Blog Your Blessings: Light

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After a long, steady spring of blue skies and gentle blossoms, we've had tumultuous rainstorms and clouds tumbling everywhere. I love it. Each afternoon storm takes down the day's heat and liquefies light that paints the air itself with gold.

It's a beautiful sight. Sometimes my daughter calls me up to her room to see the clouds through her window, which faces west. Even when she was a new baby, she would watch the clouds while she lay in my arms at her meal times and wave her little arms to try to catch the dancing limbs. As she grew, we'd rearrange the furniture and sit in different places to find the just-right places to take in the light.
She has a poet's soul.

Though she's a busy girl now, she's taught me well to take a look around. Most often, I'm on my own doing it though. When I do, I recall the baby who used to wave at the trees and made me look.


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  1. Wow! The light through the trees in this shot is magnificent! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  2. This is such a beautiful post, the picture for starters, yes ...
    But it's not only your daughter who has the soul of a poet.
    She inhereted it from you!

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  3. My grandson loves to watch the leaves on the trees, blowing in the breeze. I can so relate. Kids do teach us to enjoy what we take for granted. Happy 4th!

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  4. The light quality in this photo is so very beautiful. Lovely.

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  5. Beautiful words and beautiful photo.

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  6. oh what glorious light!

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  7. Anonymous10:32 PM

    One of your best posts, Sandy. The beauty of the scene, the beauty of your daughter, yes. And also the wisdom you show. Her life is accelerating, and it will not be idle so much anymore. Your memories become more important as the child runs to becoming a teen and then an adult. And the wisdom that she will always, always turn toward the light as her mother taught her. Thank you indeed.

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  8. Beautiful photo but I love the words even more Sandy. What a moving and loving memory. Very sweet.

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  9. What a beautiful scene. So tranquil.

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  10. Anonymous2:00 AM

    you never failed to post a perfect photo all the time.

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  11. This is an extraordinary image. What a clear and sweet light.
    Often I think that our material light is almost night in comparison with the Light of the other World.

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  12. Awesome and yes, so underated!

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  13. Just when you think you've seen the best - Boom! I really liked this post. The photo is outstanding and the commentary, well, I think your fans who arrived before me have used up all the adjectives. Thanks, Pappy

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  14. Anonymous7:57 AM

    Your daughter obviously inherited her poet's soul, Sandy!

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  15. Anonymous9:20 AM

    Beautiful picture-and beautiful image of you and your daughter.

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  16. i am such a fan of light and its comforting qualities that was a lovely post and isn't it nice th at you can remember that about your daughter and will always have that memory

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  17. What a great story about your daughter, and what a beautiful photo to go along with it.

    Peace - D

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  18. what a lovely image and memory of your daughter. how sweet.
    I recall my oldest - at about 9 months old - coming into her room and she was sitting in her crib in front of the window staring out in the dead of night; mesmerized by a street light I am assuming. it was kind of unnerving and I ended up moving her crib.

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  19. As always, a stunning photograph, Sandy!

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  20. That reminds me that when I was a child, I would sit in a green chair in front of the living room window to soak up the light of the sun. It was such a comforting feeling.

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  21. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for coming by to visit on SkyWatch. I've been out of town just now getting around to visiting. JC

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  22. An astounding post as always... beautiful, simple, and something that is often overlooked...

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  23. Beautiful photo, and entry :)

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  24. Memories are great things. They remind us of times that have gone by, but will always remain in your mind. However busy your daughter might get, you will always be recall the baby who used to wave at the trees and made you look.

    Happy BYB Sunday and have a great week ahead.

    P.S. - I will look into the issue of getting the BYB blogroll to show updated posts. But, being technologically quite challenged I am not sure what I will be able to do.

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  25. Mahalo for your visit. My BYB Sunday is up now. Did you notice the change on my site? It's been undergoing a make-over, and somehow the links to the BYB participants disappeared, and for which I apologized in my post. I just discovered the missing links this morning. Since I have so many blogs, there has been lots of work to do to make them all upload faster and look better, and they are all still works in progress. :-)

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  26. AWESOME....such a unique capture. Love it.

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  27. Beautiful photograph and an even better blessing.

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  28. Anonymous9:40 PM

    It's images like this (and the eye to catch the moment) that remind us of the magic of nature.

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  29. Anonymous10:56 PM

    Amazing photo, Sandy! That's what I think whenever there's a steady stream of rain showers here in Manila. It washes away the unbearable heat and the smog.

    Blessings :)

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  30. That is one of the most touching posts. I too have snapshots of memories like that and they are precious. Thank you for sharing.

    And your photograph is perfect. Brilliantly captured.

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  31. This has brought tears to my eyes! What a wonderful memory of you with your baby girl! And an absolutely stunning picture!!

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  32. It's funny how young children are so fascinated by some of the things we take for granted Sandy. This is a beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing. God bless.

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  33. What a beautiful photo!

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  34. This is a really beautiful post. I love that kind of light.

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