Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Hour of Twilight


Twilight is that magical time of day between sunset and nightfall.  When perfect light abounds and the lightening bugs come out to play on the farmette.   

Also known as dusk, gloaming, half-light, and crepuscle, it has become my favorite time of day. 

All dogs and children are wearing down for the day and our pastures are aglow with flashes of tiny lights.   Cows rustle around and owls hoot in the distance. 


Perfection

40 comments:

  1. I would call it perfection too.

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  2. It is perfect, isn't it? Sitting outside during that time and just unwinding is the best!

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  3. Great photos! I love the twilight time of day!

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  4. Beautiful photos of a wonderful time of the day. In the hot summers it is my favourite time to work outside...well I start earlier and only stop when I can't see what I am doing. LOL.

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  5. these are absolutely beautiful. wonderful descriptions of that 'settling down' time of day...

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  6. I know just how you feel--except that we don't get the lightning bugs.

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  7. I know just how you feel, except we don't get the lightning bugs.

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  8. I so enjoyed looking at these photos and together with your words it makes a very touching post.

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  9. Excellent post with all the right elements; gorgeous photos, beautiful prose and Allison Kraus. Who could ever ask for more?

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  10. Farmchick -- your photos display the perfection you mention. Like the last shot as the shadows become dark,surrounding your place with peace. -- barbara

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  11. Ooh yes, twilight and sunrise is another favorite time for me as well:)

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  12. I could lay in bed all night and watch the lightening bugs. They are so magical!
    Your photos really captured the beauty of the sun setting on the farm. This is something I would never get to see if you didn't share it.Thanks!

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  13. Oh I love this time too. Right now, our sun doesn't get to this stage until well after 10pm, so I'm pretty exhausted by the time our sunset comes. But I love it. It's so peaceful. Ahhhh, I sit in 'my' chair, look out the window and just watch the sun set below the Atlantic. I love the colours, but I especially just love the p-e-a-c-e of it :)
    I love these photos ...

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  14. Lovely shots! Twilight is such a wonderful time...even with our mosquito hordes.

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  15. Twilight is my favorite time of day as well, and you've described it perfectly!

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  16. The things city dwellers can't even comprehend. Fabulous! It's a life worth living.

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  17. Oh, I'm just crazy for that last picture. Excellent!

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  18. Ive always loved sunset and sun rise images, well done. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  19. So peaceful...so beautiful. You captured the magic of twilight.

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  20. I just love each photo and your description of the end of day is beautiful!

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  21. Great post and lovely pictures...instills a feeling of peace.

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  22. Yes its heavenly and magical... You have captured the time well...
    Have a fabulous week ahead:)

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  23. pretty photos - pretty words. I love your quote in the sidebar by Stacia Tauscher. There is something to think about!!!

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  24. Lovely photos! I have yet to see a lightning bug...someday, I hope.

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  25. I really like the last two shots with just enough light that you could traverse the field without the aid of a lamp or light and yet it is dark enough to see all the fireflies rising up from their day time sleep.

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  26. I hear it's hot down your way. Here in Oregon it rained quite a bit of yesterday, just slowed down long enough for our son's BBQ.. and it's 57.4 here this morning! I love twilight too.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  27. No lightening bugs here...but I love that time of the evening too. Wonderful photos!

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  28. Lovely pictures of an ending day.

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  29. I, too, love "first dark" as Grandpa Tweedy called it in Cold Sassy Tree! It is such a peaceful time.

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  30. You captured very well the mood and the light of the moment!

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  31. I love this time of day and that last photo is marvelous.

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  32. Great shots. I really like the last one with the fence.

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  33. Dusk is one of my favorite times of day, or evening. Everything and everyone starts to quiet down, especially on the farm! The rain forest around us lights up with lightening bugs, too. Love the moon photos.

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  34. a time to reflect on the day...love it...

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  35. Best time of the day for subtle and gentle light, very nice.

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  36. as always great photos! ...the last is my favorite and my favorite time of day too!

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  37. I especially like the last two shots. Gorgeous!

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  38. All lovely photos! I've also heard it called the "blue hour" as the sky becomes such an intense dark blue.

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