Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression


“There is a coherence in things,
a stability; something is immune from change
and shines out…in the face of the flowing, the fleeting, the spectral,
 like a ruby. ”

~Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

39 responses

  1. onlinefunland

    Its really LOVELY !

    May 31, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    • Thanks so much onlinefunland!!

      June 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM

  2. It’s a beautiful photo, Robyn…and the quote is from the only book of hers that I have read to date…maybe more tomorrow…. Thank you.

    May 31, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    • Thanks so much Scott! Yes – I shot this while traveling by boat, and when I saw the Lighthouse, it so reminded me of Woolf’s classic masterpiece… I should re-read in its entirety as well. So glad you enjoyed~

      May 31, 2012 at 3:54 PM

      • You’re welcome…and I enjoyed it very much…makes me want to find my copy and re-read it, as well.

        May 31, 2012 at 6:18 PM

      • 🙂 We can have a book club somewhere here on wordpress too LOL!! ~ so happy to inspire potential reading. This one reads more like poetry – even though a novel… can get lost in the words… ~Wishing you a wonderful evening Scott!

        May 31, 2012 at 11:49 PM

  3. Love this quote and the picture! beautiful!

    May 31, 2012 at 2:32 AM

    • Oh thank you so much poojycat! So happy you liked this 😉

      May 31, 2012 at 3:54 PM

  4. What a beautiful photo… 😉

    May 31, 2012 at 3:30 AM

    • Thanks kindly ledrakenoir… was a pretty sight to behold indeed!

      May 31, 2012 at 3:55 PM

  5. Lovely picture!

    May 31, 2012 at 3:41 AM

    • Appreciate so much fotografzahl! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

      May 31, 2012 at 3:56 PM

  6. victoriaaphotography

    Beautiful photo. I love the rays of light and the golden glow.
    Sunsets can be tricky – the light changes constantly and where you point the camera can change the whole result.

    May 31, 2012 at 4:18 AM

    • Thank you so much Victoria. Yes – I did notice exactly what you describe…. have a series of shots from this attempt and they were quite varied in tones. I liked this one as it seemed to capture the mood of the evening best, and featured the lighthouse along with the oncoming sunset nicely. So glad you liked it 🙂

      May 31, 2012 at 3:58 PM

  7. really caught a good one here…Love this photo…you’re so talented, Robyn:)

    May 31, 2012 at 6:01 AM

    • Aww… thank you David. So glad you enjoyed it… 🙂

      May 31, 2012 at 4:00 PM

      • I always do:)))

        May 31, 2012 at 5:13 PM

      • 🙂

        May 31, 2012 at 5:30 PM

  8. Love “To The Lighthouse,” Robyn….great pairing with this image…:)

    May 31, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    • Yes Meryl – amazing masterpiece …a novel that reads more like poetry. This photo brought to mind the image on the cover Woolf’s book. Shot it on my way back from Boston~glad you enjoyed!

      May 31, 2012 at 5:26 PM

      • Maybe I will read it again this summer…

        May 31, 2012 at 6:43 PM

      • Yes – was thinking same. As I said reads more like poetry so can just get lost in the words…which I love for beach reading. Hoping…

        May 31, 2012 at 11:46 PM

  9. I love the photo and quote.

    May 31, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    • Thanks Renee…. so glad you enjoyed!! 🙂

      May 31, 2012 at 5:27 PM

  10. Nandini

    I loved the waves… Hmmm…the whispering, the silence.. 🙂

    May 31, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    • Thanks kindly Nandini! Yes — we can continue the verse — and on and on…. 🙂

      May 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

  11. ~Lady Day

    Aaaa. I should have stopped by to visit your sunny post first. If this is your own photo it is truly divine. The words that grace it are glittery as the ruby sun you’ve captured. Thank you for a beatiful sundrop piece. Hope you are well today lovely Robyn.

    May 31, 2012 at 12:00 PM

  12. Thank you Lady Day! Yes – my own photo…was aboard a large vessel traveling and could not miss the opportunity to catch this sun beginning to descend right near the lighthouse. So glad you enjoyed the post, and warm thanks for all your good wishes! 🙂

    May 31, 2012 at 5:29 PM

  13. Hey my friend, every new picture you upload to your blog is better than the last. I’m glad to be so and we delight us with your art and your smile you see on your gravatar. great and sincere greetings.
    Buenas noches y mucha suerte…

    May 31, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    • So sweet of you to say Carlos. Thank you! Not sure I can continue with that standard though…and just enjoying my time here with such great people like you to share with. Glad you thought my new gravitar photo a good one. It was just over a week ago when we celebrated my daughter’s graduation from college and going away! Buenos Noches mi amigo!

      May 31, 2012 at 11:53 PM

  14. So pretty Robyn–and I love the verse from VW. I’ve never read her…I need to fix that!

    June 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    • Thank yo Jeannie! So glad you enjoyed. Yes – my daughter is a hug he VW fan. I find her writing to flow like poetry… 🙂 xo

      June 1, 2012 at 11:36 AM

  15. You captured this beautifully!

    June 3, 2012 at 10:14 AM

  16. fivereflections

    at first i was thinking halfway rock light as seen off land’s end, but the shape looks more like spring point lighthouse in south portland, maine…. before the breakwater was added. there is southwest ledge light in new haven county, but still the shape has a small difference…

    i’m lost at sea 🙂

    where is this mysterious lighthouse 🙂 thanks…

    June 3, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    • You have worked hard at this one David! It is the Orient Point Lighthouse…. Here is more info for your reading pleasure ~ thanks for prompting me do more research on my post subject too:) http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=744

      June 3, 2012 at 7:36 PM

      • fivereflections

        i recognize this lighthouse, but not from your photo – years ago for personal reasons, i researched various websites and other documentation trying to link a connection between PIADC and LD…

        During my long ago youthful summers, between planting and harvesting crops on the Maryland dairy farm, i spent time around the New London area with an aunt that spend 7 days a week on the water.

        so do you play in these waters often?

        thank you for the OPL location! i would have spent all night looking for it 🙂

        June 3, 2012 at 8:19 PM

      • The water where I live is more West and South of there… but not terribly far.

        So glad I saved you some research time!
        Best ~

        June 3, 2012 at 8:54 PM

  17. i have alot of catching up to do on all your wonderful posts but wanted to comment on this one in particular, the way that sun beam is embracing that lighthouse speaks volumes in more ways than one …. and the quote you added is so appropriate indeed, thanks again Robyn for yet another totally awesome share and sending best wishes your way as always ….:) Jim

    June 3, 2012 at 10:09 PM

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