Sunday, December 28, 2008

SHADES OF TWILIGHT...

As an early riser, I treasure my twilight walks. I awake habitually around the same hour shortly before 4:00 a.m. I practically inhale my first mug of coffee and leisurely sip my second mug. In the sweet morning light as the moon sets and the sun has just barely begun to peek over the horizon, I breathe in deep the freshness of the air. I let my senses absorb all the sights and sounds of nature bathed in various shades of twilight blues.


All of these photos were from the past few days, and on each of these days I spent about a half hour to an hour outside enjoying the darkened surroundings.


Each twilight hour brought forth its' own shade of blue, as well as varying intensities of color. Of course, the longer that I linger, the twilight glow brightens. This garden statue was a gift to me. I call her my Celine statue, named so, after my granddaughter. The light reflecting across the pond towards my "Celine" is that of an automatic photo-sensor light that turns itself off in daylight.







In this wee hour of morning... each tree, plant and rock along with the water and sky almost lose some of their identity but are connected as one in the shades of twilight. Just briefly, they all share the colors for a harmonious sight.








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24 comments:

Kat Wolfdancer said...

OH I always look forward to our walks together! Thank you! :~)

>^,,^<

Pseudothemis zonata said...

こんにちは。
日本は、今、昼食の時間です。
素晴らしい世界を見させていただきました。
心から感謝いたします。
合掌。

Hello.
Japan is time for lunch now.
I looked at the splendid world.
I thank you heartily.

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Kat...If we walked together in person, my guess is that we'd have quite a thought provoking conversation, don't you think?! Thanks for the visit and careful in all that snow out there!

spookydragonfly said...

Pseudothemis...Hello to you. Thanks for stopping by on my twilight walks! It is interesting to see your native language written...I wonder if it is the translation of your english comment? Have a good evening.

Shellmo said...

Such a mystical morning - I love it! And the statue is the perfect touch.

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Shellmo...I truly do enjoy the twilight. My Celine statue is one of my favorites simply because she looks so much as my granddaughter did when she was younger. Thanks for the visit!

Natural Moments said...

Through your words and your photos I could sense the peace that you must have experienced. It's a great feeling to have.

spookydragonfly said...

Hello Bernie...Thank you for dropping in! Sometimes, it's hard to convey a feeling or a mood. Being out in twilight is a great way to start the day.

Crafty Gardener said...

I too, love the early morning, but not quite so early as you. This morning there is a howling wind so there probably won't be any sky photos today. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Anne said...

What lovely shades of blue. And what lovely photos. You must feel so inspired when walking in your woods every morning. You probably enjoy the peacefulness of it as well. It really shows through with you pictures. Happy New Year's to you and your family.

perennialgardener said...

I just love that time of day when everything is quiet except for the sound of your own breath. Thanks for taking us along on your walk.

spookydragonfly said...

Hello Crafty..We've had some pretty strong winds here in the woods, too. Oh, C'mon...get up early once and go out in the twilight...you'll love it..and then go back to bed! I enjoyed your blog..thanks for the visit!

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Anne...Yes, I do find so much peace at that time of day. I like the new look to your blog...love that header photo! Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year back at ya!

spookydragonfly said...

Racquel..Hello, thanks for going on the walk with me! "quiet except for the sound of your own breath"...that's a perfect description! Thanks for the visit!

LONGOFF said...

I had such plans, but now I don't know if the finances will permit. Anyway, have yourself a wonderful 2009 - Cheers!

spookydragonfly said...

Hello Longoff... I hope things improve for you and down the road maybe it'll happen. I'm at the other end of the spectrum...we built our dream and now I'm afraid we'll have to sell in a couple of years due to a variety of reasons. Good-luck to you, I'm off to visit your blog. Thanks for the visit and comments!

flydragon said...

What a great blog you have over here. Thanks for stopping by mine, otherwise I never would have found yours. Love your photos!!!

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Flydragon...I just had to check you out since you're located in N.E., Ohio, that's my old stomping grounds! Thanks for dropping by and the comments!

camellia said...

Truly beautiful blues.

(I've been so ill lately (managed to get two flus, one straight after the other, would you believe), and missed most things in the blogosphere. But, slowly getting back to normal, I hope.)

Anyway, A Happy New Year to you!

Pseudothemis zonata said...

謹賀新年。 

A Happy New Year.

spookydragonfly said...

Hello Camellia...I'm sorry to hear that you've been sick. You probably feel so worn out...rest up and take care. I hope you're feeling better soon..and Happy New Year!! Thanks for the visit!

spookydragonfly said...

Pseudothemis...Hello and thank you! Happy New Year to you! Hope you're healing.

Sunita said...

Happy New Year, Kim! I wish you and your family all the very best that life has to offer.
Lovely, lovely photos, Kim. they seem to create a mood of silent communion with Nature. Great!

spookydragonfly said...

Hello Sunita...Thank you so much for the heartfelt wishes. I wish the best to you and your family in this next year, also. Happy new Year!