Sunburst

The sunburst

Of a summer sunset;

Sunset relaxation

Long rays of sunlight

Lay flat on the sky

While clouds dance on golden lake –

Sunset 2

And, finally, liquid honey

Transforms a humble thistle

Into a magnificent creature of light.

Thistle copy

For more happy sunbursts, please visit: Skywatch.

 

 

114 responses

  1. I’m always in love with sunsets. :) Amazing shots there!

    July 17, 2014 at 14:38

  2. There is nothing like opening your posts to see stunners like these – wow

    July 17, 2014 at 14:39

    • You took the words right out of my mouth Mary!!! WOWZA!

      July 17, 2014 at 14:50

      • The visions this morning have been seared into my mind.

        July 17, 2014 at 14:52

  3. You can see why Debussy wrote “Reflets dans l’eau”, can’t you…

    July 17, 2014 at 14:42

  4. Beautiful photos Fi. I always enjoy your Skywatch contributions.

    July 17, 2014 at 14:44

  5. Fantastic photos this morning, Fiona… It’s hard to pick a favorite since they are all good… BUT–if I ‘had’ to choose, I’d choose Number 2….
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    July 17, 2014 at 14:45

  6. love playing with the thistle too…ha…it can make a mess…
    the play of shadow and light in that first pic and the clarity of it make it pop…

    July 17, 2014 at 14:47

  7. Oh! My Goodness!!! These photos are breath taking!!! You are such an inspiration for me to keep on clicking.

    July 17, 2014 at 14:51

    • Blush -thank you for your very kind comment!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      July 17, 2014 at 16:52

  8. always so gorgeous!

    July 17, 2014 at 14:56

  9. Beautiful reflections…

    July 17, 2014 at 14:57

  10. Such lovely images, so tranquil…

    July 17, 2014 at 14:57

  11. You really captured the fading light beautifully. :)

    July 17, 2014 at 14:58

  12. Don

    I can just hear the stillness, and the feeling of a cool evening breeze brushing my cheek. Beautiful images. :)

    July 17, 2014 at 14:58

  13. The first photo literally made me swoon. How glorious a sunset and to be sitting there watching it must have been indescribably fantastic!

    July 17, 2014 at 15:27

  14. Your photos remind me of the summer sunsets in Minnesota…Really makes me homesick. They really breath life into a lot of fond memories.

    July 17, 2014 at 15:29

  15. mtwaggin

    Those shots just bring a smile to my face!

    July 17, 2014 at 15:44

  16. Love so much those golden moments of sunset!! <3 Glorious instants&views!!

    July 17, 2014 at 15:51

  17. Gorgeous capture of the sunburst! The sky and lake reflections are beautiful. Enjoy your Thursday!

    July 17, 2014 at 15:51

  18. you captured the light beautifully!

    July 17, 2014 at 15:53

  19. This warm colors are honey for my soul. So beautiful !
    Best regards, Synnöve

    July 17, 2014 at 15:53

  20. Beautiful sunset photos, nice colors and reflections

    July 17, 2014 at 15:58

  21. mir

    what a beautiful sunset

    July 17, 2014 at 15:58

  22. Lovely as always, Fi! Thank you.

    July 17, 2014 at 16:15

  23. Superb photos – your twilights are beyond beautiful!

    July 17, 2014 at 16:20

  24. Awardwinning! Gosh, this is beautiful.

    July 17, 2014 at 16:44

  25. Exceptionally beautiful shots :)

    July 17, 2014 at 16:57

  26. Glorious way to end any day and superb captures as always! These truly took my breath away! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a lovely weekend!!

    July 17, 2014 at 17:36

  27. Awesome and amazing. love these

    July 17, 2014 at 17:42

  28. onceupona

    Beautiful photos as always! Thanks so much for lending us your eye! Cheers, Danette

    July 17, 2014 at 18:06

  29. stunning shots. what got it for me is the first image with two women sharing a wonderful time.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

    July 17, 2014 at 18:25

  30. The colors speak warmth.

    July 17, 2014 at 18:33

  31. Awesome as usual, ladyfi! Great tribute to sun and wonderful silhouettes similarly

    July 17, 2014 at 18:53

  32. daryledelstein

    what a feast for the eyes … such happy skies

    July 17, 2014 at 18:54

  33. Your photos always have such a magical quality. I know I’ve used “magical” a number of times, but I’m running out of adjectives. :)

    July 17, 2014 at 18:56

  34. What an absolutely gorgeous post full of beautiful photos!

    July 17, 2014 at 19:40

  35. Pat

    This is a great sky, a beautiful light – I’ll stay right there in front of meditation! bravo for this sweetness

    July 17, 2014 at 20:45

  36. Beautiful evening Fi.

    July 17, 2014 at 21:46

  37. I love when sunlight is transformed into a deep, thick honey color. Also, when the shadows begin to lengthen, heralding the coming of sunset.

    The thistle seems to have turned into a new-born bird – a marvelous transformation indeed!

    July 17, 2014 at 21:53

  38. Oh. What a glorious spot – and what a glorious series.

    July 17, 2014 at 22:18

  39. You have the most beautiful views!
    These are so wonderful.

    July 17, 2014 at 22:46

  40. Beautiful photos, wonderful summer evening, pure poetry!

    July 18, 2014 at 00:11

  41. your camera and your words are gifts to the reader !

    July 18, 2014 at 00:11

  42. So very pretty!

    July 18, 2014 at 01:28

  43. Each is amazing!

    July 18, 2014 at 01:59

  44. Al

    Gorgeous, with just the perfect clouds to bring out the sunset.

    July 18, 2014 at 03:50

  45. So soothing…..

    July 18, 2014 at 04:10

  46. You have the most beautiful light there, and I’m so grateful you capture it and share it with the rest of us!

    July 18, 2014 at 04:37

  47. You captured dusk!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

    July 18, 2014 at 05:26

  48. These are amazing!

    July 18, 2014 at 06:14

  49. Wow, the simple certainly can look beautiful and complex–thanks for capturing it for us LadyFi. Enjoy your weekend.

    July 18, 2014 at 07:21

  50. ohh myyy those are stunning captures. Wow… gorgeous views.

    July 18, 2014 at 07:49

  51. Brilliant stuff. That does for me, I’m coming back as a duck. :-D

    July 18, 2014 at 08:49

  52. anneli keso

    so beautiful

    July 18, 2014 at 09:46

  53. Breathtakingly beautiful captures!

    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2014/07/skywatch-peeping.html

    July 18, 2014 at 10:10

  54. Beautiful magical images :) Regards

    July 18, 2014 at 10:59

  55. Fabulous shots.

    July 18, 2014 at 11:30

  56. What a gorgeous view and amazing sky shots!

    July 18, 2014 at 11:37

  57. Very beautiful photos of the sunset. Good use of the lake to frame the shots. Love viewing the place from your perspective.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex’s World! – http://www.kakinan.com/alex

    July 18, 2014 at 11:48

  58. Beautiful photos (as usual, lol !)

    July 18, 2014 at 12:02

  59. I really love the last one

    July 18, 2014 at 12:12

  60. Amazing…such rich photos!….:)JP

    July 18, 2014 at 13:05

  61. Leo

    I really love the first one…i would like to sit

    July 18, 2014 at 13:20

  62. Wow! Thank you.

    July 18, 2014 at 13:42

  63. Peaceful, beautiful photos!

    July 18, 2014 at 13:42

  64. Fantastic skies! I would also like to sit there and enjoy the moment like in the fist shot … :)

    July 18, 2014 at 14:39

  65. Those are the MOST amazing images. You really and truly have a gift.

    July 18, 2014 at 14:59

    • Oh gosh – thank you!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      July 18, 2014 at 16:44

  66. miyahde

    Oh, what a breathtaking picture of the sky with reflection and the plant with beautiful light on♡♡♡
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    July 18, 2014 at 15:26

  67. oh goodness…. these are absolutely breathtaking!!! this spot you have. it’s magical. what an amazing place. perfect sunset.

    July 18, 2014 at 15:42

  68. Hi! Your photos are very beautiful as always. I like the first one very much. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    July 18, 2014 at 15:51

  69. Wow! A fiery burst.

    July 18, 2014 at 15:57

  70. These are gorgeous captures of sun and sky. They also created a very tangible mood that is strong and very appealing. Extremely well done.

    July 18, 2014 at 16:17

  71. I always appreciate your brilliant words & images. So peaceful and dazzling!

    July 18, 2014 at 16:26

  72. Pat

    Gorgeous shots.

    July 18, 2014 at 16:42

  73. What wonderful photos. The first one just touches something in my heart. There is a sense of glorious peace seldom found in our world today.

    July 18, 2014 at 16:51

  74. My heart continually fills up when I click into your universe, Lady Fi. xxx

    July 18, 2014 at 17:16

  75. Beautiful!!!!!

    July 18, 2014 at 17:17

  76. JM

    Stunning colours and light!

    July 18, 2014 at 18:09

  77. Holy cow! Those photos are so brilliant and the first one took my breath away!

    July 18, 2014 at 18:20

  78. Wow…stunning shots.

    July 18, 2014 at 18:38

  79. Magical, magical and magical!!!

    July 18, 2014 at 18:40

  80. Hudson Howl

    HUGE GRUNT!

    July 18, 2014 at 19:10

  81. thesmittenimage

    You capture THE most beautiful rays of sunlight.

    July 18, 2014 at 19:12

  82. Glorious golden sunset.

    July 18, 2014 at 19:27

  83. These are fantastic scenes again, LadyFi!

    July 18, 2014 at 20:03

  84. These are magnificent shots. The colors and lighting are breathtaking.

    July 18, 2014 at 20:14

  85. Extraordinary!!!!

    July 18, 2014 at 22:04

  86. Oh! What stunning photos! Especially that last one….I could dive into that image and swim for hours.
    Thanks for sharing the beauty of your being; your camera has a wonderful voice:)
    -Jennifer

    July 18, 2014 at 23:56

  87. Inspiring photography! Love that first shot.

    July 19, 2014 at 05:39

  88. tes clichés sont des merveilles

    July 19, 2014 at 09:13

  89. These are exquisite – thank you for sharing your extraordinary gift

    July 19, 2014 at 09:18

  90. strange clouds you had today. I would think they should be lighted below. :)

    July 19, 2014 at 11:09

  91. fabulous photos, thanks for sharing

    July 19, 2014 at 11:23

  92. They are sooo beautiful especially the 1st one!

    July 19, 2014 at 11:29

  93. I always love your sunset photos!

    July 19, 2014 at 16:26

  94. A beautiful sunset …
    Yours :)

    July 19, 2014 at 17:20

  95. lindyloumac

    Beautiful, you know already how much I love sunsets.

    July 19, 2014 at 17:52

  96. Stunning day’s end shots, the colors and silhouettes are gorgeous!

    July 19, 2014 at 23:30

  97. Gorgeous and an inspiration.

    July 20, 2014 at 01:30

  98. That’s not bursting, it’s flow over us, like honey.

    July 20, 2014 at 03:26

  99. What amazing shots! The last one more so!

    July 20, 2014 at 16:44

  100. Wonderful cloud formations :)

    July 20, 2014 at 19:47

  101. Beautiful, beautiful photographs!

    July 20, 2014 at 20:08

  102. Gorgeous!!! Love the last shot…almost abstract…great bokeh background!

    July 20, 2014 at 20:39

  103. My reactions to your three latest splendid photos: wish I were there… so gorgeous… gives me goosebumps!

    July 21, 2014 at 03:38

  104. you always manages to get the best results out of sunlight :)

    July 21, 2014 at 09:01

  105. Sunsets are always gorgeous !

    July 21, 2014 at 10:37

  106. just perfect. The colors, the light. Absolutely beautiful.

    July 21, 2014 at 13:42

  107. Spectacular!!!

    July 30, 2014 at 13:18

  108. So perfectly beautiful!

    August 2, 2014 at 06:28

  109. That thistle shot is gorgeous!

    August 6, 2014 at 17:46

  110. Reblogged this on Kuba Kosy.

    August 15, 2014 at 21:09

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