“Natural light” is this week’s theme, one that’s right up my camera lens. I’m enthralled by light. As a morning person who feels that if I didn’t get walking before sunrise I’m running late, I have lots of sunrise photos…so I’m going to avoid those. Those of you who follow me have seen lots of them in various posts. Let’s go with something different, something smaller than grand vistas, which have already been done beautifully by our hostesses.

I’ve shared this photo before, but it’s one of my favorites for showcasing natural light.

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“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Light in Descanso Gardens, California.

“O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”
― Roman Payne

Light on milkweed pod.

“We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.”
― Leonora Carrington

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert, Arizona

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“My first memory is of light — the brightness of light — light all around.”
― Georgia O’Keefe

Since I held off on sunrises, let’s grab a Wyoming sunset to close.

  1. restlessjo says:

    Your opener is the show stealer, Janet. A truly beautiful moment 🙂 🙂

  2. Tish Farrell says:

    A truly magical set of magic light moments. The deer and the rabbit – simply fabulous.

  3. Sue says:

    I love the deer and rabbit in the light, and also your milkweed pod, Janet

  4. peggy says:

    No words can really describe the beauty of nature that you have captured. I love everyone of these perfect photographs.

  5. Love the variety of the collection – but I wonder what the conversation was between the deer and the rabbit.

  6. Tina Schell says:

    Wonderful post Janet. For me the simple beauty of the milkweed pod in the light is the star of the show.

    • Glad you enjoyed them, Tina. That milkweed pod was right by our front porch in Illinois and one day the light was just right, so I grabbed my camera and started shooting. I love milkweed pods anyway but the light really enhanced the loo.

  7. Dan Antion says:

    These are so lovely, Janet. You did an excellent job with the theme!

  8. Amy says:

    What a beautiful natural light collection, Janet! The first image, magical indeed! The light on milkweeds is priceless and the Wyoming sunset stunning.

  9. Hammad Rais says:

    This is quite a treat for the sore eyes, Janet. Especially that close up of milkweed pod 🙂

    • Aren’t milkweed pods beautiful, Hammad? And they stay beautiful as the seeds come loose and float through the air, although I suppose if they take root all over your yard, you might not enjoy them as much. I always left some for the butterflies, but they have a tendency to multiply easily!

  10. JohnRH says:

    Excellent. Love that first one. Special.

  11. rugby843 says:

    Outstanding photos

  12. The stag and sunset are my favorites in this collection. Oh, they’re gorgeous, Janet!

  13. Lovely images. Love the one with the deer. The light is perfect.

  14. Can I just say that you and your camera nailed this one. Impressive shots, Janet. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  15. de Wets Wild says:

    That opening shot is good enough for a remake of a Disney-movie! What a beautiful, beautiful image that is, Janet.

  16. Jane says:

    Janet all these images are outstanding… however, the one that captivated me was the milkweed. The light illuminated the silky seeds and transported me back to childhood memories of a milkweed field near the home where I grew up in PA. ~Jane

  17. pattimoed says:

    Hi, Janet. I love these. Your image of the deer and the milk pod are especially stunning. Lovely!

  18. Leya says:

    I love that first image, its dreamy, otherworldly feeling. How wonderful to have that image for ever. And the pod with its magical lighting. A beautiful post.

  19. Resa says:

    Exceptional photos, Janet!

  20. Lovely photos all around Janet! The milkweed pod is my favourite!

  21. Tina Schell says:

    Commented on this one earlier Janet but had to stop by again to give you a smile re your bones on Frank’s post! They did give me quite a smile this morning so thanks for that!

    • Thanks for taking the extra time to come back and comment here as well, Tina. The first bones and the skull are right by our cabin in Wyoming. When you’re in the mountains or really anywhere in nature much, you tend to find bones, part of the natural cycle of life. I’m happy they gave you a smile this morning. Enjoy Thursday!

  22. Lovely images, Janet! 🌞

  23. Marsha says:

    Janet, these are all lovely choices. My favorites are the deer in the meadow, the milkweed and the riparian narcissistic swan. All are beautiful, how could I not love the blossoms and the red sun? Well done, my friend! 🙂

  24. The pictures of deer between trees and white flowers are quite beautiful!