Sunday, January 8, 2012

Light and Shadow

In giving thanks today for the 1000 gifts (3 a day) --the joy dare involves "light that caught you, a reflection that surprised you, a shadow that fell lovely. This first picture is of light that caught me

My hubby had opened the curtains wide and the immense pleasure of the light spilling on the tabletop just made me smile.  The next picture --a reflection that surprised you-- was on this little unique vase that sits on the tabletop

This vase holds just one flower. It is made of pottery . My son purchased this for me in the Mountains of Saluda, NC. I loved how the sunlight reflected on the top of the vase.


Last of all a shadow that fell lovely---this one was a surprise for me! It also includes a reflection


This is a pond that sits outside our window. It has a large fountain  which causes the rippling of water which is reflected on the grass. The larger shadows are the tree trunks of the pine trees---why are they bent?   It has to do with the shadows in the water and then on the grass-- it struck me as beautiful.  I am thankful for light and how it changes things. I can apply this whole thing Spiritually too, of course! We celebrated Epiphany this week which includes the concept of Jesus being this light of the world. Light changes things! Jesus is the great light spoken of in Is 60:1--and as John 1 says--The Light of the world. The beauty of regular light and all of its splendor can speak to me about his greater light.

Here is a poem written by a sixth grader:

Heavenly, Bright
Shining, Warming, Uplifting
Colorful, White, Shaded, Playful
Cooling, Dancing, Mocking
Mischievous, Cantankerous

I am linking to Spiritual Sundays here:


  1. Great picture catches - and love the 6th grader's poem!

    Have a great day in the Lord's house.

  2. Hello NannyKim,

    Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I like the theme you followed in your photos.


  3. Nice! You have an eye for beauty!
    Blessings as you continue to share your talents here.

  4. Hi, Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I had to smile, we both posted on "light" in very different ways and I am captivated by your post. Wonderful job for all three situations. I must also say I love NC artesians. Have a blessed day. I am your newest follower. I follow 1000 Gifts but since I had already started my "Year of Gratitude" blog theme, did not do the 1000 Gifts for this year. I am intrigued by your post and plan on coming back as often as possible to see how you capture the daily challenges. Blessings.

  5. What a great post, I love all of your photos and analogy you used of Jesus being the light. Really nice.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. I love light. First thing we do in the morning is open all the shutters and blinds. We have neighbors who never open theirs. I can't understand it. Your pictures are lovely. Thank you for sharing them.