Thursday, March 29, 2012

This Space, Here

This morning I was up around sunrise for one reason or another, and like all good photography buffs when the Sun is near the horizon I tried to stay alert for interesting lighting effects. And I saw this. The tree branches out front were blocking the light from the low Sun, but the light was glittering on and through the little springtime buds on the branches. I took a couple of photos. It would have been better, I think, if the background had been more out of focus, but because my camera has a built-in zoom lens, the aperture doesn’t have a very wide range, and the auto-focus was having trouble fixing on the buds with the extreme lighting.

But I thought the photos were okay, and make for a nice memory of an off-the-cuff, unexpected moment.


Not like stars but like many small planets
the buds out front reflect sunlight, starlight
from the nearest star, and glitter in space,
this space, here, and it’s like a reminder
this space, here, around us that we spin through,
is the same space planets spin through out there.

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To Push Away The Universe Itself

A Bird Who Could Fly To Neptune

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