August 10, 2012

Midnight Twilligt Finale.

The eighth of August officially marks the conclusion of our white nights. This means sadly that the second season is closing towards its end.
Yet, as we enter the summer finale, I am also entering the last weeks of my solitude. In less than a month, I will once again rest in the arms of the man I love, welcoming him home. I look forward to this time with excitement, longing and anticipation.

I have neglected to update this online diary as of lately and have graced this page with my absence. It is all unintentional - the will is there and my draft folder is full of reflective writing complimented by stunning photography. Yet I have simply not been able to find the time to share it all with you.
The reason might be that my move North has been a very successful move in every possible way. I have found not just true love and happiness here, but also a new family and new friends - all of these have added purpose and content to my days, drawing my attention and time elsewhere in a very welcomed way.
Thus despite my solitude, I have not really been alone - nor bored.

The only day of the week that allows me to spend my time here undisturbed is on a Friday morning. Immersed in the silence of a newborn day, I currently enjoy sitting outside with a cup of fresh brewed coffee, savoring the warmth of a late summer sun on my face, watching its rays reflected in our dew covered lawn. The sunshine carries with it a promise of a new, beautiful day, when anything can unfold and anything is possible.
These are those perfect moments in time that reinforce the allure of just being alive.

Nature and its endless enchantment and beauty is responsible for the best memories I carry within my recollection. Just like the photography below.
These images are my farewell tribute to the summer sun, as it now slowly accelerates its departure from our views. Captured one evening this July, from a house on a small picturesque island in the Swedish archipelago, they allowed me to marvel over a stunning sunset as it unfolded in my view for over ninety minutes, ending shortly before midnight.
Until next year.

(Note: The photographs below are taken in Sweden last month.
However the images throughout the post are taken in the proximity of our home last week, as I enjoyed an evening stroll along the North Sea with good friends.) 










23 comments :

ladyfi said...

Your shots are stunning! They really capture the beauty of our white nights.

Sumandebray said...

that is the beauty of being occupied. One laments for the lack of time but can't really complain!
The images are beautiful... magic moments captured forever.

Kath said...

Stunning photos as always. My heart is happy that your beloved Husband is soon to return.
Tehn we will not expect any blogging for while ;-D

Colleen said...

Zuzana, beautiful words and photos. I feel like it soothes my soul to visit here. You have a beautiful tranquility about you.

Brian Miller said...

woohoo less than a month...you have made it almost....smiles...i know that you will be happy (understatement of the year) to see him...smiles...i am kinda glad summer is closing...i am so looking forward to fall and crisp mornings...

tony said...

Welcome Back Zuzana! Have A Lively Friday!

Marie Vie said...

This is so nice you have this time on Friday to reflect Zuzana. I can't believe you will soon be reunited with your husband, how nice!
Thank you for sharing with us these wonderful shots. Have a blessed and beautiful week-end dear.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Beautiful photos Zuzana. I am SO happy to know that your life is FULL and you are enjoying your new family/friends/home. Your sweet husband will be home before you know it! Won't that be pure joy!?

Have a wonderful weekend!

A Lady's Life said...

You've taken a moment in time and given it history along with your memories and feelings. I am so happy you found what you were looking for. :)

Hilary said...

I know how you (and I) tend to bemoan the end of summer. I'm glad that this year, it means the beginning of beautiful days for you and your beloved. Lovely sunsets. You and I were indeed in the same mindset this week. :)

LadyCat said...

Breathtaking photos! I am so glad that you are keeping busy with happy things. Blogs can wait, people can't.
I agree with Brian, I am ready for fall here.

Myrna R. said...

You not only capture beauty in your pictures, but you capture beauty in your life. I feel you beaming with joy and anticipation of your reunion with your husband. It's going to be wonderful.

Mimi said...

Thank you Zuzana, for sharing these stunning sunsets with us. I don't take the time to sit and watch a sunset, so I appreciate these very much.
Thrilled you're on the home stretch now, and I'd say your husband is too.
Although the signal of the end of summer always makes me feel sad, I made a nice discovery today that makes me feel happy! We return to school a day later than i thought...YAY! an extra day's holiday!
Have a beautiful weekend!

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos are amazing. I am glad your time is filled with meaning and good people. That is the good life.

God bless.

Birdie said...

When one can spend a lot of time alone and not be lonely or bored shows a person who is at home in her own skin. It is a lovely place to be.

sprinkles said...

Beautiful images, as always!

I love summer, but couldn't wait for it to be over this year. Now that it is, I feel like I wasted it and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I should have.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely soul stirring read and amazing beauty captured by you, Zuzana:)

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Lord Thomas of Wellington said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. I'm glad you have found family and friends in your new location. Your pictures are really nice. I enjoy the early morning hours when I go out on the east side of our home and watch the sunrise across the fields. You have a nice Sunday! :-)

Betsy Brock said...

gorgeous photos...I'm so glad you have less than a month left! And how wonderful that your days have been filled with good things while you wait his homecoming. :)

Rajesh said...

I am happy for you. You are not able to spend time on blog because you have found true love is great.
Once again stunning photography.

A Plain Observer said...

I write constantly, and often I find pieces of paper, napkins, etc, with writing that never makes it into the blog. I can relate.
I think dear Zuzana that there is beauty everywhere and in every season, but we don't stop to appreciate it. I have said before that readint my bloggers I am learning from them. I can now look at the sky and enjoy its beauty. That's a gift

Michael Manning said...

Glad your Hubby returns soon! Hope the Summer has been nice, Zuzana!
xoxox!