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Thursday, 12 January 2017

Choosing Light

This was once the home of Sir Richard Wallace, famous Lisburn philanthropist and benefactor.
It's now part of the South Eastern Regional College

It would be easy for me to be swallowed up in the gloom that surrounds us here in Northern Ireland in the month of January... but I choose light and look for it even in the dullest, grey days, because usually there is a bright spot in every day,  (even speaking metaphorically!) for which I am thankful!

It does present difficulties when taking photos, but I persevered and found a break in the clouds at dusk in Castle Gardens.


 Linking  with

Tamar HERE for Little Things Thursday

Michelle for Thankful Thursday HERE

Skywatch Friday HERE

33 comments:

  1. Always enjoy what light that there is!

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  2. Sun is a commodity here also. I shines brighter it seems this month.

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  3. Nice work Christine, you were well rewarded with these two images for your positive attitude 😊

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  4. good for you! and spring will be here before you know it!

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  5. What a lovely manor! So glad you linked up!

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  6. I love the second shot down, it has a wonderful gothic feel to it

    mollyxxx

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  7. Beautiful capture! Patience is definitely a virtue.

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  8. And, you've captured it beautifully! Wonderful shots.

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  9. Great shots! I understand completely about getting swallowed up in the gloom. For us here, it is the extreme cold lately that has been so difficult. -45C - That's painful. That, and last night we had a wind that came at us like a freight train for 3 hours in the middle of the night. I don't know how the rest of my family slept through that! I don't think the yard suffered any serious damage though, but it's too cold to go out and do a real assessment. But a big weather change is on the horizon, and my spirits will be much brighter when I can outside every day.

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  10. Nice pics! I don't like the gloom of winter. It hasn't been sunny here the last couple of days and the forecast indicates only a chance of partly cloudy skies in 7 days, so looks like we are in for a lot of gloom this month. Come on spring!

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  11. Lovely shots. I spent the majority of my life in a place where we get winter gloom- northeast U.S.A. When we moved to the midwest I was surprised to see that even though it was cold (the wind whistling down the plains) we had quite a bit of sun in the winter. Not what I was expecting but it was nice.

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  12. You have a great attitude -- looking for light! The clouds and blue sky actually are lovely. Just enough light!

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  13. Very nicely put! And I love the way the light is breaking through the clouds, adding a little glow to the steeple!

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  14. Search and you will find and you did. Very nice photos and you caught the break you were looking for.

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  15. Beautiful pictures even without the perfect light. : )

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  16. It has been grey here or very cold when it is sunny so not nice for taking pics! Yours are great!

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  17. Beautiful home. Lovely light in the sky. - It's good to look for the positive where we can.

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  18. great fence mayby yopu can join to my blog today

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  19. Sometimes we have to look a little harder for that bright spot.Glad you persevered till you found it.

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  20. Beautiful break in the clouds!

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  21. Your positive outlook is wonderful. You just keep pressing on and more light will appear before you know it. Thank you for linking up today and I hope you have a great weekend.

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  22. you found some beautiful light filled spots Christine.

    Enjoy your upcoming weekend.

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  23. Great attitude and great pictures!!

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  24. Hello, that is a great attitude. A beautifully captured sky! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  25. your words resonated with me!! i love my seasons and find beauty in each of them!!!

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  26. Christine - Lovely photos...here in the High Desert of New Mexico,USA we have sunshine to spare...too bad I can't whisk some your way. :)

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  27. Yes I agree, it has been dul often buut with breaks of sunshine ressing through. Have a wonderful weekend.

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