Friday, September 19, 2008

Skywatch Friday: At Dusk



"Already o'er the west the first star shines,
   And day and dark are imperceptibly linked;
   The fences and pied fields grow indistinct,
Deep beyond deep the living light declines..."
                                                                             from the poem "At Dusk"
                                                                              by Archibald Lampman

Dusk is such a magical time.  The cares of the day slip slowly away with the setting sun, as the  light gives way slowly to darkness.   The sky silvers, the air cools and the small creatures of the day settle into their nests and burrows.  Night falls.  Prayers are whispered on the wind.  Nunc dimittis.

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23 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Bautiful shot at dusk. It is a magical time of day, isn't it?
Happy Sky Watch!

Lirone said...

Lovely - almost monochrome except for those few highlights of pink!

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shot. It looks like a painting.

Klaus said...

Like the Sky swirl! Beautiful!
Cheers, Klaus

ellen b said...

Beautiful and peaceful! Have a wonderful weekend...

Larry D said...

Excellent photo and post, the poem fits perfectly.

Country Girl said...

I love when you say prayers are whispered on the wind.

And your skies have a hint of pink. Lovely, Mary. Simply gorgeous.

rhoen said...

hmmm... i think i got a partner here... similar shot as mine! and it should be good, huh! Happy weekend!

JennWasHere said...

What a lovely dusk shot! So beautiful!!!

My entries are here and here. Happy weekends!

babooshka said...

That's a gorgeous shot.

Bradley Myers said...

Hello again this week Mary. Nice sky watch capture.

napaboaniya said...

I love those little burst of pink in the sky.
Happy Skywatch!

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

I love dusk, and I take a lot of photos at that time of day. Thanks for that poem, too.

Fish Whisperer said...

Wonderful poetry and a lovely photo to go with it.
Cheers

Ginnie said...

I love your description, Mary, of how day fades into night...and with it, all the ensuing patterns/habits of Nature, including we humans!

Marcie said...

Love the soft colors...epecially the tinge of pink.

Christina said...

Dusk is my most favorite time of day! A beautiful shot, friend.

Pinoy in Terrace, BC said...

thanks for dropping by my skywatch.

beautiful silhouette!

Shimmy Mom said...

Your quotes are as beautiful as your picture.
*hugs*

Reluctantfarmchik said...

Ooh - your shot could be on my page. . . with "Shades of Gray" - lovely!

Louise said...

The clouds are wonderful, and I love the silhouette, too!

Dianne said...

Dusk is a magical time and you captured that perfectly

Gawdess said...

those softest touches of pink are just so perfect