Monday, July 9, 2012


The Visitor

Walking through the dimly lit living room at sundown this past March, was surprised for a moment to see my twice a year visitor calmly glowing in golden brightness! Not sure who it represents but I always welcome the appearance!

1st Day of Spring

As I glanced to the front door from where the light was coming I remembered this was the first Day of Spring. Winter is coming to an end!

If you take a compass reading one will find that my front door faces almost due west. On the vernal equinox each year the sitting sun will shine through the front door glass creating an image on the fireplace. Then the sun, after making it's way north to the first day of summer, will start it's journey back south, once again shining through the door glass and casting an image of a friendly apparition!

Thanks Ron, your story about the Lahaina Noon today gave me the idea for this actual happening event at home!


  1. that's very cool. a good sign. :)

  2. I have to agree with TexWisGirl.

  3. Ron I think the treasure map might be hidden in Parker's fireplace somewhere, better bring some tools and a big hammer! LOL

    But seriously, interesting geometry your house has for this to happen every Spring Equinox. Nice photos too by the way!

  4. I think Paul may be right. We need to take a sledge hammer to the fireplace. Charlotte won't mind will she? LOL

    That's an interesting happening you have there. I wonder if it was planned by the builder of the home? I think I would do a little research on that just to see. Maybe the builder was part of some ancient cult! LOL

  5. All I have to say is that its absolutely amazing what light can do for a great or unusual composition! It really is all about the light, isn't it?

    1. Levonne I had to think about your question before answering. My best answer would be a quote from the founder of Eastman Kodak and roll film. George Eastman.
      "Light makes photography. Embrace it. Admire it. Love it. But above all know it. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography."

  6. That's cool! I always like the natural lighting. Good work!


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