Light for Dark December II

December is a season of light for a many people:

  • Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Light of the World
  • Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah, known as the Festival of Lights, which observes the lighting of the nine-candled menorah
  • Hindus celebrate Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, one of the largest and brightest festivals in Hinduism
  • African-Americans honour their African heritage with Kwanzaa, including a kinara candle holder with seven candles
  • and nature’s own cycle of, in the northern hemisphere, moving from decreasing daylight to longer days on the winter solstice

As a photographer, I am always on the lookout for beautiful light.  While wandering through”>La Villita Historic Arts Village in”>San Antonio


The light drew me breathlessly to the poinsettias on the altar below the colourful window.  Sunlight slanted through the window to illuminate the poinsettias with the same vibrant red as the window’s cross.

Sometimes light is so perfect it feels holy.




  1. Joyce December 23, 2015 at 11:16 pm #

    Oh, Grace!! These pictures are amazing!! I love the story too! Thank you for sharing and telling!! May your Christmas be filled with Light!!

    • Grace Brouwer December 24, 2015 at 7:17 am #

      Thanks for being a faithful reader of my blog. Wishing you lots of love and light in your Christmas as well!

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