Sun and Sunshine - Pictures for When we Need More Sunlight in Our Lives

Bright Sunlight Against Snow

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This is sunlight at dawn in a place called Sunshine Village.  It is beautiful!  The photographer has offered this photo to be used by anyone, and was taken in Canada in 2005.  This picture looks almost like a piece of art to me, especially from a distance.  I love the light and boats.  Taken at El Guamache Bay, Margarita islandThis picture is a little softer, but filled with such beautiful color in the sunset.  I like how the pier is set up against the sunset, so beautiful! I love the light behind the mountain in this picture, with the wildflowers in the corner.  Simply majestic and beautiful!  This was taken near Masca, a mountain village on the island of Tenerife.
This is sunlight at dawn in a place called Sunshine Village.  It is beautiful!  The photographer has offered this photo to be used by anyone, and was taken in Canada in 2005.
This is sunlight at dawn in a place called Sunshine Village. It is beautiful! The photographer has offered this photo to be used by anyone, and was taken in Canada in 2005. | Source
This picture looks almost like a piece of art to me, especially from a distance.  I love the light and boats.  Taken at El Guamache Bay, Margarita island
This picture looks almost like a piece of art to me, especially from a distance. I love the light and boats. Taken at El Guamache Bay, Margarita island | Source
This picture is a little softer, but filled with such beautiful color in the sunset.  I like how the pier is set up against the sunset, so beautiful!
This picture is a little softer, but filled with such beautiful color in the sunset. I like how the pier is set up against the sunset, so beautiful! | Source
I love the light behind the mountain in this picture, with the wildflowers in the corner.  Simply majestic and beautiful!  This was taken near Masca, a mountain village on the island of Tenerife.
I love the light behind the mountain in this picture, with the wildflowers in the corner. Simply majestic and beautiful! This was taken near Masca, a mountain village on the island of Tenerife. | Source

Sunlight reflected on trees and water.

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Tenreuken Park, Brussels; autumn colours.  This photo was taken in Tenreuken Park in Brussels.  It is showcasing the autumn colors, but I liked how the sun is refleted off of the trees, grass and water.  So uplifting! The way the sun is setting over the water in this picture, makes it look like the sunshine is coming right towards you!
Tenreuken Park, Brussels; autumn colours.  This photo was taken in Tenreuken Park in Brussels.  It is showcasing the autumn colors, but I liked how the sun is refleted off of the trees, grass and water.  So uplifting!
Tenreuken Park, Brussels; autumn colours. This photo was taken in Tenreuken Park in Brussels. It is showcasing the autumn colors, but I liked how the sun is refleted off of the trees, grass and water. So uplifting! | Source
The way the sun is setting over the water in this picture, makes it look like the sunshine is coming right towards you!
The way the sun is setting over the water in this picture, makes it look like the sunshine is coming right towards you! | Source

Enjoying Pure Sunlight

This is a dedication to the sun, and its light in our lives. This may seem like a strange topic to write about, and share pictures of, but bear with me here a moment. We need sunlight, very obviously. Our whole earth does, for its sheer survival. I think we have never known a time without it, so we can so easily take it for granted, can't we? We just come to expect it day after day.

Well, every winter, or even other times of the year when we tend to get stormy or cloudy weather for days on end, we notice the absence of the sunlight. Of course we are never completely without it, and get the UVB rays, etc. Something within us can really begin to miss it if we go too long without it. Perhaps you have felt what I am alluding to? So while these photos and these ideas are certainly not meant to take the place of our precious sunlight, it can be helpful to view such pictures during times of the year when we are short on sunlight. For me at least, photos like these remind me of the beautiful sunlight and nature that I hope I never take for granted.

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I love this one, with boats off of Lopud Island.  It is so beautiful and comforting.  Off of Dalmatia, Southern Croatia.  I love this one with the reflection on the water.  It is taken at sunrise. Just beautiful! Some pictures of the sun are so harsh and bright, but I like this one with the softer feel and look to it.  Very soothing I think.Sunshine on a cattle field.  The bright sun really jumps out in this photo.  The barbed wire adds an interesting touch. A very different view and color of the sun in this photo.  This one is called sunset at Padma river
I love this one, with boats off of Lopud Island.  It is so beautiful and comforting.  Off of Dalmatia, Southern Croatia.
I love this one, with boats off of Lopud Island. It is so beautiful and comforting. Off of Dalmatia, Southern Croatia. | Source
I love this one with the reflection on the water.  It is taken at sunrise. Just beautiful!
I love this one with the reflection on the water. It is taken at sunrise. Just beautiful! | Source
Some pictures of the sun are so harsh and bright, but I like this one with the softer feel and look to it.  Very soothing I think.
Some pictures of the sun are so harsh and bright, but I like this one with the softer feel and look to it. Very soothing I think. | Source
Sunshine on a cattle field.  The bright sun really jumps out in this photo.  The barbed wire adds an interesting touch.
Sunshine on a cattle field. The bright sun really jumps out in this photo. The barbed wire adds an interesting touch. | Source
A very different view and color of the sun in this photo.  This one is called sunset at Padma river
A very different view and color of the sun in this photo. This one is called sunset at Padma river | Source
I love this photo of the sun shining on the water, and reflecting off of it.  The cute little bird also adds so much I think.
I love this photo of the sun shining on the water, and reflecting off of it. The cute little bird also adds so much I think. | Source

Coping with the Winter Blues, or Seasonal Blues.

It seems more and more people are discussing the feelings they are having during the times of the year when we are lacking in sunlight. You may have heard of SAD, or seasonal affective disorder. Without going too much into that right now, it is said that some experience this disorder, or associated feelings, when the sun and its light seems to have been absent, or not able to be viewed for whatever reason. It is a very real thing for people. Some have purchased special lights from doctors, after having them prescribed! This light mimics sunlight, and a person doesn't really look into the light so much, as much as they just have the light on as they are doing their regular activities. Some people report that they truly feel better after using it according to the manufacturers and doctors suggestion! This is simply incredible I think!

So it makes sense, that we may feel down after many days of being away from the sunlight. For me, photos like this remind of of times where I know I will be seeing the sun again, and give me a little lift. Then again, as my name suggests, I am already a lover of sunsets at least, and perhaps this is why, in part!

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The light is reflecting off the water the most in this photo.  So bright, with snow on the mountains in the background.  I love the colors.I love this one, with the black birds against the sunlight.  A truly beautiful image! Sun shining on the lake near Weldon Springs Missouri.  I love the blue sky and bright sunlight, and the water.  Simple yet beautiful.A very beautiful Borocay Sunset.  So soft, warm, and comforting.While the sun isn't out, outright in this photo, This image showcases what light and especially light from the sun is all about.
The light is reflecting off the water the most in this photo.  So bright, with snow on the mountains in the background.  I love the colors.
The light is reflecting off the water the most in this photo. So bright, with snow on the mountains in the background. I love the colors. | Source
I love this one, with the black birds against the sunlight.  A truly beautiful image!
I love this one, with the black birds against the sunlight. A truly beautiful image! | Source
Sun shining on the lake near Weldon Springs Missouri.  I love the blue sky and bright sunlight, and the water.  Simple yet beautiful.
Sun shining on the lake near Weldon Springs Missouri. I love the blue sky and bright sunlight, and the water. Simple yet beautiful. | Source
A very beautiful Borocay Sunset.  So soft, warm, and comforting.
A very beautiful Borocay Sunset. So soft, warm, and comforting. | Source
While the sun isn't out, outright in this photo, This image showcases what light and especially light from the sun is all about.
While the sun isn't out, outright in this photo, This image showcases what light and especially light from the sun is all about. | Source

Sunshine on Marigold Flowers

I thought this picture was so beautiful of the sun shining through the flowers.
I thought this picture was so beautiful of the sun shining through the flowers. | Source

Photos of the Sun, Reflections, and Nature

The photos you see displayed here are simply meant to be enjoyed, to share some sunlight that has been captured by various people in various places. There are many more photos here than initially meet the eye, so make sure to view them all by clicking on one of the larger images and going through the arrows to see a "slideshow", or by simply clicking on all the smaller squares, one by one to see the thumbnails. Its more of a display of nature, which as always, is made possible by sun or moonlight usually.

Since it is currently one of the times of year here when the sun can appear to be hiding out for days at a time, I thought I might share with others something I truly enjoy, simple sunlight in photo form. While I love to capture my own photos of sunlight, I am so grateful to others that captured these images as well, and put them in the public domain. Perhaps we all share at least a love of sunlight with each other, a great thing to have in common!

Wishing you many days of happiness and sunlight ahead!

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Sun setting over the ocean, with neat clouds in the sky as well.  Sun shining on and reflecting off of the snow.  This photo is a little softer, but still beautiful sunlight and soft colors.  Taken at Brighton Beach, Melbourne.A surfer coming back from surfing, as the sun sets behind him.  The light reflected on the wet sand is beautiful.
Sun setting over the ocean, with neat clouds in the sky as well.
Sun setting over the ocean, with neat clouds in the sky as well. | Source
Sun shining on and reflecting off of the snow.
Sun shining on and reflecting off of the snow. | Source
This photo is a little softer, but still beautiful sunlight and soft colors.  Taken at Brighton Beach, Melbourne.
This photo is a little softer, but still beautiful sunlight and soft colors. Taken at Brighton Beach, Melbourne. | Source
A surfer coming back from surfing, as the sun sets behind him.  The light reflected on the wet sand is beautiful.
A surfer coming back from surfing, as the sun sets behind him. The light reflected on the wet sand is beautiful. | Source

Sunlight and Mood - A Poll

Have you ever begun to feel down after several days of gloomy weather?

  • Yes, I know what that is like.
  • Yes, but only once or twice in my life thus far.
  • I have heard of this happening with people, but never experienced it personally.
  • No, not really. I don't mind consistent days of gloomy weather
  • I have felt down without knowing why, and never considered it could be gloomy weather.
  • Some other answer.
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Rays of Sunshine, Stonehenge, Snow, and Sailboats

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There are almost no words for this photo, in my opinion.  I simply love the light, colors, and most of all the rays of sunshine breaking through any darkness.  It is stunning and so beautiful to me! A bright sunset at Stonehenge.  The light is so beautiful! Sun shining on a hill with trees.  Very beautiful!
There are almost no words for this photo, in my opinion.  I simply love the light, colors, and most of all the rays of sunshine breaking through any darkness.  It is stunning and so beautiful to me!
There are almost no words for this photo, in my opinion. I simply love the light, colors, and most of all the rays of sunshine breaking through any darkness. It is stunning and so beautiful to me! | Source
A bright sunset at Stonehenge.  The light is so beautiful!
A bright sunset at Stonehenge. The light is so beautiful! | Source
Sun shining on a hill with trees.  Very beautiful!
Sun shining on a hill with trees. Very beautiful! | Source

Health Problems Connected to Lack of Sunshine

Sun Setting Through the Trees and On a Lake

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A beautiful picture of the sun setting through the trees, with bright sunlight shining all around.  I love the colors.I love this picture of the Sun over the lake, with birds in the sky and geese on the water.  It is so bright and beautiful.Beautiful Winter sunny scene with snow and trees.
A beautiful picture of the sun setting through the trees, with bright sunlight shining all around.  I love the colors.
A beautiful picture of the sun setting through the trees, with bright sunlight shining all around. I love the colors. | Source
I love this picture of the Sun over the lake, with birds in the sky and geese on the water.  It is so bright and beautiful.
I love this picture of the Sun over the lake, with birds in the sky and geese on the water. It is so bright and beautiful. | Source
Beautiful Winter sunny scene with snow and trees.
Beautiful Winter sunny scene with snow and trees. | Source

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BlossomSB 20 months ago from Victoria, Australia

An interesting hub and beautiful photos.


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oceansnsunsets 20 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Blossom, thank you for your visit and comment!


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FlourishAnyway 20 months ago from USA

Absolutely gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing such beautiful images and thoughts with us. I painted my living room a cheery yellow, and it really helps when the whether is drab and dull for days on end.


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oceansnsunsets 20 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

HelloFlourish, I love the idea of painting a room in a cheery yellow like you have done with your living room. What a great idea, and I bet it does help during the drab weather days! Thank you for your visit and comment and idea!


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greeneyedblondie 20 months ago from Maine

Never experienced any kind of "winter blues" since I love winter so much, but I love the photos. If anything I have "summer blues" because I miss the snow so much!


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oceansnsunsets 20 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

That is awesome that you never have experienced the winter blues! So glad you like the photos. As for snow, it does such a great job at reflecting more sunshine, even when its so cold. So the brightness factor is still there. I love that about the snow. Thank you for commenting!


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Hannah David Cini 18 months ago from Nottingham

Such a beautiful collection of photos and a great hub. I especially love the picture of the sun with the snow, I think some of the most lovely sunshine shows up when there's rain or snow.


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oceansnsunsets 18 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Thank you so much Hannah David. I have to agree with you about the sunshine seeming to shine all the more, or being extra beautiful when it snows or rains. The reflections and such are so nice. Thank you for your comment!

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