December 30, 2010
Winter Light: Brilliance at Year's End
Today was a intensely bright day, rare so far this winter. Stuck inside with a cold, I looked for beauty and sparkle indoors, as low sun poured into rooms and onto objects. My two house plants, geranium and rosemary, caught light amid their leaves; white point highlights and vivid transparent greens strut in front of the pale forms of distant trees.
I love photographing this ladder back chair (see here and here). Its form and color play so well with the architectural elements around it. According with my mood today, this image is the most focused on detail of the three.
A wooden ball hangs mysteriously,timelessly, from an old, mended, warm-colored string in front of a textured wall. Reflected on its surface is the blue sky above the snow. It is part of an antique pull toy, which you can see in the second link above.
And, finally, as cats often do, Poppy has found herself a spot of sunlight on a kitchen table, the better to drowse in its warmth.