It is hot, hot, hot and with the summer solstice just around the corner in the northern hemisphere, the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are truly here. The sun is shining and so is this week’s theme. To start off, here are some giant shiny Christmas ornaments in midtown Manhattan.
Railroad tracks shining in the sunset during a quick break on the Empire Builder.
Check out the gleam of that paint finish. A rare sighting of a rare beauty; there are only 150 ‘Kissel Kars’ known to exist today. I spotted this one getting ready to hit the road in a vintage car rally in Wisconsin.
Hidden in a Seattle neighbourhood, there’s a rather special tree called the Holiday Tree which changes not just with the season but with the holiday. Here it is shining out in all its Valentine’s Day glory.
High noon over one of my favourite places on the planet, the awe-inspiring Zion National Park.
I hope you take a shine to this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
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People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. – Elizabeth Kubler Ross
An age is called ‘dark’ not because the light fails to shine but because people refuse to see it. – James Michener