The hopeful sun

The sun always speaks to me of hope

And of better days to come.

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It reminds me of the last verse of a poem

By Diana Der-Hovanessian.

When your father dies, say the Armenians,
your sun shifts forever.
And you walk in his light.

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Thank you for your sympathy and kind comments!

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96 responses

  1. Beautiful! Gorgeous photo and lovely words! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    February 9, 2017 at 17:24

  2. What a beautiful saying, Fiona, befitting your photograph and, I’m sure, expressing your love for your father. My parents died several years ago, and I still miss them, but the pain has gone out of it, leaving gratitude in its wake.
    Sending much love at this time in your life,
    Kay

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    February 9, 2017 at 17:32

  3. So nice to see you back, Fi. What a beautiful Armenian saying to go with your two images full of light.

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    February 9, 2017 at 17:39

  4. Love that first shot

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    February 9, 2017 at 17:39

  5. Stunning!

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    February 9, 2017 at 17:41

  6. …it’s wonderful to have you back.

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    February 9, 2017 at 17:53

  7. Magical shot

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    February 9, 2017 at 17:54

  8. Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

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    February 9, 2017 at 18:02

  9. Hello, love the pretty poem. Beautiful captures of the sunlight and sky. Have a happy day and weekend ahead.

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    February 9, 2017 at 18:13

  10. Beautiful shots… Amazing how nature can heal our wounded hearts… Thinking of you.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    February 9, 2017 at 18:23

  11. Love the poem! Indeed, sun brings hope rays… brilliant shot and looks sun speaks through the tree

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    February 9, 2017 at 18:32

  12. This is such a beautiful refection Fiona

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    February 9, 2017 at 18:39

  13. Beautiful sight of the tree in the sunlight, I love it.

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    February 9, 2017 at 18:42

  14. Absolutely gorgeous captures of the sunrays and what a beautiful Armenian saying to frame your images. ❤

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    February 9, 2017 at 18:42

  15. Don

    What a wonderful shot. Beautiful.

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    February 9, 2017 at 18:50

  16. So nice to have you back. You certainly are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    February 9, 2017 at 19:14

  17. I loved the poem and what it expresses. Your photos say so much more to me than words can ever say. I am sorry if you have lost your father Fi, I send my sympathies to you and your family. I look forward to each of your photos and I am sure your father enjoyed your photos also as they are like paintings or living works of art.

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    February 9, 2017 at 19:15

  18. The wise words of truth!

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    February 9, 2017 at 19:40

  19. joyful photos today!

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    February 9, 2017 at 19:53

  20. Just loved the pictures! Wonderful… ❤

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    February 9, 2017 at 20:06

  21. Beautiful photos! The sun does inspire hope, a new day, new beginnings. Blessings to you and yours, Fi.

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    February 9, 2017 at 20:24

  22. Magic light. Beautiful.

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    February 9, 2017 at 20:30

  23. jMo

    That’s like a religious experience or something, Lady F. You have the gift of finding beauty in this world and the talent to share it, thank you.

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    February 9, 2017 at 20:36

  24. Stunning! They would make beautiful prints for the wall.

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    February 9, 2017 at 21:22

  25. That is a lovely thought. I still miss my father so much – I love thinking about walking in his light, as you surely are in your father’s light.

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    February 9, 2017 at 21:48

  26. Same here. It’s freezing cold in Blighty but I don’t complain. I love it when the sun comes out and I love it when it’s all cloudy and foggy. Gorgeous photos.

    Greetings from London.

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    February 9, 2017 at 22:36

  27. Exactly Fiona Exactly true!

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    February 9, 2017 at 22:38

  28. Profound words accompanied by a most dazzling display of light.

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    February 9, 2017 at 22:46

  29. There is always comfort in the beauty of nature.
    The beauty of the your sun will give you great strength.

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    February 9, 2017 at 23:07

  30. How beautiful, Fi. I love this quote, so full of hope and positivity. *hugs*

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    February 10, 2017 at 00:03

  31. Nice to see you back…
    Beautiful photographs and the words just go so well.

    Kind thoughts to you

    All the best Jan

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    February 10, 2017 at 00:05

  32. A wonderful tribute, I’m sure your father would be proud.

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    February 10, 2017 at 01:11

  33. Bill Dodd

    I love the first one! Very unusual.

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    February 10, 2017 at 01:15

  34. Al

    Stunning photos, and a wonderful quote.

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    February 10, 2017 at 01:46

  35. So beautiful and so fitting. Light does give us hope.

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    February 10, 2017 at 02:02

  36. I love that. Thank you! My prayers continue!

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    February 10, 2017 at 02:29

  37. Amazing capture of Sun rays.

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    February 10, 2017 at 02:32

  38. Ron

    Glorious, and I mean GLORIOUS capture, Fiona When I initially looked at the image, and before reading your words, I immediately felt/sensed that the light coming from the trees was your father. And then when I read the words to the poem, my eyes filled with tears because I knew was true.

    “When your father dies, say the Armenians,
    your sun shifts forever.
    And you walk in his light.”

    It also made me remember the moments after my own father passed away in 1996. I clearly recall looking out the window of his room at hospice, seeing the light from the sun (as it set) shining through the clouds. I immediately sensed that it was my father.

    Welcome back, Fiona! You’ve been missed by all of us. Sending you much love, my friend…

    ((((((((((( You ))))))))))
    X

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    February 10, 2017 at 03:17

  39. Marvellous capture!

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    February 10, 2017 at 07:27

  40. Lovely quote and gorgeous photos!

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    February 10, 2017 at 08:10

  41. Jim

    Heavenly.

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    February 10, 2017 at 08:10

  42. Beautiful pictures and a wonderful quote.
    Best regards Irma

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    February 10, 2017 at 08:44

  43. What a wonderful photo and what a great mood.
    Here the sky is gray.
    (http://lillysjoeberg.blogspot.de/2017/02/skies-from-all-around-globe.html)
    kind regards
    Lilly

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    February 10, 2017 at 10:00

  44. Marvelous photos of the hidden sun and the light.
    I´m so sorry for your loss.
    Best, Synnöve

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    February 10, 2017 at 10:41

  45. Wow !! Stunning photo !

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    February 10, 2017 at 11:04

  46. Great shot, great text. I like this.

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    February 10, 2017 at 11:05

  47. A beautiful tribute, two beautiful shots. I have been walking in my parents’ light for years – my sympathies.

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    February 10, 2017 at 12:22

  48. WHAT A GORGEOUS SUN!

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    February 10, 2017 at 13:14

  49. I’m deeply moved by the photo, quote & learning of the passing of your Father, dear Lady. Peace, Karen.

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    February 10, 2017 at 13:39

  50. Marvelous sun rays!

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    February 10, 2017 at 14:07

  51. A beautiful saying and a photograph to complement it, just lovely!

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    February 10, 2017 at 14:07

  52. Oh Fiona I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad, it’s one of the hardest things to lose a parent, someone who has been there for you all your life, I know. Sending condolences and hugs from Perth xox

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    February 10, 2017 at 14:46

  53. I see a spiritual radiance. May the light of his memory comfort you, Fiona. Thanks for your comment yesterday.

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    February 10, 2017 at 15:30

  54. Resplendid and peaceful ~ seeing this image made my moment yesterday. Profound peace.

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    February 10, 2017 at 16:04

  55. That is a heart-stopping verse to be sure. Amen!

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    February 10, 2017 at 16:12

  56. Fantastic clicks

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    February 10, 2017 at 17:21

  57. What lovely words…

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    February 10, 2017 at 17:33

  58. Fina bilder..
    Önskar dig nu en fin helg…

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    February 10, 2017 at 17:36

  59. That’s a gorgeous shot! Love the sunburst.

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    February 10, 2017 at 18:10

  60. lovely words!
    have a nice day… 🙂

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    February 10, 2017 at 18:25

  61. How lovely sun.

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    February 10, 2017 at 21:00

  62. Marvellous shots.

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    February 10, 2017 at 21:18

  63. cattura incredibile! hai fatto bene a presentarne il dettaglio 🙂

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    February 10, 2017 at 21:43

  64. Wonderful views with sunlight through the trees!! and so lovely words, warm tribute to your father!
    Best regards, Fiona!

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    February 10, 2017 at 21:44

  65. wonderful photos and warm verses.

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    February 10, 2017 at 22:19

  66. wow, one of your best shots I think. Love it!

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    February 10, 2017 at 22:31


  67. Perhaps the appearance of an angel, a virgin? The photos look like a real miracle.
    Those trees have worked like a magic filter.

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    February 10, 2017 at 23:17

  68. So beautiful and creative ~ thanks ~ with lots of empathy for your loss ~

    Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful weekend ~ ^_^

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    February 10, 2017 at 23:31

  69. The healing of the sun’s rays. Smile.

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    February 11, 2017 at 02:51

  70. Interesting saying! The second shot is stunning!

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    February 11, 2017 at 06:56

  71. waw, cool!

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    February 11, 2017 at 09:28

  72. Beautiful! Love the sun rays shining through the trees!

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    February 11, 2017 at 10:15

  73. These shots literally took my breath away. Simply stunning.

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    February 11, 2017 at 11:57

  74. Great pictures !

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    February 11, 2017 at 12:03

  75. Don

    Fine shots into the sunlight. This difficult to do.

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    February 11, 2017 at 15:47

  76. Ethereal and timely photos.

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    February 11, 2017 at 15:57

  77. Thanks for sharing this magical light!

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    February 11, 2017 at 16:57

  78. These photos have a dreamlike quality to them. They are incredible!!!

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    February 11, 2017 at 23:48

  79. Hi Lady Fi, I love these pictures of the hopeful sun. Wonderful! I am sorry that I’m just now seeing your Jan 29 post. Very sad to hear about your dad. Blessings to you. Your sunset photo on that post is one of the best I’ve ever seen! Kind regards to you! John

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    February 12, 2017 at 00:20

  80. love the sun rays in these images.

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    February 12, 2017 at 02:50

  81. beautiful ♥

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    February 12, 2017 at 08:22

  82. Great timing and photos. wonderful sun rays and colors, awesome.

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    February 12, 2017 at 09:14

  83. Magisk! Flotte bilder i vakkert landskap!

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    February 12, 2017 at 10:19

  84. What a great way to look at the sun. 🙂

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    February 12, 2017 at 15:12

  85. Love the wordings and your stunning photos as always..

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    February 12, 2017 at 17:12

  86. Wonderful 🙂 I love how the sunlight shines through the trees.

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    February 12, 2017 at 18:57

  87. bjorgnin

    Heisann, det er kun en ting å si om dette: praktfullt ;:OD)

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    February 12, 2017 at 20:42

  88. yogiabb

    Beautiful shot!!

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    February 12, 2017 at 21:09

  89. Beautiful tribute, beautiful poem. Wishes for the return of joy winging your way. (It will return.)

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    February 12, 2017 at 23:37

  90. Sending extra hugs.

    I absolutely love the photos! The poem is true.
    Carla

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    February 13, 2017 at 00:56

  91. such a beautiful and comforting poem Fiona. hope you are well

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    February 13, 2017 at 12:31

  92. onceupona

    So sorry to heat of your loss. Life can be so hard and without those that we love the most it can be harder. But as your post so beautifully illustrates, it can also be beautiful. Thank you for your grace and that beauty you give us all. Danette

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    February 13, 2017 at 18:10

  93. Wow!! Such a heavenly sight!

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    February 15, 2017 at 00:42

  94. daryledelstein

    hugs

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    February 15, 2017 at 14:56

  95. belíssimo!

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    February 16, 2017 at 16:15

  96. Love that first shot. Magical

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    February 20, 2017 at 06:39

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