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Catching the Sunlight January 6, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Happiness, Mindfulness, Nature.

Sunlight offers warmth in Winter.  It cajoles seeds to germinate in Spring.  It beckons us to emerge more fully in Summer. 

Sunlight sparkles across pristine mountain streams and lakes in Autumn, capturing and reflecting the red and gold hues of falling foliage dancing in the breeze. 

Sunlight inspires us to do more and be more.  It encourages us to race down snow-covered slopes in Winter, pack picnic baskets and plant seeds in Spring, and build sandcastles on the beach in Summer.

Sunlight urges us to pick apples in Autumn, capturing the red and gold orbs of crisp, juicy fruit in hungry grasp as we fill baskets with ease.

Sunlight reminds us to seize the day, notice the abundance of life, and act as a mirror . . . reflecting light and love to all we meet.

Need a reminder? 

Kathy (at Pocket Perspectives) has captured the sunlight with translucent suncatchers illustrated with positive affirmations and reflections.

And she wants to share them with us! 

To request a FREE suncatcher for your window or shower door:  Might Anyone Like A Suncatcher . . . To Light Up An Intention. 

Related post:  Weekend Theme ~ Sunshine (View from the Side)



1. Pocket Perspectives - January 6, 2012

ahhh… I do love sunshine. I was just sitting outside in the sun today and thinking about the miracle of the light, actually the brilliance, the warmth, the energy…truly seems like a miracle to me. : )

nrhatch - January 6, 2012

Same here, Kathy! A world without sunlight would be dark and dour, indeed.

Thanks for spreading SUNLIGHT every day! 😎

2. creatingreciprocity - January 6, 2012

I live in Ireland – send us sunlight pleeeeeeease!

nrhatch - January 6, 2012

The British Isles have not been a repository for much sunlight lately . . . hope you’re singing “Here Comes The Sun” soon.

3. Andra Watkins - January 6, 2012

I walked down the sidewalk to lunch today and loved flinging my face into the sun. We are so lucky to live in a part of the world that gives us that happy feeling.

nrhatch - January 6, 2012

We are lucky, Andra. We enjoy the abundance of that sun-induced “happy feeling” offered year round here. 😎

4. Patricia - January 6, 2012

I grew up in a state of big gray skies and now live in a state that there is almost always sunshine. They both have their beauty but the sunshine is not so melancholy…

nrhatch - January 6, 2012

We’ve lived in the sunny south (North Carolina, South Carolina, and now Florida) as well as in the cold and gray northeast (New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia).

I prefer the sun . . . most days.

Sunny days make me smile. Rainy days make me want to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea and “conserve energy.”

5. Carl D'Agostino - January 6, 2012

I have all kinds of suns hanging on the walls. Metal, pottery wood….

nrhatch - January 6, 2012

That’s so cool, Carl. We have a pottery sun hanging in the courtyard . . . with a metal lizard. 😎

6. Paula Tohline Calhoun - January 6, 2012

Love getting enough rainy gray days to appreciate the sunshine. Love those sun-catchers! We are having a weird warm winter, as is most of the country. . .and there are still people who deny global warming. It’s not so much the warmth as the strange weather patterns these days – how odd the the jet stream is refusing to swoop south!

Anyway, I love your sunshine! 😆

nrhatch - January 6, 2012

The weather patterns have been very odd, of late.

If you could use a sun-catcher, swing by Kathy’s site to request your favorite.

7. jannatwrites - January 6, 2012

The sun is wonderful (especially this time of year.) I’m not as big of a fan during the months of June-September, but I have t take the good with the bad, right?

I checked out the sun-catchers and they are so cool! If my cats were better behaved I’d get one 🙂

nrhatch - January 7, 2012

I’ll send Tigger around to give them some etiquette lessons on respecting their people’s property. 😉

8. Just A Smidgen - January 7, 2012

It’s amazing how the sun can completely change one’s mood and shift energy:) Love the sun-catchers!

nrhatch - January 7, 2012

Aren’t they wonderful? A reminder to pay attention to BEing who we want to BE.

9. adeeyoyo - January 7, 2012

What a wonderful post, Nancy. We all need sunlight in our lives, both literally and metaphorically! Thank you! 🙂

nrhatch - January 7, 2012

Thanks, Denise. Sunlight is essential . . . shining the spotlight on all things good. 😎

10. barb19 - January 7, 2012

I can’t imagine living life without the sun, it would be so depressing; the sun makes us feel alive and puts a skip in our step! I swapped living in the UK for the sunshine of Oz years ago for those very reasons.
Going over to check out Kathy’s site now.

nrhatch - January 7, 2012

It does! Sunny days urge me to step outside and mingle . . . darkness encourages me to stay in “my cave.” I expect that you’ll love Kathy’s site ~ she’s like a ray of sunshine most days. 😀

11. sufilight - January 7, 2012

I emailed Kathy and asked for two sun catchers. Whoo hoo. 🙂 It’s rainy on my side of the fence, almost everyday, but when the sun comes out, we sit in the park and enjoy it.

nrhatch - January 7, 2012

I’m glad you’re able to take advantage of the sun when it does make an appearance. I noticed that you’d seen Kathy’s generous offer. Enjoy the suncatchers!

12. Alannah Murphy - January 7, 2012

Sunlight? *hisses* It burns…it burns…


I like it from afar, not shining directly ON me. I hide in summer.

I am so pale, I glow in the dark 😎

nrhatch - January 7, 2012

You were obviously designed with UK weather in mind, Alannah. “Delight in” and “aversion to” sunlight might be similar to the differences between introverts and extroverts.

Some people charge their batteries in crowds, others recharge when alone. I turbo~charge when alone . . . in the sun. 😎

Alannah Murphy - January 7, 2012

Indeed, I was made for the sunless UK. I charge alone, and in the dark *giggles*

nrhatch - January 7, 2012

When we know WHO we are . . . we know HOW to live. 😀

13. sweetdaysundertheoaks - January 7, 2012

We have had such beautiful warm sunlight in MissouREE this winter! It makes all the difference. It was almost 70 here yesterday! A beautiful sunny January morning again today 🙂 Enjoy your Saturday Nancy!

nrhatch - January 7, 2012

Thanks, Pixie. Just got back from a stroll around the Farmer’s Market ~ hazy sun, but warm. 😎

14. kateshrewsday - January 7, 2012

Lovely: a reminder of how sunlight is indeed inspiration in the most fundamental sense of the word. A powerhouse for a globe!

nrhatch - January 7, 2012

Sunshine lights up my life. 😎

15. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - January 7, 2012

I am a ray of sunshine in so many lives. Hee, hee. But seriously, I am.

nrhatch - January 7, 2012

Strong in you, the force is. 😀

16. Piglet in Portugal - January 7, 2012

We’ve certainly had an abundance of sunshine today! No S.A.D. syndrome for Piglet 🙂

nrhatch - January 7, 2012

Excellent! Same here, PiP!

It’s hard to suffer from S.A.D. when you’re picking fresh strawberries for dessert, eh?

17. Jackie L. Robinson - January 7, 2012

Energy, vitality, warmth, inspiration. Necessary for our well being. Sunlight. Thank you Nancy. I’m growing more and more fond of your posts and writing style every day. 😉

nrhatch - January 7, 2012

Thanks, Jackie! That comment added a bit of light to the fading day. 😀

18. WordsFallFromMyEyes - January 7, 2012

Wow. It did actually make me sit up and take notice 🙂 Great words.

nrhatch - January 7, 2012

Thanks, WFFME! All of Kathy’s suncatchers are “catchy” . . . but “NOTICE” really gets my attention.

19. jeanne - January 7, 2012

My favorite thing is to sit in the sunshine and to have a cool winter breeze gently blowing. The best of both worlds.

nrhatch - January 8, 2012

How “cool”? 😉

Getting sunlight in winter is important . . . especially for those prone to S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Even a few rays a day can be a mood elevator. “Going up.”

20. eof737 - January 8, 2012

I’m enjoying the current sunlight we get daily… 🙂

nrhatch - January 8, 2012

Glad to hear the sun’s been making an appearance up there. 😀

21. Team Oyeniyi - January 8, 2012

And sometimes it scorches us humans if we are not careful! 😥

I love sunlight though and the dreamcatchers are wonderful!

nrhatch - January 8, 2012

You definitely need to remember sunscreen when you’re out and about with your family, Robyn.

Glad you enjoyed Kathy’s catchy suncatchers. 😀

22. bluebee - January 8, 2012

And it provides us with that essential Vit D that wards off all sorts of nasties

nrhatch - January 8, 2012

I know that my serotonin levels take a nosedive if I don’t catch enough of the sun’s positive rays.

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