Friday, October 11, 2013

An autumn evening

I couldn't conjure up appropriate words for this evening's display, so I turned to the muse.

An Autumn Evening

Dark hills against a hollow crocus sky
Scarfed with its crimson pennons, and below
The dome of sunset long, hushed valleys lie
Cradling the twilight, where the lone winds blow
And wake among the harps of leafless trees
Fantastic runes and mournful melodies.

The chilly purple air is threaded through
With silver from the rising moon afar,
And from a gulf of clear, unfathomed blue
In the southwest glimmers a great gold star
Above the darkening druid glens of fir
Where beckoning boughs and elfin voices stir.

And so I wander through the shadows still,
And look and listen with a rapt delight,
Pausing again and yet again at will
To drink the elusive beauty of the night,
Until my soul is filled, as some deep cup,
That with divine enchantment is brimmed up.

[Lucy Maud Montgomery  1874 - 1942  author of Anne of Green Gables]


Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi ya Rick, This is almost like the Northern Light.....Beautiful. I really love #3 were the moon come's peekinng through the colorful clouds. You've done a great job with the pictures as with your words.
Happy weekend my friend.
Hugs Dagmar

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

The last stanza captures how I feel on sunset walks, glorious! Magnificent captures Rick.

Seija Torpström said...

Oo, very beautiful ♥
Have a wonderful day!

S. Etole said...

What a wonderful sight. The heavens proclaim the glory of God for sure.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Lúcia said...

It seems your skyes are always much colourful tha anyone's else! ;-)

Buttons said...

Oh this works wonderfully together awesome shots Rick. Happy thanksgiving Weekend. Enjoy nature for all it is worth. B

Muffy's Marks said...

The gift of a beautiful ending to a beautiful day. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Manu World said...

A wonder!!!

Michelle said...


Connie Smiley said...

Gorgeous! Interesting how those beautiful sunrises and sunsets often come in sets.

Linda said...

Rick, I am getting lost in your gorgeous photos!!! Magnificent!

Stephanie said...

Wow! Lovely colors in that sky of yours.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wonderful images. The beauty in the sky is never ending and I love that.

MARTY said...

the sky is burning pour réchauffer le coeur ! l'automne est là avec ses couleurs but the sky est gris !
your shots are gorgeous !
happy weekend Rick
autumn bisous

Pamela Gordon said...

Absolutely beautiful photos! I love the colours. Have a great Thanksgiving weekend.

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Wow, wonderful skies, Rick. I can look endlessly at these wonders of nature. Ook een prachtig gedicht. Greetings from a the stormy and rainy Netherlands, Joke

Betty Manousos said...

gorgeous sunset shots, rick, wow!!

my favourite is that bottom one.

have a great remainder of your weekend~

papillon said...

Hi Rick,
very beautiful and melancholic pictures. When summer appears almost the sky seems to be sad.
Greeting form J+C

Helma said...

Werkelijk prachtige luchten Rick. Ik kan hier ook echt uren van genieten. helaas heb ik nog helemaal gee mooi lucht vast kunnen leggen en daarom geniet ik met volle teugen van deze schitterende luchten die andere wel kunnen vastleggen :-)

Groetjes, Helma

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, very spectacular pictures. 2 thumbs up for you, your photography skill is excellent!

Have a great week ahead,regards.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, my, God gives such utter beauty but too often we're too lost to find it. Wow!

A Lady's Life said...

Wow! Great Shots!! Thanks for the comment Much appreciated.

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Hilde said...

what magical evening light. love those pictures!
greetings, Hilde