September 29, 2011

Sunsets Redifined.

I no longer get the privilege to watch stunning sunsets out of the westbound windows at the white house on the hill, those that made me marvel and hold my breath.
Our current house is positioned in the suburbs of a very small town, on a straight plain lined by a sandy coastline and our westerly views are obstructed by trees and other buildings.

Still, as the skies turn ever so dark, while we slowly yet steadily move into the half a year of twilight, my daily extended drive from work makes up for those departed views.
Currently, there is that narrow margin of time, which will only last a couple of weeks at the best, enabling me to watch the sun as it meets the horizon, while I am on my way home.

Thus on a few occasions recently, I got the privilege to witness stunning sunsets, light-shows of no equal, unraveling just above the natural settings that I call home today. Watching the evening sky from a low land, the experience became an absolutely novel one, while the clouds turned the heavens into a vaulted ceiling of shadows and light, at times as if set on fire.

Savoring the visual magic of these precious moments, I eternalized this natural wonder with my camera lens, while the sunsets of my past became redefined...





32 comments :

Elisabeth said...

Stunning sunsets, Zuzana, especially as they exist on the cusp of what you describe as the half year of twilight ahead. Thanks.

Brian Miller said...

wow beautiful sunset....i would probably wreck driving home for looking at them...smiles. hope you are well and enjoying life.

ladyfi said...

Wow - what stunning shots! It's such a magical time when the sun kisses the horizon.

Rajesh said...

Wherever you are, the skies are wonderful all around you. Gorgeous sunsets.

Gail said...

Your words and your pictures are inspiring and beautiful.

Kat_RN said...

Oh, my! I'm speechless.
Kat

Rahul Bhatia said...

An excellent combination of words and pictures!

Sandy said...

You certainly captured your stunning sunsets Zuzana! It's still warm and humid here but cooler temperatures are coming.

Mimi said...

..gasp...they're magnificent.
Certainly make up for the long drive home. I think I'd crash if they were surrounding me on a journey.

Elizabeth said...

You have driven already home for today and probably made another set of stunning pictures since we had the most marvellous sunny day.

Enjoy your evening and I'll talk to you soon.

LadyCat said...

The sunset is amazing! And the range of colors are breathaking. I love the golden clouds and purple skies.

A Lady's Life said...

Oh gosh Zuzana.
Feast your eyes and gobble it all up into memory banks.
These shots are amazing!!!

Angela Bell said...

Glorious sunsets Zuzana!

Nezzy said...

Girl, I'd say you have those sunsets totally refined!!! Perfect masterpieces sweetie!

God bless and have a terrific Thursday my friend! :o)

sprinkles said...

You always manage to take the most stunning pictures of sunsets!!!

SandyCarlson said...

You sure do know how to capture the best in change, even if it has its drawbacks. These are outstanding, Zuzana.

(Ethan frome is an incredible movie starring Liam Neeson. Pretty true to the Edith Wharton novella. A beautiful, tragic marvel.)

Betsy said...

gorgeous...I'm speechless! wow.

Ruby said...

Oh! These pictures are a visual treat!! Marvellous!

Zuzu said...

Sigh ~ so very beautiful, Zuzana!

Dulce said...

WOW- WOW These are amazing shots- wherever we are everyday there is that miracle happening in all parts of the world-small pieces of art theat Nature grants us...
we should sit and obverve them more often- and it so happents to me too that from my house the mountain prevents me fromm being able to see it all
Nature is magical.
thanks for sharing
:-)

Myrna R. said...

When I see similar sunsets, I am stunned by the beauty of this earth. Thank you for sharing these wonders. I'm so glad you're such a good photographer and share these with us.

Be careful driving home.

Donna said...

Breathtaking! Absolutely gorgeous, Zuzana! How nice to be able to enjoy these.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Zuzana,

Your sunsets are amazingly breathtaking and loved reading your words. Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you.
Hope that you have a wonderful weekend

Hugs
Carolyn

Nessa said...

I feel like I am there. Beautiful.

Just_because_today said...

While I was going through a very delicate health issues, desperately looking for a sign from heaven that would tell me I would be okay, I shared with a priest friend of mine the unusual sunsets and rainbows I had seen. Not skipping a beat he said, signs are all over, we just don't pay attention.
well, you pay attention to the beautiful sunsets while most people probably miss most of them

It is a gift to be so aware

Snowbrush said...

I will miss your old home and the wonderful sunset photos.

adrielleroyale said...

These are so brilliant!! I hope you have a wonderful week Zuzana :) May God continue to richly bless you!

Michael Manning said...

Striking!!!! I loved this.

Zuzana said...

Elisabeth, Brian, Ladyfi, Rajesh, Gail, Kat, Rahul, Sandy, Mimi, Elizabeth, LadyCat, Lady, Angela, Nezzy, sprinkles, Sandy, Betsy, Ruby, Zuzu, Dulce, Myrna, Donna, Carolyn, Nessa, Myriam, Snowbrush, adrielle, and Michael – yes, these are breath taking images, I agree.;) The credit goes though to mother Nature and not me. And indeed I had to stop the car to capture these as it was impossible to keep driving. The events had to be enjoyed fully, without distraction.;)

Thank you all for your kind words that always warm my heart.;)

Xoxo
Zuzana

Hilary said...

Beautiful images. That second of the large shots (with the trees) is an absolute stunner.

steviewren said...

Breathtaking photos!!! Simply stunning!

Zuzana said...

Hilary and Stevie, thank you so much ladies.,))
xoxo