Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Magical lights

I peeked outside last evening and gasped at the sight of the garden... what I saw made me put on my flip flops and grab my camera in a hurry. The sun was low upon the horizon and I could see light casting its warm glow among the quieted earth, trees were swaying in the mellow breezes of early autumn, and in the midst of it all there I was... enchanted by dusk!

Do you do that? I mean, do you find dusk so captivating that your whole being pulls you out from wherever you are or whatever you're doing just so you can be part of it? I do! Each evening before I close my doors to another day, I go out to the garden to say my goodbyes to the fading day. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again you know... It's like a celebration to me. I call it "the ceremony of enchantment"... and oh, tell me if this is not so!

Can you understand now why I truly believe I live in an enchanted garden? How could my imagination stand still? Ah yes, I can say "Abracadabra!" and view the world in a wonderful and magical way. Carpets fly in my garden, people travel through space, animals talk and flowers and trees wake up and talk and dance at the kiss of nightfall. There are witches too, and imps and centaurs and fauns and winged horses. Monsters inhabit its dark corners, and fairies lived down at the very bottom of my garden. I like to believe that I see a mysterious figure in a white robe, bathed in light behind the statue on this picture. Can you see it too?

It is the enchanted hour of the day, and I love catching its magic; memorizing it, feeling it. Late sun... like the finale in a fireworks show. It dazzles and delights and gives the garden a certain magical glow.

May the wonderful magical swirls of dusk dance around you. Oh, and I forgot to mentioned that The House in the Roses has received a “Top Redecorating Blogs award!” from an online school. They have considered us to be one of the best blogs in our category of interest. Isn’t this crazy? Yes, we’re so honored (not to say totally amazed!)
You can see our blog amongst the winners here

10 comments:

  1. Super beautiful post Cielo..as enchanting as your spirit always..!Thankyou for sharing such mesmerizing beauty everywhere...lovely..thanks for taking me on your magical journey! we are kindreds..

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  2. Congratulations Cielo! You do have such a beautiful blog and your writing is always inspiring.
    Your photos today show your garden in it's magical light. So awe-some.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  3. AND ANCHANTING MAGICAL NIGTH GARDEN CONGRATULATIONS YOUR BLOG IS IN THE SCHOOLL OF BLOGS TERRIFIC ,I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU DEAR CIELO...BLESSINGS TO YOU

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  4. What lovely photos! Yes, dusk often pulls me outdoors. When the sun dances among the leaves and branches that edge our backyard to the west, we call it "magic time."

    I saw the knight and think perhaps he's a Crusader since his garb seems to have a large cross covering most of the front. Is that what you see?

    Congratulations on your blog award, Cielo! I agree with their decision in choosing you!

    Hugs!

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  5. I often gasp with joy and wonder at sunsets, at dusk at the evening sky. A couple of weeks ago my son called me during dinner - "mom! Do you see the sunset!" I couldn't at the time for the trees. But a short while later I was out playing with his dog - and there it was - a beautiful pink sky. I love that I have passed my fascination to my children. Last night I was awestruck by the glow of the moon and by the many stars we are able to see in the country.
    Your photos are exquisite - and I can see the image - I do love your garden and your roses. So appreciate you sharing,
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  6. Nice ! Nice ! Nice !
    I wa just surfing the internet and came by your blog. I love the flowers and the post you make.

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  7. Cielo, ¡¡que fotos más bonitas¡¡¡ la verdad es que transmiten algo especial, me encanta visitarte, gracias me voy con paz.

    Besos

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  8. Querida amiga, hace mucho que no contacto contigo, ¿todo bien? espero que así sea, por aqui no fueron los mejores tiempos, continuamos la lucha por intentar minimizar el daño causado por la tremenda e desnecesaria macro obra del acondicionamento de la carretera, parece que algo se está moviendo,ojalá sea cierto.
    Te dejo mis mejores deseos.
    Un beso,
    Maruxa.

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  9. Amazing!!! congrats! great pics!

    xoxo

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  10. The other winners may be good, but your blog does it for me! Your romantic home, your lovely garden, and above all, your inspiring soul! Thank you..

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