The Nice Light

I know “nice” is a tired word and I try not to use it, but in this case, I have to. When the sun dips low in the sky, for a few minutes the rays pass through the lower atmosphere where, I presume it’s the dust particles that enhance its golden colour. Any objects this late evening sunshine rests on, are turned to gold. Where does “nice” come in? Whenever I see the trunks of the fir trees turn gold, I always say, “Oh look! There’s that nice light again.”

In this post I don’t have much of a story, but I wanted to share “the nice light” with you.

The big maple and the firs soak it up.??????????

The tall firs reach up to catch “the nice light.”??????????

Through the gaps in the trees, the trunks of the neighbour’s trees are dabbed with light.??????????

The green leaves in the foreground (left) are part of the same maple tree as the golden lime-coloured ones. The trees to the right are hollies.

??????????The show is nearly over as the sun sinks lower yet. Now it’s mostly the clouds that are touched by colour. The same cloud that spat twenty drops of rain on our parched grass, is painted pink by the sun as it says, “See you tomorrow.”


32 thoughts on “The Nice Light

  1. Personally, I’m greatly in favor of nice — especially nice people. Dare I say nice is nice? I just did!
    And your photos are lovely. That nice light makes everything look prettier. (I think “pretty” may be out of favor, too!)


    • For sure, nice and pretty are tired words, but if someone tells me I’m nice or I’m pretty, who am I to argue? And the same goes for blog content. I’m glad you like the “nice light” and the “pretty” trees.


  2. Beautiful photos, Anneli. Yes, gorgeous does suit the photos well, too! Dawn is so right on that one. Last night at approximately 7:00 pm, we were driving through the Lantzville area, stuck in traffic due to a major accident on the highway. Wayne was getting a tad frustrated with all the traffic, as we just wanted to get home. I said to him, “Well, there is nothing we can do about the traffic. We are all stuck in the same boat. On the bright side, look at how beautifully these trees are illuminated by the sun shining through the forest. The colors are so nice!” So, yes “NICE LIGHT” is very appropriate! “Nice” is overused, but it seems to cover so many things and situations. 🙂


  3. We were in the forest today and its really too bad I didn´t have a camera along. When the sunrais get through till to the bottom of the dark forest, its so very touching. Those pictures made me dream about our beautiful nature. Then the sun put the light on some beautiful mushrooms. I just loved your pictures!


  4. Nice is a word that has only one association for me. There was a tragic situation which called for a particular person to make a profound statement. We waited; it was going to have such depth. And then he uttered the words
    “It’s nice to be nice”. I’m afraid I’ve never got over it Anneli, but your pix are great!


    • I understand! I remember when I was teaching grade two, I drew a picture of a bed on the chalkboard and printed “nice” on it, trying to help them remember that “nice” is a tired word and we should let it rest while we think of another word to use in its place. But poor you – (It’s nice to be nice) what a profound statement . 🙂


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