Friday, July 26, 2013

Focus on Life: The Sun!!!!

A minor obsession of mine

The sun is a mass of incandescent gas
A gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into helium
At a temperature of millions of degrees

Yo ho, it's hot, the sun is not
A place where we could live
But here on earth there'd be no life
Without the light it gives

We need its light
We need its heat
We need its energy
Without the sun, without a doubt
There'd be no you and me

-They Might be Giants "Why Does the Sun Shine?"

I love the Sun as a design element. So this should have been a natural for me. Sally Russick announced this week's Focus on Life prompt: "Catch the Sun," and I should have pulled out all my Sun Themed Jewelry creations..... but while I have a collection of sun themed jewelry, most are not my designs!

But never fear, I managed to snap a few shots.

First, there's my Jewelry collection.

My polymer clay experiments - commercial mold

Most of my collection of sun themed jewelry, and little boxes.The pewter moon box has a little sun, too!

At Lincoln Center

Sometimes you see the sun most clearly when it is shining on something far off. This was taken with my phone camera, while sitting in the shade of Lincoln Center in New York City. Buildings to the east of us caught the rays of the setting sun. 

Of course, if you are careful, a glimpse of the sun can be beautiful all on its own. 

Or behind the clouds.

The sun glistens off the leaves of an asparagus plant.

And lights up a milkweed. 

For more sunny shots, visit The Studio Sublime


  1. Yes, it can certainly give us all kinds of glimpses of its beauty. I did a similar idea on my post. Great shots.

  2. The sun in so many of her different faces

  3. Gorgeous shots of the sun - I love the milkweed and asparagus shots - beautiful, and she shot of the sun through the leaves is stunning.

  4. You had fun with the sun this week. Love the architectural shot of Lincoln Center.

  5. A beautiful 'collection' of the many facets of the sun! Love each of them - such a solid proof that light is everywhere :)

  6. Beautiful photos! I love how yo caught the sun glistening off the asparagus plant

  7. I love the sun! Wish it would come back here.. yesterdays 3 inches of rain was more than enough for this week! Your sun through the trees looks a lot like the picture I took!

  8. Fun in the sun and I love the poem! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Not a poem, technically, it's a song lyric from the group "They Might be Giants.) Thanks for your comment, though!!

  9. The perfect prompt for you! I love your collection of jewelry, and that "sun-thru-the-leaves" shot is the one I was trying to get and didn't succeed...nice job!

  10. the jewelry...but you really waxed poetic with your post. Great pictures! Thanks

  11. What a fun poem! I like shot of the water glistening on that asparagus plant.

    1. Not a poem, technically, it's a song lyric from the group "They Might be Giants.) Thanks for your comment, though!!

  12. Love your polymer sun! You sure got into the subject - the clouds are a brilliant capture:) Thank you for visiting me earlier!

  13. amazing photos of both the mighty sun and its effects, and of your own sunny creations!
    thanks for stopping by, we've had visitors all weekend, so i'm just catching up :)
    have a great week :)