Monday, 17 September 2007

Sunset




The weekly theme for Moody Monday is Sugary


There’s a paradox about sunset. In real life, the colours of the setting sun amaze us, enthral us to shrieks of exhilaration. We cannot stop admiring the intense of the red, yellow and orange splattered in the velvety azure sky.

In a photo, the sunset turns into sugary and grotesque scenery, a Hollywood like fairytale land, coated with romance and honey, dripping of sugar and sweetness.



18 comments:

Mick said...

A beautiful photograph along with words that're just as beautiful! :)

SusuPetal said...

A beautiful combination then, Mick:))

Little Sister Araneida said...

We cannot stop admiring the sunset because - according to my theory - deep down we are still quite primitive and so we keep wondering: "Is the Sun coming back to us tomorrow? Or is it leaving us for good?"

SusuPetal said...

And only by living through the night, we'll get the answer, Little Sister.

Kutuharju said...

Imagine if the Earth became seriously old and senile and slowed down and down and its revolving (or rotating) on its axis slowed down so much that a night and a day would last a week...!

Hey, Susu, thx for leading me to 'Moody Monday'!

SusuPetal said...

Maybe that wouldn't be so bad, Kutuharju: one week time to do all the things you now haven't got time to do and one week to sleep! I think I'd like it!

griesmail said...

I agree with little sister, we need the sun, her heat, light, without her there is no life. A few years ago I travelled to the Noordkaap, Norway ofcourse in the Summertime.
Sunlight days after days made me crazy, I could not sleep, the birds did not stop singing it was so strange. So I am also in love with the moon.
But Susu you made a beautifull photo

SusuPetal said...

The nighless night in the north is worth experiencing, and for people somewhere else, it's usually a shock. And so is the sunless and lighless winter!

hpy said...

Have you read THe Little Prince by St Exupery? (If not, you should!)In it there's a story about the lamplighter who lives on an asteroid which rotates once in a minute.

SusuPetal said...

Yes, I've read the book years ago and I remember the lamp lighter.
By the way, more than the book I liked the illustration in it, I seem to remember the book by pictures it had.

Peter said...

Of course it is not always that a photo reflects what we really see; sometimes it's too nice, sometimes something is missing. I have though a feeling that this particular photo reflects very well a Finnish sunset! (Personally I can (also) sleep very well in daylight, with birds singing... maybe my nordic origins?)

SusuPetal said...

It must be the Nordic origins, Peter, I too have no problems sleeping during days and summer nights.
Yes, that landscape in the photo is very Finnish.

KennethSF said...

I get emotional when I watch the sun slowly plunging into the sea at the beach. It's as if the sun god is in mourning.

SusuPetal said...

A beautiful vision, Kenneth. Makes me think of the ancient Egyptian God of Sun, who went to sleep in the evening and during the night passed under the Nile to come into vision on the eastern bank in the morning.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Sususpetal,
I found your name at Peters Blog, So I agree this colours are very pretty and nature is!!

My blog i about Holland and my travelling to other countries, also about my daily 'adventures' , come and visit my blog ;)

JoAnn from Holland

SusuPetal said...

Hi Joann, thanks for your comment, I'll come and visit your blog later this day. Now I've got to rush!

marja-leena said...

Yes, I've always wondered why we feel sunset photos (and paintings) are too sweet. Who decided that? I love the summer nights in Finland and did find it hard to sleep. But then you sleep more in the winter, right? I've not experienced the Arctic winters, I'd find it hard.

SusuPetal said...

Yes, it's funny that sunset photos are too sweet, because in real life sunsets are just perfect.
Marja-Leena, the only way to survive the Arctic winter, is to sleep a lot. And a little more.