Sunday, 18 January 2015

Sunlit Sunday

This week in looking for sunny moments I have been looking out of the window as I sat at my desk and watching for blue skies and then photographing them.

It is a simple thing, but it really makes you aware of what is going on outside and you really do appreciate it when the blue comes instead of the grey!





It is amazing how on different days and at different times the clouds differ so much.  The colour of the sky and the clouds changes too.



Of course it has rained quite a bit too this week, although we haven't had any snow thank goodness.  It doesn't mean that you cannot look for sunny opportunities if it rains though.  Here I had some fun taking pictures of the raindrops on the window once the sun came out again.


Then I played with the focus a bit and make some lovely sunny sparkles!



At the end of the day as the sun goes down sometimes you get some beautiful sights.  One day the sun really seemed to be putting on a great show.  Doing this I have really noticed how it is staying lighter later every day.  I am not going round shutting the curtains and turning on the lights as early as I was.



There was a red sky one night, but it wasn't a Shepherds Delight the next day, it was a very cold and frosty morning instead!


After all your kind comments last week about my lovely vase on the windowsill I thought you might like to see this trio of candle holders that are catching the light on another windowsill.  It is a lovely simple pleasure to see them as you walk past.

 
I hope that you have a sunny Sunday and that there is a plenty of sun in your week!

I am joining in with Karen for Sunlit Sunday.

Amy

45 comments:

  1. Gorgeous sunset Amy, I've been noticing a little more light in the days as well. Lots of sun here this morning, although I suspect it's really chilly out there. CJ xx

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  2. Of course your days are getting longer and ours shorter. Can't see much in the way of sunrise or sunset in this house, but I do remember some of the most spectacular sunrises at our old house. Glass always looks great catching the sun and those look like melting gold. Take care.

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  3. Love those pictures! Not a hint of sun here this morning. But it's snowing! Enjoy your Sunday.

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  4. Beautiful pictures, we had a little flurry of snow yesterday that didn't last long and a hard frost this morning with a little sun this morning. Love the sun glinting off your beautiful candle holders.

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  5. I am basking in the sun just now. It is shining through the window and wonderfully warming. Not a cloud in the sky in Glasgow. Have a lovely Sunday. x

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  6. Such beautiful photos! I especially like the raindrops.
    Thank you for sharing and have a lovely new week!

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  7. Oh now I do like a good cloud! I remember reading once about using the colours of the sky as an inspiration for knitting a scarf. Each day you would match the colour to your wool and knit a couple of rows. Logistically I suppose you would have to limit your colour palette otherwise there would be no end of woolly purchases but I thought it was an interesting idea. Love your sparkly picture - for some reason it reminds me of the seaside! Have a lovely week x Jane

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  8. Lovely photos, all those different skies. It's very grey here today, we woke up to a smattering of snow which I'm hoping doesn't stay around very long.

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  9. I love your sky series. Quite a study on clouds and changing colors. Rain drops -- what fun! Happy Sun Lit Sunday!

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  10. For some reason, your photographs got me into album sleeves. One of your wonderful cloud shots reminded me of the rear cover of 'Imagine' and the sunset ones took me into 'Hotel California' Must have been something in the tea this morning.

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  11. I might have clicked too soon. So you might get this twice. For some reason, your photos go me into thinking of album covers. One of your lovely cloud shots reminded me of the rear of 'Imagine' and the sunsets transported me to 'Hotel California'. Must have been something in the tea this morning.

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  12. Loved how you have captured so many different blue skies. then finished with the sun shining on those pretty glasses, Enjoy your Sunday

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  13. Hello Amy, I just love your cotton wool cloud photos with the stunning blue sky. yes it's lovely to see a little of blue sky, those droplets of rain are amazing, with such brilliant patterns. And my word what FABULOUS, STUNNING, sunsets, it's not something I see. Love, love the candle holders.
    Simple but beautiful pleasures.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  14. Lovely photos! I too have noticed the days getting longer. It makes me feel good!

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  15. Definitely lighter later, and this week the sun rises before 8am for the first time in weeks! Yay! It is good to focus on sunlight and think about it :o)

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  16. Awesome photos ! I love clouds to . I love the fact that the sun is setting later every evening . Today we have rain but hope for sun tomorrow ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  17. I'm loving how the days are stretching out a little bit at a time. Your sunny photos are lovely to see on this overcast day here in my part of the world.

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  18. i guess they call it boken ... very cool. i have always loved clouds. but i would say within the last 2 years i have really begun taken huge amounts of cloud pictures. they are so lovely. just to stare at for years. they are happy. not that i don't love Virginia clouds. but i have found that out west clouds are more amazing to me. i don't get to see them often enough. without all the mountains like we have in VA. or maybe it is just the wide open spaces? i don't know but they are such more. huger. bigger. whatever you wish to call them. just mindblowing to me. any who ... have a lovely weekend. take care. ( :

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  19. Awesome pictures, Amy! Happy Sunday to you.

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  20. I've also noticed that when I leave work I don't need my dipped headlights on, just the side, so the nights are a little lighter. Gorgeous sunshine today and quiet... no wind! I'm looking forward to starting to see the sunrises again in the mornings. Have a wonderful Sunday xx

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  21. Looks like we're in for a sunny Sunday today. Had our walk before breakfast and could feel the day warming as we walked.

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  22. Three cheers for the days getting longer! I am noticing the same thing as you - I'm not putting down the blinds and turning on the lights as early.

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  23. Lovely photos Amy, it is definitely staying a little lighter each evening now. Won't be long until those long warm nights start, she says hopefully!

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  24. I too love to watch the clouds....
    This past Summer was particularly spectacular....
    Love the shiny raindrops....
    Enjoy your Sunday Amy....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  25. I'm back after missing the first couple. Have a good day

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  26. Wishing you a sunny Sunday too darling Amy Girl! I love the sky too & sunsets on my little Bay are my absolute favorite! I love your sunny sparkle pics especially - and your beautiful candle holders! XO

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  27. Your post reminds me of a certain Joni Mitchell song. :) Your candle holders look really pretty. I'm all about watching the light through colored glass.

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  28. I really like the raindrops on the window photos. So pretty. The candle holders are sweet as they catch the light through the window. I'm sure they're just as pretty with a lit candle inside and would cast a soft warm glow. I hope you see more sunny days soon. Hugs. Pam

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  29. Those skies look lovely on a crisp winter's day. I am the opposite at the moment and hoping for a little less sun, its steamy hot where we are! Hope the sun shines for you this week :)

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  30. nice idea! I can't imagine what Hubby would think I was up to if I started repeatedly photographing the sky out of the window though...

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  31. I've noticed the days slowly getting longer too, thank goodness. I also find myself looking for blue skies too after the long grey days we had during December - we had a lovely one this afternoon once the fog had lifted. x

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  32. Gorgeous photos Amy :) And your little vases are so sweet :)
    Hope you had a great Sunday,
    Jillxo

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  33. Lovely photos bring on the sunshine I'm getting a lid fed up with the wind and rain now😀

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  34. bright sunny skies always win me over :) Today has been dreary so I thoroughly enjoyed your photos!!

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  35. The sky has thrown everything at us this week.. great pics of it though. I am noticing the evenings getting lighter, now we just need it to heat up a bit. Doesn't seem much chance of that just yet. Keep warm!

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  36. It's so lovely to watch the sky - always changing with clouds moving this way and that. It's wonderful to notice the evenings growing the tiniest bit longer. The glass on your windowsill just glows. Beautiful!

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  37. The sky is ever changing, isn't it, Amy! I think my favourite photo is the raindrops on the window. It reminds me of bubbles, large and small, floating through the air. The fiddling with focus shots are fun too.

    Karen

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  38. These are really great pictures Amy! A blue sky is so cheery, don't you think? I really like your raindrops pictures too, and those candle holders are so pretty!

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  39. Such beautiful skies.
    Hugs and have a great week,
    Meredith

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  40. Beautiful photos ...
    I hope you have a great week!
    Tammy x

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  41. Lots of pretty, and clever, photos Amy. I especially like the rain drops, as I find them so difficult to capture. A storm is brewing here - I'd better grab the camera and have another go! x

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  42. Love the raindrops picture.

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  43. Lovely photos, Amy - gorgeous sun here this morning after such a grey misty day yesterday:)

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  44. It is just so odd to me to see rain on your blog as I sit and looks outside to feet and feet of white stuff! Your little plants from your Five on Friday post make it seem like spring where you are. We won't see sprouts until May, at least! Enjoy every minute, Friend! *hugs* :)

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  45. Fantastic photos of the clouds and sky! Love them all! x

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