Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Twinkle, Twinkle....

I love the night sky in Winter just as the setting sun disappears below the horizon. A hush falls on the surrounding landscape a special quietness, no bird song. It is time to settle down for the night, heads tucked tightly under wings, noses tucked under tails. There is the occassional rustle from the undergrowth as the night creatures begin to stir. The owl begins to call, the bats begin their nocturnal hunt for the moths that throw themselves mercilessly against the outside lights now lit in gardens to ward off the enveloping night.
The horizon is now a watery yellow band below soft pale blue interspersed with the earliest of the stars that appear as if by magic, in the blink of an eye. Then the planet, Venus is visible in all her splendour, a twinkling crystal of light, hypnotic in her beauty. Higher up, a deep rich midnight blue and then the velvety purple blackness. The temperature drops, the fire becomes more inviting, going out becomes a chore.
As the evening deepens, the moon, inside her cage of branches bides her time. When the hour comes, she will break free and sail forth into the open sky to begin her solitary journey across the heavens, her silver light illuminating the world below, casting strange lifeless shadows surreal and colourless.
Such beauty! Rarely seen as we sit by the fire, curtains drawn, candles lit. It is all unoticed as we write our lists of things to do in time for Christmas, begin crafting for family and friends, but it is out there, just the other side of the curtains, a peep away!

Dev X

8 comments:

Sea Angels said...

What a very beautiful post, so magical, so full of Winter promise. All we need is the snow.
Hugs Lynn xx

A Bun Can Dance said...

Ah what a lovely post, you've really captured the sense of a winter evening. I love the moon, so magical and inspiring. Especially I love seeing a bright moon shining on clouds - very special. Have a lovely weekend, Dev. Best wishes. Denise
PS: my word verification is 'nuleit' which sounds as though it should have something to do with Christmas.

Charlene said...

I loved your post on the winter sky & stars.... I LOVE stars. When we first moved to our house 10 years ago it was pretty far out & there was not as much light from the big cities. There were stars everywhere. Now, more people & businesses have moved out here & the stars are not as bright as they used to be. :( That makes me sad. That's what we get for all the conviences that growth brings. You win & loose.

MelMel said...

Hi hun!
Thankyou for the sweet comment!
xx

Tracy x said...

such a beautiful post - as Lynn said - full of Winter promise x
if i could post you some snow i would :)
t x

Pipany said...

Lovely blog Dev, most lyrical and involving the moon which is my favourite symbol ever. Perfect xx

Herzblatt said...

Your post is like a poem....wonderful.....you can feel the winter very good...
I hope you are okay and are you very busy at the moment with Christmas decoration???
Hugs Iris xx

Miss sew n sew said...

Another gorgeous post beautifully written Dev I got lost in your words! Maybe you'll get snow tommorrow!
Sarahx