January Sun and Shadows

My Little Home and Garden  has a nice party called “Sunlit Sunday” during the winter months. It runs January through early April. I participated in it a few weeks ago via Homespun ( HERE )

In the winter there may be days or even weeks on end with very little sunshine, but when it does come out, it is much appreciated and Sunlit Sunday is an exercise in enjoying the winter and finding brightness where and when you can. If you would like to participate, here are some ideas.

Of course, a lovely sky with sunshine or reflected sunshine of any variety :)

beautiful sky end Jan

Sunshine can come stealing in through the curtains to create subtle shadows on a lamp:

Thru curtains to lamp

Or make bold shadows on a wooden cabinet:

making bold shadows on cabinet

Or lovely reflections in a silver pitcher:

silver pitcher with sunlight

Some shadows that I caught outside:  ( depending on the sun / snow location there is a variety of color to them. )

shadows on snow

Sunlight and shadows on a bird at the feeders:

Shining on birds such as titmice

And on the ground :

blue jay and shadow

And back inside the house..on the carpet:

sunlight on dining room carpet

We have had quite a bit of cold and snow but when the sun comes out it makes a world of difference and lifts the spirit.

sky collage end

There’s a lovely photo and  poem “January Shadows” over at Balisha’s blog “Never Enough Time”  HERE enjoy ! :) 

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19 Responses to January Sun and Shadows

  1. Balisha says:

    Your pictures are wonderful. Since we have Sunlit Sundays…I have been finding more beauty in the winter. Searching for the perfect pictures makes me notice the sun more and how it appears in nature. Anything to get us through this winter with some pleasure. Thanks for mentioning my little poem.

  2. Joyce says:

    I just saw Balisha’s beautiful photo and read her lovely words. Both of you have the same sensitivity for the beauty of nature, finding joy in things that most people rush past without a thought. That’s one of the reasons I love coming here. I’ve become more observant too!

  3. Grandma Kc says:

    What wonderful pictures! AND I had a CSI moment! I can see your reflection in the silver pitcher! Guilty of taking your own pictures!!!! Gotta say Mr. BlueJay is my fave! Off to visit Balisha!

  4. We saw the snow rollers on the news this morning and looked at pics on the internet! We were just amazed at how they were ‘made’! Love the bright sun coming in our houses in the winter months! Stay warm my friend!

  5. Sunshine makes all the difference in the world to my day!! Love your photos of the sun shining in!
    Mary Alice

  6. Brenda Kula says:

    I always mean to join that and I forget! I need to figure out a way to remind myself.

    • You have a beautiful collection of sunny finds, Deb, both indoors and out. Don’t you love the intense blue of a winter sky and the way a few rays can turn objects into treasures!

      Thank you for telling your blogging friends about Sunlit Sunday, sharing some beautiful photos and giving suggestions to prospective participants.

      Have a lovely week the the Frugal Little Bungalow.


  7. Sharon says:

    I love this theme for your group of photos! My favorite is the bluejay with the peanuts. It’s so clear and detailed. Lovely post.

  8. Snap says:

    Lovely post. The sun makes such wonderful patterns as it shines into the house … or outside. So welcome! Happy Sun Lit Sunday.

  9. Pondside says:

    Sometimes I envy dogs and cats their seemingly eternal ability to follow a sunbeam and then sleep in its warmth.
    Your shots of birds are lovely!

  10. All the sun photos are pretty but I especially love seeing the birds.

  11. A lovely series of sunshine shots! The little Titmouse and Blue Jay are so cute!

  12. Beth says:

    I loved seeing the birds and the sky shots.

  13. You’ve captures some nice sunshine and shadow moments in your world. The photo of the bluejay is really beautiful. Have a great week.

  14. Cindy says:

    Lovely, lovely lovely, amazing sun shots both inside and out. My favourite is on the cabinet.
    Take care,

  15. Lorrie says:

    These are beautiful examples of sunny shots, both inside and out. We certainly do appreciate the light at this time of year. The bird photos are my favourites.

  16. Christa says:

    I love seeing birds in the winter time. I have never seen the blue one before. What is its name?

  17. Jann Olson says:

    Deb, I am a lover of sunshine! That is one thing I love about UT. Even when it snows, more times than not, the sun comes out and shines. You caught some great shots. The first thing I do after I rise in the morning is to open all the blinds that I close at night and let the sunshine in. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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