A Ghostly Galleon’s Glow

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“Firebirds,” Newburyport, Massachusetts

When the sky is cloudless, the sun begins to peek above the tree line and lights the  sculpted monochromatic red-brown forms as if they were candles.  They glow with fire.  A strand of spiderweb makes itself known only by razor-edged silver reflection.

Camera in hand,  I always am drawn toward such feats of light.

Sometimes an entire city turns gold in the rising sun.  A full moon can turn a clear block of ice into silver or gold, or hover like a ghostly galleon in a tumult of waves rendered in cumulus clouds.  Just a hint of sunlight can turn water into shimmery rose, or sort gray air into a rainbow.  At high noon, flowers seem to be posing in a professional studio, casting everything beyond them into an illusion of pure black.

 

The most amazing tricks of light do not arise from the interloping sun or moon, but seem to emerge from within: impossibly dazzling, unwavering beacons even in a deluge of rain.

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About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like evidentiary issues, jury instructions, expert witnesses, and forensic evidence. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2016 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with Wordpress protocol and the numerous other wee buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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7 Responses to A Ghostly Galleon’s Glow

  1. Fantastic pictures. I love the raimbow, and that purple flower……………. wow.

  2. A B Marf says:

    Stephanie — beautiful and interesting writing — I love to read it. Thank you for enhancing my Sunday with your words and photos.

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  4. Leya says:

    Marvellous gallery!

  5. I love the bird in the upper right corner, Stephanie.
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  7. Rebecca McNeil says:

    Your artistic talent is amazing!

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