The sun a spark

The sun was so striking on this twilight evening in March 2013, I walked back to the house to get my camera.

The sun was so striking on this late afternoon walk in March 2013,
I just had to go all the way back to the house to get my camera.

“The days are short
The sun a spark
Hung thin between
The dark and dark.” — John Updike

One thing I like about this time of year is the gradual lengthening of daylight hours.  It still turns dark far too early, several weeks away from the onset of Daylight Savings Time.  But I know that each day we will have a bit more light, and that’s something I find energizing and motivating.

It sounds trite, but spring really will be here before we know it.  What ideas for this year are hatching inside your imagination?  What will you do with that first delicious touch of warm weather?  Planning for it is half the fun!

One year ago today

Happy New Year!

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.


  1. Thank you for taking that extra walk back to the house to get your camera!

    • You’re welcome! I’m glad I did. I can say for certain that this is one sight I would have completely forgotten but for my camera.

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