Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Afternoon Light (006/365)

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“The eastern light our spires touch at morning,
The light that slants upon our western doors at evening,
The twilight over stagnant pools at batflight,
Moon light and star light, owl and moth light,
Glow-worm glowlight on a grassblade.
O Light Invisible, we worship Thee!”

T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965), U.S.-born—British poet, critic. "Choruses from 'The Rock'...."

TIME:  3:12 PM
PLACE:  The living room
SUBJECT:  Light & shadow on secretary hutch

I generally do not care for winter – the shorter periods of daylight contribute to this dislike quite a bit.  However, I do appreciate the late afternoon sun streaming through my windows and the warmth it spreads into the front of my home.  Shadows seem longer and the light seems more ethereal during January afternoons.  It whispers of the promise of longer days to come.


Christina said...

Looking forward to more daylight. Pretty furniture piece.

Mari said...

Great shot of the sunlight and shadows!

Dot O said...

Beautiful Sujomi - and so true about the light. Our houses must face the same way. What keeps me going is knowing the days are getting longer!

Happy New Year!

Susan said...

I was just thinking today that the days will start getting longer now. I like your picture and your thoughts about sun in winter. I do appreciate it so much on those rare occasions it appears in winter.

Michelle said...

Cool lighting....but what I'm wondering is what that red thing on the floor is?

Sujomi said...

Michelle - The red thing is a Klutz juggling bag of my son's. Lord knows how long it had been there. It was casting a long shadow as well, so I left it in the picture. I think he finally picked it up that evening.