Friday, December 12, 2014

Sunshine -- An Appreciation

After several days of grayness and gloom, a clear sunshiny day was like a blessing -- especially to someone trying to take pictures.  
 The sun set alight a few tenacious beech leaves . . .
 

And decorated the little church down the road with shadow shafts and filigree . . .


It illuminated the hoarfrost on a distant mountain . . .


And silvered a simple power line . . .


It lingered in the bare tree tops . . .


 Before skulking along the ridge to the south.


Little leaves cupped to catch the last precious light . . .


Blades of grass glowed spring-green . . .


And Otis positioned himself to catch the last rays.

9 comments:

Ms. A said...

Sunshine is a wonderful thing, especially when you haven't seen it for a while!

Joan Horton said...

Sure appreciated sunshine yesterday

Thérèse said...

The light is such a blessing!

June said...

Ah. Sunshine. None in our recent past and none in our foreseeable future, so I can't tell you how grateful I am for these glowing pictures!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Nothing works like sunshine to uplift your spirits and change your attitude. Otis has the right idea I believe.
Sam

Barbara Rogers said...

Lovely poetry in word and visions!

Suz said...

sunshine......a gift
loved this post

Cathy Keller said...

There is sure a lot to be said for a warm sun on a cold day like today! Sadly, it is not here. Have a grand weekend !! Cathy

NCmountainwoman said...

The thing I disliked most about WI winters was not the snow, it was the number of gray days all winter. Now our house is built to maximum the sun and I can almost always find a room where the sun shines in.