded by “heaven’s” rays that looked exactly like your pictures. I don’t go to church now, but I do believe that the sun showers blessings on us — (and definitely on you). Thanks for sharing them!

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    February 19, 2015 at 22:13

  33. Wow!

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    February 19, 2015 at 22:14

  34. Beautiful pictures, beautiful compositions with beautiful skies !! great!

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    February 19, 2015 at 23:01

  35. thesmittenimage

    You catch the most stunning shots.

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    February 19, 2015 at 23:03

  36. amazing beams shining through the clouds.

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    February 20, 2015 at 00:49

  37. I call shots like this the “hallelujah sky shot”. Very inspirational. Appropriate for Lent.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    February 20, 2015 at 00:52

  38. Marvelous!!

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    February 20, 2015 at 02:12

  39. itsallaboutpurple

    Really, really beautiful!! Glorious beams of light!!

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    February 20, 2015 at 02:23

  40. Just heavenly!

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    February 20, 2015 at 02:30

  41. Al

    Incredible rays of light – that second photo is otherworldly.

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    February 20, 2015 at 03:08

  42. You are a photographic magician. Wonderful pics!

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    February 20, 2015 at 03:13

  43. Sunshine peeking…I love it.
    Beautiful as always. :-))

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    February 20, 2015 at 03:54

  44. Again, fabulous images Fi.

    to answer your questions…those are corn shocks. The amsh cut the corn with a binder and stand them up like a teepee until the ear of corn dries enough to be harvested. If the ear of corn is not thoroughly dry it will mold if they put it in a storage bin.

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    February 20, 2015 at 04:17

  45. I say this a lot when I look at your photos but it is always true. Absolutely stunning!!!

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    February 20, 2015 at 04:18

  46. joy

    you did find them! Amazing!

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    February 20, 2015 at 04:25

  47. I love it when I can get shots of the suns rays like that, which rarely happens.

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    February 20, 2015 at 06:04

  48. Amazing and painterly…
    I often see, that the lighmood is especially nice, when a season say goodbye and I’m enjoying this short times
    (I’m not very sad, when the winter is over… but the winter in this year wasn’t a really winter)

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    February 20, 2015 at 06:05

  49. So true Lady Fi. When we look up we can often glimpse the gift of the day. Absolutely lovely photos. xx

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    February 20, 2015 at 06:42

  50. Very nice photos

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    February 20, 2015 at 07:31

  51. A beautiful sky… I really like the dramatic light beams!

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    February 20, 2015 at 07:39

  52. Two superb images.

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    February 20, 2015 at 08:20

  53. Wonderful tones and skies, very nice winter light and landscape photos

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    February 20, 2015 at 09:00

  54. I love how you’re always so positive and the emotion of your words – ‘sad to see winter trying to say goodbye’ is lovely.
    Wren x

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    February 20, 2015 at 10:11

  55. You of all people should always have your camera with you Fiona, you capture the most amazing moments to share with us, merci beaucoup once again.

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    February 20, 2015 at 10:47

  56. That last shot is awesome with those wonderful rays of light.
    Just like last year we have hardly had any winter so far and I really missed it again.

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    February 20, 2015 at 10:59

  57. Fotos lindas demais! O crédito maior é da Natureza. Parabéns pelo momento exato em que as fotos foram feitas.

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    February 20, 2015 at 11:32

  58. Wow. Beautiful!

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    February 20, 2015 at 12:11

  59. Beautiful! I love sunbeams. Have a nice day!

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    February 20, 2015 at 12:28

  60. Beautiful captures!
    We are expecting a big winter storm here on the weekend so winter will be sticking around here for a while 🙂

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    February 20, 2015 at 14:03

  61. Sunlight through clouds – a lovely sight!

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    February 20, 2015 at 14:05

  62. I love when the lights shines through the clouds that way, and you have captured it beautifully!

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    February 20, 2015 at 15:20

  63. Beams of joy!

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    February 20, 2015 at 15:48

  64. Amazing scenes, esp. the second one with the gorgeous sun rays !

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    February 20, 2015 at 16:26

  65. A sky like this is so memorable!!!…:)JP

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    February 20, 2015 at 16:41

  66. Beautiful pictures ! I would rather kick out winter right away, hate this season !

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    February 20, 2015 at 16:50

  67. Lady Fi,
    your perspective on life inspires me…Even in Winter. xx

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    February 20, 2015 at 17:02

  68. Ethereal, looks like it came out straight from a fairy land!

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    February 20, 2015 at 17:26

  69. Fantastic views.

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    February 20, 2015 at 18:42

  70. Beautiful! So you think that your winter is over good for you! We are not even close here…another couple of months.:)

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    February 20, 2015 at 19:04

  71. 🙂 Magnificent landscape surrounded by rays of light like in a warm embrace… Warm greetings!! 🙂

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    February 20, 2015 at 19:52

  72. You have such an amazing eye for details and the most beautiful scenery. Love these pics! And I’m sad to see winter leave as well.

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    February 20, 2015 at 21:29

  73. Wow!! Absolutely superb captures…the multi-layered cloud cover and the light [crepuscular rays] seeping through are just wonderful. Kudos!!

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    February 20, 2015 at 22:33

  74. Ela

    Just amazing colours of the sky !
    Have a happy weekend !

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    February 20, 2015 at 22:59

  75. Breathtakingly beautiful beams…

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    February 21, 2015 at 00:30

  76. You have captured those rays so beautifully! Beams of joy indeed!

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    February 21, 2015 at 03:02

  77. Wow, the beams of light shining through the clouds, as if someone from the above is sending a message.Very beautiful.

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    February 21, 2015 at 04:51

  78. All I can say is Joy, Joy, Joy is in my heart after viewing these two photographs this week. Thanks for sharing.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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    February 21, 2015 at 05:03

  79. Glorious captures Fi. If I were living where you are, I’d be sorry to see Winter departing too!

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    February 21, 2015 at 05:53

  80. miyahde

    Dearest Ladi-fi; What beautiful pictures of “beams of joy”♡♡♡ The sky shots are my favorite to enjoy from friends post, maybe I don’t have much chance to find appropriate time 🙂 Wishing you a beautiful weekend like your photos.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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    February 21, 2015 at 12:43

  81. Hi Lady Fi, Really spectacular rays of sunlight, especially in that second photo. Thanks for sharing. John

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    February 21, 2015 at 15:05

  82. I’m not sorry to see winter say farewell. I’m eagerly awaiting spring!

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    February 21, 2015 at 16:08

  83. Wow! The sky is simply breathtaking! Absolut stunning!
    Have a happy weekend!

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    February 21, 2015 at 16:12

  84. These are wonderful!!!!

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    February 21, 2015 at 16:56

  85. Your winters are so beautiful. But I understand being ready for spring!

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    February 21, 2015 at 20:01

  86. Absolutely gorgeous, Fiona. I love these beams of joy! Well done. Have a nice weekend. Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

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    February 21, 2015 at 21:01

  87. Glorious!!

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    February 21, 2015 at 21:09

  88. You certainly have a gift for making the gloomy days more beautiful! 🙂

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    February 21, 2015 at 21:31

  89. Very cool photos, Lady Fi. I can imagine bits of spring popping.

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    February 21, 2015 at 22:51

  90. Of course your photos make even the gloom look great! I hope you are not sad for long and Spring comes soon. You enjoy winter so much.

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    February 22, 2015 at 08:08

  91. Glorious captures.

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    February 22, 2015 at 11:15

  92. Gorgeous!

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    February 22, 2015 at 14:25

  93. Will never get tired looking at these amazing photos.

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    February 22, 2015 at 15:11

  94. A beautiful winter-scape! 🙂

    Greetings from London.

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    February 22, 2015 at 16:17

  95. Brilliant images! Wow! That’s all I can say!

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    February 22, 2015 at 19:53

  96. The first image looks like a dream, a scene from a wonderful story, indeed your eyes are fulfilled of joy and beauty!

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    February 22, 2015 at 23:32

  97. I love the voice given to a very large sky:)
    thanks for sharing the song from where you are,
    Jennifer

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    February 23, 2015 at 01:49

  98. outstanding photos 🙂

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    February 23, 2015 at 09:16

  99. No one would love to leave such fabulous at exists!! Awesome light

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    February 23, 2015 at 09:42

  100. Lynn

    I love when the camera captures beams like that.

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    February 23, 2015 at 12:05

  101. magnifique

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    February 23, 2015 at 12:40

  102. I love those crepuscular rays. They always feel like a gift.

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    February 24, 2015 at 11:10

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