Monday, February 9, 2015
Appreciating the Light
Shadows dance within our home,
after day upon day of grey.
The slant of light
hits everything just right,
catching the eye,
slowing the moment,
How often do these
in the hurried normal
of everyday life?
Refusing to let them pass,
I take time to appreciate
the little things,
the simple pleasures,
that bring light and joy
into my day.
Space is created
to be aware,
in this moment.
I have been appreciating
watching it move through our home,
a contrast between
the dark and light.
It's a reminder that life
is a balance,
that the light is never truly
and that sometimes
we need to stop,
Will you join me?
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With all my heart, yes. And I love the window decorations you've made to catch that light. A perfect compliment...ReplyDelete
I knew you would :) Thank you. I got a little carried away over the holidays with them, so much fun to make. There are a few hanging in the windows around our home.Delete
Yes! I love the idea and your beautiful gentle reminders to slow down!ReplyDelete
Oh yes... It is wonderful this return of the light... I enjoy every moment too when the sun comes through the clouds and hit against my window...ReplyDelete
It is wonderful, the sun we had last week was just lovely. It has since disappeared again, but I do think she shall make an appearance again tomorrow, and I can't wait!Delete
Beautiful pictures, Kim! I usually focus the most on the play of light and shadow in faces, this is where it fascinates me the most. This is why I mainly sketch faces.ReplyDelete
I feel prompted by you to also pay more attention to shadows in my usual surroundings.
Have a great week!
Thank you Simona. Yes, your sketches are lovely, and always capture light and shadow so well. Hope you enjoy paying attention to the shadows around you. Thanks, you too!Delete
Yes and yes. Today is a day of stillness for us. We're taking the quiet while we can. February is a bit of a busy month this year.ReplyDelete
such a beautiful post... Kim !!! it's truly been a great month for learning to appreciate the contrast and balance that life brings. Have a great weekReplyDelete
Thank you Erica. I think February is always like that, finding the balance, and appreciating the light, and shadows :)Delete
You too, my friend. xo
I love your photos today Kim, they are just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Tracey, that means a lot coming from you :)Delete
What a lovely reflection Kim! <3ReplyDelete
Thank you Tiffany. xoDelete
we just came in from cross-county ski-ing and the first thing I noticed went I walked in was the light streaming through my kitchen window and on to my jar of daffodils - i quickly added a few stones and crystals. The sun will set soon behind the mountains but I will wait in anticipation for this little 'scene' tomorrow! Joining with you from miles and miles away to appreciate the same light!ReplyDelete
Oh that sounds just lovely Emma. I hope the sun shines for you tomorrow :)Delete
Just shows again why we get on so well! My Flickr stream is full of images like this...I have always loved chasing the light and even have a star like yours on my window! Your images are so very lovely and yes I will be joining in over here! :)ReplyDelete
Chasing the light, love that. That makes my heart so happy to know you have a star in your window too. Thank you, happy to have you joining in. xoDelete
Great captures of the light in your home. I especially like the light on the cabinet.ReplyDelete
Feels so good to have sunshine after many days of gloomy weather.
Thanks Darcel. I can't tell you how wonderful that sunshine was for me last week, so needed. We had a very grey weekend with lots of snow, but they are promising sunny skies tomorrow and I can't wait :)Delete
Beautiful! I feel like it's been a long time (only since Saturday morning, really) since I last saw sunlight and shadows. I have a friend who said, once when I was grumbling about February, "I like the light in February." Huh. That made me pause. And (when it's shining) notice the slant of the sun. Light's a good thing to pay attention to.ReplyDelete
Thanks Andrea. The light in February has always been something I have enjoyed, it lifts a little higher in the sky, making all these shadows possible. It is also filled with so much hope of what it to come :) I am happy you are now paying attention to the light.Delete
Yes, I will! Thank you for this beautiful reminder. You know how I love the chance to see the ordinary for closely. It's still light out when we sit down to supper nowadays. Such a change.ReplyDelete
I knew you would :) You are most welcome my friend. I do know, and you and I share that in common, among other things. We have been enjoying the light at dinner now too, it feels so strange. We even managed to squeeze in a few after dinner walks last week, which feels amazing!Delete
oh kim! your poetry and your photos... it is all so beautiful! i LOVE your poem... i want to print it out and post it up where i can be constantly reminded :) and i love love love that beautiful suncatcher as well!ReplyDelete
You are much too kind Jenny, thank you for your lovely words. I makes me smile to think you would print this out and use it as a reminder, big thank you for that.Delete
I think you would love making the Waldorf stars, your kiddos too. They are so much fun. Everyone we visited over the holidays got one, I kinda went a little crazy making them.
what lovely decorations !ReplyDelete
Love those moments, when something just looks picture perfect...and you managed to capture it in both photo and words. Nice post.ReplyDelete
Thank you :)Delete
Love all these gorgeous pictures but the window star is my most favorite! We'll need to make some as soon as the hearts that our in our windows come down! They are always such a cheery addition! xoReplyDelete
Thank you Shel. You guys definitely need to make some. We have hearts in our windows too, as you can see from one of the photos...the shadow is there :)Delete
Hope you are well my friend. xo
I love light. I did many projects on light in art school. :) The light here and in my home state is so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Very cool KC! Light certainly gives you a different perspective on things.Delete
This is just beautiful. Thank you. Your photos are wonderful, captured just right.ReplyDelete
We have lost the light today, it is dull and grey outside but yesterday the light was magnificent. When I opened my curtains in the morning the moon was shining so brightly, there was an orange/pink glow over the hills which were bright white with snow and the sky a beautiful blue. Later on we were driving to a group past a lake the sun was shining on the water making it a deep blue and with the snowy mountains behind it was breathtaking.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share these special moments.
That sounds wonderful. I love how light can transform a normal view into somethings spectacular.
You are most welcome, thank you for joining me and sharing :)
I love the photos Kim! Great reminder to slow down and appreciate our surroundings as well. Thanks. :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you Anke!Delete
the light in January and February are my favorites, I think because we are lacking during the start of winter. Lovely words :)ReplyDelete
Yes, that might be it for me too Karen. It is just such a lovely light, and filled with so much promise.Delete
Yes, I will :) Thanks for this post, thanks for your words, your photos. ..ReplyDelete
Have a lovely day!
Happy to have you joining me. You are most welcome.Delete
Yes, I join in, as much as I can:)ReplyDelete
Love your beautiful reflection and the beautiful star in your window.
Thank you Karin-Ida.Delete
This is just gorgeous. Gorgeous images, and thoughts. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks Heather...so nice to see you again :)Delete
Beautiful Kim- both images and words.ReplyDelete
You light up our lives.
Awe, thank you my friend. xoDelete
These photos are so magical! I especially love that last one! And that window star! I've always wanted one. Yours is lovely!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Summer. You would making the window stars, so much fun!Delete
Beautiful photos Kim. Beautiful words. Enjoy. xoReplyDelete
Thank you Julie. xoDelete
You have such a talent for photography as well as words, beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sally. xoDelete
This is beautiful, and needs a sharpened and wide opened eye to be captured! I love the colored folding!ReplyDelete
Oh very definitely yes! I love you window star too - we've got three on our garden doors of various shapes and sizes and I love watching the light shine through them!ReplyDelete
Thanks! We love the window stars. I got a little carried away over the holidays and made a ton of them. Our back door has four, and everyone we visited over the holidays received one :)Delete
something about that third photo- I. LOVE. IT.ReplyDelete
Thanks Amanda. Those are the doors to a cabinet in our bathroom that Justin made. I love it too :)Delete
I can't believe I missed this post! Somehow, it just slip through my feed. Beautiful words Kim. And yes, we are with you... heat, light, shadows, brilliance... all returning to our day to day life. The energy of it is intoxicating. Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts.ReplyDelete
Thanks Yanic. It is amazing to have the light returning, filling our home with warmth and shadows. It leaves a certain magic in the air :)Delete