Posts tagged “light


I had time for some lovely walks up on the West Sussex Downs while I was in England.

My first walk was wet and drizzly,

But I loved the way the countryside looked in the mist.

The sheep look a bit ram-bunctious, don’t they?


The next day, the sun broke through

And made the sky and hills sing.

How’s this for a lovely picture of friend-sheep?

Rays on sheep

This adorable creature stared at me for ages —

I loved the way she was bathed in sun rays.

And wool ewe just look at that sweet face?

I’ll go out on a lamb, and say that you’ve had

Enough of my baaa-d jokes!

Here's looking at ewe

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The first frost

Last week saw us with minus temperatures

And a hard frost on the ground.

Yellow tree

It was the kind of morning that is a gift —

With crisp air and a light that made the yellow leaves

Glow like chandeliers.


Simson found new energy

In the cold.


Ruby and I sat on a frosty bench

And listened to the falling leaves —

They sounded like rain.

Ruby listening

I do love autumn, don’t you?

First leaf

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Glowing sunset

The golden light of October

Is as sweet as honey.

Glowing sunset dog copy

LIfe is hectic around here again

And I’m away with work, so won’t be able to comment on your blogs.

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Windows of light

The beach at Baleal, Portugal, is covered in dunes

That are environmentally protected.

Vista copy

One evening, I went out at sunset

To see the dunes rising against the sky

Like the humps of camels

Windows of light

While the sun burst forth

In wonderful windows of light.


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Stained glass petals

Spring is all about

The glowing sun of flowers,


Where crocus petals

Drink in the rays

Crocus in light

To reveal silhouettes

Of their secrets.


I love the way the petals and shadows

Create mosaics like stained glass windows, don’t you?

Crocus-3 copy

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Greeting the light

One of the things I love most about photography

Is trying to capture the light.


It’s much easier to do

When you visit a magnificent cathedral

Like Notre Dame in Paris.


You don’t have to be religious

To have your breath taken away by the interior

And the simple yet beautiful ceiling.

Ceiling copy

I love the way the stained glass windows

Create rainbows of light on an old wall in the cathedral.

Light-rainbow_ND copy

The play of shadow makes the sculptures

Look like real people.


Back outside again, I’m surprised by a shadow

Of what appears to be an alien.

I have to look twice to see

That it’s the shadow of an eagle!

Roof shadows

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The great big

Hallelujah of the sun

Sunburst 1

Bursting out into song

Over rooftops and trees

Gives me energy.

Sunburst 2

Even the melody of the setting sun

In the city a couple of weeks ago

Sang a beautiful tune.

Urban sunset_2

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Travel light

I hope you travel through the coming year

With light and love in your hearts.

Winter dog and girl

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Bringers of light

It’s that time of year again: the festival of Lucia

Celebrated on December 13 with music and light.

The Lucia glides in wearing a crown of candles;


The rest of the singers follow, dressed in white.

Golden light illuminates beautiful faces full of song.

A reminder that candles need darkness

In which to shine.

Lucia singers

The wintry early light

Turns old church window into art —


I leave the concert

With hope in my heart.


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Sunrise serenade

The sun breaks through

The early morning fog


With a glorious

Golden hallelujah of light.

(Note to self: Let nothing dim the light that shines within.)


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