Oct 7, 2010

"The Heavens are Telling... "




  The approaching dawn once again found me, coffee in hand down by the bay standing in the lightest of air with a hint of salt in it.  As sunrise drew near, clouds like the curtains of heaven slowly changed from crimson to the soft golds and blue of early morning.  The music of Haydn's "Creation" playing in my mind described so beautifully the sky that was opening before me...

"The heavens are telling the glory of God,
The wonders of his work displays the firmament"


Based on Psalms 19.1































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47 comments:

Shirley said...

Incredible photos! I like how you captured the changing hues as dawn approached.

Paula said...

Hi Mark,

These are just lovely. The colors are breathtaking. I will have to go and look at some of your previous blogs. I just finished reading Mennonite in a Little Black Dress. Thanks I really enjoyed it. Take care, xop

mj said...

... And I can think of no better way to drink a cup of coffee!

Leora said...

Lovely, picturesque series.

Zen said...

You always manage to capture pictures that leave one speechless...

Steffi said...

Stunning series of photos!I like it!

Kcalpesh said...

I absolutely love those stunning colors of the skies!!

Pixellicious Photos

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Mark, these are absolutely breathtakingly beautiful captures! Gorgeous colors! Makes it hard to look anywhere but UP when the skies are like this! So glad you were able to catch them and catch them so perfectly!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for your visit/comment, always appreciated!

Sylvia

cara said...

Gorgeous shots and the promise of a beautiful day by the looks of things.

clairz said...

Oh, my, these are really exquisite!

Tricia said...

Whoa! Beautiful skies! Bravo Bravo!!!

EG Wow said...

Majestic skies, that's for sure! Dawn and sunset are the two most beautiful times of day!

Jane said...

Wow, amazing colours. Thanks for posting them and have a great weekend:)

Serline said...

Don’t know why, but my heart slowed a beat when I looked at the photo. Very tranquil…
Have a blessed weekend!

joo said...

Glorious photos - all of them!
Greetings:)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm glad you had your camera so you could share the sights. Great photos.

J. Evan Kreider said...

Those pictures are a perfect lead into our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Since a storm is predicted for Vancouverites, your photos will have to get me through the sunrise/set times of day. I like the progression of shots.

Al said...

Those skies are truly amazing. Great shots.

Diana (Di) said...

Such warmth and peace and thoughtful words to accompany.

Rajesh said...

Spectacular sequence of shots. The change in color patterns is beautiful.

Janice Kreider said...

That was a glorious sunrise--I envy your opportunity to catch that eastern sun, and then what you do with the experience is thrilling to see on your blog.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Such a different part of Long Island compared to where I live. I should move here.
: )

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi :)
beautiful skies !
Bye Myriam

Vita Stunder said...

Incredible sky-series, Mark!
Have a great weekend :)

Leovi said...

Beautiful, very poetic, delicate, dreamy tones ...

morememes said...

Hiya Mark,

Wish I had a bay close at hand for my morning coffee :-)

I am spoilt for choice: these are all exceptional pictures. Very enjoyable, thank you.

DrillerAA09 said...

The perfect scripture to explain the glory in the clouds. Well done.

Leovi said...

Thank you very much for your comments. Perhaps to be done in the studio and have dominion over all the elements facilitates the creation of a more intimate atmosphere. Greetings

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente trabalho....
Cumprimentos

StellaClaire-Richard said...

Great dawn pictures..:)
Thanks for visiting my blog.. :)
You have a nice blog here..:)

syel said...

the photos are definitely stunning! i wouldn't mind seeing this every morning, perfect with the a warm cuppa! cheers!

Lori Skoog said...

Thank you for visiting! Glad you like my food shots.

Once again your photographs are utterly amazing!!! You do it every time.

Ann Nichols said...

These are absolutely beautiful photos. What a grand place you live! I'm so happy to have you following along my history blog on St. Nicholas. I'm looking forward to following your lovely blog too!
Ann

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Hi Mark, your images are glorious and the heavens are telling of the wonders they share. Have a blessed weekend~

From the Kitchen said...

Mark: Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Testing recipes must be a delicious job! With hundreds of cookbooks, I still like to try my own "creations". Of course, they are based on experience gleaned from other sources. When I taught cooking classes, I always tried to create different dishes using classic techniques.

Your photographs are wonderful and I look forward to further exploring your blog--with a cup of coffee in hand.

Best,
Bonnie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Mark, It's great to hear from you again... It's been awhile.. How's life for you?

Love your sky pictures --and I LOVE "The Heavens are Telling"..... FABULOUS--and perfect when looking at a gorgeous sky.
Betsy

Viola said...

Absolutely a serie of the very best gorgeous photos!! I enjoyed them very much!! :)

Joe Todd said...

Stunning photos and by the way I did walk in the sand today but it was a sandtrap on a golf course but you know I didn't mind at all LOL

lossy❤❤ said...

You seem fond of the sky and the sea

Is really beautiful

Dave said...

truly magical!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mark: Beautiful captures of the colorful sky.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Breathtaking photos, bravo! This is why I am now an early riser. (Except on Saturday.) That day I have to appease myself with the sunset. I'm enjoying your blog.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I just took a moment to look at your site and I am very impressed.I will be following your blog.For the time being,do not expect a lot of comments from me,as my husband is very ill and so my computer time is limited,but I will be back.
Blessings,Ruth

Paul Kreider said...

I enjoyed the comments on these shots. The last two pictures particularly remiinded me of a metaphor Shakespeare uses in Cymbeline to speak of the sky or heavens. He refers to the skies as being marble. In 5.4.86-89 some ghosts appeal, on their unfortunate living son's behalf, to Jupiter who has "come down" to converse with them: "...Jupiter, our son is good, Take off his miseries. Peep through thy marble mansion. Help..."; and when Jupiter ascends afterwards Sicilius observes: "The marble pavement closes; he is entered his radiant roof." Your last picture in fact strongly resembles the cover of the Folger edition of this play which brings out the marbled look of the blue skies. Really enjoyed those photos!

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Beautiful. Thank you.

jeannette said...

Beautiful is an understatement -guess the heavens are telling about an infinite range of light and colors:)

eileeninmd said...

WOW, these are all just amazing photos. Some of the best I have seen. You have a beautiful blog.