Fleeting Rays of Sunshine

After the past two days of rain and last night’s wild and woolly weather, this afternoon’s fleeting rays of sunshine were most welcome.

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Snow-eating fog enhanced the moment as

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ever-present beech leaves emitted their own specks of light.

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And suddenly my world was aglow.


So was my heart because I discovered that a friend had visited.

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A fallen oak branch revealed a fun find: jelly ear fungi aka Auricularia auriula.
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And the vernal pool offered a reflective stance.

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Within a single droplet, time was encapsulated.

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Elsewhere, numerous other droplets enhanced twigs and

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hairy bristles.

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Pine needles displayed their own adornments as

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new growth showed its preparation for the days ahead.

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All the while, former growth glowed in the knowledge of previous light while

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some knew its days were waning.

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The same was true for others caught on a downward trend.


Beauty beheld glints of contradiction while

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messages reverberated outward.

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A nearby spire gave off its own light filled with hope and direction as

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the sun’s last rays bounced off gathered clouds.

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Fog once again enveloped the field and all who live here.

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One newly created bright spot captured my attention as I headed in.

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Day is done. The fleeting rays of sunshine have moved beyond.





10 thoughts on “Fleeting Rays of Sunshine

  1. Wonderful photos! I’m glad to see your vernal pool after a year or so of nearby logging – it looks untouched.

    I had to leave my desk and get out in the woods yesterday when I saw that a glimpse of the sun was imminent. It was kind of magical.

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  2. Nice pics..loved the fog..any signs of Spring, since it must be coming early??

    How many times must the cannonballs fly before they’re forever banned? Bob Dylan

    Sent from my iPad


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    1. Just returned from an all day workshop in Augusta. Still chilly here. We have a tad bit of snow. None in the Augusta area. But other than that, no “real” signs of spring. Stay tuned, however.


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