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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Bright Lights

No view of the lunar eclipse for me.... heavy rain & cloudy skies an hour before moon-rise & the prospects were bleak! But there was a break in the clouds as the sun set & i was hopeful... however, the brightness in the west did not spread to the east where the moon would have appeared over the hills, and as the night wore on, the cloud thickened.


We are on Teesside at the moment in the north east of England, staying near Billingham, on farmland  once owned by the chemical giant ICI. Instead of the glow of a moon in earth's shadow I watched the lights begin to appear on Tees Dock and the burning flares of various treatment plants around me.


Even without seeing, i was aware of the eclipse energy... an energy that can brings things to the surface out of the shadows, that can show things in a different light... a time for renewal & seeing different perspectives. Looking at the burning flares, I thought of energy transforming... of lunar eclipse energy... filtering down around the world...  transforming hearts and minds... breathing compassion & peace into hardened hearts & narrow minds...


I never saw these flames form the shape of a heart at the moment i clicked the shutter... not until i looked through to choose photos for this post. How wonderful is that? Energy transforming before my eyes, a symbol of compassion amongst the industry... funny where hearts turn up, eh? Clytie find them all over & has a weekly link-up at Random Hearts, if you want to see some more.


... and of course, I couldn't leave you without a picture of the moon from another night! I've just printed this one up for myself on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag. It's the first time i've tried this paper & i'm so impressed... it shows up every shade of dark blue & black with rich velvety textures, and the light is so vivid... i love it! This is one of my favourites that i've ever taken at the moment (available for sale here), now i've just got to remember where i saw a perfect frame for it! 

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11 comments:

LauraX said...

Happy solstice...LOVE the heart flames...amazing! And your moon...wow!

Clytie said...

Ooooooooh, I'm absolutely in awe of that heart of flame!!! May I feature it on Guest Heart Thursday? (with proper credit and link-backs, of course!) It's GORGEOUS!!!
clytie-randomhearts.blogspot.com

Suzi Smith said...

oh heck... i meant to mention you clytie when i started writing... honestly, my brain sometimes! have gone & added a bit... of course you can use it... xo

was pleased as punch when i saw it... it really fitted with what i was thinking... thank you both xx

Barry said...

Hi S - had a very cold and clear sky here on the mountains - so enjoyed the solstice for you on the other side of the globe. Amazing photo of flaming heart.; and the reproduction of your earlier moon shot is haunting. Thanks for the photos you have sent down-under - continue to share the spirit of the moon and its energy. B

ari said...

oh, yes my shadows are bouncing.. haha! not entirely comfortable.. but that's what helps us get to that inner work methinks.

lovely post..beautiful moon :)

solstice greetings hun (a little late) hope you had an inspiring day..and may it flow on.... xx

Kim, USA said...

Lovely skies. Like that heart light, very cool!

SWF

chubskulit said...

Such a treat to look up in the sky with such gorgeous views!

My Skywatch, please come by anytime.

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots! Love the colours in the first one.

Rose said...

All was cloudy here to. Love the pictures!

Mors Hjertekurv said...

What a geourgous heart <3 Really enjoyed your blog :D A lot of nice words and wisdom :D Thanks for sharing !

Barb Forrister said...

Suzi, love your photos and your wonderful way of seeing things. Happy belated solstice!

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