Deep purple

There might not have been any smoke on the water –

We had to make do with snow and ice and lively dog.

But there was certainly some fire in the sky

In lovely shades of purple and rose.

I spied a plane flying off into the delights of a vibrant silken cloud

Made up of pink and purple and magic.

The hooded clouds, like friars,
Tell their beads in drops of rain.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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80 responses

  1. You have some really breathtaking colours in those skies – gorgeous, vibrant and atmospheric!

    April 7, 2011 at 12:32

  2. Ditto Rachel’s comment; they look like paintings, they’re so vibrant.

    April 7, 2011 at 12:52

  3. wow you got some gorgeous sky fire…deep purple indeed…hehe, used to listen to them back in the day

    April 7, 2011 at 12:56

  4. Beautiful pictures!
    Thank you for the visit to my blog.
    I appreciated the kind words!

    Margie :)

    April 7, 2011 at 13:54

  5. The clouds look like cotton candy! Such a lovely color! Beautiful pictures!!

    April 7, 2011 at 14:27

  6. Brilliant colors!

    April 7, 2011 at 14:30

  7. Holy Smokes! (that was my reaction when I saw the first image pop up before I read your text) absolutely breathtaking! hmmmm….to be up in that plane…

    April 7, 2011 at 14:45

  8. Stunning and gorgeously fascinating….love Mother Nature’s shades you were so fortunate to capture. Hope you enjoyed my croci post…Sophie is such a botantist sometimes :-)

    April 7, 2011 at 15:11

  9. JM

    ‘Smoke on the Water’ was one of my favorite songs when I was young. :-) Gorgeous colours and captures!

    April 7, 2011 at 15:13

  10. Fantastic colours – and what a lot of snow you still have. We’ve had westerly gales the last couple of days which have blown all of the ice out to sea, so it’s clear water for the first time since November.

    April 7, 2011 at 15:54

  11. These are some of the most beautiful colors I’ve ever seen!

    April 7, 2011 at 16:32

  12. wow spectacular!!

    April 7, 2011 at 18:06

  13. I can’t believe those colors. The purple is amazing. Is that how your skies look? Also the small plane must have a beautiful view from up above.

    April 7, 2011 at 18:10

  14. Gorgeous!!!

    April 7, 2011 at 18:26

  15. “pink, purple and magic” is a perfect description! wonderful captures!

    April 7, 2011 at 19:31

  16. magically exquisite!

    April 7, 2011 at 20:16

  17. a stunning color in those shots. :)

    April 7, 2011 at 20:23

  18. the last one is marvelous..congrats

    oh, yes….we can hear the noise of waterfall. I used a lens canon with extender…it was 600mm. But the noise of Waterfall is gorgeous but who is fearful to be close with.

    nice day, Fiona

    April 7, 2011 at 21:05

  19. fearful person doesnt must be close…really strong noise….Brazilian and Argentinian Waterfall are more strong than Niagaras and Victoria.

    April 7, 2011 at 21:07

  20. Riet

    Stunning colours ib your skies, Beautiful.

    April 7, 2011 at 21:53

  21. Ladyfi, I love those colors in the sky. They would make beautiful posters/prints to sell and so on! Love’em

    April 7, 2011 at 23:20

  22. Al

    Beautiful shots. There’s nothing like a lively dog having fun in the snow!

    April 7, 2011 at 23:41

  23. This is too beautiful and unreal!!!
    Tell me this is not real. ;)
    Pure bliss.

    April 8, 2011 at 00:01

  24. too beautiful for words. :) great job my friend.

    April 8, 2011 at 00:33

  25. Beautiful Picture!

    April 8, 2011 at 01:15

  26. These are beautiful pictures. I love the color of the sky and the wonderful way you captured the plane against that colorful backdrop.

    April 8, 2011 at 01:41

  27. Love how you worked in the “smoke on the water” bit!!

    April 8, 2011 at 02:12

  28. What a great variety of colors and moods. I really liked the dog. I don’t know why, but I think the dog was smiling.

    April 8, 2011 at 03:39

  29. Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky …

    April 8, 2011 at 04:41

  30. cherry blossom

    Purple reigns! :-)

    April 8, 2011 at 04:47

  31. You really have some beautiful photos! This title reminds me of the song, “When the Deep Purple Falls.” :) Brought back a nice memory..

    April 8, 2011 at 05:10

  32. OH, LA LA!! Fi, those shots are breathtaking!!
    I don’t think I have seen that much purple in a sky! GORGEOUS SHOTS!!

    April 8, 2011 at 05:19

  33. What amazing colours.

    April 8, 2011 at 05:30

  34. awesome colors…. love them all.

    April 8, 2011 at 05:42

  35. It’s beautiful.. very beautiful but I think it’s time you were done with snow, don’t you? ;)

    April 8, 2011 at 05:43

  36. Gorgeous!
    I can only imagine the view of the people in the plane.

    April 8, 2011 at 07:05

  37. Gorgeous, fantastic captures as always and such glorious colors! You never disappoint, my dear Lady Fi! I do hope you have a most wonderful weekend with lots of sunshine!!!

    Sylvia

    April 8, 2011 at 07:53

  38. Beautiful shots. Lovely pink shades in the sky.

    April 8, 2011 at 08:40

  39. Gorgeous hues in these photos!

    April 8, 2011 at 09:02

  40. I LOVE the new format! Just beautiful and the sky…..oh my word. Unearthly. That is all. XO

    April 8, 2011 at 09:23

  41. lilalia

    If it weren’t for the snow, the skies could come out of the Caribbean! It surprises me how far behind you are in spring. Northern Germany doesn’t look so far away on the map from you, but your photos say differently.

    April 8, 2011 at 09:49

  42. WOW, Now that’s a deadly combination of beautiful sky and perfect timing. Glad to see such beautiful skies

    Have a blessed weekend.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:10


  43. · Pink and purple photos. They are delicious.

    · Have a wonderful day.

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

    April 8, 2011 at 11:01

  44. Beautiful skies! The last one looks as though it’s made from taffeta.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:15

  45. Nice cloud colours Fi – Dave

    April 8, 2011 at 12:28

  46. Beautiful colors.
    You should do a post of all the different colored skies you get up there.

    April 8, 2011 at 13:28

  47. For a minute I thought you captured an aurora. Fantastic colors and clouds.

    April 8, 2011 at 14:18

  48. Seems to be quite cold where you are, Ladyfi.
    You caught some wonderful colors in those dark clouds.

    April 8, 2011 at 14:19

  49. Feeling full after seeing your gorgeous sky.

    April 8, 2011 at 15:19

  50. Oh, beautiful colors and I love the dog!

    April 8, 2011 at 15:57

  51. The violet sky is beautiful, the dog too, but not the snow, lol !

    April 8, 2011 at 16:31

  52. There is definitely magic in your photos! Absolutely gorgeous sky. I hope you have a wonderful weekend :-D

    April 8, 2011 at 16:48

  53. Amazingly beautiful!

    April 8, 2011 at 17:11

  54. Beautiful sky!!!! The colors are magnificent. I love the shot of the plane–makes one realize just how “small” we really are when the sky is the backdrop. Lovely work–have a wonderful weekend. Mickie :)

    April 8, 2011 at 18:00

  55. beautiful sky shots
    happy SWF

    April 8, 2011 at 18:42

  56. Oh wow these is breathtaking sky. So loving it!!

    SWF-kite

    April 8, 2011 at 18:49

  57. Oscar looks as though he’s just rustled up the very best sunset for you. I love the grasses bent in the wind, too.

    April 8, 2011 at 20:56

  58. Nature is an artist. How can it creat such a deep color gradation?? Just beautiful!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 21:20

  59. Jo

    Stunning – it looks as though it could have been taken where I live – the countryside is very similar and we too have jets flying overhead.

    April 8, 2011 at 21:22

  60. Wonderful and romantic colors of your skies! Great shots and it looks so peaceful at your place.
    Wish you a happy weekend:-)

    April 8, 2011 at 21:49

  61. Oh yes, by the way can you see northern lights in your area?

    April 8, 2011 at 23:41

    • Yes, we’ve seen them as far south as Stockholm…

      April 9, 2011 at 07:54

  62. Wow, what a stunning sky!

    April 8, 2011 at 23:45

  63. Stunning colors and beautiful skies. Your photos are amazing. Happy skywatching!

    April 8, 2011 at 23:52

  64. Breathtaking!

    April 9, 2011 at 02:43

  65. This blog takes me straight out of this universe.

    April 9, 2011 at 04:48

  66. Gorgeous!

    Here’s my Sky Warch, have a nice weekend!

    April 9, 2011 at 06:02

  67. Such beautiful dreamy colors..I especially liked the photo of Oscar:)

    April 9, 2011 at 06:48

  68. You have such a special blog! Oscar is just lovely…doesn’t he make all your travels so much the better! I would love to follow you…but don’t see the button…?
    Blessings!
    Ann

    April 9, 2011 at 08:36

    • Hi – and thanks for your kind comments.

      WordPress doesn’t have followers. What you can do is subscribe to my blog via e-mail. Scroll all the way down to the footer and then click the Subscribe button.

      April 9, 2011 at 12:18

  69. Yes, a beautiful sky, but naturally, I zoned in on the golden on the marsh…I assume that is what he/she is?

    April 9, 2011 at 13:46

    • Yes, he is Oscar – a working golden retriever.

      April 9, 2011 at 14:34

  70. LadyFi: Those are some beautiful colors in your sky.

    April 9, 2011 at 15:41

  71. Simply incredible colors. And as always perfectly chosen words.

    April 9, 2011 at 17:13

  72. I love when the sky smiles in violet and magenta hues…your dog looks pleased as well!

    April 9, 2011 at 22:30

  73. That last pic is like the sky has turned into Cotton Candy!! LOVELY!

    April 10, 2011 at 08:47

  74. Suz

    Such spectacular colors. I really love the dog photo and the quote. Blessings!

    April 11, 2011 at 06:19

  75. Thanks for adding this to the Color Board, it certainly belongs in the row!!

    April 14, 2011 at 15:52

  76. Wow Wow Wow!

    April 17, 2011 at 23:22

  77. gorgeous shots. don’t think I’ve ever seen such a pretty sky.

    April 19, 2011 at 02:54

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