Thursday, August 20, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY – Evening Unfurls Its Banner (Lake Erie)


In the deepening dusk, only the highest clouds still catch the setting sunlight, as if saluting the going down of day, and heralding the coming night.



Music option: How long has it been since you’ve listened to “Nights in White Satin”? Do you remember what it was like the first time you heard Justin Hayward’s beautiful, soaring voice, surrounded by the London Festival Orchestra? And how blown away you were by Mike Pinder’s gentle spoken ‘lament’ near the end? If you have a few minutes to spare, here’s a LINK. No distracting video, no live footage, just celestial music. If you’ve never heard it before, this might be the time you’ll remember. Either way, why not treat yourself?




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

39 comments:

Dianne said...

that song is sublime

I love your pink floaty clouds

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful photos, Deb... And the music is WONDERFUL. Thanks!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Anonymous said...

So soft and beautiful skies!

Regina said...

Soft and beautiful skies

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love the way the first photo has trees that frame the shot.

Gill

Kevin said...

Another great sky in your part of the world. It's funny you mention Nights in White Satin as I heard the song a few weeks ago for the first time in years. Definitely one of the classics!

Wren said...

Beautiful colors, Deborah. The music is perfect - thanks for reminding me of a song I haven't listened to in ages.

Eric said...

The first one is simply great!!

Have a nice SWF

Dewdrop said...

Oh, I bet a thunderstorm over the lake is as amazing as over the ocean. Great capture of the awesome thunderhead!

Photo Cache said...

Just wonderful. Lovely hues too. Happy weekend.

Carol said...

Beautiful photos....and music..

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Those are all beautiful songs, and the soft quality in them goes so well with your sky shots.

Do you think the music of our teen eras gets imprinted in our brains? I still like it best.

Aleta said...

OMG - those pictures are stunning!!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The clouds are such a luminous pink/peach made even more lovely shot over the lake. Great!

Sylvia K said...

The music is fantastic and one of my all time favorites and listened to it just a little while ago. This is so exquisite and other worldly! Gorgeous colors! Glad I got back from Texas in time to enjoy it!

Have a lovely weekend, Deborah!

Sylvia

Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely photos. It has been quite a while since I listened to that song, thanks for jogging my mind. It's nice to meet another Canadian blogger via Sky Watch.

Cindy said...

Dating myself here... That album was a favorite.

koala said...

They look like someone cut them.

Barb said...

Your beautiful pink clouds remind me of a flying squirrel! The lake is an added bonus.

centria said...

Beautiful photos (just saw you over at Nature Loving Super Mama's) and saw that you have ties to the Upper Peninsula. That's where we're living, on the shores of Lake Superior now...

Tara R. said...

That really is a very serene sunset.

I love that song too. It's been a while since I've heard it. Thanks for sharing.

J Bar said...

Wonderful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Cloudia said...

And the FLUTE part that I like to play along with!!
Great photos AND song choice ;-]

Aloha-

Comfort Spiral

Shelley said...

Beautiful and dreamy photos - perfect to look at w/ the music!

Gaelyn said...

Very nice patches of color for your sunset.
Thanks for the song link. It had been a long time and it's still as awesome as the first.

Lin said...

beautiful clouds and great song that just fits it

Tammie Lee said...

These are such unique and wonderful photos.
spirithelpers

D Herrod said...

The clouds are cool.

Arija said...

A wonderfully gentle descent of night upon the world.

Quiet Paths said...

I can see the humidity carried in those clouds; I like the textures the best -- so dreamy.

Lynn said...

Beautiful. That first shot is perfectly framed.

storyteller said...

Simply LOVELY post ;--)
Thanks for visiting my sunset mosaics at Sacred Ruminations.
Hugs and blessings,

SandyCarlson said...

This cloud is like a comet with a very long tail.

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful. Clouds and their sky reflections are always special. MB

flyingstars said...

beautifully captured shots....lovely!

D Herrod said...

Very nice.

Dee said...

Beautiful- excellent music choice!

Kathiesbirds said...

Love Knights in White Satin! Love your skywatch photo with the pink puffy clouds training across the sky. Sail on silver ship over the waters. You've captured such lovely colors in this shot.

Rose said...

So very beautiful!