WPC: Half-Light

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

-Rumi, beginning of Spring Giddiness

When spring comes, so does the light. It shines on those dreams that laid dormant through the winter, it offers a warm touch later in the evening. The light makes me see all the beautiful new details springing forth in the extra light and growth of spring. It is an exciting time and it is also a challenging time.

Rumi always touches me and I feel this poem reminds me that spring is the time to try, to grow and to enjoy. There really are so many different ways to see the beauty in the world and sticking to what we always do is only one way.

**This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge, this week’s theme is “half-light”. You can find more posts, HERE.

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17 comments

    1. Thank you, Maria. The other night, as I walked out of my boys room after saying goodnight, I saw our tree full of crab apple blossoms glowing with soft golden light. I ran to get my camera and was able to take about 15 pictures before the light fell below the horizon. Such a lovely moment in time. I am so happy to hear you like it πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Laura. I really think late afternoon spring light is one of my very favorites.
      The challenge asked to include a poem we thought linked with our photograph that we liked and talk about why. It was fun to find the connection.

      1. You’re welcome. You did well finding one that works. I’ve looked for quotes sometimes and it’s hard to find one that matches what I want to say. Spring has a sad feeling to me in a way. I’m not sure why since it signifies rebirth.

      2. Interesting. I find it challenging too! There is a lot of vulnerability in spring that is uncomfortable most of the time for me. I am more of a late summer into fall and even the beginnings of winter kind of gal πŸ™‚

      3. I’m the same way! I love fall and winter….the rains have been heavenly to me. When I was younger I adored summer because I used to like to tan and swim. But now my interests have changed and I find fall so much more comforting plus I love sweaters and fireplaces. πŸ™‚

  1. I like to really look closely at your photos Carrie, this beautiful Crab Apple flower is another reason why. If you look closely at the petals, each one has it’s own individual texture. The darker petals are like organs with veins running through them, those with the sun reflecting light are all different. Two petals actually look like rock, solid and dense. I can even see a butterfly has landed on the flower, the bottom petals are like fine driftwood, the colours and shadows look both stormy and yet their is a sunshower peeking through. Your photos are amazing and captivating Carrie. Did you learn this as a child, this was how I recall it goes…
    Da spring has sprung
    Da grass has riz
    And all the pretty flowers is
    Da bird is on the wing
    Now isn’t that absurd
    I always thought the wing was on the bird

    An oldie but a goodie Carrie, but not beautiful and original like your poetry
    Love your posts
    Hugs from across the miles
    From
    Annie in Australia 🌞 🌴 🌊

    1. I have not heard of this fun saying, Annie. Thank you for sharing it. I really appreciate that you look so deeply. I do the same to so many of my favorite photographers/bloggers. There is a lot to be said in a photograph. Your comments about the petals made me smile, I noticed their individuality when I was editing this image, brought out by the incredible light on that night. Have a wonderful day and thank you for your kind, thoughtful words.

    1. Thank you, Chris. It was such a splendid evening. The light was thick and glowing perfectly. Probably the only day of the year where it feels just so. So happy I caught it.

    1. Hello, Robyn. So nice to hear from you. Yes, Rumi knows how to say it just as it needs to be said! I felt so fortunate to catch this light, quite a feeling to be drenched in golden light and looking closely at such beautiful blooms.

      1. The perfect place to be πŸ˜ƒ
        Thank you Carrie x I’m not at my desk as often these days and do miss popping around to visit. Outside beckons though at this time of year – after the heat and before the cold.

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