March 10, 2010

Significant Sunset.

This past Saturday evening, a significant event could be observed outside my windows.
A true return of the sun.
Once again, for months to come, bright sunny days will end with spectacular light shows, offering views of painted sky and fiery sunsets.

The month of March means that the sun is truly back. I can not stress often enough how much this means to the Scandinavians. Setting now almost four hours later then during the winter solstice, the sun is visibly changing everything around us. The sunsets are no longer fragile and short, but powerful and extended. This comeback is at all times a cause for celebration.

I made my own tribute to commemorate the return of the golden disk by documenting its first visible setting in pictures. It might be of interest to mention that the first picture is taken at 05:44PM while the last at 07:05PM, clearly underscoring the fact, that the time from sun to dark is already in spring largely extended.



31 comments:

Kath said...

Wow! stunning! You do take the most wonderful photos Zuzana! Kx

Elizabeth said...

The sun always are we in need of her warmth and light.

Have a lovely day with a touch of inspiration by the sun.

xoxo Elizabeth

Realliveman said...

Wow! What awesome pictures!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Beautiful! I, too, am joyous at the lengthening of the days! C

Brian Miller said...

wow. beautiful and vivid pics...hooray for sun!

Zuzu said...

A dramatic difference, followed soon by warmth and spring beauty!
Yay!

Betsy said...

I know you were celebrating this! Yea! Spring is coming! :)

Lynne said...

That must be a wonderful feeling for you.

Claus said...

Wonderful picture sequence!! very neat indeed. Glad the sun is returning to your surroundings. You, and nature in general, must be so happy! We are happy with some sunlight and warmth around us, aren't we? brings back life!!
have a lovely day
*hugs*

Margie said...

Hi Zuzana
You do share some very lovely pics, but these just took my breath away!
I just keep staring and staring!
Just beautiful!
Thank you for sharing and have a most wonderful day!

(I am feeling so much better, thank you caring, you are so kind!)

Margie :)
xo

Margie said...

Typo, meant to say, thank you for caring.
Just waking up, LOl!

Margie xo

Sandy said...

Hi Zuzana,
These are beautiful shots! We had a lovely sunset the other night and I tried to take a photo but it just didn't capture the glow of red, yellow and blue. Maybe I couldn't live where you do because I don't even like it here from Nov. through Jan when it is dark so early. If we didn't have the holidays I couldn't stand it. Yesterday was beautiful here - sunny and 67 degrees F. and we still have some snow piles left on the ground. I even heard a bird singing yesterday! It was so nice out I went out on the screened-in porch and wiped down all the furniture and swept the floor. It's nice and clean now. I'm ready for spring.

Kat_RN said...

Congratulations, you have survived the dark. Hopefully your spring really is just around the corner. In the meantime, I am happy to share mine.
I like the picture from your window at the top best.
Kat

It's Time to Live said...

Enjoyed your sunset series, thanks for the stroll through your blog/day of your life.

Poetikat said...

Zuzu, I know you just visited, but did you get your award?

Marilynne said...

These are lovely photos. You should enlarge them and put them up on your wall during the dark winters to remind yourself that this is only a season.

Blogaire said...

These are wonderful Zuzana - you are truly a Sun-Goddess. Sunsets and Sunrises are always special moments. They probably remind us of the hugely important part the Sun plays in our very existance.
Hope you have a nice sunny rest of the week!

Radka said...

Ahoj Zuzko. Jak pak se máš. Nádherné fotografie, moc se mi líbí. Já teď moc nefotím. Teď není co fotit. Zima už je dlouhá, opět napadl nový sníh a je velká zima. Už se těším velmi na jaro a na nové focení. Když se krajina zelená, tak je focení hned krásnější. Ahoj Radka.

sprinkles said...

These pictures are just stunning!

Cottage Garden said...

Stunning sequence of photos Zuzana! I love your sun and moon posts - you have such an affinity and understanding of them!

The sun is showing itself to you once again - I'm so happy for you dear friend:-)

Jeanne xx

steviewren said...

That is fascinating that your sunset lasts for 2 hours. I looked online our sunset today will be about 5:50. And it will be done by 6:15.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

One word-

STUPENDOUS!

Love,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Dear Zuzana,

How I love the progression of the images and we are also able to see when the street lights are turned on.
Being able to witness natures beauty is something to few of us do, but then dreamers have no choice in the matter.

Wishing you all the very best,
Egmont

Joanna Jenkins said...

What a stunning post! Your pictures are great and so is the view outside your window.

Thanks for visiting my blog, via POTW/Hilary. I appreciate your kind words about thepost on my Dad.

I'm off to look around your blog more and will be back again soon to visit.

Hope the rest of your week goes well.
jj

LadyCat said...

Beautiful sunsets! Glad your days are longer. We turn our clock ahead one hour this weeknd, so we will lose an hour. That means it will stay light later in the evening.

Hilary said...

That IS a nice lengthy sunset.. and beautiful. What a relief that must be. :)

Terresa said...

Firey sunsets stop me in my path. As do your pictures. Beautiful.

Jill said...

That Golden Disc brings such HOPE with it doesn't it??? OH MY! I am so excited to see it!
Your photos are wonderful as usual!

Protege said...

Kath, Elizabeth, Realliveman, C, Brian, Zuzu, Betsy, Lynne, Claudia, Margie, Sandy, Kat, It’s Time To Live (welcome), Kat, Marilynne (welcome), Blogaire, Radka, sprinkles, Jeanne, Stevie, Sharon, Egmont, Joanna (welcome), LadyCat, Hilary, Terresa (welcome and Jill – thank you so much for your kind words about my photographs, although I take no credit. It was right there, so easy to capture. I only wish for a better camera at all times.

I always enjoy reading your take on this magical time of the day. It is such a beautiful moment, when the day is winding down and the sky turns that fiery red colour.

Your comments are always a joy for me to read and I truly appreciate your visits.

Xoxo
Zuzana

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Stunning, glorious photographs! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Wow! That is so beautiful! Just popping by from Kat's blog to say hi!
Sarah :)