A Monet morning

A serene and very early Saturday morning.

The sky has become an Impressionist painting,

Lovingly smudged in lilac and pink.

Fog turns dawn into a painting by Monet

And out of its misty hills

The trees that hint of the autumn to come

Float as if in heaven.

(All photos completely unedited because sometimes you just can’t improve on Nature.)

For more impressive skies, please visit: Skywatch. Linking to Straight out of the camera too.

113 responses

  1. An exquisite series Lady Fi

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    October 13, 2011 at 11:44

  2. ladyfi,
    Oh, I can not find any words to express this exquisite morning!! You went over Monet! Everything is embraced with a fine veil of celestial beings. Stunning!!
    Best wishes,
    keiko

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    October 13, 2011 at 11:54

  3. Hello, I’m back from a short break of five days, and I find this entry, are spectacular, some great pictures.
    Greetings .-

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    October 13, 2011 at 12:03

  4. wonderful! really monet 🙂

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    October 13, 2011 at 12:18

  5. Oh, simply gorgeous, this is what I mean wen I write pastel coloured daybreak.;)) Beautiful images and words.;)
    xoxo

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    October 13, 2011 at 12:35

  6. Gorgeous ! I have no words. All photos are fantastic.
    Have a nice day.

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    October 13, 2011 at 13:10

  7. I choose the glass of champagne to toast all these debuts, and especially by the Publishing’s Soul Mate.

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    October 13, 2011 at 13:11

  8. Sorry, I’m wrong with the comment to another blog. This is yours.
    Beautiful pictures with deliciously light with an equisite delicate subtlety in tones. As a beautiful pastel drawing

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    October 13, 2011 at 13:13

  9. There is really nothing to say but: Stunning!

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    October 13, 2011 at 13:41

  10. Heavenly!!!

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    October 13, 2011 at 13:48

  11. Beautiful, it really is impressionistic

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    October 13, 2011 at 13:50

  12. Wow. What a mysterious place! I remembered water painting.

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    October 13, 2011 at 13:58

  13. Wow, those are ALL outstanding! I especially like the last shot, as the misty vapor blurs the transition between the real and the mirror image. Worldly and other-worldly all at once.

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    October 13, 2011 at 14:22

  14. –Lady, Fi,

    Even Monet could not paint that beautifully.

    Heaven on earth. X

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    October 13, 2011 at 14:34

  15. Such a beautiful post….

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    October 13, 2011 at 14:42

  16. Each time I stop by your blog is more beautiful.
    Unbeliebale, these floaty images you create.

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    October 13, 2011 at 15:00

  17. So true that sometimes you just can’t improve such beauty. All fantastic images!

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    October 13, 2011 at 15:57

  18. From the hand of the Great Creator to your camera…yes, yes it is definitely more than a Monet magical moment. Your talent shines through your pictures sweetie!!! :o)

    God bless your day!

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    October 13, 2011 at 16:04

  19. Beautiful paintings there ladyfi, your camera sure is the perfect brush 🙂

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    October 13, 2011 at 16:14

  20. The sky in these shots does look like a painting by Monet. Very beautiful and dreamy shots.

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    October 13, 2011 at 16:20

  21. I think Keiko says it best. these shots are divinely gorgeous and I imagine Monet would have agreed! happy day to you Fiona.

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    October 13, 2011 at 16:40

  22. Very nice shots! You are so talented with the camera!

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    October 13, 2011 at 16:46

  23. Oh, I love those! Print those out and frame them! I would. 🙂

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    October 13, 2011 at 16:58

  24. Heaven on earth indeed! Such breathtaking beauty and what a way to start the day — any day! Awesome captures, as always, LadyFi! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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    October 13, 2011 at 17:03

  25. I’m speechless!!!

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    October 13, 2011 at 17:16

  26. Yes, it almost looks like a pastel painting ! just beautiful !!

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    October 13, 2011 at 17:35

  27. I love these photos! Monet is one of my favorites.

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    October 13, 2011 at 17:48

  28. The pink hues are so soothing!

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    October 13, 2011 at 17:49

  29. So perfect!

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    October 13, 2011 at 17:52

  30. wow what a gorgeous morning…the colors just blend and make a perfect picture…

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    October 13, 2011 at 18:03

  31. totally stunning shots! i especially love the last one!
    your photos never fail to amaze me!!

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    October 13, 2011 at 18:03

  32. Each of these is absolutely gorgeous. You are right — we can’t improve on Nature with settings such as this and with a wonderful photographer to capture them. Thanks for sharing your Monet morning with us.

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    October 13, 2011 at 18:50

  33. imac

    Love all 3 – but 1st one is a real stunner – then the 3rd – just blew my mind.

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    October 13, 2011 at 18:56

  34. magical images. how delightful.

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    October 13, 2011 at 19:05

  35. all beautiful, but that last one… oh my!!

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    October 13, 2011 at 19:12

  36. Tåke gir en atmosfære av noe drømmeaktig. Du har gjengitt naturen særdeles vakkert med disse bildene.

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    October 13, 2011 at 19:23

  37. Maggie May

    I just love Monet and your pictures do remind me of his work.
    They have a dream like quality.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    October 13, 2011 at 20:12

  38. Truly magical photos!

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    October 13, 2011 at 20:17

  39. These are pure magic, and what a perfect title you chose for this post!

    Sending you wishes for a beautiful weekend!

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    October 13, 2011 at 20:47

  40. so perfect! A morning you never want to end. Good to have shots to remeber it by. 🙂

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    October 13, 2011 at 23:30

  41. You definitely shouldn’t improve on nature with these photographs! You also caught my attention with your title — I love impressionist work.

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    October 13, 2011 at 23:43

  42. Jim

    WOW! You really did it this time!! Beautiful!
    Question: Do you ever sleep? lol

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    October 13, 2011 at 23:50

    • LOL! Well, I do go to be very early!

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      October 14, 2011 at 05:43

  43. ron

    So serene…I would love to practice my gigong moves there!

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    October 14, 2011 at 00:04

  44. magical, magical, magical

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    October 14, 2011 at 01:09

  45. Ooooh. That is so beautiful. And I find it fascinating that Monet has affected the way so many people look at things – in Antarctica I saw a version of his waterlilies executed in ice. Such a shame he couldn’t know the far reaching impact he would have.

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    October 14, 2011 at 01:10

  46. Gorgeous– and Monet is my favorite artist!

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    October 14, 2011 at 01:50

  47. I agree … you can’t improve on nature. These photos are stunning!

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    October 14, 2011 at 02:03

  48. Love those misty lake shots,looks very mystical.

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    October 14, 2011 at 02:12

  49. Stunning is subtle pastels…

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    October 14, 2011 at 04:40

  50. I am speechless!
    Joyce M

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    October 14, 2011 at 05:44

  51. Slim

    I am moved by these images . . . truly magical.

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    October 14, 2011 at 05:47

  52. Wow! I dream of capturing scenes like these. They’re heavenly!

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    October 14, 2011 at 05:54

  53. BEAUTIFUL!
    Love the mist in the last one and the light barely hinting at the color of the trees.

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    October 14, 2011 at 06:01

  54. Simply marvellous!

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    October 14, 2011 at 06:11

  55. I like the romantic pink color. The last photo is a complete reflection.

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    October 14, 2011 at 06:16

  56. Beautiful.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

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    October 14, 2011 at 06:17

  57. LadyFi, these are really lovely photos.

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    October 14, 2011 at 06:50

  58. Riet

    Fabulous photo series LadyFi.

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    October 14, 2011 at 07:16

  59. these are almost surreal…dreamy.

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    October 14, 2011 at 08:16

  60. Hi there – these pictures really are very, very good. Not much else I can say except well done!

    SM

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    October 14, 2011 at 09:32

  61. This pink is so soothing.

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    October 14, 2011 at 09:57

  62. great shots
    happy SWF

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    October 14, 2011 at 10:36

  63. Beautiful pastel shades in the first two, and a hint of autumnal red in the trees floating on an ethereal sea.

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    October 14, 2011 at 11:35

  64. A magical dawn…what a morning to savor.

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    October 14, 2011 at 12:06

  65. The most beautiful greeting for a new day… Simply heavenly!!

    My Yatra Diary…

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    October 14, 2011 at 12:22

  66. Beautiful collection of images, the colours and that touch of mist and fog are so pretty

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    October 14, 2011 at 12:29


  67. · What can I say? They are fantastic but, the last one… I have no word. WOW!!!

    · hugs

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

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    October 14, 2011 at 13:20

  68. Ash

    “because sometimes you just can’t improve on Nature” – You couldn’t have put it better. The last image takes my breath away. It’s absolutely marvellous. Oh, and I love the title as well.

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    October 14, 2011 at 13:21

  69. Amazing, particularly the last one.

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    October 14, 2011 at 13:37

  70. Wow stunning photos. I love them and wish they were mine. Have a great weekend.

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    October 14, 2011 at 13:56

  71. Wow, so nice,

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    October 14, 2011 at 14:29

  72. Wow!! I love this series!!

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    October 14, 2011 at 15:00

  73. What a wonderful series.
    Specially the last shot is breathtaking.

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    October 14, 2011 at 15:28

  74. wow..stunning..colors….so gorgeous…

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    October 14, 2011 at 15:30

  75. Great pastels!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    October 14, 2011 at 15:57

  76. JM

    Fabulous series and very fitting title. Great work.

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    October 14, 2011 at 16:28

  77. Just lovely! Especially the last shot with the mists!

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    October 14, 2011 at 16:57

  78. Al

    I love these pastel skies – great photos.

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    October 14, 2011 at 17:21

  79. Oh you are so right. Nature needs no editing!
    This was a wonderful way to start my day…thank you so much. Just breathtaking.

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    October 14, 2011 at 17:32

  80. Yep!!! Very Monet!!!

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    October 14, 2011 at 18:54

  81. Wow these photos are perfect! Happy weekend!
    Sky Watch

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    October 14, 2011 at 19:00

  82. Beautiful — the bottom picture especially is just magical

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    October 14, 2011 at 19:53

  83. Beautiful sunrise views. Love the misty shot.

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    October 14, 2011 at 20:08

  84. Oh how extremely pretty!

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    October 14, 2011 at 22:16

  85. Lady Fi: You always capture your lake so wonderfully.

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    October 14, 2011 at 22:36

  86. Gorgeous…that dock looks like it’s practically levitating above the water!

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    October 14, 2011 at 22:51

  87. These are almost too beautiful to be real!

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    October 14, 2011 at 23:17

  88. Beautiful dreamy images ladyfi. I especially like the third image – it’s wonderful.

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    October 14, 2011 at 23:39

  89. Beautifully captured!

    My Skywatch, have a nice weekend!

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    October 14, 2011 at 23:41

  90. Lovely captures. 🙂

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    October 15, 2011 at 00:29

  91. Beautiful! And that last shot is… unbelievably amazing! What a heavenly place to wake up every morning. 🙂

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    October 15, 2011 at 00:31

  92. WOW, All I can say is bravo! These are just lovely captures. The colors , the fog and the pretty scene are just fabulous. Well done, I love them!

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    October 15, 2011 at 02:06

  93. Oh my, what a beautiful suite of photos. You must feel blessed to walk in this landscape.

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    October 15, 2011 at 03:41

  94. Absolutely stunning. Beautiful work.

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    October 15, 2011 at 04:15

  95. More of the same as the previous 90+ responses, Fiona! You live in a beautiful world! Jesh StG from FB

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    October 15, 2011 at 04:53

  96. Delightful! Love that they are unedited, no need to enhance the wonderfully beautiful.

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    October 15, 2011 at 05:58

  97. Dreamy and magical…simply beautifully captured shots…lovely!

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    October 15, 2011 at 07:53

  98. Gorgeous mood in these images. The last one is outstanding.

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    October 15, 2011 at 09:27

  99. Romantic sky!

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    October 15, 2011 at 11:52

  100. Outstanding pictures!

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    October 15, 2011 at 12:00

  101. If I didn’t know it was real, I’d think you made it all up, Fi! There is that line again – between the lake and the trees – perhaps the mist makes it. Separating what is on land from the watery reflection. I love the way it does that.

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    October 15, 2011 at 19:45

  102. Wow! That last fog picture was amazing Fi. I agree, its hard to improve on nature – Dave

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    October 16, 2011 at 08:48

  103. Oh, simply gorgeous

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    October 16, 2011 at 09:33

  104. beautiful series, stunning colors and mood
    but the third picture is breathtaking beautiful, love these kind of photos
    many thanks for posting and also for your kind comments on my blog
    I am very busy but will always try to make some comments on your blog

    Regards, Bram

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    October 16, 2011 at 16:40

  105. sandy

    What a wonderful series of photos! Wow doesn’t begin to describe them, but it is all I can think of.

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    October 16, 2011 at 22:47

  106. I love all of these, but the last one, “Float…” is beyond beautiful — as must be heaven. Monet had to have sat in this very place at one time.

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    October 17, 2011 at 01:32

  107. Oh my gosh, these are the most amazing images! I adore impressionistic art, I love Monet and these are all just wonderful!

    i

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    October 17, 2011 at 21:12

  108. Stunning! They do look like paintings!

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    October 18, 2011 at 03:39

  109. You + camera = WORK OF ART!!!

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    October 18, 2011 at 05:42

  110. Monet would be proud to have his name associated with these images….

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    October 19, 2011 at 21:22

  111. Beautiful…I love that early morning color. No you couldn’t improve on these photos..they are stunning! 🙂

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    October 20, 2011 at 16:56

  112. Absolutely gorgeous!

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    October 27, 2011 at 06:11

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