Tag Archives: Sun

Shine On, Happy Summer!

By Vladimir Brezina

The Summer Solstice occurred this morning, so we in the Northern Hemisphere are now officially into Summer. Happy Summer, everyone!

(Or, of course, to those in the Southern Hemisphere, Happy Winter!)

And, very appropriately for the occasion, Ailsa’s photo challenge this week is Shine

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(Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, 2011. Story and more photos here.)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Let There Be Light!

Artificial lights are all very well, but they can’t compete with the real thing!

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(Two more interpretations of “Let There Be Light!” are here and here.)

Travel Theme: Bright

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Bright.

As the sun rises in the sky, its bright light begins to filter through the forest…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun, Take Two

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Sun. I’ve already posted one response, but here’s another one.

Here comes the Sun!

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

But you never see the same sun twice…

Two successive sunrises at Amelia Island, Florida. More photos are here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Sun.

Suspended lion face
Spilling at the centre
Of an unfurnished sky
How still you stand,
And how unaided
Single stalkless flower
You pour unrecompensed.

The eye sees you
Simplified by distance
Into an origin,
Your petalled head of flames
Continuously exploding.
Heat is the echo of your
Gold.

Coined there among
Lonely horizontals
You exist openly.
Our needs hourly
Climb and return like angels.
Unclosing like a hand,
You give for ever.

Philip Larkin, Solar

(Cape Cod Bay, July 2011; more photos are here)

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My second interpretation of “Sun” is here.

Other nice “Sun” posts: