Thursday, April 30, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY – TWO SUNSETS (Lake Erie)


Spring has arrived here on the north shore, but it’s still being a little shy about it. Days alternate between mild and optimistically sunny to chilly, overcast and rainy. One gray evening a few days ago, the sun found two thin places in the veil of clouds, creating the illusion of two sunsets, one gold and one pink, happening at once, as if we’d been transported to some faraway planet in a binary star system.


For the musically inclined, here is LINK to a beautifully done video montage of inter-stellar images paired with the music of Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship. The song is the tender rock ballad, "Have You Seen the Stars Tonight" - reprised from the 1970 concept album, Blows Against the Empire, and recorded live at Kantner's 65th birthday in 2006.


To view more skies from all around our beautiful planet, or to join in, visit SKYWATCH. Live links after 2:30 p.m. EST time or 19:30 GMT

24 comments:

Rose said...

This is such a beautiful, serene image. Don't have time to check your link now, but hope to later.

Dianne said...

I love Jefferson Starship!

I could stare at that horizon forever

Sylvia K said...

It is indeed such a serene image! The longer I look at it the more peaceful and serene I feel! Fabulous shot, Deb! And I love Jefferson Starship, too! Thanks for the link!

Lin said...

lovely sunset...

bobbie said...

I love your double sunset.

And thank you for the link.

Kathy said...

Oh wow the colors in that photo are stunning. Nice shot. =) Hope you have a wonderful Friday.

B Squared said...

I always thought Paul Kantner was very unappreciated during the 70's and even today.

SandyCarlson said...

I love the soft light. Very beautiful. Water has its own way of painting light.

Quiet Paths said...

So very serene this sheen of a scene.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This photo has a dreamlike quality and an I-wish-I-were-there one too. Beautiful!

Aleta said...

Pretty and calm. It wasn't long ago I was looking at ice on your blog pictures. We're already in the 80's, balmy weather. ugh.

LaY hOoN said...

I can see the Sun is so shy and hide behind the cloud.

Small City Scenes said...

Looks like ribs in the sky. LOl
Super shot. MB

Naturegirl said...

Deborah great capture of the sunset on the north shore. Here the days are like yours..I havn't warmed up since arriving home from AZ!

Indrani said...

I liked the reflecting waters more. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful sunset photo, Deb...You get so many great pictures (especially sky and sunset) across Lake Erie. WOW!!!!
Thanks!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Carolyn said...

I love it when the sea and the sky try to become one....nice capture and great SWF photo. Thanks for sharing.
Smiles from Haida Gwaii

Cloudia said...

I love your sites and sensibility!
Aloha

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Nothing shy about our spring. It's hot and dry -- we just had a 30 square mile wild fire.

Kevin said...

Very beautiful image. I'm always surprised how different skies can look in different areas. That's the cool thing about SkyWatch, I just started myself.

Greyscale Territory said...

Stunning colours in this sunset! Pretty and fragile!

VioletSky said...

That sun looks like it can't quite decide what to do.

Love the sleepy grey of lake and cloud.

bobbie said...

In answer to your comment re the eagles -
Only the wide angle is out. The close up is still up but having some trouble. And Sidney is still up.
There's a lot of noisey machinery and hammering going on on Hornby Island.

Glennis said...

A nice shimmery looking lake and a pretty sunset.