Posted in Air, Beach, Change, Earth, Eastern Shore, Exploring, Fire, Gifts, Maryland, Nature, Photography, Spirit, Spring, Walking & Wandering, Water, Weather, Wonder

Sky drama

Looking out
Looking out

Most days I live awed by the world we have still, rather than mourning the worlds we have lost.  The bandit mask of a cedar waxwing on a bare branch a few feet away; the clear bright sun of a frozen winter noon; the rise of Orion in the eastern evening sky — every day, every night, I give thanks for another chance to notice.  I see beauty everywhere; so much beauty I often speak it aloud.  So much beauty I often laugh, and my day is made.

~ Paul Bogard, The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light

Storm leftovers
Storm leftovers

A couple of days ago, after the storms moved through, we were left with some clouds that created amazing and breathtaking art in the sky.

From the shore
From the shore

Standing on the shore at the Point, I felt small in comparison to the sky, the clouds, and the water in front of me stretching out to where the sun disappears.

Turn around for a moment
Turn around for a moment

Some of the clouds behind me were almost as dark as night, and I thought it might rain, but the storms moved off to Elsewhere.

A sweeping sky
A sweeping sky

The skies can be so fantastically dramatic here.  Colors sweep, swirl, stretch, brush, and take over the sky and water at sunrise and sunset.

Flames above
Flames above

We had a bonfire here on the ranch yesterday, and I was reminded of the sunset as I watched the flames dance.

A small part of the universe
A small part of the universe

I just wanted to share a few moments of this awesome sunset with you.  Thank you so much for dropping by.  There are enough clouds in the sky this evening to create more color and drama.  I’ll be out on the dock.  Come on over if you like.  M and I are making a vegetarian lasagna for dinner.  We can enjoy it after sunset, along with a glass of wine (or whatever your drink of choice may be).

May 2014K 043a

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Wouldn't it be wonderful to swim in the colors of the sky?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to swim in the colors of the sky?
Advertisements

Author:

Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

26 thoughts on “Sky drama

  1. Breathtaking, absolutely breathtaking! Thank you for these photos, and for the glass of wine as we watched the sunset. You are a perfect hostess.

    Like

  2. We had drama in the sky during the day today…I bet if I had a horizon we’d have a spectacular sunset tonight. Yours was certainly beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    Like

    1. You’re welcome, Dawn. And thank you. 🙂 You don’t need a horizon for a spectacular sunrise or sunset. I watched (and photographed) some amazing sunsets through the trees when I lived in Ohio (where we had no open sky or horizon).

      Like

  3. What beauty there is each morning, each evening, when we take the time to see. And what startling rich color. I so agree with you too – about watching and feeling so small. I feel the same way when I’m in the desert and watch as the sun disappears form view, the world spread out before me, the sky turning dark. It;s an indescribable emotion!

    Like

  4. You wouldn’t want to say a word when witnessing such magical sky colours Robin. The sky is speaking volumes in its silence. How beautiful. 🙂

    Like

Comments are delightful and always appreciated. I will respond when I can (life is keeping me busy!), and/or come around to visit you at your place soon. Thank you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s