Have a ray of sunshine and light with you everywhere you may go.
~ Lailah Gifty Akita
Sunrises around here are irresistible to me. If I'm awake for them, that is. As the summer winds down, that orb in the sky dawns a little bit later each week, so the chances of catching one now and then will increase for a few months. This is one that I awakened to in mid July.
This little Ruby-throated hummingbird was sitting in the sun, just outside of our kitchen window. The photo was taken through the glass.
Sometimes the sun highlights the subject with such intensity that the background just disappears - at least with certain camera settings.
Other times, everything around it just shines. This White Admiral butterfly is just basking in the warm summer sun.
These little goldfinch beauties seem to create their own sunshine.
Juicy, red currants need lots of sunshine to ripen.
Occasionally, even a stormy sky can't resist allowing a bit of sunshine to peek through. I bumped up the colours considerably on this one.
Bee Balm soaking up the rays on a midsummer day.
Despite its name, this little Pumpkinseed Sunfish shouldn't be out of the water and in the sunshine for long. And he wasn't.
Leafy green tendrils reaching out to tickle the edge of sunlight.
Late in the day, the sun pours in from the west, illuminating Blueberry Island, across the bay.
A lovely Common Loon relaxing beside a sunbeam. Don't you just love that red eye?
Cats enjoy sunlight better than most of us. Skitty found the perfect patch of warming sunlight for snoozing. His little paw looked so photo-worthy to me.
It's rare that we get notable sunsets because we face east. On this evening though, we got the bounce off of what must have been a spectacular sunset for those facing west. Still, you can't complain about this view.
Thanks for sharing the sunshine with me. More photos coming up soonish.