Friday, April 15, 2011

'THE TWILIGHT HOUR' ~ (Hubbard Lake Sunset)

“It is the hour when from the boughs
The nightingale's high note is heard;
It is the hour when lovers' vows
Seem sweet in every whispered word;
And gentle winds, and waters near,
Make music to the lonely ear.
Each flower the dews have lightly wet,
And in the sky the stars are met,
And on the wave is deeper blue,
And on the leaf a browner hue,
And in the heaven that clear obscure,
So softly dark, and darkly pure.
Which follows the decline of day,
As twilight melts beneath the moon away.”

Lord Byron
(George Gordon Noel Byron)

April Sunset
(Hubbard Lake, MI)


Cat said...

Such beautiful words to accompany your stunning sunset. The framing of the shot is spectacular! Wow.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

The lake is lovely. It looks like it is waking up for spring.


lindalou said...

Beautiful. We are renting a place in Tawas this summer and I'm sure we will be visiting my relatives up at Lost Lake. Truly...can't wait.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Twilight Hour -- Where are the vampires? I'm just teasing. I met a woman recently on a horse trip who has a place at Hubbard Lake. And, she described it as heaven. You gals would enjoy each other's company...

joey said...

Thanks Cat ... appreciate your thoughts and so enjoyed your last post ...until the snake! Aren't I a wimp! Look at this place in the thick of the woods ... I must be surrounded by them! Back home in the garden ... too :)

Yes waking, Eileen. The lake has thawed since last here 2 weeks ago. Love it! Will be looking for the return of my loons tomorrow ... a sure sign of spring! The equinox sets directly in front ... we are so blessed. Year round, each evening unique, our sunsets are awesome!

Love Tawas, Lindalou. You are sure to have a lovely vacation and if you get north to Lost Lake, keep in touch since we are here as much as possible and right up the hill from Smokey's :) You also have an open invitation to visit me back home in the garden.

Hi Kate! If there are vampires, they would love 'hidden' spring-fed Hubbard Lake 'jewel of the north' as does your fun friend who has a place here. Wonder where? It's a big lake (27 miles around) but ... would be fun to connect. So, come and introduce us :)

Diana LaMarre said...

What a beautiful sunset! As a kid I used to spend a few nights on Hubbard Lake with my friend's grandparents. It's a great place to have a cottage.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Incredibly beautiful. How lucky you are to have such a stunning view. Great way to end a day.

Rose said...

Simply beautiful, Joey! I don't think you can get any closer to Paradise than this.

Kanak said...

Your Hubbard lake images are spectacular! How lucky to live amidst that kind of beauty! Stunning collages!

Cher' Shots said...

WoW says it all!
'hugs from afar'

joey said...

Hi Zoey! Thank you. I have been coming to the lake since I was four, never thinking I would still be so in love. Like stepping back in time, much is still the same. The lake gives (thawed since last here and my loons, a sure sign of spring, have returned) and I'm here to enjoy!

Thank you, Karin. Happy to be here this weekend, I'm blessed. The remains of the day is my favorite!

Hi Rose. That is exactly how I feel ... in Paradise! I crave sunsets but I love my back home life, and often feel in Paradise there too. I'm double blessed!

Thank you, Kanak! I'm in awe of where you live and your beautiful images too!

Thank you, Cher. Each sunset is unique ... happy to be here to enjoy.

Kala said...

Gorgeous sunset collage Joey. Have a lovely week!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh, divine!

Rick said...

Stunning sunsets, joey ! I love how you framed that top one. Great poem to accompany it.

joey said...

Thanks Kala. A bit cool here 39º this morning ... what happened to spring :(

Thanks Jewel. Enjoy your lovely weather!

That's my framed beloved 'lonesome pine', Rick. A very photogenic tree. Thank you.

imac said...

Wow, what wonder of pics and colour.

Having trouble with my net connections at the moment, keeps popping on and off a lot.
Got Virgin coming out thurs, hoping to have it fixed and working all the time.

noel said...

Very nice capture well done

Marysol said...

I have to pinch myself whenever I look at your pictures of Michigan.
You always manage to capture its beauty, like no other.

joey said...

Good luck, imac ... always a joy to catch up with you and your fun life!

Noel, welcome and thank you. Wow! Just visited ... what a fun life ... awesome!

Dear Marysol ... you are a light in my life. Thank you.