Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Along the glowing skyline
Blazing gold and pinks
Soon becomes a sparkling black

22 comments:

actonbell said...

Beautiful. No matter what happens to us, we can always be inspired.

Tom & Icy said...

That is the best sunset photo I've seen.

yellowdog granny said...

that is just lovely.
wish i lived there.

tsduff said...

Actonbell - It's true. If you have access to such a view, you benefit from it. Unfortunately those of us (most everyone) who don't have such a magical view must depend upon other things, thoughts, fantasies, and yes,Imaginary VIEWS to lift our otherwise dull spirits. Happily for me, I have pictures that are not only real but not far from hand, so I'm a lucky gal eitherway.

Tom & Icy - You who live in Ohio are so gullible, easy to please... and I THANK YOU. If you saw what I saw in person, truly you would swoon. Fortunately, this isn't a regular occurrence for me, otherwise I'd be perfectly impossible to deal with.

Yellowdog Granny: Of Course you wish so... so do I! And, as these weeks blow by, so do I try to figure out how to make it so. Keep the faith. xo

Ariel the Thief said...

Yeah, I always know the Sun is going to be back but till then I am left alone with the dark, nah, it's not that bad, you can even forget you have a body.

Beautiful sight!

SOe said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOohhhhhhhh! So beautiful! ... But hopefully the night will be illuminated by northern lights :-)

Vikingisson said...

Sunsets and sunrises in Iceland and other beautiful locales are very often magical. But it doesn't require an already beautiful scene to make for magical sunsets. You only need to look up and be lucky.

Here's a story for ya'll, my kids and I were in a god-awful suburb of Toronto when we noticed a fiery sunset unfolding. The weather was clear but bitterly cold. We stopped to watch it anyway. That is when we noticed the crescent moon and a very bright Venus. Lovely. But then we noticed something very strange that at first we thought was a plane's contrail. No, it was the comet McNaught. We accidently saw not only a beautiful sunset, we saw a semi rare planet/moon alignment, and a very rare comet event. The best comet I've ever seen and will ever see. And the sunset was beautiful as well.

Doug said...

The sky corrupts everything.

lime said...

such a serene scene...

Minka said...

I like the tree... it gives a promise of a new day with the sun setting!

javajazz said...

oooh, that's nice.

Tammie Lee said...

Ooh the colors are magic and beckoning... Makes me want to be there ~ lovely with the poem.

photowannabe said...

Really pretty Terry. I love the salmon and gold colors.

DJ Kirkby said...

What a spectacular photo. I came by to tell you that you won this week's wordless Wednesday. Oh and i am going to link to you from the sidebar fo my blog so I can find you easier.

McRaven said...

Solitude...I can't wait to get it back. :)

laughingwolf said...

ooo love it! :D

Fred said...

I'd like to be there now.

Dr.John said...

Nice sunset photo. But " sparkling black" ? What is that.

sister celtic said...

Beautiful... hey is your aunt & unc comin to the event Fridayday night..

javajazz said...

mellow...! how's tings? xo

tsduff said...

Actonbell - Yes - there is not a single one of us who can fail to be inspired by the loveliness of the Earth's good night or good morning.

Tom & Icy - Trust me, there are millions more where that came from...
But don't you love that red water? It was really neat.

Yellowdog Granny - that makes us alike. *sigh*

Ariel the Thief - That is maybe the one truth I have come to believe in - that the sun will always rise once more tomorrow. It has never failed to happen.

SOe - You know, I asked my Aunt if the Northern Lights are visible very often there (northern Washington) and she said not really. The only place I have ever personally seen them was in Eastern Iceland one very dark night whilst on the way home from Stykkisholmur on a dark fjord... it was magical.

Vikingisson - How cool to see that! Nature doesn't always give us what we want when we want it, but when she does, WOW.

Doug - Even a (self proclaimed) curmudgeon such as yourself can't outdo what is. Nature is, in her very imperfection, perfect.

Lime - You could make a tie tye with such colors... and it would be lovely. That water was unbelievable.

Minka - That tree refused to move for the photo so I had to shoot it as it was :D Actually, it is a beloved tree to my Aunt and Uncle and is in danger of its roots being washed away by the tide.

JJ - I knew you would approve. I can hear the flute notes adding ambiance as I look at the colors...

weirsdo said...

The gorgeous imagery and simple diction are a breathtaking combination.