August 18, 2011

Liquid Gold.

At times, I truly miss my westerly views.
Those of magnificent sunsets, that played out like light shows in front of my windows at the white house on the hill.

But as always in life; you gain some and you loose some. Thus having lived at the east coast for a decade, my new home at the west coast offers novel views that take my breath away.

Recently, I got the chance to see the sun set over the rough North Sea, something I have never witness before.
The beaches here are wide and they stretch some hundred miles in each direction, with the sand so tightly packed, that cars are allowed to drive across the wast surface, on a sorts of a "highway". The sea is powerful and the horizon free and unlimited.

The skies were cloudy on that particular evening, yet that did not deter at all from the allure of the experience - on the contrary, it only reinforced the pristine enchantment of this rugged, unprotected west coast, known for its strong undercurrents and magnificent surf.

I watched the sun move lower to meet the surface of the waters, as my entire being savored the romantic moment, in the warm and loving arms of a perfect man.
While we gazed in silence at the smoky boundaries, the heavens above slowly shifted colour, anything from light blue and anthracite grey into deep purple and red. Eventually the fiery disc turned a strip of the sea into liquid gold, the wild waters embracing the shores, turning so flamboyant in their untamed beauty, instigating so undoubtedly the sense of absolute freedom...






26 comments :

Rajesh said...

Truly awesome sunsets. Last one is my favorite.

Susan Deborah said...

Lovely pictures, dear Zuzana. Through you, we get to see the lovely sights and visual delights of the place where you are. I do miss the White house but I'm equally thrilled to read and see the posts from this part of the world.

Joy always,
Susan

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Sunshine,

What a great post and what a miracle that you were able to take those perfect pictures while we are having more rain, rain, rain. Oh and did I mention, we had rain. Luckily not today. The sun is shining and the sky is just as blue as I like it to be.

Enjoy!!!!

Kath said...

Just breathtaking!

Mimi said...

Beautiful pictures, Zuzana, of a breathtaking landscape. And your words paint a really perfect, romantic picture too. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Lynne said...

Judging by the photographs, it must have been breathtaking.

Brian Miller said...

a beautiful view...and to watch it in the arms of the one you love...sigh. sounds just about perfect to me...

ladyfi said...

Wow - what stunning shots! I love the fact that you can actually drive right up onto the beach to watch the sea and sun.

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Wishing you every joy in your new home...liquid gold indeed!

Betsy said...

Gorgeous! Same sun, different angle, right? :)

LadyCat said...

Magnificent view! It looks like a wonderful area to make a new home : )

auntie12 said...

Fantastic!

Hope you get to view this, many times, in your new life. An unobstructed ocean view is so wonderful, I think.

I so miss the ocean..... -sigh-

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful!

sprinkles said...

OMG, those pix are just gorgeous! Lucky you, getting to see that in person regularly.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Wow...amazingly beautiful sunset and ever SO romantic!

Margie said...

Zuzana, such incredible views!
I love the beach and will be going there soon on my vacation, can't wait.
To enjoy all that beauty in the arms of the man you love, well that is just as good as it gets!

Margie xo

Hilary said...

Oh you'll certainly have no shortage of sunset photos in your new digs. Happy to hear that you're settling in so nicely.

tony said...

(having only seen The North Sea from Britain!) I Never realised it was so beautiful!!!!:)

LauraX said...

Magnificent views Zuzana. I'm happy you are finding the beauty in your new abode. Changes can be so hard. It was such a delight to hear from you on my blog. I have missed you.

Just_because_today said...

What a way to describe a moment! I love to be in front of a body of water in the very early morning or the moment that you described. Now, if I had the arms of a perfect man around me, any place and any time would be great

Padharo Rajasthan said...

Beautiful ,amazing and fantastic sunset shots !! I loved the post !!

Thanks for sharing !!

Padharo Rajasthan

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Zuzana dear,

You captured the perfect sunset...like time in a bottle.

I must admit that if I saw this presented as a painting I would probably think...cheesy, it doesn't look like that ever. But it does and I loved sharing it.

All joys,

Sharon

adrielleroyale said...

Unreal! Just magnificent!! And to witness all that in the arms of love...it's like a movie, just perfect! :)

SandyCarlson said...

I am so glad you are happy. You have a beautiful place there. Next time I am on the Carolina coast, I will wave!

Myrna R. said...

Truly, truly beautiful - you and the photos. Thank you Zuzana for sharing this piece of joyful life with us.

Zuzana said...

Rajesh, Susan, Elizabeth, Kath, Mimi, Lynne, Brian, ladyfi, Corinne, Betsy, LadyCat, auntie, Donna, sprinkles, Jill, Margie, Hilary, tony, Laura, Myriam, Padharo(welcome, Sharon, adrielle, Sandy and Myrna – so glad I could share with you these fantastic and romantic captures of a beautiful sea sunset.

Thank you so much for your kind words dear friends,
Xoxo
Zuzana