Thursday, 26 February 2015

Twilight Moments …

The twilight zone.

That elusive time just before dawn and dusk.

These moments in the day fascinate and enthral me.  Each and every day they change, minute by minute they change.  No two are the same.  I have hundreds of photos in my archives.  To say I am an obsessed is perhaps an exaggeration but I do seem to take photos everyday of the sun setting or rising. I would have thought there was a special word for my condition, but on checking, have found there is none.  Maybe I should make one up – I am a Twilightologist – how’s that.

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“And yet day and night meet fleetingly at twilight and dawn," he said, lowering his voice again and narrowing his eyes and moving his head a quarter of an inch closer to hers. "And their merging sometimes affords the beholder the most enchanted moments of all the twenty four hours. A sunrise or sunset can be ablaze with brilliance and arouse all the passion, all the yearning, in the soul of the beholder.”
Mary Balogh, A Summer to Remember

“There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.”
Jo Walton

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Twilight drops her curtain down and pins it with a star - Lucy Maud Montgomery

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The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn – H.G. Wells

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You cannot, in human experience, rush into the light.  You have to go through the twilight into the broadening day before the noon comes and the full sun is on the landscape – Woodrow Wilson

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Twilight – a time of pause when nature changes her guard.  All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not. – Howard Thurman

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And as the evening twilight fades away the sky is filled with stars invisible by day. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Twilight, a timid fawn, went glimmering by, and Night, the dark-blue hunter, followed fast. – George Wm. Russell

Sometimes the camera just cannot capture the jaw-dropping beauty of the twilight zone and sometimes these moments just look so unreal that you cannot believe they actually happened.  Mother Nature is so generous with her gifts.  I applaud her.

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