July 05, 2012

Northern Night Skies.

I recently complained about the lack of alluring views. Those that I used to marveled over in my former home. While this fact still remains, I have also realized that if I only take the time to look, stunning light shows still take place right above me.

Last week, as I opened our bedroom window close to midnight, I could glimpse beautifully painted heavens to my left. Stepping out into our garden illuminated by the twilight of a white night, I could see purple clouds moving across a scintillated sky. The traces of a late summer sunset lingered across the north, reflecting the sun which moved just below the horizon on its way to the east, in order to rise in just a few hours.

I stood there in the stillness of the colourful night and felt deeply sentimental, as I got enveloped in bittersweet remembrance of what once was, while fully aware of the magic I was witnessing right then and there and simultaneously exhilarated about the endless possibilities of what is yet to come...






24 comments:

Cro Magnon said...

Really beautiful; never the same twice, and it's all free!

Susan Deborah said...

It all takes one closed window to open. Even life is like that -- if we open that one window, we would allow magic enter into our lives.

Happy Birthday, dearest Zuzana. May all your heart's desires come to pass and may you have a sweet, fulfilling and happy life.

Joy always,
Susan

Elisabeth said...

And you thought you'd lost your views. These are stunning, Zuzana.

Kath said...

Happy birthday Lovely girl! I'm sorry you were not able to spend it with your husband. I wish you many more birthdays in the future, which you will spend together.

We must have been on the same wavelength last night, as I thought of you when I was taking sunset pics :-D

Lady Ardour said...

Wow, I love these photos.

Brian Miller said...

happy birthday zuzana!!!! that is so hard being apart, esp on days like this...i def feel for you...also how tht turns you to looking for what was once familiar...you are right though in that you can find beauty where you are at and in new views....lovely pics...

Myrna R. said...

I guess we can always find beauty, if we seek it. You captured beauty here and share it with us. Thanks so much Zuzana.

LadyCat said...

AMAZING view and words! Happy birthday!!!

Elizabeth said...

That are some gorgeous pictures you made birthday girl. Enjoy your party!

G said...

Happy birthday beautiful! Those photographs are stunning!

SandyCarlson said...

Your skies are without rival. Amazing!

Hilary said...

Beautiful.. I'd be looking out for more of these to come.

So they say it's your birthday.. Happy Birthday, my friend!

Rahul Bhatia said...

A lovely splash of colors:) Have a wonderful birthday, Zuzana!

A Lady's Life said...

Oh Gosh! You really woke up to a treat!!
What a beautiful sky!!

sprinkles said...

I so wish our skies were only half as beautiful where I live.

Rajesh said...

Breathtaking views of the sky.

Sumandebray said...

WOW!
you seems to be the favourite child of mother nature....

Maggi said...

What stunning skies.

adrielleroyale said...

Gorgeous and full of enchantment, I'm so glad you got to see it :) Be blessed my friend!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I love YOUR fascination with the night skies as it then opens me to LOOKING and appreciating them more too!
You always take wonderful photographs of your views Zuzana. A real treat for me to see from across the world!

Angela Bell said...

Serene pictures.I love sunset here in Cornwall.Always different and usually very pink!

Zuzu said...

Incredibly beautiful, Zuzana! :)

ladyfi said...

What marvellous summer skies!

Pierre BOYER said...

Gorgeous sky !
Best regards from Paris,

Pierre