Tuesday, November 9, 2010


My eye is drawn to sunlight. 
When I walk in the mornings, I notice it reaching into the Hollow, chasing the shadows away.
In the woods, I love how it works its way in, shining tiny spotlights on a tree, a weed, a blade of grass, 
and dances on ripples in the water.

The sun is the epitome of benevolence – 
it is lifegiving and warmthgiving and happinessgiving, 
and to it we owe our thanksgiving.
~ Jessi Lane Adams

Light, God's eldest daughter... 
~Thomas Fuller

Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. 
It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe.  
It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished. 
~Michael Strassfeld

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.  
~Maori Proverb

The sun is nature's Prozac.  
~Astrid Alauda

The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun.
~John Greenleaf Whittier

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...  
~Susan Polis Shutz

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. 
~Aaron Rose

When my heart is heavy, the sun helps make it light. 
~Astrid Alauda

No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
  ~Terry Pratchett

I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more.  
~Henry Ward Beecher

Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen.  Keep in the sunlight.  
~Benjamin Franklin

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, 
and thanks to a benevolent arrangement 
the greater part of life is sunshine. 
~Thomas Jefferson

From within or from behind
a light shines 
through us 
upon things
and makes us aware
that we are nothing
but the light
is all
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~


  1. Hi Barbara
    What a fantastic post! Your photographs are amazing & I love all your quotes ~ Love Ralph Waldo Emerson ♥ Have a wonderful Wednesday.

  2. Gorgeous poetry to accompany gorgeous photography.

  3. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to share your thoughts!! I'm glad you enjoyed them :)

  4. Nice job capturing the light in all its forms. The turtle is cool. I wish we had those around here.

  5. Thank you! I love catching the turtles up near the surface - they're fast though!

  6. I love looking at life through your lens...both the camera and the beauty of your words, both original and collected.

    I am made breathless by those "tiny spotlights" that peek through trees and highlight a flower or a leaf. I like to think of it as God being unable to resist the urge to reach out and touch something doing what it does best...being itself.

    Thanks again for the inspiration. I don't know how you have time to be this creative, but I'm glad you do. I'm blessed by it.

  7. Ahhhhh! I so enjoyed this post! Thanks!

  8. Thank you! I like that image of God reaching out to his works of art, too. I don't really think of this reflecting my creativity as much as showcasing his! Gina, I hope you're finding time to look through your lens these days!

  9. I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more.
    ~Henry Ward Beecher

    SO TRUE!!

    On our long trip, hubby and I talked about sunlight, one of many topics. How amazing it is that it can illuminate so much, even holes and crevices enough for us to see into them, even if just a little. And, how natural light can't be replicated - it is totally unique.


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