Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunlight & Shadows

Very early this morning, the pavement was wet from last night's rain. Now, the sun is shining and the sky is a glorious blue. The next door pine trees provide a lovely mix of shadow graphics and the softest dapple effect in the moss along the fence line.

Glimpses of sunlight and shadows against the azure sky
Leading graphic shadows
Dappled sunlight

I couldn't resist a couple of photos from inside. I am eagerly anticipating the bloom of the white hyacinth bulb.



The pretty lime green spider mums are still holding on! I transferred them to my favorite vintage cobalt blue bottles. Moved these lovelies into the light from their perch on my kitchen windowsill. Anything to bring a smile while washing dishes and doing kitchen chores is a blessing!


I hope you enjoyed my little bits of sunlight today. Smile at the next person you see.. add a bit of sunshine to that life! Please visit My Little Home and Garden for her offering and links to the other participants. Happy week ahead!





24 comments:

  1. Beautiful sunny photos. I have a white hyacinth blooming on my mantel and the scent is lovely. What a delight to anticipate.

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    1. Lorrie... I just couldn't resist bringing home the little hyacinth from Friday's shopping trip. Hoping the blooming results are photo worthy! Thanks for the visit!

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  2. I can understand your anticipation of the hyacinth bloom, Susan; my amaryllis has shot up and a fat bud has formed near its base, so it's just a matter of time.

    I like the look of your brilliant sky and would that be green grass I see? I should mention that some snow has been flying about here today.

    It's very nice to see you at Sunlit Sunday again. Thank you.

    -Karen

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    1. Somehow I always miss out on forcing an amaryllis to bloom for Christmas! But I eagerly await those beauties in the garden come springtime. The green is mostly moss that grows along the fence row and a nice variety of weeds. How is it that the frost or freezing temps never kill the weeds? Thanks for hosting Sunlit Sunday. Smiles...Susan

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  3. I love hyacinths and have lots of them planted in the bed by the back door. I love to walk by, when they bloom, or open the window near the door to enjoy the perfume.

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  4. the color of the sky . . . the shadows of the fence . . . the cobalt blue bottles . . . wonderful!

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    1. The sky was just amazing that day... couldn't decide "azure" or "Alice blue"... was a lovely day! The bottles are a favorite, too. Thanks for dropping in.

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  5. Beautiful sky... And fence shadows! Love your flowers in those blue bottles...πŸ˜‰ beautiful!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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    1. Gert... The blue bottles sit on my kitchen windowsill and catch the more amazing afternoon sun. They can often be seen with whatever little offering I can find in my yard! Your visit is appreciated.

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  6. Beautiful sunny photos. I love the sun through the blue bottles. Blessings, Pamela

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    1. Pamela.. the blue bottles are a favorite! Thanks for stopping by! This activity challenges my camera skills!

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  7. Bring on spring, sunshine, and flowers.

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  8. Lovely compositions--a hint of spring there!
    Nice to see you posting more. :)

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    1. Oh, Jen... when the Christmas decorations come down, I begin looking for Spring! I am not a Winter person... not complaining... I know the earth needs to rest and rejuvenate, but I am ready for the buttercups to blossom! Your visits are welcome and appreciated!

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  9. Susan, I love the way you captured the beautiful sunlight. Your photos made me smile. I will pass that along to others today. I will also visit My Little Home and Garden. Have a wonderful day, Susan.

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    1. Christa.. thanks for your kind comment. Always good to see you here.

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  10. It all looks so very lovely at your place.

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    1. Oh, but the weeds are so green...now for a sprig of grass or two! Enjoy your lovely summer while we wish for Spring! Thanks for the visit!

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  11. Such a sweet photo of you and your cat Susan!

    Madelief x

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  12. Love the fence shadows! I need to pick up a few of those blue bottles - they're lovely for garden bouquets. I've seen them occasionally at Value Village. Very pretty blue sky. I'm in the middle of a snowstorm :)

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    1. Oh my Kathie...stay warm! The temp has dropped considerably here to below freezing in the early morning. The blue Bromo Seltzer bottles were roadside finds at a flea market in Tennessee. The next time you see them...be sure to pick up a couple. You will enjoy!

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