When Orange met Purple

When November startles you

With an orange sunburst in one direction —

And a graceful double moon

Admiring her purple beauty in the opposite direction,

Then all you have to do is wait

Until Nature combines the two colours in a final sunset flare

To create a masterpiece.

(And yes, that’s the indomitable Oscar swimming again!)

For more sky fireworks, please visit: Skywatch.

And to see more swimming pets, please go to: Camera Critters.

105 responses

  1. Wow! incredible colors! There is a fantastically dreamy feel to your photographs! Gotta follow up on this 🙂

    Keep up the good snaps !

    All the best

    -JT

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    November 24, 2011 at 13:27

  2. AS

    awesome!!

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    November 24, 2011 at 13:44

  3. what a dreamy set of photos!
    gorgeous post!

    have a blessed thanksgiving!

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    November 24, 2011 at 13:59

  4. Beautiful Colours

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    November 24, 2011 at 14:08

  5. All of your photos are absolutely beautiful!

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    November 24, 2011 at 14:16

  6. Stunning. Just stunning. I’m sending the link to my non-blog-reading friends.

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    November 24, 2011 at 14:16

  7. sooooothing……..

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    November 24, 2011 at 14:21

  8. I do not know where you stay but as soon as I save enough money… I’m coming over. I’m in awe with the place. Have you ever considered publishing all of this. You should. Rishi

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    November 24, 2011 at 14:29

    • I’m living in Sweden, on the shore of a lake just north of Stockholm called Lake Vallentuna.

      Thank you for your kind words.

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      November 24, 2011 at 14:40

  9. Fantastic moments.

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    November 24, 2011 at 14:48

  10. Breath-taking image Lady Fi, Mother Nature has no limits when it comes to creating beauty (with a bit of help from Oscar making ripples), thankfully you were there to record it!

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    November 24, 2011 at 15:02

  11. sandy

    Just amazing!

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    November 24, 2011 at 15:12

  12. gorgeous…wow…same time huh…must have been really cool to see them come together…

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    November 24, 2011 at 15:31

  13. I am so glad you were there when the meeting happened, ladyFi 🙂

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    November 24, 2011 at 15:53

  14. WOW!! I have no words for such beauty!

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    November 24, 2011 at 15:54

  15. Ash

    Fantastic colours and the light is just divine.

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    November 24, 2011 at 16:22

  16. so incredibly beautiful! a vision of what heaven must look like! 🙂

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    November 24, 2011 at 16:23

  17. Jim

    What a lovely blend of colour! And Oscar is absorbing it all.

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    November 24, 2011 at 16:32

  18. You sure do get colourful paint pots delivered your way. Just gorgeous skies, Fi.

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    November 24, 2011 at 16:37

  19. Just stunning!Your photos are so beautiful!!!Have a nice weekend!

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    November 24, 2011 at 16:37

  20. Just amazingly beautiful! Thank you!

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    November 24, 2011 at 16:40

  21. Such gorgeous, breathtaking skies and colors and I do love the indomitable Oscar! Superb captures for this chilly autumn day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with more beauty to enjoy!

    Sylvia

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    November 24, 2011 at 16:41

  22. Beautiful photos, excellent light and color, and the third is the culmination of so much beauty, with Oscar taking a bath and creating a beautiful texture with the reflections in the water. Fantastic.

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    November 24, 2011 at 16:52

  23. —Lady, Fi.

    Oscar is living in Paradise….

    Soooooooooooo beautiful & dreamy. Xx

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    November 24, 2011 at 17:16

  24. You get such beautiful sunsets, Fiona. Do you sometimes see the Aurora Borealis too? Great photos.

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    November 24, 2011 at 18:52

  25. So beautiful. You captured Mother Nature’s display wonderfully. 🙂

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    November 24, 2011 at 19:31

  26. Ha! So this is how you got Oscar? 🙂

    OK, I’ll try at home: orange + purple, let’s see if a dog will pop out as well. 😉

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    November 24, 2011 at 19:51

  27. Oh yes, I’m off to Belgium tomorrow.
    So I see you next week.

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    November 24, 2011 at 19:52

  28. Magic beauty! How do you get all this great weather?:-)

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    November 24, 2011 at 20:02

  29. That is equisite. Thank you.

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    November 24, 2011 at 21:29

  30. nice colors.

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    November 24, 2011 at 21:39

  31. Gorgeous shots…Oscar is floating in heaven for sure!

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    November 24, 2011 at 22:03

  32. What a grand portrait of Oscar! Also, the frosty rose is wonderful, Fi.

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    November 24, 2011 at 22:43

  33. Oscar gets the best of both worlds.

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    November 24, 2011 at 22:44

  34. WoW! stunning shots.. The smoothness of the gradience is so soothing! 🙂

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    November 24, 2011 at 22:47

  35. Definitely a masterpiece. Amazing photos, especiallly the bottom one. Thanks.

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    November 24, 2011 at 23:08

  36. Amy

    Just WOW….I mean…WOOOOOOW…..AMAZING WOW!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE these photos and I love Mother Nature…that girl is an amazing artist…

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    November 24, 2011 at 23:34

  37. Wow! Magnificient colours! Love all three but the last one is simply breathtaking!
    Thanks for sharingt;o)

    ***
    Happy day****

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    November 24, 2011 at 23:35

  38. Your photography is magical. These shots are all gorgeous.

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    November 25, 2011 at 00:19

  39. Just love your photos!

    They make our day a lot brighter!

    Thank you so much!!!

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    November 25, 2011 at 00:23

  40. each photo is better than the next ~

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    November 25, 2011 at 00:35

  41. Didex

    Lovely all pictures…

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    November 25, 2011 at 04:15

  42. Truly glorious! You get the most fantastic sunsets and sunrises.

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    November 25, 2011 at 04:46

  43. a great meeting, Fiona…grattis

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    November 25, 2011 at 05:59

  44. Terrific shots, love the variety.

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    November 25, 2011 at 06:23

  45. I wonder if Oscar swims in a lake with ice floating around?

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    November 25, 2011 at 06:34

    • Yes – he does! And I’ve got the photos to prove it!

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      November 25, 2011 at 09:46

  46. onceupona

    Wow! Gorgeous colors!

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    November 25, 2011 at 07:02

  47. The colors in all three pics are beautiful but the final one is breathtaking! Lovely!

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    November 25, 2011 at 07:05

  48. Blessed am I to see these fantastic pictures captured by you day after day!

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    November 25, 2011 at 07:12

  49. Beautiful captures! good things come to those who wait patiently!

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    November 25, 2011 at 07:38

  50. Lovely dramatic shots. Has an almost ethereal quality to iy

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    November 25, 2011 at 08:22

  51. Amazing things happen when people and nature combine forces. Without air pollution the colours wouldn’t be so wonderful. Love that pic of you very own “Loch Ness Monster”. BTW: thanks for visiting me…Have a good weekend!

    Terrence looks at the sky

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    November 25, 2011 at 09:26

  52. So beautiful and so breathtaking pictures!
    And I really love the last one… its keep my smilling…
    Happy SWF and greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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    November 25, 2011 at 10:19

  53. wow, simply beautiful colour

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    November 25, 2011 at 11:44

  54. Wow, beautiful!
    Love the colours.
    Have a great weekend.

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    November 25, 2011 at 11:51

  55. Awesome captures, Lady Fi! You truly are the best. I see Oscar is enjoy the pink/purple water. A gorgeous reflection. Have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

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    November 25, 2011 at 13:02

  56. When orange met purple your great dog makes a dive.

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    November 25, 2011 at 13:55

  57. Whoa! The colors! Wish I could see some of these here.

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    November 25, 2011 at 14:00

  58. Such poetic images!

    When «Louis» was in high school, he had a dachshund named “Oscar.”
    ;-D

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    November 25, 2011 at 14:26

  59. Gorgeous, as always!

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    November 25, 2011 at 14:54

  60. Boom & I enjoy the antics of Oscar, but the Sky series is great especially the second one. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    November 25, 2011 at 15:09

  61. Ooh wow, what a glorious sunset again.
    You have such a great place there at the water.
    The photo of the swimming dog is stunning.

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    November 25, 2011 at 15:37

  62. Oh, my! The colors are just fabulous. Thank you so much for starting my day with these awesome photos. xoxo

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    November 25, 2011 at 15:43

  63. Not only are your photos spectacular, I love your accompanying commentary! Exquisite! (And you go, Oscar!) 🙂

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    November 25, 2011 at 15:49

  64. Your sunset photos are always stunning, the colours today truly magnificent. I must remember to join Skywatch now I have just started a separate photography blog.

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    November 25, 2011 at 17:25

  65. Amazing color, another example of how beautiful nature is if we take time to see.

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    November 25, 2011 at 17:34

  66. I love the ripples where Oscar is swimming!

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    November 25, 2011 at 17:50

  67. awesome!!

    love the photos of Oscar (?) in earlier posts here : ) He´s a beautiful dog !
    Have a nice weekend.

    Regards from Tromsø, Norway

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    November 25, 2011 at 18:15

  68. those are some gorgeous colors! And i really like the happy pup too 🙂

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    November 25, 2011 at 19:05

  69. What beautiful images these are!
    I especially love the second one.
    It is composed so beautifully.

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    November 25, 2011 at 19:17

  70. Det siste bildet er hinsides ord . . .

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    November 25, 2011 at 20:07

  71. Kel

    thanks for this lovely visual meditation

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    November 25, 2011 at 23:08

  72. Gorgeous is as gorgeous does, and you did it well!

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    November 25, 2011 at 23:17

  73. Al

    You have captured the most amazing colors here, fantastic photos. I always enjoy seeing what you’ve seen recently!

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    November 26, 2011 at 01:42

  74. Just wow. I love visiting here. It reminds me of how lovely the world is.

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    November 26, 2011 at 02:35

  75. Beautiful!

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    November 26, 2011 at 02:36

  76. Wow!!! Each time I think you’ve outdone yourself, you go and do it again!!! These are stunning!!!

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    November 26, 2011 at 02:36

  77. Such tranquil views. Just what I need after a busy holiday! thanks for stopping by at my SWF.

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    November 26, 2011 at 05:35

  78. Gorgeous!

    Visiting late from Skywatch, hope you can take a peek at my skywatch entry also. Thanks. Have a great weekend.

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    November 26, 2011 at 06:16

  79. Riet

    Wow, beautiful and colorful. This is so special.

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    November 26, 2011 at 08:48

  80. Lovely pictures again Fi. I specially liked the orange one – Dave

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    November 26, 2011 at 09:16

  81. Hi there – that second image is a stunner – I wonder what the vote count on the comments would be!?

    Cheers – Stewart M – Australia

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    November 26, 2011 at 11:51

  82. Simply beautifully captured shots…lovely colors & the moods!

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    November 26, 2011 at 14:02

  83. Wow! just wow ! Such fantastic colors! You rock !

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    November 26, 2011 at 15:58

  84. My goodness gracious, that’s truly gorgeous… God’s work of art!!! =)

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    November 26, 2011 at 16:03

  85. Beautiful!
    And I love that Oscar insists on enjoying the water…no matter WHAT time of year it is!

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    November 26, 2011 at 16:11

  86. Go Oscar, Go! Stunning shots! Happy Critter Day!

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    November 26, 2011 at 16:17

  87. what can i say other then…..gorgeous!

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    November 26, 2011 at 16:17

  88. Pat

    Really gorgeous!

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    November 26, 2011 at 16:23

  89. Oh for a built-in wetsuit, to go swimming in liquid sunset..

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    November 26, 2011 at 17:24

  90. Superb colours on that final shot.

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    November 26, 2011 at 17:41

  91. WoW what a wonderful sunset and stunning photos
    wonderful place to take these kind of photos, stunning sunset and colors!

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    November 26, 2011 at 17:56

  92. Beautiful! 🙂

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    November 26, 2011 at 19:56

  93. These photos are really awesome, i feel peace and serenity in them…thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

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    November 26, 2011 at 21:13

  94. Those are stunningly beautiful photos!!! What exceptional skies–the color, the light, the reflection–all lovely. Mickie 🙂

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    November 26, 2011 at 22:51

  95. That last photo is perfect for orange meeting purple..Oscar never gives up:)

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    November 26, 2011 at 22:53

  96. The colour combination in the last shot is SENSATIONAL ~ the silhouette images, including Oscar all add up to BRILLIANT photography ~ WoW!

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    November 27, 2011 at 05:05

  97. awesome…

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    November 27, 2011 at 11:33

  98. I have never before seen a sight like this!! Absolutely stunning…. This is a great post!
    I love the composition and timing of this shot!!

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    November 27, 2011 at 15:31

  99. Oh, Yeah! That just made me smile with the joy of beauty.

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    November 27, 2011 at 23:15

  100. ds

    Wow. Patience is rewarded–and so is Oscar (with a swim)! Breathtaking.

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    November 28, 2011 at 05:14

  101. Your images are always so beautifully illustrative, and one can feel the atmosphere and the settings.
    Simply stunning, so romantic as well.;)
    xoxo

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    November 28, 2011 at 12:30

  102. Your camera should consider itself very lucky indeed!

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    November 30, 2011 at 04:33

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