Midsummer blaze

Midsummer has been and gone… the long white nights stretch out ahead. Hard to believe that the slow march towards autumn has already started. (Click the photos to enlarge.)

At 10.30 in the evening, it is still full of sunlight,

Golden rays bringing smiles to clouds.

The setting sun is an orange egg on the horizon.

A stray black eyebrow crosses the sky

While a ribbon of apricot clouds casts a glow on the water below.

The sky seems to expand with beauty – dizzying in size,

The clouds melting into the burnished copper of the lake.

Clouds, sun, sky – dance in silence

While I —

I become a star on the horizon.

For more lovely sunsets, please visit: Skywatch!

I’m going away this weekend. The destination is a surprise – but hopefully it will be somewhere photogenic and relaxing! I’ll be around to visit you all when I get back.

39 responses

  1. I can’t believe that is 10:30 at night!

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    July 1, 2010 at 17:33

    • I know.. and then it’s blazing again at about 2 in the morning!

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      July 1, 2010 at 18:03

  2. Sir Pe

    Oh yes! Definitely bring your cam with you this weekend 😉

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    July 1, 2010 at 17:35

  3. Di

    Living on or near the water is a true slideshow of color each and every day.

    Di

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    July 1, 2010 at 17:47

  4. Oh so so beautiful!! Like Kristina, I can’t believe you took that at 10.30pm!

    C x

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    July 1, 2010 at 17:51

  5. I would so love to witness a late sunset and early sunrise like that. What at treat.. thanks for sharing it. I bet everyone has really thick drapes in their bedrooms, eh? 😉

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    July 1, 2010 at 18:06

  6. I hope you relax, although you seem to live in a quiet, serene place already. Thanks for the beautiful sky.

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    July 1, 2010 at 18:19

  7. Po

    It didn’t even register in my mind that Midsummer was gone! Panic!

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    July 1, 2010 at 20:25

  8. wow. 10.30…great pics…that one black cloud does stand out…still makes for a beautiful sky…shine on star!

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    July 1, 2010 at 20:31

  9. If you say the word Autumn again I may have to hurt you.

    Just saying.

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    July 1, 2010 at 20:41

  10. Hello Lady Fi!

    Just wanted to stop in and say hi! For some reason your blog posts are not showing up in my reader…going to have to try to resubscribe.

    Tami (PaWildWoman)

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    July 1, 2010 at 21:15

  11. What beautiful long, long evenings!

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    July 1, 2010 at 22:54

  12. I won’t complain about our LONG days anymore!! Marvelous post for the day — as always! Such lovely skies and colors and no one describes them better than you! Have a great time on your mystery weekend!! Sounds like fun to me!

    Sylvia

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    July 1, 2010 at 23:16

  13. You have some of the most gorgeous photos. Thanks so much for sharing them.

    Mason

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    July 1, 2010 at 23:24

  14. Great shots of far away skies. I love the words you put with them. Very poetic

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    July 2, 2010 at 00:20

  15. Beautiful skies.

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    July 2, 2010 at 00:49

  16. I love summer. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a nice long weekend.

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    July 2, 2010 at 02:16

  17. Fantastic shots of evening sky. Amazing colors.

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    July 2, 2010 at 02:54

  18. AL

    I wish I could see the sunset at 10:30 pm here in the Philippines so I can have more time to watch it! That was a beautiful sky!

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    July 2, 2010 at 03:27

  19. I love the evening sky above your lake and the glow of the sinking sun. Have fun, Fi! Relax!

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    July 2, 2010 at 04:40

  20. LadyFi: You captured the skies so wonderfully.

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    July 2, 2010 at 05:23

  21. the last one is so passionate.Congrats

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    July 2, 2010 at 07:11

  22. OOOOOOOOOOOOOooooHHH! I love surprises!

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    July 2, 2010 at 10:02

  23. Enjoy your weekend. I hope it will be full of fun and fantastic open skies!

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    July 2, 2010 at 12:13

  24. gorgeous captures!

    have fun!!

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    July 2, 2010 at 12:38

  25. Beautiful images of a beautiful time…both thw photos and your words.

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    July 2, 2010 at 16:45

  26. Beautiful skies!
    Great captures Lady Fi.

    Happy weekend and SWF.
    xo

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    July 2, 2010 at 19:27

  27. Beautiful photos and prose.

    Have a good weekend! 🙂

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    July 2, 2010 at 20:08

  28. Such long daylight hours! And I hope your secret destination is amazing! Enjoy.

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    July 2, 2010 at 20:12

  29. exquisite photos and descriptions as well…you’ve chosen your words to clearly to tie in to the images. beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful mystery weekend.

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    July 2, 2010 at 20:52

  30. These are fantastic sky shots, and the glow in the waters is awesome!

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    July 2, 2010 at 21:20

  31. oops, det var vingligt 🙂

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    July 2, 2010 at 22:00

  32. I can’t imagine going anywhere more beautiful than this. ENJOY!
    jj

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    July 3, 2010 at 01:14

  33. smiles to clouds above a copper lake. sounds like you and nature are buddies. maybe that’s how nature wants it to be for all of us. thanks for the reminder. the personification you use makes this so fun:)

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    July 3, 2010 at 02:39

  34. I hope you have a great trip! I’ve just got back from Greenland – and the midnight sun there is something else… 🙂

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    July 3, 2010 at 22:13

  35. “burnished copper” is a great description. Love the interplay of light and color in these.

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    July 4, 2010 at 06:22

  36. lovely post!

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    July 5, 2010 at 01:42

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    some awards,
    please take 2 to 5 and enjoy!

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    July 5, 2010 at 01:42

  38. beautiful!

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    July 7, 2010 at 02:59

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