Thursday, April 5, 2012

SkyWatch ~ Kingston Sunset

Sorry guys, I went A.W.O.L. for a couple of days on the spur
of the moment. I drove Himself and me to Kingston on the
coast of the Southern Ocean to feast on crayfish before the
season closed. It is an approx. 300km drive but also the nearest
place for freshly caught crayfish. In the metropolis they are all

As a bonus I found this great walk along the Maria River to
the Pier that extends a long way into the sea and also has the
cray shop right next to it.

Reflected sunset clouds in Maria River as we hurry to catch
the main event.

I look up to see the moon clothed all in pink . . .

and at the edge of the world, a red, red sunset is tumbling
into the abyss,

spreading it's afterglow as far as the eye can see.

We sit at the end of the pier and drink in the glory of it all
and lo, as darkness deepens, Venus smiles dow on us and

dances in the wavering waves.

A perfect evening . . .

Sorry once again for being such a tardy visitor, I hope you know
I love all your blogs.

PS if you enlarge Venus, she becomes quite apparent.


  1. Great pictures you show.
    Wishing you a happy Easter.
    Hugs Hanne Bente /

  2. A.W.O.L in search of fresh cray is quite acceptable Arija .... I'm sure it was worth every bite.
    Beautiful pics...enjoy your Easter.

  3. That is a truly magical sequence and I loved them all. Thank you. Lots. I hope that you had a wonderful, healing time while you were away.

  4. Fantastische Farben unn Bilder...

    Grüsse aus der Schweiz


  5. Hello Arija, I love going on last minute getaways. Your reflection and sky are gorgeous. The scenery is beautiful. Wonderful capture of Venus, it has been shining brightly for awhile now. Thanks for sharing yoru lovely skies. Happy skywatching and HAPPY EASTER!

  6. Beautiful photos. Happy sky watching and I wish you a Happy Easter.

    My Sky.

  7. Wow - what fabulously beautiful shots! Love the cloud reflections in the last one.

  8. I love the reflections in the water!! The red of the sunset is gorgeous, and the wandering path of Venus on the waves is just incredible!!

  9. these are beautiful. i am glad you had a getaway. :)

  10. I'm so glad you got a break, Arija, and those last minute getaways are indeed wonderful! Your skies are absolutely gorgeous, breathtaking colors and your captures are superb as always! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Happy Easter!


  11. We're glad you got away for a nice drive and dinner. and you got some great photos as well! Love the water shots and the sunset is gorgeous.

  12. I love all the pictures. Sounds and looks like a perfect time to get away.

  13. Such amazing pictures... I like the reflection the most, but they all gorgeous - thanks for sharing!

  14. You should be able to run off any time you want, and especially if you bring back beauty such as this.
    Be well.

  15. I LOVE that first photo of the ribbons of peachy clouds reflected in the water. The shrubbery and buildings are perfectly reflected, too. All are beautiful pictures! Have a nice Easter with family and friends.

  16. Nice shots. I love the old woodstove in your banner. - Margy

  17. Ohhhh...lovely set of photos!!! Every one different and equally lovely!

  18. Stunning photos, all of them! Have a great Skywatch Friday, and a wonderful Easter :)

  19. What a wonderful series of photos! Each one is tied to the one before.

    Happy Easter to you and your family,Arija.

  20. Those are just beautiful skies Arija!Thank you for sharing.

    Most of us understand the need to "go AWOL" sometimes! Go whenever and wherever feels right -- you deserve it!

    (And getting fresh off the boat crayfish is a good enough excuse even without any other!)

  21. Arija, what a wonderful and magical series of photos. I am so glad that you and "himself" could get out and about! I hope you found your smile while you were down there. Happy Easter Hugs to you and your family!

  22. Now that's a sunset - great photos! And thanks for the suggestion that those trees are Bradford pears, that seems likely. Despite all the comments about them being cherry trees, I'm sure that's not what they are. Have a wonderful Easter - for once we're supposed to have a warm day, it seems to always snow on Easter here!

  23. What a delightful place! Well worth the drive.

  24. I truly believe, with all my heart, that the heavenly bodies glow brighter and the skies are filled with more color just for you. Nothing I see here compares to what you capture with your camera.

    Fresh crayfish! Mmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Have a beautiful and wonderful Easter, dear Arija.


  25. next time you go AWOL, take me please, I like crayfish. I promise I won't be a gooseberry. I just want to eat the crayfish.

  26. Good for you! Spur of the minute getaways are the best. You got some wonderful photos too. The reflection of that sunset in the water is exquisite!

  27. You have just made my morning all the more beautiful Arija and I guess since you shared the amazingly glorious images, you can be forgiven for leaving us a bit lonely for you. We all love you too~ Happy Easter~

  28. What a beautiful world. These photos are dreamy, perfect.

  29. Absolutely beautiful series! The reflections on top are just amazing. Great post.

  30. Wonderful evening story! The first shot is exceptionally great!


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