January Light: reflection

I was going for reflected-light today to describe this shot of St Andrew’s RC Cathedral in Glasgow. Then I realised that the pesky lamp-post ruining the view allows me to use lamplight or streetlight, thus finishing January Squares within the rules – words ending in light – without relying on a hyphen. Woohoo!

All that remains is to thank the wondrous Becky for hosting such a fun challenge. During the month I came across this quote by novelist Edith Wharton (1861-1937):

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Becky is our candle and we have all been little pieces of her mirror.


50 thoughts on “January Light: reflection

  1. Dr Sock February 8, 2020 / 19:15

    That is beautiful example of reflected light.



  2. rosemaylily2014 February 6, 2020 / 10:12

    I’ve been loving all these light posts Anabel – such a lovely idea. You’ve shown some wonderfully creative photos 🙂


      • rosemaylily2014 February 9, 2020 / 09:45

        I never seem to get ahead with my writing despite best intentions. I have got another post up today and seem to have fixed the problem with the editor. I think what happened is that in between edits last weekend (I wrote the post Saturday and came back to it on Sunday) WordPress had done an update and automatically defaulted my post to the block editor before I realised. If I go back and try and edit the post now it says it is written in the block editor style although at least it now lets me change to the classic style. It tried to make me do the block editor this week but I was able to change it back to the classic style which I much prefer!


        • Anabel @ The Glasgow Gallivanter February 9, 2020 / 10:50

          I shall continue resisting the block editor as long as possible! It’s not that I’m change resistant (though I’m never among the early adopters), but I think the posts don’t look as good eg in the way they present photograph. Anyway, I have a free morning tomorrow so hopefully will get January’s Gallivanting post up (it’s at least half done), then it’ll be back to my long to-do list.

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  3. Erica/Erika February 4, 2020 / 04:47

    A fun series, Anabel. You have been very creative with your photography and your thinking. Your quote says a great deal in few words. I believe you are both.🙂

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  4. Eunice February 3, 2020 / 20:11

    An unusual but very lovely photo to end the challenge, and well done for finishing it 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Anabel @ The Glasgow Gallivanter February 3, 2020 / 21:05

      Thanks Eunice! I missed one day for my Gallivanting post, but it still means I managed to post every day for 31 days. There might be a period of silence now …


  5. the eternal traveller February 2, 2020 / 04:37

    Everyone’s been very clever and I’ve enjoyed seeing all the beautiful photos including this one, even with its pesky lamp post. Becky’s done a great job of curating this fun challenge once again.

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  6. Liesbet @ Roaming About February 1, 2020 / 02:16

    A perfect way to end your own “light” series, Anabel. Congratulations on sticking with it and lighting up our January days! -)

    Liked by 1 person

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