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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Last Light

... the sun dips below the horizon ...

.... the last light of dusk dissipates ...

... darkness engulfs the sky.


“There's a special quality to the loneliness of dusk, a melancholy more brooding even than the night's.” ― Ed Gorman


Dusk unnerves me   the day is dying and the darkness sneaks in.

But once it's dark, I'm good again.

It is that split moment between day and night that creeps me out a little.

Does dusk spook you?
My Corner of the World

49 comments:

Sandee said...

No it doesn't, but hearing weird sounds when it's dark creeps me out a lot.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

Abdel said...

Beautiful words! Have a great day.

Infinitely Posh

SzgnBsl said...

I am a twilight lover. It is also a great pleasure to watch the before and after:-)

betty said...

Beautiful thoughts Veronica. I just wish dusk would last longer. I am not fond of the dark if I am alone. Of course now having Winslow I am not ever alone lol. Hope your week is going good!

Betty

Diana said...

No, it doesn't. I like. Somehow is kind of magic moment. 😊
The photo is gorgeous!
I wish you beautiful days, Veronica!

Martha said...

It doesn't spook me but my mother always called it the witching hour so it must have spooked her!

Amy said...

I won't drive at night but nothing better than being in bed.

Iris Flavia said...

My Hubby has a clock with light projected to the ceiling.
I am chicken...

Keith's Ramblings said...

Normally it doesn't, but your picture is a little spooky!

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Veronica, thanks for your lovely comments on my bog, much appreciated. I love the twilight, and often stand on my balcony, watching the light fade, and sometimes with bats flying round me. This always calms me. Have a great day, I'm following your blog now so I can keep in touch! Hugs, Valerie

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Dusk does not spook me. It is the time that we go out to experience crepuscular birds and bats.

Brian said...

Cool photo! We don't mind the dark unless things go bump in the night.

Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

Your photo definitely captures the closing of day, Veronica. I enjoy the quiet moments of sunset and look forward to the shift change as the moon takes charge of the night sky.

Christine said...

Beautiful, but like you I am not a fan of dusk, it depresses me.

Marie Smith said...

Dusk is my favourite time of day. It feels magical somehow.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Felizmente que não me assusta.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

bill burke said...

Dusk is filled with beauty, my favorite time. I love your photo, it is a stunner. Enjoy the weekend.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

The photo. The quotes. Perfect.

onceuponatimehappilyeverafter.com said...

Beautiful capture. I don't get spooked really by dusk but prefer the golden hour shortly beforehand. Really like the contrast in dark and light in your photo. So glad you stopped by my blog. Nice to make new friends.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful dark image. And the poem, love it.

Elephant's Child said...

No, it is one of my favourite times of day. Love your poem.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful photo and nice words. Have a great day.
www.rsrue.blogspot.com

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I never feel afraid when it gets dark. I love the peacefulness that comes over me.

NCSue said...

This is a powerful shot - very well done.
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eileeninmd said...

Hello,
Beautiful sky and poem, I enjoy sunsets and skywatching.
Take care, have a happy new week!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

beautiful capture

stevebethere said...

What a fab capture very atmospheric too :-)

Have a dusktastic week 👍

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It does Veronica -- and it is good to know I'm not the only one! I especially hate that moment when we're driving -- traveling or just out for a day trip. At dusk every part of me wants to be settled in for the night, not out on the road. Thanks for this -- I am saving the quote!!

Irma said...

Nice picture of the sunset.
We go to bed during this time when it is still light, the sun sets after 10 pm, but then it remains completely light for at least half an hour.
I don't go out when it's dark.
Greetings Irma

Hena Tayeb said...

Not really.. it is a peaceful time for me.

handmade by amalia said...

I like dusk, it feels like a peaceful time, between the hectic day and quieter evening. And we get the most beautiful sunsets.
Amalia
xo

Tom said...

...the afterglow of a sunset can be more beautiful than the sunset itself. You captured a lovely one.

klara said...

no it doesn't. but darkness does.

DeniseinVA said...

I don't like driving at dusk as it is so hard to see, but I enjoy its peacefulness if I am sitting and looking at the dark silhouettes.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Perfect photos for your poem and interesting question....I do feel a twinge of sadness when night falls and the day is done.

magiceye said...

Dusk can be melancholic. Beautiful picture.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I like to watch the sunset as dusk arrives. I don't like a moonless night when it is black as pitch. That unnerves me.

My GBGV Life said...

Never thought of it as spooky, just super interesting skies that make for some great lighting.

Kinga K. said...

Nice sky ❤

Julie said...

Nice photo. I like the sunset.

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

Dusk is my favourite time of the day. I love the intense blue and the stars start showing up in the sky. Gorgeous photo!

-Soma

Yvonne said...

The only thing that creeps me about about dusk is the anticipation of the nighttime spiders weaving their webs throughout the gardens and on the porch and deck. I love sitting on the front porch at dusk to hear the last of the bird songs and see the last of the feeder eating, while the gardens are cooling off. Right now it's the short time between day and night when the lightning bugs are twinkling in and out of the shadows of the plants. It's magical.

Suzana said...

Congratulations for this beautiful image!
Thank you for sharing with us!
Happy Today, Veronica!

betty-NZ said...

Now that you mention it, it is a bit creepy but the colors are just so unusual in the sky.

Your link this week at 'My Corner of the World' is appreciated!

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

it actually does for me, Veronica.. Dusk and dawn are actually beautiful but there is something 'magical' and eery about it. I have to admit I'm a bit superstitious myself..

Great-Granny Grandma said...

It doesn't spook me--except that I don't like driving at dusk because that's when the deer seem to come out and I'm always afraid of hitting one.
Very beautiful photo.

Natasha said...

Dear, dear Vero,

No dusk doesn't spook me out, on the contrary I love rejoicing in it's beauty and giving gratitude for another day gone by cherishing my breath and all the lessons the day had in store for me.

What a wonderful shot and beautiful addition to my #WW linky. Thank you.

Big love xoxox

Giancarlo said...

Buona domenica

Mellie said...

Very pretty picture. Dusk is one of my favorite times to be outside. It's cool and pretty. If only the mosquitoes weren't so bad!