There was light


Komorebi…. a word I finally found out for my obsession to see the light filtering through the trees. I am always fascinated by it. Always. I took this photograph when I went to my Zumba class on last Saturday morning and it was taken in a park near by. I was so happy to see the sun shine bright after a couple of gloomy rainy days. Since I am not that good with words, I am gonna go with the following quote and submit this post as my first entry to Nature Chills Challenge.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” ― William Blake


In the post ‘Wald in ….what ?‘ there was a mention of word for the light effect through trees.

Komorebi (Japanese) ‘The sort of scattered, dappled light effect that happens when sunlight shines in through trees’

Here is a photograph that sort of aligns with that word which I found while browsing through my old photographs.

This was taken in Muir Woods during my first visit to U.S. Now when I look back at these photographs, ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is what comes to my mind and I wonder if I missed seeing any of the apes jumping between the trees by any chance 😉 I should check it out next time I visit.