March 21, 2009

Sky On Fire.

I am completely and utterly mesmerized by nature. It never ceases to amaze me; with its wondrous and breathtaking visions and the way it masterminds itself. At times I feel oppressed by the city life with all its problems, stressful days, time restriction and lack of space and freedom. One of my daydreams is to leave it behind and live out in the country, tending to a piece of land, far away from the busy crowds of the metropolis.

Of course this will remain a daydream and I am fully aware of it.

Still, at least I have my own private escape, which the evening sky offers me, almost every day in the spring all across the summer and long into the autumn.

The magnificent sunsets.

The clear, sunny days end with evenings full of spectacular celestial shows, taking place just outside my windows. Every time I watch these, my sentiments about nature being the greatest artist and the most talented painter are reinforced.


Sunset on 20th of March, 2009




17 comments :

Gal Friday said...

I always get the feeling you DO live out in the country when I see the views out your large window here.
That image of the candle in the foreground and the matching color sunset behind through the window is just gorgeous and makes me feel at peace when I look at it.

jb said...

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Julie Hibbard said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I guess I should take the camera off ME once in a while, huh? And start sharing some of the beautiful sites I see too!
Thanks for these...spectacular!

steviewren said...

I don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful sunset. The purple and orange combination are glorious.

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

I am with you on this one. I have been pondering for a while now, where I am best suited to live, given a choice, that is. I lean towards the country, I am missing is so much, I think I need it, so am driving out to get a glimpse and a sniff whenever I can!

Valentine said...

The colors are just wonderful and I may not know a whole lot about art but I doubt if anyone could reproduce the beauty of sunset..

We share the same dream of living in the country. I can imagine not having to worry about anything at all. Blissful.

Oh.. and I agree with what you said about melancholy. :-)

xx

V

Diane said...

Beautiful pics... beautiful post (as always), my friend.

You know, I used to want to live in the country. Then I moved there. But you know what? The country smells. You know what it smells like? Poo. Cow poo. Pig poo. Chicken poo (lots of chicken poo around Pigsknuckle). And you know what else? Poo smells BAD. Bet you weren't dreaming about that, were you? ;)

Tom said...

Gorgeous colours, Protege. I think the sky always looks best a few minutes after the sun has set, as your pictures show! We had another great sunset here, hopefully I'll be able to put a couple of pictures on my blog a little later, but you're lucky to live where you can get a clear view of the sunset.

Shelly's Style Shop said...

Those photos are AMAZING!!!

xoxo, Shelly

Keera Ann Fox said...

I understand the urge to be somewhere where there are wide-open vistas and nature in all her glory unhindered by lampposts, electrical wires and rooftops. But that's what vacations are for, yes? :-)

I love the sunset photos, the juxtaposition of the little candle glow against the sunset's glow was a brilliant composition!

Protege said...

=Tina,
yes, in fact you are correct. I live in the complete outskirts of the city, so I should not complain.;) Sometimes I just long to be living secluded somewhere, but then again, everything has its pros and cons.;) Glad you enjoyed the window view, I almost did not posted that.;))

=jb,
glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for stopping by.;)

=Julie,
I think the camera totally loves you, so please continue.;)) Your pictures are always full of life,.;) Hope your weekend was good.;)

=steviewren,
thank you for your kind words; yes I recall you said that you enjoy the combination of purple and yellow (orange).;))

=Reasons to be cheerful,
I think I completely understand how you feel; when I take a drive in the country I feel revived. There is nothing more soothing that the peace and quiet and the beautiful sights. Thank you so much for stopping by.;))

=Valentine,
glad you share my sentiments, when it comes to the life in the country and the melancholy.;))
And I agree with you about the impossibility of reproducing a sunset.;)
Hope your weekend was good my friend.;))

=Diane,
LOL!!! You always leave the most funniest comments. Hehe!
Yes, here the country smells too, of piggy poo.;)) So one has to chose carefully. Actually though, I have to admit, that the cow poo smell I kinda like. I know I am odd.:P
Hope you have had a great weekend dear friend.;))

=Tom,
thank you for your kind words. You post the most magnificent sky pictures, so I look forward to see the newest ones. Hope your weekend was good.;))

=Shelly,
thank you, that was a very nice compliment.;)) Hope you had a great weekend;)))

=Keera,
so right you are, vacations are to take us there.;))
Glad you liked the composition of the window-candle shot. It was one of those lucky ones. Still, it was so much better in reality.;)

Mahmud Yussop said...

Nature indeed is full of glory.

Protege said...

=Mahmud,
so right you are.;)))

Noelle Chantal said...

The first photo is beautiful, Protege. The candle and the sky during sunset blends very well. Very relaxing and dreamy to look at. It is truly amazing that Nature is the best piece of Art. :)

Protege said...

=Noelle,
it seems that lot of other bloggers like that particular picture.;) And imagine that I almost did not post it.;)))

sallymandy said...

Beautiful. Thank you. I love the words you wrote in the first paragraph. I feel the very same way. Thank you for your sunset photos. xo

Protege said...

=sallymandy,
glad that you share my sentiments in regards to nature and country life.;)) And very happy that you enjoyed the pictures, thank you for stopping by.;))