Sun Catcher

In our kitchen, Sylvia has a sun catcher mounted on the window above the sink.  From the family room, it looks like this:

It is one of those little things that one can easily forget is there.  The other afternoon I was in the family room when it caught my eye.

I quickly retrieved the camera from the office and captured a shot.  I had to position the camera for “best effect.”  I have done no other treatments to these images than to crop and re size for easy download.

I knew that patience would reward me with other colors as the angle of the sun changed with respect to the sun catcher’s prism.  As you can see I did not wait in vain.

It is a tiny thing–about the size of my thumb nail.  Yet it releases such a joyful light in the presence of the sun.

As I thought about this, I realized that we are like a prism.  We have that ability to take a bland white light and break it into its component colors and in so doing liven up the world around us.  Are you a sun catcher?  I want to be one.

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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

4 thoughts on “Sun Catcher

  1. My parents never really kept even small decorations in the house, so I don't know much about things like this. So sun catchers are a new thing to me. It looks fascinating. I think I want one for myself now.

  2. Great message, Chuck. I love suncatchers, when I worked in retail our store sold thousands of suncatchers every month. They were our biggest sellers from flowers, to religious to birds etc… they are beautiful and you've got some great shots there.

  3. It takes a few elements to come together in just the right way to light the room, but I think you do a fine job. :)

  4. Oh, Chuck, you go and get all philosophical on us.

    Great pictures, and thought-provoking lines.

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