Deep purple

One morning in late November,

Just as the ice was forming on the lake,

The houses on the far shore were lit up like a necklace of lights.

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One in particular was ablaze —

What a glorious view it must be from those windows!

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The sun rose slowly

Turning the world into a tapestry of lilacs and pinks,

Stitched together with clouds.

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78 responses

  1. Breath-taking, absolutely breath-taking! It would be nice to know the thoughts of the people behind the lighted window. I hope they noticed . . .

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    January 5, 2017 at 15:22

  2. What an amazing morning. Beautiful!

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    January 5, 2017 at 15:45

  3. Wow, quite simply stunning, natures colours at their best.

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    January 5, 2017 at 15:50

  4. So so very beautiful!!! ❤ ❤

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    January 5, 2017 at 15:56

  5. Hello, the colors are just amazing. Beautiful scene and sky. Lovely photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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    January 5, 2017 at 16:09

  6. Such gorgeous light in your part of the world. Thanks for sharing it!

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    January 5, 2017 at 16:46

  7. Don

    Beautiful capture of the purple color with pleasant scenes. Very well done.

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    January 5, 2017 at 16:47

  8. You have the most excellent color palette.

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    January 5, 2017 at 17:01

  9. I can only imagine the view from that home – beautiful, just like your photo!

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    January 5, 2017 at 17:02

  10. Love the pink!

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    January 5, 2017 at 17:05

  11. Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

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    January 5, 2017 at 17:31

  12. Windows especially put in for seeing spectacular views!

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    January 5, 2017 at 17:33

  13. It is as if Reality stopped, paused for a moment in deep reflection, took a deep breath of fresh air and exhaled. Gives me hope and reassurance.

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    January 5, 2017 at 17:47

  14. Amazing colours! 🙂

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    January 5, 2017 at 17:50

  15. Great pictures, and Wise words on top !
    Happy New Year !

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    January 5, 2017 at 17:58

  16. Very good title of these lovely photos.

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    January 5, 2017 at 18:12

  17. awesome shots and views on the other back! fabulous sun light

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    January 5, 2017 at 18:17

  18. incredibly beautiful!

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    January 5, 2017 at 18:45

  19. Splendid colors!

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    January 5, 2017 at 18:56

  20. So lovely!

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    January 5, 2017 at 19:09

  21. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!

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    January 5, 2017 at 19:12

  22. The hue of the sky turns vermillion, that’s turn me.on

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    January 5, 2017 at 20:34

  23. Sublime.

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    January 5, 2017 at 20:48

  24. Oh those colours are simply amazing …

    All the best Jan

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    January 5, 2017 at 21:36

  25. Lovely. And, perhaps with Deep Purple, a little Smoke on the Water. 🙂 😀 🙂

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    January 5, 2017 at 22:19

  26. Gorgeous colours! You get the most wonderful sunrises and sunsets where you live!

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    January 5, 2017 at 22:24

  27. Al

    Glorious is the right word for these photos!

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    January 5, 2017 at 22:51

  28. you love your pink and purple 🙂

    I like it too

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    January 5, 2017 at 22:58

  29. Excellent photography and wonderful colored.

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    January 6, 2017 at 01:04

  30. I hope they take time to enjoy the view! Thank you for sharing it with us. Happy New Year!

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    January 6, 2017 at 02:01

  31. Ron

    Glorious view indeed, Fiona! WOW! That photograph of the house lit from within is like looking at a fine painting of a perfect Winter Christmas scene! Just GLORIOUS!

    Thanks so much for sharing the beauty, my friend. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

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    January 6, 2017 at 02:52

  32. Beautiful hues. If my are is like that i will always be shooting.

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    January 6, 2017 at 03:24

  33. Wonderful view and great pic

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    January 6, 2017 at 05:49

  34. So ethereal!

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    January 6, 2017 at 06:53

  35. Pat

    A Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family, Fiona! Your photos are always filled with such beautiful light! I never see such a lilac color sky here.

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    January 6, 2017 at 08:07

  36. Stunning!

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    January 6, 2017 at 08:13

  37. How marvelous color. Wonderful shots.

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    January 6, 2017 at 09:12

  38. a beautiful morning 🙂

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    January 6, 2017 at 09:14

  39. Ela

    Wow !!! Beautiful colors and fantastic views !!!!
    Happy New Year !!

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    January 6, 2017 at 09:32

  40. Wow! Wow! Wow! Truly purple

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    January 6, 2017 at 10:29

  41. So, so beautiful.

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    January 6, 2017 at 12:05

  42. Lynn

    A necklace of lights – love that.

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    January 6, 2017 at 12:18

  43. Beautiful views.

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    January 6, 2017 at 12:21

  44. Ladyfi, I always enjoy the soft colors in your photographs. The second picture is particularly inviting with the warm glow from the cabin. The silhouette trees meeting (and its reflection in the water) the lilac and pink sky. What a gorgeous shot! I imagine it must have been a rather chilly morning when you snapped these images. Am I right? I don’t know if I could brave the cold even in a place as beautiful as this…well, maybe for a few minutes I could summon the courage. 🙂 BTW, you’ll now find my SWF contributions now on Thursdays, here, and of course, if you want to some more laughs you can check out Friday Sillies. Have a blessed, happy new year, my friend!

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    January 6, 2017 at 13:07

  45. Oh my gosh! Just imagine waking up to this inspiring view every morning.. you would get so mad with yourself if you slept in and missed it 😊😊

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    January 6, 2017 at 14:09

  46. so absolutely beautiful! happy weekend

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    January 6, 2017 at 14:43

  47. So wonderful, peaceful and dreamy … I love it!

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    January 6, 2017 at 16:44

  48. Ah beautiful. I do like the last shot because of the sun (that just came up) shining on the tops of the hills.
    MB

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    January 7, 2017 at 02:18

  49. Beautiful! My favorite is the second. The house is a great capture.

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    January 7, 2017 at 05:13

  50. Brilliant hues!

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    January 7, 2017 at 07:59

  51. amazing !!! happy weekend 🙂

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    January 7, 2017 at 08:07

  52. Those lakeside houses are giving me a serious case of house envy

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    January 7, 2017 at 08:51

  53. Glorious colours. Your shots are always amazing..

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    January 7, 2017 at 09:15

  54. breathtaking beautiful!
    The colors are amazing! I hope I can come one day to Sweden, too and see this in reality ♥

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    January 7, 2017 at 09:16

  55. …maybe THEIR view was pretty, but YOUR images are extraordinary!!

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    January 7, 2017 at 10:52

  56. …fabulous colors!

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    January 7, 2017 at 14:08

  57. My favourite colours! Wonderful photos, you live in such a beautiful area.

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    January 7, 2017 at 16:28

  58. Your devotion to capturing these fantastic scenes is commendable.
    Very well done, Lady Fi.
    I like these pictures better than the music of Deep Purple 🙂
    Have a Happy Weekend!
    Peace 🙂

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    January 7, 2017 at 18:18

  59. Sigh…

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    January 7, 2017 at 18:22

  60. Your photography is so stunning. Beautiful colors and scenes.

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    January 7, 2017 at 21:42

  61. Beautiful tones of pink LadyFi, love them…

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    January 7, 2017 at 22:21

  62. Oh, I should have known…I’m so far behind I think I’m ahead.
    Your sunset shots are so beautiful, Fi, and I must admit to a bit of envy because I’ve never been able to accomplish anything to match them.
    But, I’m happy for you, and it looks like you’ve got the new year off to a good start.
    I must go wake Lindy up. She missed her lunch, and hasn’t even finished her breakfast yet. She mostly sleeps these days, but she’s still a happy girl. She still does her little happy dance for one last treat in the evening, and I think I’ve told you, as long as she is still happy, we’re happy, too.
    Kay
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    January 7, 2017 at 23:27

  63. Hi! Happy New Year! Wishing you have nice days this year too. Your photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    January 8, 2017 at 13:08

  64. Hi Lady Fi, The colors here are magnificent! Thank you, as always, for sharing and for your kind comments on my blog!

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    January 8, 2017 at 21:34

  65. Beautiful title and photos, wonderful colors and mood

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    January 8, 2017 at 21:56

  66. never seen such gorgeous lights! Thanks so much for sharing the very own paintings of Mother Nature… 🙂

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    January 8, 2017 at 23:01

  67. wow stunning!

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    January 9, 2017 at 00:24

  68. Ahhhh! So beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful new year!

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    January 9, 2017 at 03:23

  69. yogiabb

    Beautiful!!

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    January 9, 2017 at 03:25

  70. What a beautiful sunrise and yes, the views from the windows of the home across the lake must be wonderful.

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    January 9, 2017 at 14:32

  71. Marvelous colors and shades. Awesome.
    Best, Synnöve

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    January 9, 2017 at 16:32

  72. A pink purple fantastic view over the lake! Stunning to live there!

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    January 10, 2017 at 19:05

  73. nocolebolo


    I have chosen ‘Made in Japan’ to listen to it right now as I immerse myself in those wonderful purple shades of your photos.
    Thanks to you I have now an hour and seventeen minutes of good music.
    Thank you.

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    January 10, 2017 at 20:47

  74. How beautiful!

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    January 12, 2017 at 15:24

  75. such magic colours

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    January 15, 2017 at 04:31

  76. WOW.
    Lavender Paradise!!

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    January 15, 2017 at 19:09

  77. Beautiful. E.J

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    January 15, 2017 at 22:00

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