Thursday, June 11, 2009

SkyWatch ~ 37 The Moon and I

Just click on the photo and blast right into heaven!

The sunset was brilliant and I thought that was that



but the the moon rose full, and beautiful
with still a hint of colour left in the sky



near by, a last farewell from the sun as she pulled
up the covers and said day was done



I could not sleep and crept outside into the cold
winter night to be met by this delightful sight



the full moon deep in the Werstern sky,
lighting the clouds as he passed by
and I with joy and awe in my heart
sought my warm bed my sleep to re-start.

If you enlarge the last photo you will see the stars as well.

To see moon and sun and clouds elsewhere, just
click the Logo and you are there.

To the whole SkyWatch Team, so many of us truly
love this meme.

95 comments:

  1. Breathtaking photos, Arija! And enlarged, they're truly spectacular!
    The colors are marvelous! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Arija, you have such a wonderful way with words. Love your poetic soul. These are marvelous captures yet your prose puts them over the top. I'm sorry you couldn't sleep but glad you stepped outside. Sounds like that's all it took to settle for the night.

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  3. The moon draws us all closer,... I enlarged that last shot to see the stars. So nice.

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  4. Oh wow, Arija, have you ever looked at an image and you felt your heart squeeze? Well, that happened to me when I looked at your photos on Skywatch. Thank you for sharing. Blessings

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  5. What an incredible collection you have today! I'd have been afraid to fall asleep after the show your skies put on for you! What if you missed something?

    Gorgeous!

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  6. This is a wonderful post! I really enjoyed it. How neat that the moon was visible in the sun set. Beautiful pictures too! I also really enjoy the pretty things you write. They take me away to la la land.

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  7. A great series of shots lead us from the golden streets of heaven into the peaceful mystery of moonlit realms.
    What I mean to say is that your photos are great and the way you describe them brilliant.

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  8. I love the line "my sleep to re-start". Fabulous, ethereal photos, as always, Arija.

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  9. Beautiful photographs Arija.
    I must say I really love the moon - it is so much more subtle than the sun, don't you think

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  10. Beautiful shots... and thank you for your kind comments.

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  11. Despite the moon I fell for the third photo with contrast between the sunlit and the dark clouds.

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  12. Great selection of shots, the first one should be framed and hung on a wall.

    Have a fantastic weekend
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  13. Your skies have once again yielded lovely photos.Thanks.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  14. Those are some beautifull pictures of both the sunset and of the moon and nightskies.

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  15. Awesome shots! I love capturing nature, ie; the moon & stars, storm clouds and lightning, when I can.

    Have a great weekend!

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  16. Also, may I ask what equipment/cameras do you use?

    Thanks!

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  17. Great photo...all gorgeous skies...the last shot is amazing...and your words are so beautiful...

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  18. Great Skywatch entry!!!! Great colors, love them!!!

    Have a nice Skywatch Friday!!

    GReetings from the Netherlands

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  19. What a delight, loved the series of photos (and I did see the stars!) and your poetic commentary.

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  20. Beautiful photos... love the second one... I enlarged it and just enjoyed it for a few moments... very peaceful and serene. Thank you!
    .•:*¨A Wonderful Weekend to you¨*:•.
    Maria

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  21. This is a great sequence of photos showing how quickly our skies can change within a few hours. The top shot to my eyes is especially beautiful - I love the golden hues.

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  22. Hello Arija,
    How glad I am that you decided to brave the cold - what a wonderful starlit moon shot! The last farewell of the sun is gorgeous.

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  23. These are absolutely gorgeous photos, thanks so much for sharing them with us :o)

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  24. Wondrous skies today especially the erupting cloud, as it looks to me.

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  25. A gorgeous series which gave me much joy. The moon looks quite magic.

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  26. Amazing photos; the last is my favourite, I could just get lost in it. Your beautiful words make it all even better! Happy skywatching, and have a wonderful weekend--

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  27. All are beautiful shots. I loved seeing the stars in the last one.

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  28. Oh my goodness! Your nighttime shots are masterful. You've captured every drop of serenity and celestial bliss.

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  29. Wonderful photos again Arija...and a lovely poem too!

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  30. Hasn't the moon been spectacular this week?! Your marvelous photographs say it all. Just a wonder.

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  31. Breathtaking ... in your sleepless state of the wintry chill Ma'am Arija. I am delighted to read the little poem too!

    Australia:Quadrat in Focus

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  32. Lovely ways to describe the sky photos. Have a nice weekend.

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  33. Beautiful series of photos. I don't know which one I like best. They are all so great in their own way.

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  34. Oh my goodness...awesome photos! That golden sky is a beaut!

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  35. The thitrd photo was so great. Like the cloud was waking up after a soft good night.

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  36. "Le soleil a rendez-vous avec la Lune" was a song by Charles Trenet, you give a perfect illustration of it.
    The sun is to have a rendez-vous with the moon.

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  37. Here's a link towards this song
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j9wvUy5FmA

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  38. Well, you had quite a winter's night. Greaaaaaaaaaaat photos. And as someone else noted. You are a poetic writer. Very,very nicely done.

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  39. Fantastic, marvelous, beautiful photos

    Thanks for sharing tis photos to all of us.

    Have a great weekend

    Gunilla in Sweden

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  40. How breathtaking your beautiful pictures are! Thank you so much, Arija!

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  41. So many moods in the sky! I love the liquid gold of the first one.

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  42. You were lucky to get to watch nature painting up the sky with all those beautiful colours. Hope you enjoy your holiday and get to take lots more fun photos along the way.

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  43. Sometimes I wonder what my life would be like if I lost my eyes, so I take in beauty like this & store it into my brain so that if that ever happens, I will still be able to see from my memories. Your photos are absolutely stunning and I am sure while taking them you were awestuck!

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  44. Fantastic post.. great picture ans words.. love the poem.

    Tom

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  45. A fabulous series of shots. Hope you were rugged up. I hear its very cold down there.

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  46. What enchanting photos, Arija! I love the last one the best - I could gaze at it for hours.

    Thank you for following my blog!

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  47. Beautiful skywatch shots. They are all just lovely.

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  48. Fantastic collection of sky photos.
    Joyce

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  49. beautiful sky watch...like them all, really

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  50. Fantastic images Arija, loved them all. Your last one was worth getting up in the night for. I love moon shots.

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  51. Wow, what a gorgeous set of photographs. They are all so different yet equally spectacular.

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  52. I just love it when both sun and moon are shown at once. That last photo is spectacular. MBjingstr

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  53. I love them all, Arija.
    The combination of your photos and your words make it somewhat like a fairytale.
    Thanks for sharing and have a gereat weekend!

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  54. Absolutely wonderful sky shots, especially the moon and stars.

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  55. WOw, love the first and last shots. So gloriously gold.

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  56. The words that you shared with those pics took me right into the wonderment of the moment.

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  57. Whar a great sequence of photos. Thanks for sharing

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  58. I am watching clouds form in Muskoka, but still the sun shines! Lovely shots.

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  59. You're a lucky duck to see all that. Also, I saw the stars and you obviously live in a place without light pollution.

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  60. Fantastic views you've caught here, and fullfilled with the fine poem! Thank you!
    Blessed weekend!

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  61. Beautiful! I like the contrast.

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  62. The pictures and narration are just lovely! The second shot is my personal favorite.

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  63. That was worth waking up for! Just gorgeous skies.

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  64. I agree with Reader Wil and all the other rich comments : this is great !

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  65. Great shots!It seems funny to read you write of the cold and winter night,when we're sweating our arses off here in Florida.

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  66. The clouds! The clouds! What an absolutely stunning image. Okay, I am convinced not only are you prejudiced, you also spoil me. Thank you for your wonderful generous comments. I love everyone of your visits!

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  67. What absolutely amazing and beautiful sky photos here! I am left without words, they are so stunning.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog to comment on my SkyWatch ... no, that wasn't Dorothy's shelter on the left. :) That's just some abandoned farm building.

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  68. That's beautiful. Nightitme skywatches are more challenging, and more rare, and always a pleasure to view.

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  69. The moon ... lalalalaalala ...
    always beautiful, just like your sky images! The last one enlarged is really astonishing.
    Greetings from V.! :-)

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  70. Your pictures is just great! I realy like the litte golden sky in the opening. It looked just a little like that when we left Adelaide yesterday evening. It's nice to be down here.

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  71. Arija, thank you for visiting my blog.
    Have a great weekend :-)

    Breathtaking photos...

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  72. The first shot is so spectacular with the silhouette of the trees against the golden colors of evening sky...
    Thanks for visiting, Arija. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  73. Hallo Arija,
    du hast vier wunderbare Bilder ausgewählt. Das dritte ist mein Favorit.

    ... und du magst Mohnblumen ???
    Früher stand sie immer gemischt mit blauen Kornblumen in den Felder. Heute muss schon etwas besonderes geschehen, wie zum Beisoiel ein Strassenbau. Auf der alten Stzrasse iste in riesiges rotes Mohnfeld entstanden.
    ... und wenn du magst schicke ich dir meine Mohnblumen Postkarten.

    Liebe Grüsse
    Hartmut

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  74. This is such a beautiful series of the sky changing into night. Each one is lovely and you wrote about them so beautifully.

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  75. Absoloutely beautiful photos !!!

    That last one is so serene ...sch a lovely sight to go to sleep on..

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  76. Arija, these are beautiful - all of them. Just that first one was enough! Do you really have this many beautiful sunrises and sunsets?!
    Janice.

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  77. Fantastic photo´s again!The colours are marvelous!Perfect for a SWF!Have a great weekend!

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  78. Arija: Wonderful sky captures for SWF. You had a lot of activity from visitors this week, very nice.

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  79. Wow, this just so glorious! You captured the transition very well, and a good vantage point. Have a nice weekend.

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  80. Arija: The sky is heavenly with the 3 layers and the moon!
    I thought that I was the only one sneeking out to look at the sky in the wee hours.Beautiful images and prose!

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  81. A brilliant sunset indeed. Great SWF contributions

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  82. love this series of photos! I love all the different colors and use of lighting!

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  83. Have started a new meme Pet Pride where you can display your or your friends' pets every week beginning every Sunday! Do join in and share your pet pride with the world!

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  84. Hello, these are just wow shots, love them, colors, strong, inviting, yet delicate and one time only..thank you for sharing :) cya MonikaROse..have a fab day.

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  85. Breathtaking photos and also your description on each and every photos !!!!

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  86. These are absolutely breathtaking! Wow!

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  87. Wonderful! Breathtaking! Stunning! Mesmerizing! These just fill my eyes...which is the greatest compliment I can give.

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  88. What utterly magnificent views you've shared here ... just gorgeous!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  89. BEAUTIFUL!!! You sure have a nice way of writing to describe the pictures.

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