Thursday, February 17, 2011

SkyWatch ~ Dragon Sunset

Last week I teased you with some shooting clouds from this
same sunset, here is part of the main event: -

A dragon stretches out his claws

and then another as sweeps across the sky,

he bares his teeth

breathing fire, searing fire, that swallows all the western sky

with flickering flames spurting from the main blaze.

Satisfied at the havoc he has wreaked, he fades into the
distance and is not seen again . . .

This was just a small part of that wonderful sunset, a joy to
behold and treasure in memory and 36 photos.

Photos enlarge for a more stunning effect.

Thanks to SkyWatch we can all share our skies, be they fiery or grey, cloudy of blue.
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  1. Wild and wonderful.
    Must have been overwhelming seeing it all at once .
    Hanging in there ?

  2. I LOVE your sunset dragon story!! It's perfect -- as always! Dramatic colors, fantastic clouds! What a way to end the day! Hope you have a great weekend, Arija! My thoughts are with you!


  3. Your photos are stunning ~ especially the teeth ~ they look so real.
    "Adelaide and Beyond"

  4. What a great set of shots. I really like the way you can see the clouds change and grow, and the colours come and go.


    Stewart M

  5. Wow!! Spectacular! It does look like a fire-breathing dragon. Thanks for sharing these great shots!

  6. Arija Wonderful images and prose!
    YES like a dragon spitting fire!Waving from the southwest of USA!

  7. I watched on TV the movie Nicole Kidman was in in the Australian movie. I liked it except for last part there they depict the Japanese bombing Australia.

  8. Such a magical progression of change and color. You can get a lot of mileage out of a beautiful sunset. Hugs!! ;)

  9. Thanks for sharing these stunning images.

  10. Totally amazing sky--such gorgeous colors and interesting shapes. Lovely.

  11. Really amazing these fire dragons on the sky. Sometimes skywatching is like watching cinema. Fantastic and beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing.
    Have a good weekend!

  12. Wow!! Amazing images, Arija, and i love your interpretation. If I was a child it would probably get into my dreams.

  13. wow! that's a great story of a dragon!!!! and perfect sky to go with it! :D

  14. There's a lot happening in the Australian skies! I knew that there are dragons in Oz, but that they are also roaming the heavens is new to me.Thanks for treating us to this phenomenon.

  15. These are amazing skies Arija.
    Enjoy your weekend.


  16. Gee, I can see the dragon too. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  17. Oh wow, those DID look like swiping claws and teeth! Wish I could lay out on my back in your fields with you and just make up stories.


  18. Lovely arija

    We are so lucky here in SA!!

  19. Fantastic sunset (and story)! One just cannot resist snapping one or two (or 10) more shots of a sky like this.

  20. Arija, your sky photos are truly magnificent! Thank you so much for sharing your story on my blog. I appreciate your openness and grace. Yes, it is true, when we are faced with 'uninvited guests' in our lives, the simplest pleasures...a blade of grass with dew, witnessed with true presence is an astonishing wondrous as the sky photos you have shared. I wish for you metta, lovingkindness on your journey. I hope you will be back to visit me again sometime.
    gentle steps,

  21. This must have been an awesome sight Arija! Most unusual, but gorgeous!
    How are things going? Sending calming thoughts.

  22. what!? that's just crazy looking good stuff! It's been too long since i've seen a sky this fancy. Love it!


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