Windows of light

The beach at Baleal, Portugal, is covered in dunes

That are environmentally protected.

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One evening, I went out at sunset

To see the dunes rising against the sky

Like the humps of camels

Windows of light

While the sun burst forth

In wonderful windows of light.

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94 responses

  1. Oh, my goodness how incredibly gorgeous! :)<3

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    June 25, 2015 at 14:49

  2. Incredible- The light shining through the clouds is like nature spot-lighting one of her beautiful works.

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    June 25, 2015 at 14:53

  3. gorgeous !!!

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    June 25, 2015 at 14:55

  4. We are getting geography lessons with out-of-this-world glimpses through the eye of your camera. You keep getting better and better, Fiona!

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    June 25, 2015 at 14:56

    • Blush – thank you!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      June 25, 2015 at 14:59

  5. Magnificent views from Portugal, Fiona!

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    June 25, 2015 at 15:11

  6. Like movie scenes. I love all the shots you have taken.

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    June 25, 2015 at 15:18

  7. Don

    It really is absolutely magnificent. You’re so right, those dunes look like camel humps. The colour is beautiful.

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    June 25, 2015 at 15:22

  8. Lovely and ethereal!

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    June 25, 2015 at 15:24

  9. Gorgeous captures of the sea, dunes and the lovely sky. I like the camel humps, lol. Have a happy day and weekend ahead!

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    June 25, 2015 at 15:41

  10. beautiful…..!!!

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    June 25, 2015 at 16:24

  11. Something special about these dunes

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    June 25, 2015 at 16:25

  12. Lovely windows of light… ❤

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    June 25, 2015 at 16:36

  13. Don

    The protected humps are very eye-catching alone without the beautiful sky. The sunlight breaking though adds much to the picture. Well done.

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    June 25, 2015 at 16:37

  14. You have described it perfectly.

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    June 25, 2015 at 16:45

  15. wonderful! definitely reminded me of camels!

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    June 25, 2015 at 16:48

  16. Boa tarde, maravilhosas fotos da praia da Baleira situada no meu lindo Algarve, vivo perto da praia.
    AG

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    June 25, 2015 at 17:02

  17. The camel humps are very nice. I don’t see them much at our beaches.

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    June 25, 2015 at 17:21

  18. Pat

    The ratings of Portugal are very beautiful, a little wild face the Atlantic !! beautiful maritime space!

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    June 25, 2015 at 17:30

  19. They do remind me of camels!

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    June 25, 2015 at 17:52

  20. Incredible. Almost too pretty to be real. Just like what CGI can do in the movies.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    June 25, 2015 at 18:40

  21. Gorgeous!!!

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    June 25, 2015 at 18:44

  22. These are just incredibly gorgeous!

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    June 25, 2015 at 18:45

  23. Fabulous photos of the animals in the sand and the windows in the sky. Gotgeous !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    June 25, 2015 at 19:08

  24. Coloring Outside the Lines

    Beautiful- I imagine you and the girls had a most wonderful time!

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    June 25, 2015 at 19:18

  25. Lovely to see sunshine through the clouds!

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    June 25, 2015 at 19:27

  26. Beautiful light follows you wherever you go! Love the dunes — your picture caught how they look (not that I’ve ever been to Portugal, darn it, but Oregon and California have some good ones.

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    June 25, 2015 at 19:29

  27. These are gorgeous photos. I really like the dunes and the evening light you’ve captured.

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    June 25, 2015 at 19:31

  28. Al

    Such pretty dunes, and the lightbursts are wonderful!

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    June 25, 2015 at 20:07

  29. Mac

    I’ll go awwww for any twilight-scape over water…but the composition of that first shot is wonderful. Kudos

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    June 25, 2015 at 20:14

  30. It looks so lovely there – I love the way you captured the light filtering through the clouds! Enjoy your vacation. 🙂

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    June 25, 2015 at 20:35

  31. beautiful! Portugal’s on my bucket list!

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    June 25, 2015 at 21:04

  32. whatkarensees

    So lovely and peaceful. The light and pastels are beautiful!

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    June 25, 2015 at 21:28

  33. Ela

    Gorgeous views and fantastic photos !!

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    June 25, 2015 at 22:00

  34. What a beautiful place!

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    June 25, 2015 at 23:04

  35. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL.

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    June 25, 2015 at 23:39

  36. Just glorious. Echoing Bob.

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    June 26, 2015 at 00:11

  37. Ron

    “To see the dunes rising against the sky

    Like the humps of camels.”

    And that’s exactly what they look like, Fiona! Incredible!

    These photographs are AMAZING! That sky is breathtaking!

    Thanks so much for sharing and have a lovely weekend, my friend!
    X

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    June 26, 2015 at 00:15

  38. Wow what fabulous sky images.

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    June 26, 2015 at 01:06

  39. Oh! My Goodness!!!! These are amazing!!!!! You ROCK this photography thing!

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    June 26, 2015 at 03:10

  40. You captured the magic in landscape and sky!

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    June 26, 2015 at 04:01

  41. Love the physical character of the beach that you captured, great sunset.

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    June 26, 2015 at 05:56

  42. gorgeous and touching. A whisper from God.

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    June 26, 2015 at 06:13

  43. Stunning beach views. Love the unique ‘sand dunes’.

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    June 26, 2015 at 06:56

  44. Gorgeous skies !

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    June 26, 2015 at 08:11

  45. Ethereal!!

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    June 26, 2015 at 08:14

  46. Lovely shots. Great colors of the sunset

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    June 26, 2015 at 08:31

  47. You’re so poetical, Lady Fi, in both words and photos.

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    June 26, 2015 at 08:40

  48. simply wonderful captures, light and reflection! great perspective on sand dunes

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    June 26, 2015 at 09:29

  49. Such scenic beach views bathed in glorious light.

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    June 26, 2015 at 09:39

  50. Beautiful views !

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    June 26, 2015 at 09:41

  51. Anonymous

    Wonderful colors, exquisite pictures, great light!

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    June 26, 2015 at 10:39

  52. Wonderful colors, exquisite pictures, great light!

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    June 26, 2015 at 10:40

  53. Wow !! Awesome pictures ! You are such a good photographer.

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    June 26, 2015 at 11:20

  54. Just beautiful! 🙂

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    June 26, 2015 at 11:50

  55. Beautiful place!

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    June 26, 2015 at 11:57

  56. I like the humps of the camels. their roots must be holding real strong.

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    June 26, 2015 at 12:08

  57. Simply stunning!

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    June 26, 2015 at 13:34

  58. And another series of excellent shots !
    Simply wonderful !

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    June 26, 2015 at 14:52

  59. sylviakirk

    Breathtaking captures of breathtaking skies!! Truly awesome!! And the sand dunes do remind me of camel humps!

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    June 26, 2015 at 16:40

  60. Beautiful views from beach.

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    June 26, 2015 at 16:51

  61. itsallaboutpurple

    ooooh those beams of light are captured perfectly. gorgeous colors!!!

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    June 26, 2015 at 17:15

  62. Hi Lady Fi, I love these photos! Great work and thanks for sharing.

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    June 26, 2015 at 17:20

  63. Beautiful skies over the water and that lovely, sandy beach. You have a knack for being at the right place at the right time. Or, I think you just devote a great deal of time to finding ideal photographic shots. Beautiful work, once again. Mickie 🙂

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    June 26, 2015 at 17:31

    • Thank you. I actually just strolled to the beach to stretch my legs and wasn’t really expecting much as it was very cloudy. So, I was very pleased to see these little pockets of light!

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      June 26, 2015 at 20:44

  64. gorgeous! Such beautiful light!

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    June 26, 2015 at 19:48

  65. Yes, humps of camels is an apt description…I don’t recall ever seeing multiple openings for the crepuscular rays breaking through clouds. Great catch..kudos!

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    June 26, 2015 at 20:08

  66. Those do indeed look like camel humps but not sure I’d have thought that without your comments – so thank you! 🙂

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    June 26, 2015 at 21:48

  67. Wow, I love it. Thank you for sharing.
    Carla

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    June 27, 2015 at 00:44

  68. Wonderful photos Lady Fi. I’ve never seen dunes like those before. I like them a lot!

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    June 27, 2015 at 07:21

  69. Amazing sceneries, great skies!

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    June 27, 2015 at 08:00

  70. Beautiful series and skies, very nice beach and cloudy sunset photos

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    June 27, 2015 at 08:16

  71. You always have the best skies!

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    June 27, 2015 at 09:43

  72. They do look exactly like camel’s humps! And the perfect forefround for those sunset scenes.

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    June 27, 2015 at 12:45

  73. JM

    I think these are the most beautiful photos of Baleal I have seen! Glad you enjoyed your time there.

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    June 27, 2015 at 18:02

  74. They do look like humps! 🙂

    Greetings from London.

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    June 27, 2015 at 21:10

  75. How beautiful. They do look as if camels are hiding just below the surface of the sand. xo Laura

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    June 27, 2015 at 22:54

  76. Love those “windows of light”! Beautiful sky.

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    June 28, 2015 at 00:22

  77. Such lovely clicks…. treat to the eyes…. 🙂

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    June 28, 2015 at 01:23

  78. Lovely scenes, poetic words!

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    June 28, 2015 at 03:26

  79. Love the camel humps in the sand dunes

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    June 28, 2015 at 06:31

  80. miyahde

    Dearest Lady-fi; Wow, Great beach photo from Portugal where environmentally protected!!! Incredible sand dunes formed like the humps of camels and against the beautiful sky♡♡♡ We have big sand dune in Tottori-pref., but never been there, p:-)
    So Sorry for my recent absence and Thank you so much for hosting the great meme☆☆☆
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in England, xoxo Miyako*

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    June 28, 2015 at 07:31

  81. it make me hold my breath…Gorgeous sky indeed..

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    June 28, 2015 at 10:41

  82. beautiful and looks like such a cool place to relax 🙂

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    June 28, 2015 at 12:02

  83. Incredible place, it seems to be an offbeat spot?

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    June 28, 2015 at 13:53

  84. friend, you say more in a sentence and with those stunning images
    than I know how to say with many, many words strung together!
    You so inspire me:)
    Thank you,
    Jennifer

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    June 28, 2015 at 21:00

  85. You do find the most beautiful skies!!!…:)JP

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    June 29, 2015 at 01:05

  86. I love the skies and the sand dunes. Have a great week!

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    June 29, 2015 at 08:21

  87. daryledelstein

    that is exactly what they look like … sleeping camels

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    June 29, 2015 at 16:34

  88. Excellent capture of the shower of light!

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    June 29, 2015 at 17:00

  89. That last shot is what I like to call a “glory shot.” Gorgeous!

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    July 1, 2015 at 12:07

  90. Thank you for showing me a bit of Portugal!

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    July 1, 2015 at 16:52

  91. I’d be tempted to stay in those dunes forever.

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    July 5, 2015 at 18:28

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