Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Light...



... on a March morning,


on a yellow teapot,


on a red wall,


on black fur,


from Jupiter and Venus (father and daughter, rarely seen out together).

17 comments:

Zhoen said...

It's all about the photons.

Isabelle said...

Oh dear, I've just read the Mol post. I'm so sorry. I can imagine how you must feel (we are equally devoted to our cats). I hope she stays well for a long time.

Lorenzo da Ponte said...

"out together". I should think not; there's something almost incestuous about that pairing but then (he sighs; never having been able to follow, understand or sympathise with the gods' erratic behaviour) I don't suppose it would be the first time.

I'm not usually impressed by astronomical factoids but as we emerged from Mysteries of Lisbon (totally absorbing but, at 4 hr 21 min, Wagnerian in length) these worlds were so bright and so close together that I thought they must in some way be earthbound, say the tops of two construction site cranes. Congratulations on capturing them so that disbelievers may look and learn.

I assume that the swathe of hair belongs to another godlike figure and you see him as a source of light. I can't think of a better reason for founding and maintaining a secular religion.

Tom said...

Ah! LdP,

What a fine perspicacious fellow you are. However, I regret to point out that the photograph to which you alluded is one of fur, not hair. Having said that, your assumption that it refers to one's divinity is perfectly understandable.

christopher said...

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Anonymous said...

So very lovely. . . your sense of color, always, is astonishing.
- alison

Lorenzo da Ponte said...

Tom: All very confusing. Lucy refers to black fur yet the electrons appear to have silvered it. I took it to mean a pelt (a word I've wanted to use for some time) of the sort worn by the pre-sauna Norse gods. I had it in mind to glance down your cleavage when we were lunching but felt sure this would be misunderstood. I am willing to take your divinity on trust.

Tom said...

Saucy!

Lucy said...

Thanks all.

Z - photons, mmm.

I - thanks. At the moment she's on good form, and that will suffice.

Lorenzo (and Tom) - steady on boys! In fact Tom would be rather lucky to have such lustrous and abundant hair anywhere on his person. That is darling Molly's newly groomed and trimmed coat, as she luxuriates in a pool of sunlight.
Re Jupiter and Venus, one gets the impression that, unlike with Athene who sprung from his head, and whose Romanised version Minerva was decidedly demoted in importance, father and daughter spent little quality time or conversation together. I think she was just another of his many by-blows, and all I can recall is that he compelled her to marry Vulcan when it was Mars she fancied, thereby signifying that war and violence is sexier and more conducive to love and beauty than solid hard work, making useful stuff and the arts of peace in general, oh, and a club foot. Which is crap; give me a regular chap with a limp who's handy round the house (and a nicely made set of fire irons thrown in) over being a soldier's moll any time.

The Crow said...

The image with the teapot is (absolutely NO PUN intended) luminous and transcendant.

So beautiful.

Lorenzo da Ponte said...

Look, you myth merchants (I'm married to one so I know) never know where to stop. Am I supposed to remember all that? I've enough on my plate with Wagner. Should you ever visit us may I commend you to the window bottom in the downstairs loo. There you will find The Guardian's five-part series of booklets on the Greek myths. Not that you'll need them but it's evidence that I've tried. And failed.

Anne said...

So many kinds of light, all beautiful. I love the fur. When I see your photos I think about getting a new super-duper camera, but then I would have to learn to use it, wouldn't I.

marly youmans said...

Lovely lights, funny comments!

Rouchswalwe said...

Perhaps LdP would have had more luck with the Greek Myths had the planet names remained Zeus and Aphrodite. Lucy! The power of light to change reality into something else entirely is perfectly captured here. Very nice!

Fire Bird said...

the heartbreaking light on a yellow teapot

marly youmans said...

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Lucy, I did a post in answer to your question about ordering the new book from Europe. Realized I really knew nothing about how that works, and certainly hope my European friends will want a read, so... Hope this helps. I got a reply today from the marketing assistant, and she says she'll send more later, but this may well be plenty to go on.

HKatz said...

These are amazing photos. The first one has the quality of a painting, and I love the light on the yellow teapot.