This photo shows the lighthouse “Fluegge” on the isle of Fehmarn in the morning hours of Dec.23, 2008.
Dark hills against a hollow crocus sky
Scarfed with its crimson pennons, and below
The dome of sunset long, hushed valleys lie
Cradling the twilight, where the lone winds blow
And wake among the harps of leafless trees
Fantastic runes and mournful melodies.
The chilly purple air is threaded through
With silver from the rising moon afar,
And from a gulf of clear, unfathomed blue
In the southwest glimmers a great gold star
Above the darkening druid glens of fir
Where beckoning boughs and elfin voices stir.
And so I wander through the shadows still,
And look and listen with a rapt delight,
Pausing again and yet again at will
To drink the elusive beauty of the night,
Until my soul is filled, as some deep cup,
That with divine enchantment is brimmed up.
Some b&w images from the baltic coast
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One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Norddeich at low tide and a burning sky.
Contemplation, searching for my soul
Silence encompassing all
Alone but not in solitude
Silence giving fortitude
– Aufie Zophy –
On the dike at Westermarkelsdorf. Love those walks on the hazy coast, and of course the evenings thereafter at the chimney fire with my sweethearts and some good black tea with rock sugar.
Back from a week on the coast. It was a pleasure to celebrate the christmas days there, again. Though the weather was very rough with rain and storm this year, we’ve had a wonderful time.
I’ll wish you all the best for the upcoming year. May all your dreams and wishes come true!
Some autumnal scenes from today at dusk. Please click the Thumbnails for a larger size.
Autumn is really the best of the seasons; and I’m not sure that old age isn’t the best part of life. But of course, like autumn, it doesn’t last.
Some photos from our coast trip last week. Click on the pictures leads to a larger view.