Let the Sunshine in with Handcrafted Suncatchers

View from a winter window. Add a handcrafted suncatcher for some colorful sunshine.


Fall, leaves, fall (by Emily Brontë)
Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.


This California winter has, so far, been strange.  These past three years have seen a dry winter, a very wet and snowy winter, and now, again, a dry winter.  Only this time around, we see our nature and neighborhoods on fire, burning with the help of terrible winds.

As California burns and the gusts of wind blow at our windows, I have been staring longingly at Instagram feeds from elsewhere, where snow is falling.  I am usually longing for sunshine by Midwinter.  Longing for a way to bring the sunshine home with me.

There are a few talented artists making stained glass suncatchers that do just that.  Each creation reflects colorful rays of sunshine.

So, I pretend I am in a faraway land, where the falling leaves have been replaced by falling snow, and it is these suncatchers that brighten the day.


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Explore Different Drum to discover more modern and vintage artists!

For more poetry by Emily Brontë, visit Poetry Foundation.

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