January 19, 2012

Tangelo Twilight.

There is something noticeably different about our daylight. Almost one month since winter solstice, our day has already increased by fifty minutes, a difference that can certainly be perceived.

This past weekend as I stood in our kitchen preoccupied with my own thoughts, the silhouette of our birch suddenly caught my eye, as it stood illuminated by the setting sun, against an evening sky defined by peach and iris blue coloured hue. The day has aged into twilight, my favorite kind of light. I love the time of dusk, with its contagious stillness and enchanted atmosphere.

As I stood there watching, the surroundings grew the hue of tangelo. I had to walk out, camera in my hand, witnessing a natural wonder, while the beauty of the first visible mid winter sunset unfolded through the barren trees in our backyard. The amber coloured skies created a sense of preview of what is to come, as winter moves into the second half of its reign.

34 comments:

MarieHarmony said...

Thanks for walking out and sharing with us this unique and amazingly beautiful moment. The colours uplift my spirit and I wish I could soon witness the same wonder.
Stay well and have a lovely day!

ladyfi said...

What a stunning sunset! I love the deep winter colours.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Amazing colors of nature! You certainly have an eye to appreciate the true beauty:)

Kat_RN said...

Beautiful! There is something so very peaceful about Twilight, and your sunsets are so beautiful.
Kat

GrandmaK said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! It leaves me speechless!!! Wishing you well! Cathy

Maggi said...

What beautiful colours.

Becky~ said...

Goodmorning!Beautiful color,just amazing.I thought the same as you a few days ago about the daylight increasing.That sure was fast.Its about 25 minutes here nevertheless.Its staying light a little longer and who could complain about that.

Have a fun day!

Brian Miller said...

wow...what colors there is to your world...even the air seems to take on the color...like a perfume...still back and forth here...cold one day and in short sleeves the next...crazy year...

Kath said...

That is quite breath-taking, probably my favourite of your photos to date.
If you ever want a career change I would encourage you to consider professional photography xx

Slamdunk said...

Thanks for sharing your gold Zuzana.

latebloomerbuds said...

Oh my, they don't look real!! Isn't Mother Nature amazing? No one does it better. Beautiful captures. xx

Sandy said...

I noticed for the first time yesterday that 5 o'clock pm came and it wasn't dark out here yet. Yippee! I'm so glad longer days are coming.

Donna said...

It's beautiful, Zuzana! I love the colors!

Angela Bell said...

Lovely photos,what an amazing colour! I have never heard of "Tangelo" before but I will remember it now. lol Angela

LadyCat said...

Such amazing shades of orange and red! I really like the stark tree silhouetted against the colorful sky.

Laura said...

Oh Zuzana, you describe the beautiful tangelo sky with perfection!

Myrna R. said...

It's been warm and beautiful here in my part of the world.

Thank you for the pictures, and the lovely words that describe them.

Take care Zusana.

A Lady's Life said...

We've noticed it too that the days last longer and this is uncanny.
I think the earth must have changed its incline and I think its because its too top heavy since all the wood in South America is sold and brought up to build heavy buildings.

adrielleroyale said...

Gorgeous!! You make winter look so gorgeous!! :)

steviewren said...

You were right to capture such wonderful light on film. Everyday I make a note of how much daylight is left when I get home. It is dusk now, not full darkness and that makes me happy. Our daylight has only increased by 23 minutes since the solstice. This time next month, I should be able to arrive home in full light again. Yipee!

Elizabeth said...

What a set of gorgeous pictures.

Margie said...

Oh, those colors are so magnificent!
Thanks for sharing Zuzana.

Wishing you a great weekend!

Margie xo

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous views of the sky un the twilight.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

So nice and beautiful!!

Hilary said...

What a beauty of a sunset. "Tangelo" is the perfect way to describe its colour. I love that tree standing so proud against that fiery sky.

Susan Deborah said...

Besides drooling at the colours and vibracy of the pictures, I am also wondering what you were cooking in your kitchen.

Zuzana, I guess, in addition to nature's pictures, you should also put up some pictures of your food (!).

Joy always,
Susan

Ash said...

The sky looks absolutely amazing! Great shot, dear Zuz!

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tony said...

Its strange how every year is so different:how this Winter has its own personality.......[So many changes from 12 months ago.]Yes! The Colours are beautiful!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Zuzana,

Your photographs of the tangelo twilight are extraordinarily beautiful with the vibrant colours.
Lovely to see a little from your part of the world, thank you.

Hope that you are enjoying the weekend
hugs
Carolyn

Just_because_today said...

Zuzana, I like you count the minutes when light increases after the winter solstice, that is the reason why i look forward to winter so that I can see the daylight extend gradually day after day.
I have missed your writing! I am so busy in the preparations of the race I direct, but soon I will be your daily reader even if you dont write daily

sprinkles said...

You always have the most amazingly beautiful skies! The colors are so vibrant.

I'm glad winter is moving into the second half of it's reign.

How's Sam these days?

Michael Manning said...

Zuzana: You reminded me of a sunset I took notice of two nights ago! Breathtaking! You sound great! xoxo! :)

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful thoughts.