Friday, December 18, 2009

The Light of the Moon and the Stars

LK Ludwig's photo prompt for today is the light of the moon and the stars. I scanned a 1926 illustration of H. Willebeek Le Mair from my children's copy of A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. The illustration goes with the poem Escape at Bedtime:

The lights from the parlor and kitchen shone out

Through the blinds and the windows and bars;

And high overhead and all moving about,

There were thousands and millions of stars.

There ne'er were such thousands of leaves on a tree,

Nor of people in church or the park,

As the crowds of the stars that look down upon me,

And that glittered and winked in the dark.

The Dog, and the Plough, and the Hunter, and all

And the Star of the Sailor and Mars,

These shone in the sky, and the pail by the wall

Would be half full of water and stars.

They saw me at last, and they chased me with cries,

And they soon had me packed into bed;

But the glory kept shining and bright in my eyes,

And the stars going round in my head.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Light of the Ordinary and the Everyday

LK Ludwig's photo prompt for today is THE LIGHT OR THE ORDINARY AND THE EVERYDAY. This is sunrise at my house on an ordinary day. Same scene everyday, but oh so beautiful. An ordinary day--extraordinarily beautiful.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Light of Winter (L.K.Ludwig's photo prompt)

L.K. Ludwig is hosting a photo prompt, titled the Light of Winter, on her blog, The Poetic Eye. Here's the link: It started yesterday, which I missed, but today's prompt is "The Miracle of Light".

Below is my photo. It is a photo of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. GMF is a tiny town nestled underneath the mountains which rise high around it on 3 sides. Winter here can be terribly dark especially now when we are so close to the solstice. Sunlight on the pond at the center of town lasts from about 10:00a.m. to 2p.m. Being in GMF during these brief hours of sun makes the sun seem like a miracle. It is truly a sight to behold.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cabin Fever

Finally the sun has come out and this is the view out my back window. Those rocks in the distance are the Garden of the Gods. To tell the truth, I really love gray, snowy days. I love the change in light. Living in Colorado we have so many days of sunshine and it is bright bright sun--no filtering by clouds or humidity. So when we get cloudy days I just enjoy the change. But after shovelling a foot of snow and the bitter cold temperatures even I was glad to see the sun. Here's what I have been working on while snow bound.