22.12.11

Winter Solstice the longest night of the year
































As the sun sets this evening, the sky both darkens and colours. Gradually an average grey day turns into a mysterious and magical evening. While our ancestors calculated fairly accurately that this, December 21st, would be the longest night, I imagine they that were overwhelmed by questions as to why, just as I am tonight.

After a dark winter event in my life I am wandering around in the end of nowhere, doing very little except observing this transformation. The sun is setting in the farthest corner of the southwest. From tomorrow everything will change again as the earth turns back towards the sun and the light will return little by little each day.


24 comments:

  1. Utterly Staggering Photography! Spectacular setting. Thank you for sharing as I could not see the sunset today for the clouds were too thick. Happy Solstice!

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  2. Gorgeous pics! Hope you have a happy christmas (haven't been tweeting for a while now!)

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  3. merry solstice x beautiful, stunning and captivating images as always x

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  4. Just love your stunning solstice pics, quite mood setting and magical, very apt. It's also my birthday today and always feel a 'positive' looking forwards to the moving shifts at this time of the year, and the gift of days getting longer again. As ever, thank you for sharing. Happy solstice and hope you have a very merry christmas.

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  5. These are some very creative sunset that you have captured. Really love them especially the first one.

    Longest night today? I am in the topics so I don't experience such things but today, we barely see the sun. It has drizzled the entire day!

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  6. Wonderful photos, nature provides the subject but it takes an artist to capture and appreciate it.
    Wishing you a very happy Christmas.

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  7. A beautiful start to my day. It is photographs like these that remind me to be thankful for the simple things.
    I don't know what you have been going through when you talk about "a dark winter event" but I pray you will begin to feel stronger in all ways as the world around us once again is renewed.
    Take care.

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  8. I wish you well and that after the Solstice I hope everything will turn for the better.Your pictures bring such joy in their beauty.

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  9. Oh that first image, like dark fireworks against the light of the sky!

    I hope you have a lot of warmth and bright burning candles through this dark winter time. The spring is coming--closer every minute.

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  10. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photographs and I really hope the light starts to return for you soon ((hugs))

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  11. Gorgeous pictures! I am looking forward to the days getting longer. I was a bit depressed yesterday, and blamed the short daylight hours. I hope the joy of spring is soon back in your life.

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  12. I concur these are amazingly beautiful images...I could not see the sun rise or set today with all the gray and rain so this was so great...thx and Happy Solstice!! Spring will soon be here...

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  13. Beautiful photographs. I love my own part of the world (Barrow Valley) in the low midwinter light too. Never looks quite as beautiful in January! The solstice also fell on the 22nd twelve years ago, when my eldest was born. Huge Full Moon too.

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  14. Lovely Blog...I like your photos..Merry Christmas.

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  15. Just mesmerising! Merry Christmas to you and yours x.

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  16. Such beautiful pics!
    Best wishes for a peaceful and happy Christmas for you and your loved ones.

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  17. Very beautiful images for a most magical time of year. I hope you have the merriest of holidays.

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  18. These are such beautiful images especially the second one. I found your blog via Life in the Slow Lane and am so looking forward to exploring it in the coming days.

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  19. You captured a magical winter solstice sun set with you photos. Thanks for sharing this beauty! Hope the light has returned to your soul again and is brightening up whatever has burdened you!
    Christina

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  20. May the longer days brighten your life as much as the beauty of your images illuminates your reader's visits
    Happy New Year and best wishes

    Laura

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  21. Beautiful pictures - thank you for sharing!

    Happy New Year!

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  22. These are just beautiful images but then you know I love your images.
    I'd like to do a interview with you for my blog in the new year. Would you be interested?
    I'll email you.
    Happy New Year to you. All the best for 2012.

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  23. So beautiful, fantastic shots!!!
    ♥Crissi♥

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