March 10, 2011

The First Spring Sunset.

The sunsets are back.

March signifies the return of the sun - in no uncertain terms. The golden disc has once again returned to my westerly view, setting almost directly in this true cardinal direction.

Last weekend the skies were clear and my windows offered a view of the setting sun, for the first time this year. The event took slightly more than five minutes, although the skies remained light for almost an additional hour - thus the festival of the return of the light has once again begun.




38 comments :

Rajesh said...

Amazing sunset. Love the progressive series of images

Ms.Chief loves wigwams! said...

Goood Morning Dear Lady, what a stunning sunset & don't they set so quickly. We've had red ones for the last week . . amazing but my camera just doesn't pick them up. The sky will never lose its fascination or beauty. I hope its the return of the sun, clear skies & warmer temperatures too :)
Hope you have a day filled with warmth & sunshine.

Sandy said...

What a stunning view you have...it was completely overcast, gray, dark and ugly here today. And now it is going to rain all day...oh, well, the grass and plants will love all the rain. Have a lovely day Zuzana!

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful pictures. I think you bought just the perfect house to take pictures!!!!

adrielleroyale said...

I love this time of year when the beautiful spring sunrises and sunsets begin. :) i have been waiting for a part to fix my camera and am anxious to get outside to capture the spring beauties as soon as possible! These sunsets of yours are beautiful, having a sort of simple majesty!

Elisabeth said...

How wonderful, Zuzana. For you the return of the sun.

ladyfi said...

Stunning shots! I went out today with my camera in search of the light and the first sunsets...

GrandmaK said...

Beautiful sights! Real signs of the rebirth of spring! Have a grand day! Cathy

Kath said...

Breathtaking! Isn't it exciting to know Summer is not far away :-D

Lord Thomas of Wellington said...

You've captured the beauty of the setting sun here very nicely. Hope you are doing good today. Sometimes I almost think I have cabin fever with wanting spring to come real soon. I know it will be a lot of work, but I'm actually looking forward to mowing the lawn. Take care! :)

Snappy Di said...

So pretty, Zuzana. Do they have any kind of celebrations to honor the return of the sun this time of the year?

Di

Deborah Jean said...

Wonderful Zuzana! A celebration for sure! The daylight hours are stretching out before us.Lifting our spirits and hopes for a new season full of growth, wonder and new life!
as always,
beautifully done...
Deb

Brian Miller said...

yay on getting your sunsets back! such beauty...gotta make you smile...

Hilary said...

Gorgeous, Z. I can almost hear your sigh of relief to have this golden event back in your daily view for the next many months. The late day sun was shining for me in my current post too. Great minds and all. ;)

Jade said...

Hi Zuzana...love these sunset photos! Sunset (and sunrise) are two of the most meaningful times for me. It's in these transitions that inspiration can be found...

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I imagine you must really MISS the sunsets Zuzana. Each photograph is a thing for beauty. What is it about light that gives us such pleasure and comfort?

Lovely.

Donna said...

Beautiful sunset photos, Zuzana! I'm so happy the days are getting a bit longer with more time to enjoy the light.

Hugs,
Donna

Claus said...

It's back! yey for you! Sun is vital in life, isn't it? What is it about it that makes us energized, happy and hopeful?!
have a lovely day!

Susan Deborah said...

I wish I could steal your window. It is absolutely priceless for giving you splendid sights during every single season. Zuzana, you are blessed indeed.

Joy and much love,
Susan

swenglishexpat said...

The sun never ceases to fascinate us. It is beautiful. At first I read your post as sunRISE pictures, which made me feel lazy, because I never get up that early! ;-))

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

A peaceful evening on a beach watching the sunset - seriously nothing can be better than that!!!
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When I was a Baby at Kanchi!!!

Myrna R. said...

How wonderful to welcome the light. May the sun not only shine through your window but always in your heart.

I love the pictures and more and more I can relate to the desire to capture these moments in photos. Maybe I'll start taking pictures too.

Sukanya said...

Yay!! Dint I tell you the sun is going to shine soon??!! :) Lovely pics of the first sunset Zuzana. You inspire me to capture such moments too!!

Cheers to the SunShine!!
Sukanya

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Magnificent!!!

Nezzy said...

What a stunningly beautiful sunset you captured. What a wonderful eye you have for photography sweetie!!

God bless ya and enjoy the day!!!

I'm so ready for spring! :o)

LauraX said...

How I do love seeing the world through your eyes Zuzana...beautiful!

Betsy said...

Wonderful! I love how clear the sky is, too!

steviewren said...

Ah...the sun goddess in you is welcoming the sun back into her life! The best time of the year is rapidly approaching.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Reading your words, losing myself in your photos, always is a renewal for me.

Thank you dear Zuzana,

Sharon

Ann Nichols said...

Oh now... that's a view to be thankful for day after day after day!!
Does Batcat like to sit and watch it with you?
Have a lovely weekend, dear Zuzana!
Ann

A Lady's Life said...

These are wonderful shots of different skies. Totally heavenly and inspiring.
Thanks Zuzana.

SandyCarlson said...

A fresh, clean breath. Thank you, friend. Beautiful!

sprinkles said...

You always manage to capture the most beautiful sunsets, Zuzana!

Bossy Betty said...

By the way--I watched that video you sent me on men's and women's brains. Hilarious AND true! Thank you!!!

Zuzana said...

Rajesh, P, Sandy, Elizabeth, adrielle, Elisabeth, ladyfi, Cathy, Kath, Thomas, Di, Deborah, Brian, Hilary, Jade, Jill, Donna, Claudia, Susan, swenglishexpat, Bhushavali, Myrna, Sukanya, Amelia, Nezzy, Laura, Betsy, Stevie, Sharon, Ann, Lady, Sandy, sprinkles and Betty – thank you all so much for your wonderful words of compliments.

The return of the sun in the spring is highly anticipated in Scandinavia, although the celebration is more symbolic. It is first at the time of the summer solstice that the Scandinavians party.;)
I however find the return of my sunsets a reason to celebrate - much more than the longest night in June - as the solstice then signifies that the light is culminating and thus the days will be getting shorter again.
To me rather the onset of March means that the best time of the year is about to begin.

Thank you all for your continuous visits and lovely comments, they mean the world to me.;)

Xoxo
Zuzana

Matty said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the deep blue hue.

CherylK said...

I love how you do the time lapse of these photos! As usual, these pictures are spectacular. Isn't it great that spring is actually on the way?

ben said...

wow ..looks beautiful

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