Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Gloaming

Some people call it twilight, some people call it dusk.

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I call it the Gloaming.  I love old poetry.  I also call it my favorite time of day.

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The time of day when long shadows fall, the light turns to pure gold, everything is highlighted in sharp relief.

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The long light cuts to the heart of the bushes, and spills out the other side, making the bushes look as if they're glowing from the inside out.

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As the sun gets lower, the light in the trees turns from bright yellow to a reddish hue.

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The flowers seem to glow, highlighted against the intense blue of the sky.

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And Abby wants so badly for us to be back on the right side of the fence.

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This post is for Midge, who wanted more trees.  Ask and you shall receive, my friend. 

25 comments:

Paula said...

I sat outside on the deck as twilight descended this evening, reading a book and listening to the birds sing their evening song. I'm enjoying last cool evenings of spring here in Texas. I enjoyed your pictures....especially the white flowers. :)

WoolenSails said...

I like that word better, has a nice sound to it.
Beautiful photos of the sun setting on the trees.

Debbie

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your beautiful pictures. I always wondered what the gloaming was. As for me, I like morning best and morning in the spring is to die for! This is my favorite time of year.

donna said...

What beautiful picutres. Abby looks like the sweetes fur baby.
Hugs
donna

shez said...

lovely post Allie

jan said...

Great photos! Your new camera is a whiz bang!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful post! And I love your photos. I also love "the gloaming" . . . both the word and the actual thing. It's my favorite time of day too. Thank you!

VivJM said...

Wonderful pictures, Allie and "gloaming" - that is SUCH a cool word!

Melody said...

I had no idea this time of day was called the roaming, but I will always call it that now - how lovely.

rosie said...

Such beautiful photos Allie. It is glorious weather here during the day where I live, getting cold at night...Enjoy your days..

Linda said...

Thank you for the pictures! Yes, it is a beautiful time of day. I also love the way it makes things glow seemingly from the inside!

BubzRugz said...

I have never heard the term 'the gloaming'..... but it fits with the beautiful pictures.... Lovely to see them
Hugz

Terry said...

I never heard that word before, but I like it! And I love that time of the day too! Great pictures, btw! :0)

Shelley said...

So pretty! I too love how the blue comes through the trees.....
Love your "Ghost" doggy....She is beautiful!

susan m hinckley said...

Oh, how absolutely lovely! "Allie poetry" -- such a delightful morning surprise! Thanks for making that request, Midge, because it was a gift for all of us.

Cheryl said...

Gloaming.....I love that word. What an absolutely beautiful post...words and pictures.

Michelle said...

Beautiful!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful post and beautiful photos. I too love the word 'gloaming' I never knew what it meant and I was watching a movie and it was explained and it is such a special time of day.

Too many eggs said...

gorgeous post, i LOVED your photo's
the gloaming is also my favourite time of the day, and it is usually the time of day that my hand is reaching for the camera, you have done a great job of capturing the
gloaming

Val said...

Oh this is such a beautiful post. That is one of my favorite times of day too!

Talin's Corner said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures. I keep wanting to get outside to take some pictures, but have not been successful so far.

Kim D. said...

Wow, those are such gorgoeous photo's! I like this time of day too, because it has cooled off and we can go outside after a hot day. It's been heating to 98 degrees here during the day. Ugh!

Mickie said...

Twilight and early dawn, best time to be in the garden! Looks like you are enjoying yours too! :) I hope so! It's the best season of the year!
Hugs, Mickie

Lyn said...

Hello Allie, so enjoyed your pics....I noticed on Friday when I had a quick trip to Melbourne....the tree's are changing colour for our autumn.....Hugs Lyn

soggibottom said...

As always Midge is the last one to visit :-) Allie thank you. :-) NEVER EVER ENOUGH tree's around. :-)
Most of ours this side of the pond are now covered with leaves. Things look very green, but Devon is green anyway. Lots of fields. WITH TREE's.
:-) xxxxxxx Tree's also mean birds and wildlife :-) X

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