Oh no – not again!

It happens far too many times to count on two hands now and then. I just can’t help myself.

It’s all Nature’s fault.

There I am, ready for bed in nightie and dressing gown; kids dressed in pajamas.

A ruby in the sky beckons; calls my name and tells me to hurry.

Nature is putting on a show and I just can’t miss it.

“Oh no – not again!” sighs Sir Pe as I rush outside in dressing gown, clutching onto camera, two excited kids and a few strands of straggled dignity.

People pretend not to notice us in our nightclothes.

But there is no alternative, is there?

After all, who would want to miss out on moments like these?

For more glorious photos, please visit: Skywatch!

55 responses

  1. Gorgeous. I love those moments when you must heed the sky. I felt like I ran right out there with you… and moved over to the right to snap that other perspective. Yeah, gorgeous!

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    June 4, 2010 at 04:35

  2. Fantastic! I’m so glad someone does this besides me!! And I would have been right there with you! Such dramatic, stunning captures and I don’t care what you were wearing, just glad you didn’t miss them! Hope you have a beautiful weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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    June 4, 2010 at 05:02

  3. Oh my goodness, those skies are amazing!! I stand in awe at the beauty of God’s creation.

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    June 4, 2010 at 05:09

  4. Yes, I can relate 🙂

    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

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    June 4, 2010 at 05:24

  5. I know I wouldn’t miss that, either. I think I’d grab a blanket and sleep on the dock! A-MAZ-ing!

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    June 4, 2010 at 05:28

  6. Oh well can’t blame you for that, these is just a magnificent sky. Happy weekend!

    SWF~Dark clouds

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    June 4, 2010 at 05:33

  7. Di

    I’m not too proud to run out of the house in my jammies either. What a beautiful photo you captured.

    Di

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    June 4, 2010 at 05:45

  8. So beautiful.

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    June 4, 2010 at 05:53

  9. Most beautiful photos. Well worth you running outside in your nightclothes. Thank you. 🙂

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    June 4, 2010 at 06:01

  10. B E A U T I F U L well worth a jammie clad dash!!

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    June 4, 2010 at 06:31

  11. What a wiev!!! isa almost as you cant belive what you really see…

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    June 4, 2010 at 06:49

  12. Amy

    Wow, you’re a regular wee willy winky…hehehe, but I’m glad for that so you could share these gorgeous photos with us!!!

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    June 4, 2010 at 08:21

  13. Blu

    C’est beau la vie!

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    June 4, 2010 at 08:28

  14. what spectacular colors! definitely the greatest show on earth.

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    June 4, 2010 at 09:41

  15. Oh gosh; that is beautiful! Here, we have that weird light blue / yellow sky all night now… Doesn’t get as “dark” as all as in your photos.

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    June 4, 2010 at 10:13

  16. Wow! spectacular shots. Breathtaking scenery.

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    June 4, 2010 at 10:22

  17. Gosh, definitely worth a little undignified behaviour – what glorious skies!

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    June 4, 2010 at 12:41

  18. You definitely couldn’t let this beauty pass by without going out to salute it – and record it! Wonderful!

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    June 4, 2010 at 13:03

  19. I love it! I wish I could see you, but I can just imagine it. It was worth it though.

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    June 4, 2010 at 13:18

  20. The gorgeous sky is enhanced by the equally lovely reflection! Worth going out in your nightie!

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    June 4, 2010 at 13:26

  21. They may well be your best sky photos yet! Just wonderful.

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    June 4, 2010 at 13:30

  22. I am speechless* and in awe!
    *well, perhaps not quite — what a great way for your kids to learn by osmosis as they trail you out! I just love this whole post.

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    June 4, 2010 at 14:02

  23. That must have been quite a show in person. Thanks for letting us tag along though the photos.

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    June 4, 2010 at 14:14

  24. breathtaking…

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    June 4, 2010 at 14:25

  25. oh wow and what a beautiful show indeed….

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    June 4, 2010 at 15:41

  26. Oh that is one gorgeous sky, Fi. Have you ever had the aurora there?

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    June 4, 2010 at 16:43

    • Yes, we’ve seen the Northern Lights both here in Stockholm as well as up north… north of the Arctic Circle.

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      June 4, 2010 at 18:19

  27. Nope, you don’t want to miss that!

    Hope you have a great weekend…

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    June 4, 2010 at 16:45

  28. I’d be running out in my PJs if I had a view like that!

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    June 4, 2010 at 17:43

  29. Amazing pictures!!

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    June 4, 2010 at 18:15

  30. well, it was worth it, wasn´t it? And I bet the kids loved it.

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    June 4, 2010 at 19:41

  31. No one should miss a sunset like that..I go outdoors in my jammies all the time! I have to get in the car and drive out of the woods to see the sunset..sometimes I do that in my jammies too:)

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    June 4, 2010 at 20:05

  32. a very nice blog…thanks for sharing…

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    June 4, 2010 at 20:34

  33. the girl from cherry blossom street

    Wow.
    I’d grab my camera and run out even if I’m wearing ultrahigh heels and…. nothing else! 😉

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    June 4, 2010 at 20:59

  34. Po

    Amazing picture!

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    June 4, 2010 at 21:37

  35. I really understand that you can`t miss this! Absolute wonderful and peaceful. I love your photos:-)

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    June 4, 2010 at 22:25

  36. lilalia

    How could one ever be blase enough not to run out dishabille and joyfully partake in such a scene. Good for you! Fantastic photos.

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    June 4, 2010 at 22:58

  37. Clive

    Truly amazing photos!

    No-one could pass up photos like those!

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    June 5, 2010 at 02:03

  38. Woo-hoo, your view just keeps getting better and better! I’m so glad you grabbed your camera and ran!
    Thanks,
    jj

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    June 5, 2010 at 05:30

  39. Wow how amazing Lady Fi. Love the reflections!
    Excellent captures.
    Have a great weekend.

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    June 5, 2010 at 07:44

  40. Oh, wow. That might be a best!

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    June 5, 2010 at 09:44

  41. SirPe

    Simply gorgeous pictures, and just remember what I always say, Carpe Noctem 😉

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    June 5, 2010 at 10:46

  42. handsome post!

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    June 5, 2010 at 14:28

  43. I’m glad you captured that beautiful call of nature.

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    June 5, 2010 at 15:56

  44. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/i-love-your-blog-tagging-game/

    tag game,
    it could be considered as an award.
    have fun playing!

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    June 5, 2010 at 17:15

  45. Wow, who wouldn’t rush outside to see such a sight! You captured it beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

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    June 5, 2010 at 22:38

  46. ed

    yeah, these are spectacular. yeah, worth running outside in nightgowns for.

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    June 6, 2010 at 07:09

  47. just so unbelievable.
    I’m in awe.
    and I do the pj thing, it’s nice to know someone just as crazy about nature’s wild wonder.

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    June 6, 2010 at 14:57

  48. Great composition !

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    June 6, 2010 at 19:38

  49. Dear Fiona, the nature is simply wonderful..I have taken excellent shots on the ship, between Sweden and Estonia…
    YOu shot is simply divine..congrats

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    June 6, 2010 at 21:34

  50. Keep running out there! So we can all enjoy it with you!

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    June 7, 2010 at 13:31

  51. I do the EXACT same thing, only in the morning. Not only am I in my pajamas, but I have horrific bed head. My backyard views of the mountains create the most beautiful early morning photographs. I have oodles of them. Gorgeous sunset pics… just breathtaking.

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    June 7, 2010 at 14:46

  52. “People pretend not to notice us in our nightclothes.”
    HAHA

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    June 9, 2010 at 15:43

  53. Beautiful shot – breathtaking!

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    June 9, 2010 at 19:26

  54. I’m sorry you had to lose your dignity to get these gorgeous pictures, but I’m glad you did get the pictures.

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    June 9, 2010 at 19:56

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