Friday, December 9, 2016

Sun Tracking

Fairest of all the lights above,
Thou sun, whose beams adorn the spheres,
And with unwearied swiftness move,
To form the circles of our years.
                           Isaac Watts

Sometimes I wonder if the sun follows me or possibly I tend to follow the sun. None-the-less we spend an enormous amount of time with each other. I am a big fan of the sun and I do want to believe she may be a big fan of me. I know that sounds a bit presumptuous but it is what it is and that had been my observation at least through November.

Every morning in November it seemed that the sun was following me. No matter where I went, it was there looking over my shoulder. It would greet me most mornings as I watched the cows in the field. Draped in fog those cows would munch on the hay or lick the salt block seemingly oblivious to the beauty that crept over the horizon and peeked through the fog to brighten my day. Is it possible that they were just too busy to notice? Or, were they so used to seeing it that they did not get as excited anymore?

When I drove down the road to head to town, the horses in the field did not seem to notice it either. My theory was beginning to look like a truth. The sun was my gift to be noticed and not for everyone.

When I did get to town to join my “Pole Walking Gang” she (the sun) was there waiting. My theory about the whole “Just for me” theory started to waver a bit here with every step we walked around the track at the fairgrounds. Others that walked with me were also commenting on the sun and its ability to make everything beautiful. Could the sun be only there for those who looked for it? Was it noticed by those who needed to see it at the time?

The leaves still clung to the trees back in November and the sun chose to shine through and create a golden hue that pretty much every one of us out walking around that track noticed. Some of us had to stop and take it in. Yes, it seems the sun was not only following me but was following everyone.

The agricultural barn had let the sun into the Show Bird section and this girl had to capture its beauty. She (the sun) certainly did put on a show. This girl that follows the sun is certainly happy that the sun was not only following her but was being enjoyed by others because her overlooked beauty would have been a shame.

I really must talk to those cows and possibly those horses and get them to pay more attention to the sun. She is truly worth every glance.



  1. I think the "November Sun" was our best ever . . .
    Looks like it was a BEST for you as well . . .

  2. i love this post! i used to think the moon followed me...i remember as a kid sitting in the backseat of our car as my mom drove us home from my grandparent's house...i watched the moon follow me through the window and told my mom about it following me :) how funny the things we remember!

  3. That picture of the field in fog almost looks like ships at sea.

  4. We had pretty much no sun for about 2 months- lots of rain which I'm sure was needed but made things very dreary for most of October and November. We are back in the sun now but it brings a cold front with it.
    Love the foggy cows photo.

  5. It's beautiful what a lovely chance to share friendship with her...we seem to be making up our differences lately...but the sun has avoided us for all of November. Now I know why...

  6. I love your perspective of the sun. I'm not at my best when the sun hides from me.
    Here's to the beautiful generous sun.

  7. What a wonderful perspective about the sun :-D
    Sometimes we just forget and take sunshine.....for granted.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    diane @ thoughts&shots

  8. The sun is shy up here. It nearly blinds us when it comes out! It is good to hear that you are getting back to normal:)

  9. It's good to stop and think about those things that happen every day. I like the comparison of the fun fallowing you.

  10. The sun really does affect our moods, doesn't it? And comes in so many different forms. I like when it breaks through briefly on a rainy day and illuminates the watery landscape. Or a few dappled shafts of sunlight in the forest. Great photos ... that first one especially is a real beauty!

  11. I love the sun, but don't like the amount of heat she produces in our summers. A little warmth is fine, but she does tend to overdo. she's such an over-achiever.

  12. Love the sun but she has been hiding for awhile between rain and snow clouds plus fog. Hopeful she will be in her glorious self on Sunday. I will keep you posted. Your photo of the poultry barn took me back to my children's 4H days and mornings in October that looked like that.

  13. Yes it follows me too on the other side of the world. Amazing isn't she. I love the way she bathes nature in beautiful light.

  14. Lovely photos to enjoy on this gray, drizzly morning. Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

  15. The sun is definitely worth noticing, and I miss her when she stays away too long. Pleas have her follow you again for the Nordic Pole Walking on Mondays The gang needs her.

  16. It seems like you are living in the present which is something I am working on... I want to see all the beauty around me then running through life and missing out on it xox

  17. Those photos are so peaceful. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Beautiful thoughts B... I love when the sun is dappled through the trees (we can share ;D) )
    You've captured such gorgeous scenery too.

  19. And you've captured her radiance spectacularly!


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