enlightening the understanding

by the sun of reason

which will dispell the clouds

of superstition and of prejudice.

– Adam Weishaupt

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination. Playing with the filters on my new camera 🙂

Splendid Silent Sun

Give me the splendid silent sun,

with all his beams full-dazzling.

Walt Whitman

Precious Privilege

When you arise in the morning,

think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive:

to breathe, to think, to enjoy,

to love.

Marcus Aurelius

Jakesprinter‘s challenge: Morning.

Here Comes the Sun

If the big sun won’t come out, we’ll just have to make the most of the small ones!

Little darling,
I feel that ice is slowly melting.
Little darling,
it seems like years since it’s been clear.
Here comes the sun.
Here comes the sun,
and I say
it’s all right.

George Harrison


Chaque chose que nous voyons
en cache une autre,
nous désirons toujours voir
ce qui est caché
par ce que nous voyons.

Everything we see
hides something else.
We always want to see
what is hidden
by what we see.

Réné Magritte

Reaching for the Sun

The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Sunshine and Happiness

Another beautiful day coming up. Sunshine always makes me feel much better: more optimistic, lighthearted. Why is that?

Is it the colours? The warmth of sunlight on our skin?

Ideas anyone?

Just around the Corner

Yesterday was the first hot day this year. Summer seems to be just around the corner.

Sunny Days

The sun shines and warms and lights us
and we have no curiosity
to know why this is so;
but we ask the reason of all evil,
of pain, and hunger,
and mosquitoes
and silly people.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Frank Lloyd Wright

In the right light,
at the right time,
everything is extraordinary.

Aaron Rose