Thursday, October 1, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY -- The Chambers of the Sun (Lake Erie)


A heavy band of darkness lay over the west end of the lake, even as the last light of day still clung to the sky. Then, tiny spots of fire began appearing on the horizon, as if some invisible hands were opening the portals so the solar deities of all the ages could take one last look at the lake before retiring—and in the process afford any mortals who happened to be watching a brief glimpse of the sanctum sanctorum.





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28 comments:

Kevin said...

That is truly amazing. Great capture!

Guy D said...

Beautiful photos as always Deborah, the first one is my favourite.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Sylvia K said...

Totally fantastic, Deborah! I love those little windows! Hope whatever deities look out at our sad world will be able to offer help of some kind.

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Dewdrop said...

How neat is that... almost like God was saying... no wait, I want you to see this!

Squirrel said...

I loved your words as much if not more than the photos. Thanks

Lin Floyd said...

fascinating photos...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Deb.... Love seeing the sun---at the end of the day... It does look like fire.

Hugs,
Betsy

centria said...

That orange is so uplifting in the sky. You know, where we live in the woods, you can never see sunrises or sunsets. Just the sky straight above the trees. It's so cool to look at photos of a more expansive sky.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

The words were lovely, Deb. What a sky that is! What is that on the water, anyway?

VioletSky said...

Love the words with your photos. Makes it all sound so magical.

Neil Tasker said...

Amazing shots. My first visit to your blog. I'll be back.

LV said...

Your photos today are outstanding. You captured nature at its best.

bobbie said...

Your words are poetry - as are the photos.

I am reading another of your books of poetry just now - Translating Genesis. Love it!

April said...

Wonderful images!!

Wren said...

Very well done, Deborah! I'm glad I clicked to see the larger versions, especially the first one. The power of the lake comes through very strongly.

SandyCarlson said...

Very, very beautiful. Your description was beautiful to read, too.

Rose said...

Those are fantastic captures, Deb! Just beautiful.

clairz said...

Magical photos, magical narrative.

Island Rambles Blog said...

love your view of the sky and that is a wonderful evening sunset photo, creative idea ...cheers and happy sky watching, I am trying to return to blogging and it is nice to see your blog.

Cloudia said...

Wow! A red sanctorum!

Love it, Deb


Aloha, Friend!

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Regina said...

How awesome!

jabblog said...

Beautiful photographs - the mystery and power of fire.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photo, the sunset is just peaking out. Thanks for sharing your sky.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Hey there! Why don't you repost this on Halloween?
Love those lights.

YourFireAnt said...

Yeahhhhhh!!

Quiet Paths said...

What a sight that must have been, Deb. Eerie and perhaps a little hopeful as well.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Isn't that band of light amazing! If only the deities would squeal through to offer us humans some help!

Quackster said...

That is cool with what you captured. Have you heard of the green flash?