Monday, March 21, 2011

Cast in gold

It has been a long winter, too many grey days, too cold, spring too slow in arriving.

But I think perhaps I have been too busy of late, too occupied with other things. For at some point in the last few weeks the days have g
rown longer, the sun has climbed higher and grown warmer.

Whilst preparing dinner I suddenly realised that the kitchen was bathed in golden light. It flooded in at every window, painting everything it reached. I stopped my rushing, picked up my camera and took the time to notice and drink it up, to relish and luxuriate in the moment.

Shafts of golden light fell upon the emerging buds of the young apple tree branch cut down by overzealous neighbours and placed optimistically in a jug of water.

The old wooden pew was brushed with a warm glow, the wood made warm and welcoming in that magical light.

The bowl of fruit turned golden, bathed in sunlight.

Light danced in the corners of my kitchen that day, it was brief but glorious, I felt filled with hope.

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Blogger Monica said...

I love your fruit bowl!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011 12:35:00 pm  
Blogger Dotty said...

So beautiful- I love that the little bud is springing into life

Monday, March 21, 2011 12:47:00 pm  
Anonymous Paula said...

It's amazing how a little sunlight completely changes how you see things and lifts up your mood no end, it does mine :-)

Monday, March 21, 2011 12:50:00 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

I thought much the same thing when I woke this weekend and realized it was the sun at the bedroom window that had done it. Being woken by sunlight seems the most glorious treat after the winter.

Monday, March 21, 2011 1:35:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

I am new to your blog. Wonderful light in the photos. Looking forward to keeping up with you. x

Monday, March 21, 2011 2:04:00 pm  
Blogger Shelley in SC said...

Mmmm, I love your golden, buttery light. Yes, spring is coming. Just in the nick of time : ).

Monday, March 21, 2011 2:32:00 pm  
Blogger Frances said...

You've caught that golden glow beautifully. Isn't wonderful when we do have that time to savor some fleeting moment?

Best wishes.

Monday, March 21, 2011 3:08:00 pm  
Blogger Susan in the Boonies said...

Thank you so much for stopping what you were doing, taking note, and then having the skills and creativity to capture it, so that you could share it with us. How very lovely!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011 3:16:00 pm  
Blogger dottycookie said...

You're right, such a treat - and about time too!

Monday, March 21, 2011 5:07:00 pm  
Blogger Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I love those fleeting moments. Beautiful save with the apple branch.

Monday, March 21, 2011 5:58:00 pm  
Anonymous kim said...

I feel all warm and cuddly after reading this.

Monday, March 21, 2011 6:04:00 pm  
Anonymous lucy said...

Such glorious, warm light indeed and your words, oh, those words - they echo in my ear!

happy spring!

Monday, March 21, 2011 9:17:00 pm  
Blogger Isabelle said...

Really lovely. You've lifted my spirits. It was springlike here too in Edinburgh.

Monday, March 21, 2011 9:56:00 pm  
Blogger Bethany Hissong said...

For some reason this year it seems like we all really needed the sun to shine quicker. I was so happy this weekend when we had the same bright light! Pretty photos Rebecca!

Monday, March 21, 2011 11:34:00 pm  
Blogger Jo's Corner said...

Beautiful pictures. The apple ones are frame worthy.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 12:31:00 pm  
OpenID frayedattheedge said...

I love this time of year, as the garden gradually wakes up, and the days lengthen and get warmer.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:25:00 pm  
Blogger Bee said...

Lovely lambent light!
Your pictures are gloriously golden . . . encouraging me to alliterative excesses.

From now until the end of June, every day will be lighter still. I love, love, love this time of year.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:41:00 pm  
Blogger silverpebble said...

I could hardly believ today's sunshine - and warmth! I sat in the playground and watched the girls on the slide. I couldn't quite get my head round the arrival of Spring.

That hopeful feeling is seriously welcome, isn't it?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 9:51:00 pm  
Blogger Linda said...

The light there is wonderful, we have been out in the sun too today, such a pleasure.

Saturday, March 26, 2011 3:59:00 pm  
Blogger Jane said...

The light makes it a bit easier, but we still have lots of snow. And, cold, cold temperature. Vacation can not come soon enough.

Sunday, March 27, 2011 1:54:00 pm  
Anonymous sweetmyrtle said...

beautiful photos, so warming!
ginny x

Monday, March 28, 2011 1:26:00 pm  
OpenID skybluepinkish said...

There is something very special when the light is just right. It can turn a moment into a magical one. Beautiful photographs.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:59:00 pm  

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