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Light Play

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This morning the dogs let me sleep in until about 6:00. Then Emma tapped the edge of the bed. Bleary-eyed, I let her and Ruby out and wandered around the yard waiting for them to do their business. They were more interested in what might have spent the night in the shrubs by an old tree stump. Maybe a rabbit or a raccoon? I wandered away a few feet and what I saw made me run back into the house to get the camera.

I didn’t care that the ugliest hydro pole in the world was front and center of my photo. I just wanted to record that rainbow.

The first rays of morning light were doing strange things. The hedge around our place is usually all the same colour, but when the light hit patches of it, you would think it had two kinds of trees.

These are all western red cedars with no colour variation (except today).

When the sun went behind a cloud only moments later, the sky turned dark and so did the hedge. You are looking at the same stretch of hedging in the photo below as in the photos above.

The cloud hiding the sun moved on and the morning rays went to work again.

It was a real light show out there this morning. I’m so glad I didn’t sleep through it.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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41 thoughts on “Light Play

  1. Beautiful! What amazing differences the sun’s light makes. But getting up at six would be a push for me.

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  2. You must be happy the doggies woke you up! Fantastic morning-light pictures.

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  3. Photography is all about light! Nice shots Anneli. 😎

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  4. Beautiful capture of that rainbow and the light show!!! Wow. You can thank your adorable pups for getting you out of bed this morning. 🙂

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    • So right. Quite often my eyes are still glued half shut, and I’m grumbling all the way down the stairs, but then I see or feel or hear or smell something wonderful out there and I’m glad they dragged me outside.

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  5. There’s something so peaceful about seeing a rainbow, isn’t there? Great photographs, Anneli!

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  6. Love the light Anneli. “Lightly Child, Lightly!”

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  7. Beautiful, as only nature can produce.

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  8. Thank you for sharing the beautiful light show. I’m always chasing rainbows too.

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  9. That rainbow was intense, Anneli. Lovely light show all around – a good reason to get up early. 🙂

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  10. Beautiful gorgeous sunset, beautiful beautiful property!

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  11. It is quite amazing how the same subject can be so transformed by the play of light!

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  12. You captured the change in mood through your pictures so well, Anneli!

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  13. What a glorious light show!

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  14. That rainbow had exceptional color! I hope Ruby and Emma got special treats for waking you!

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  15. This was such a fantastic set of photos and I bet it was really exceptional in person!! Thanks for the beautiful post with rainbow and light changes displayed, Anneli.

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  16. Awesome. I’m not a morning person, so thank you for letting me live such a lovely morning through your photos. 🙂

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  17. So ein schöner Regenbogen, liebe Anneli. Zauberhaft.
    Die Sonne ist eine Zauberin, sie lässt die Welt freundlich und hell aussehen. 🙂 Wundervoll.
    Herzliche Grüße,
    Martina

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  18. Please thank the dogs from me for getting you out nice and early in the morning. Magnificence!

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  19. Absolutely stunning!

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