Thursday, May 3, 2012

SkyWatch - Wirrialpa Sunset


Some 700km north from our rapidly cooling autumn weather, our first evening at Wirrealpa station gifted us this brilliant sunset. Going north for us is like going south in the northern hemisphere to seek out some natural warmth.


One could get lost in the colour alone,


 let alone the soothing vista of windmill, trees and sky.


The sun drops lower, the birds are stilled and peace reigns in this little piece of heaven of 1,650 acres running sheep and cattle and catering for guests in their cottage and shearers' quarters.


As night falls, the sky clears revealing a blaze of stars unmarred by any light source. The perfect place to sit back, look up and float away into the universe.

37 comments:

  1. How beautiful Arija - soul stuff!! I love your photos - next best thing to being there.

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  2. Splendid skies.

    Thanks for the visit - well yes, cancer is never good in any month, but the song does not have that lyric!

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  3. Der Himmel brennt. Meisterhafte Fotos liebe Arija! GROSSARTIG!!!

    Herzlichst Hans-Peter

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  4. Absolutely stunning sky Dear One and with the charm of the old windmill, delightful captures~ Hugs!!!

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  5. Oh WOW, what a beautiful sky. The colors are so intense. Gorgeous skywatch! Have a Happy day!

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  6. Love that glowing sunset. I'll bet the stars were amazing.

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  7. marvelous. magical. the windmill is perfect to accompany it.

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  8. Hi Arija
    How magnificent view!
    Beautiful sunset in the Southern Hemisphere.
    The silhouette and its refrain of windmill is so impressive.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and nice comment!
    Have a lovely day!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous sky shots!

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  10. Such a glorious way to end a day, Arija, any day!! Fantastic captures and dramatic colors! Thanks for sharing the beauty! I hope you've had a good week!

    Sylvia

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  11. A wonderfully peaceful. place on earth.

    A Wondering Star

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  12. Oh that is so beautiful. Being away from town and city lights makes the night sky a beauty to behold.

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  13. Wish we had sunsets like that Arija.

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  14. ooohhh hello orange, what a spectacular sky!! how lucky you were to capture this moment!!! gorgeous images!!!

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  15. Wirrialpa - such an evocative name. Splendid skies.

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  16. Gorgeous skies! Looks like you've picked a delightful spot for a little R&R.

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  17. Wonderfully vivid skies!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  18. Ah! to be lost in that canvas of colour .... I can feel your tranquil surrounds

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  19. What a stunning and vivid sunset.. A real gift.

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  20. Slice of heaven doesn't begin to cover these shots. Just beautiful. Thank you so much.

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  21. Your words are as compelling as your photos. Would love to see the stars of the southern hemisphere

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  22. Gorgeous :D The addition of the windmill to the frame is a winner!

    thanks for stopping by! :)

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  23. W O W ! Stunning captures Arija - thanks for sharing and happy weekend.

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  24. What a gorgeous sky Arija, and your words are just perfect.

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  25. Great pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good Friday.
    Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  26. What glorious skies, Arija. Glad you visited solitude for awhile. (wanted to tell you that I got your comment but it never showed up on moderation page. Blogger!)

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  27. Awesome sunset moments.
    Thanks for dropping by :)

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  28. Gorgeous skies ! and all on fire !

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  29. Wonderful rich and vibrant colour! It is quite overwhelming in a skyscape!

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  30. Quick! Bring out the water hoses. The sky is on fire!!! Hehehe. Tsup!

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  31. Wonderful and beautiful colors. Have a great week!

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  32. Arija, just beautiful. I did enlarge the photos and what beauty I saw!, You are right, you can get lost in that sunset!

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