Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Two Minutes at Sunset and an Evening Star

Eastern sunset colours
Late this afternoon I looked out to the east, and there was this skein of pink colour.But by the time I had my camera round my neck,  and walked to the back garden, it had started to fade. Two minutes later I looked to the West, and the sky was so red.It was darker than this, but for such a short time.
Sunset in the west
This is taken from our front lawn, the tall trees are in our place, and  give good shelter from the North-west winds.Pine, Macrocarpa, Poplar,  Blue-gum and Tasmanian Blackwood. Two more minutes and all was faded to grey.
The western sky from our place

Quotation of the day, from Lord Alfred Tennyson,
dedicated to my cousin Ann,1938-2012
“ Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,when I put out to sea”
Greetings from Jean


FlowerLady said...

Great photos. Sunsets are so fleeting, forever changing second by second.

FlowerLady Lorraine

Brit said...

Nice photos ! These moments only lasts for a short time so its nice to have a camera at hand :) / Brit

Nancy J said...

Thanks, I didn't have the settings quite right, and the sky was a deeper colour than in the pics.Fleeting moments, so true. Cheers from Jean.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Very nice pictures...dot bother the settings, great job!!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous sky shots! I like the soft color. The last photo is fantastic! Nicely done!

Nancy J said...

Thanks Brian, but I needed to put in the words " Courtesy of the Internet" for the evening star photo. I searched the net for a suitable photo , I felt it a fitting farewell for my cousin who had passed away that week. I must be more careful to do this in future.Your photos are superb, and I am humbled to get a comment from you on my blog, so very many thanks again. Cheers from Jean.