Thursday, February 17, 2011

Simple Pleasure : Late Afternoon Sunlight



There is something magical about late afternoon sunlight.

Whatever room walked into at that time of day tends to be bathed in liquid gold.  When it streams through lace curtains, it leaves lovely patterns on the walls.


These days, any sunshine is a welcome sight but late afternoon sunshine is extra special. It disappears quickly, welcoming the cold, starless  winter nights.



Sometimes, it's nice to stand in front of a window and let the sunlight pour onto one's face. It's at moments like that I like to whisper a few words to the Creator, giving thanks for the precious simple pleasure of the afternoon sun. Then, it's gone and one can only hope for its return during the next day of life.


Dayle, from the blog "A Collection of This and That" sponsors today's Simple Pleasures party in which Writing Straight from the Heart is participating. Please take a minute to check out all the other simple pleasure entries by clicking on :(http://alittleofthisandthat2.blogspot.com/ ).

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF DAY?

27 comments:

Victorian1885 said...

Lovely images..I love the sunshine streaming thru the curtains!

withpenandcamera said...

Love the photos, Susan. The sunlight looks so pleasant and inviting.

Blessings,
Joan

One Heart (Marcia) said...

LOVE IT! Love the pictures and love that light. I might share something similar. Was wondering what to share this week because we are so blessed by so many simple pleasures. Don't you just love how Dayle's Simple Pleasures makes us even more aware of them?
Blessings!

Oh, and I just love that ear wiggling bunny. ;) Too cute.

Simply Be... said...

Susan, we are kindred spirits when it comes to this! How perfectly beautiful!
Thank you for sharing your lovely words and photos :-)
God's grace..Trish

middle child said...

Thanks for sharing your sunshine. I'd forgotten what it looks like. BTW - Being directly in the sun does lift one's spirits. It is a medical fact. And yes,...it is God Who creates these beautiful things.

BECKY said...

So pretty, Susan! I love the sun coming in windows, too. We've had quite the warm-up here...74 degrees today! That was only 2 degrees from a record high temp. I'm not telling you that to make you feel bad, just a reminder that spring truly is on its way...although here it still can snow in April!! Happiness and Hugs to you!

simply Maria said...

I must say...the early morning sun. It is brilliant and warm and it makes me smile :)

Maria.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely images Susan! I could join a club to have access to a pool but very expensive and I don't think they would want me to show up in my pajamas. My favorite time of day is when I can take a bubble bath, put on my pajamas and just BE! My other favorite time is morning, right now, with only the tap tap tapping of my fingers on the keyboard. Wishing you a most wonderful day. :) Tammy

Barb said...

Hi Susan,
Like you, I love the sun coming through the lace curtains. No matter what is happening in my life, going into my bedroom and seeing the sun through the curtains makes me smile.
Thanks for visiting me.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Kathleen said...

You and I are on the same wavelength this week. My simple pleasure is about sunshine too. I would hate to live in a world without it. Your photos are lovely.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

A beautiful simple pleasure...I would say early morning when the sun rises is my favorite time of day...God waking us up to share with us His life for another day

sarah said...

these pics are so comforting....and beautiful...the sun streaming through the curtains...love it.

ANNEMARIE said...

I love this time of day too! As the song says 'Heavenly shades of night are falling, its twilight time'. Love the shadows creeping into corners, feels so warm and cosy. xx

LDH said...

Beautiful, warn, cozy! It pleases God's heart when we give thanks for the blessings he sends. You noticed what others might have easily missed :)

Kay K said...

Love the sun !!! its so bright here today too ..thanks for sharing your post as I too enjoy the sunlight coming thru the windows

Susan Roux said...

I love the dreamy feeling of your gold light! I too love this look. I miss it when summer is here and it doesn't stream into the house like in other seasons.

Terri Tiffany said...

You captured this so beautifully!!

Evelyn S. said...

Simply beautiful....the house decor adds to the gentleness of the light, too.

Terri at Finder's Keeper's said...

Thanks so much for coming to visit me and becoming a follower. Know that you are always welcome.

What beautiful photographs. Made my day better just by coming to see you.

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diane stetson said...

Sunshine brings vitamin D which is very healthy for you. I love sunshine. I live in a climate where the sun is out MOST of the time. Right now we are in the midst of a week's worth of rain so the sunshine will be very welcome. I like it best after a shower and you can see a rainbow! Love your pics.

Susan said...

Hello Everyone! Happy Thursday!

I want to give a warm welcome to Terri,this blog's 183rd Follower. She also is writer of the blog, Finders Keepers Antiques and Treasures.

Terri has a stall at an antique mall and it's so much fun to look at all her treasures.

Check out her blog. I found her through Leslie's super blog, Goodbye, House! Hello Home! (Can be found on this blog's sidebar)Hugs to all, on this fine Thursday. Susan

Olga said...

Beautiful photos, so peaceful and calming.

Adrienne said...

Susan - your pictures are beautiful. I love the morning sun and the evening sun. The only part of the day I don't like is high noonish. When the sun is overhead there are no shadows and everything looks flat.

Patty@sewingseeds said...

How beautiful that late afternoon sunlight makes everything look.

Sue said...

Yes, afternoon sunlight is so beautiful and it makes everything look wonderful. The light through the lace curtain is gorgeous as the lace itself.

Dayle said...

Sunlight, whether morning or evening, is something that always makes me happy. The pattern it creates, as it moves across a room ... simply divine.

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