Seeing in a different light

After days of Welsh dampness, the sun arrived and brought with it the gorgeous clear blue of autumnal skies.

Heaven, or at least visual restoration. Especially, as one of my happy places is a leisurely walk in the valley in slanting light with my camera and time in hand.

This leaf caught my eye, and the way shafts of sunlight played on its yellowed surface – offering itself as love framed in the darkness.


Mourning the world
we had hoped to live in,

we do not surrender our sorrow
but give thanks for it,

knowing our grief is the soil
where seeds of deep joy are rooted.

We release our dreams
to the Love that hopes all things,

trusting the mystery of grace
shall make all things well.

+ Steve Garnaas-Holmes, from his Unfolding Light daily reflection for 29th September 2022