poetry and prose about place

a moment of beautiful – slices of orange

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the space – a window with curtains

the beautiful – dried slices of orange


Yesterday I came into the house just as the sunlight was beaming through the window and experienced a moment so beautiful –  a dazzling display of light and shadow. 

Last Christmas, I sliced oranges and lemons and dried them as decorations for our tree at work.  When Christmas was over, they were too pretty to throw away, so I strung them on raffia and hung them on a wooden coat hanger in the front window. 

The sunlight shining through those dried orange slices, in combination with the shadows on the sheer curtains, was magical. 




sunlight shines

through a slice of orange


sliced sunlight

rays transparent

membrane cellophane orange

juice fossilized

rose window





© Jane Tims 2012


©  Jane Tims  2012

Written by jane tims

February 11, 2012 at 6:33 am

14 Responses

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  1. Stunning light and shadows. “Magical” describes it so well. 🙂



    February 16, 2012 at 9:43 am

  2. Beautiful! The poem goes with the pictures so well! “sliced sunlight” – love it! I think I must give this idea a try…


    Barbara Rodgers

    February 15, 2012 at 10:49 am

    • Hi. I have sliced apples and dried them too, then strung them with cinnamon sticks. Jane


      jane tims

      February 16, 2012 at 7:01 am

  3. Nature’s version of colorful stained glass- nice images, Jane!


    Watching Seasons

    February 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm

  4. I like your orange slice photos. Thanks for reading one of my posts and commenting. Nice to find your niche here on WordPress. your pencil drawings are… authentic, honest and have a nice, simple quality. thanks for sharing with us. SB



    February 13, 2012 at 9:56 am

    • Hi. Glad you are here and thank you for your comments on my drawings! I’ll visit your site again…Jane


      jane tims

      February 13, 2012 at 9:45 pm

  5. The photos are terrific. Such gorgeous light and deep orange colours. What a delight to see on a grey snowy afternoon. Thank you!


    Carol Steel

    February 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    • Hi Carol. I’m glad you like the photos. The moment was very ‘luminous’… today the same scene looks quite ordinary! Jane


      jane tims

      February 12, 2012 at 7:50 am

  6. just beautiful!


    the organic artist

    February 11, 2012 at 10:45 am

  7. Very beautiful, Jane!


    Ellen Grace Olinger

    February 11, 2012 at 8:24 am

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