Twilight: Sunset Twixt Moonrise


'Twilight my favourite time. The lingering moment when nature awaits it's bedtime story.. and the Sun, depleted but happy, lounges at the edge of the bay and awaits his applause... He knows it will come.. He has done his job well... The adults stroll with a look of contentment... content to stop and gaze upon the day's end .. unwilling to return to tasks and duties.. they ask the sun to stay... 'A few more minutes' he replies ... The children applaud and frolic in the ocean.. they sing .. they dance and shout 'Encore Encore' and ask the sun to stay .. Loving the adulation, he sighs and blushes a warm pink glow upon his audience .. . 'A few more minutes' he replies ... But soon he must rest.. as the Moon is starting rise... The Sun's shift is over and the Moon's will soon commence .. But for a short magical moment they share the spotlight....'

I love my bay.. and perhaps love it most at twilight after a long summer's day... Sometimes I imagine I've travelled to an exotic location ... People gather to find respite from the heat... and one can feel an excited sort of energy... calm but excited... Perhaps it is anticipation ... Perhaps it is contentment.. Either way it is a magical moment... sometimes amber... sometimes silver and gold.. but lately 'Pink' .. Magical pink twilights I thought I'd share with you...

Before I go I want to apologize for my tardy visits to all your lovely blog posts.. I'm just a slacker!!! The sun is out.. It's summer and I'm spending less time online at present.. and in the time I have spent online I seem to have mucked up my blog format.. I'm in the process of change.. but blogger is resisting!!! Strange.. it's usually me that resists change!! Well.. I am Taurean!!..

Have a lovely weekend everyone.. 'The Slacker' [me] will visit soon

Julie b

All Text, Photography and Artwork by [Being Ruby©]
Location: Sans Souci Sydney Australia January 2011
NB Only the Moon shot has been altered.. Photos reflect the actual colours


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

...and here I am dear Julie...with my pink tub in hand! Here...fill it up with the sweet sea water of your bay. But up the pink tub on the shore and watch all the passers by stare and envy!!!!! Could you imagine?

I am so happy to see that you have ironed out the glitches in the format. We cannot miss out on your fabulous art of photography for you bring such inspiration dearest heart! ENJOY THE SUNSHINE while we here in Minneapolis, Minnesota are enduring below zero temperatures. Last night it was 30 BELOW ZERO FARENHEIT!!!

Gentle breezes of friendship, Anita

Loree said...

Beautiful images of summer. They make me feel warm on a cold winter's day. Hope you're enjoying the weekend and thanks so smuch for your visits and comments.

La Petite Gallery said...

Oh Julie,
So beautifully writen, you see life
in such a rose colored glow. I loved this
post. The sun sounds so wonderful,at this moment.
Thought the snow would never stop.
The Snowplow man was in my driveway 4 times yesterday.
I hope that's the end of it for a while. Ahh! sand and sun. yvonne

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Now you've got me wanting to go back to the beach...I'm beginning to think that sew water is addictive ha ha!!! Happy beach days dear Julie...Dzintra♥x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

PS Meant to say love the new look!!!

Exquisite Accessories said...

How can you say your a slacker when yoou have just produced those gorgeous words & images Julie!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend Julie! x

bikim said...

happy wk,

Foxglove said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely words for me.

Your photos are gorgeous and so are your words The sea, the sun and the full moon are enchanting, magical where anything is possible.

Have a glorious Sunday in the sun. xxx

Design Elements said...

absolutely beautifully written, Julie! Hugs

Mise said...

Beautiful as ever, Julie. I'd like to go on a World Tour of everywhere you've shown us photos of, and see the splendour for myself. And your new blog look is the epitome of elegance.

Drawn to The Sea said...

Yes! It IS so easy to let your imagination wander to far away places when there's such a gorgeous glow. The way you composed these shots, the foreground flowers look like colorful little palms. And the moon... well, you know how I feel about our moon. Beautiful treat for my eyes on this frosty morning.

Peaceful day,
Julia, across the ocean

Stephanie said...

Those photos are making me terribly jealous as I shiver away here in NY! But they are beautiful! Love the new look too!

rjerdee said...

Hi Julie,
The light betwixt is a mysterious fun to see real people in the midst of it all, enjoying.
Have great day,

Giulia said...

I love the elegant new's easier to read (from here anyway). xoxo

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Slack away my friend as I would too. The pink, silvery images are amazing. I love the rosemary (?) bush in the one photo. Just enjoy your beautiful moments Julie. True friends don't keep a score card!!

xo xo Deb

oldgreymare said...

Love the new look!

Clean and so pretty!

Enjoy the summer, it is fleeting.... <3


Ange said...

Julie Julie - have you seen LadyHawke? Not a beach in sight - nothing but sunset and sunrise over Medieval France/Italy. Pleased to see the rain's stopped

Think of you often

myletterstoemily said...

i love twilight, too. in the mountains, the snow fades
through the loveliest shades of blue. at 4:00, i
announce to the world, "blue snow!"

Carole said...

Is that Agapanthus my dear?? I know you must have it coming out your ears there but to us Northern hemisphere peeps we go crazy for that blossom.
Love the new look of the's bright and cheerful.
Don't feel bad about not blogging. I read the other day a saying "No one ever said on their deathbed.....I wish I had spent more time on my computer"
LIVE your life Julie!

me I'm going back to cleaning out our storage space! uggg

Bonheur maison said...

Hola Julie.Está muy bonito el nuevo diseño del blog!! Me encantaron los agapanthus blancos!! y el mar al atardecer .Gracias por visitarme.Lindo fin de semana.
Mis flores no eran gardenias son"rosas iceberg"
blancas muy blancas...

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Only you can present summer as appealing to me. I am a cool weather girl, but this place your are writing about seems dreamy!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Renée Finberg said...

i love twilight and the bay too.

the blog looks awesome in these colors.
love the look.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful...and I apologize for sounding redundant...your work is just amazing. I enjoyed these pictures so much!

And don't apologize...enjoy your summer. I wish I were there, sipping one of your local cool drink under an umbrella with you!!


Don said...

I'm hug! :)

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Hi Julie! Beautiful photos! I love what you wrote about the sun and the moon. It's so poetic. You know, you do live in an exotic place, to me. Don't worry about getting around to comment; enjoy your beautiful surroundings!
Take care,

Pchełka said...

very nice views..I love my bay still under the ice..:) b.rgds. A.

michelle said...

Just gorgeous Julie! The shot of the moon is breath-taking. I am so glad that you are enjoying your summer and don't feel bad at all! Have fun and catch some extra rays for me!:)

Ann said...

How DO you take those fabulous photos?!
They are always perfection.

Please, enjoy the summer weather... for us!

Brabourne Farm said...

Only you could make the humble agapanthus look so fabulous - gorgeous photos. Leigh

Unknown said...

Love the pink light through the "splash"....lovely....smiles.

My Grama's Soul said...

Hello there Julie.....this is the first time I realized you live in Sydney....ah....I love that city. We visited 2 years ago and I will NEVER forget my time there!! As usual...your photos are to die for....I just love stopping by here.


desde my ventana said...

Hi Julie,
Gorgeous pictures,my favorite is #8 there's something special and magical.
I like sooooo much your new look,
May you spend a happy new week,

simon said...

nice shift of colour for the blog too! :o)

Elaine said...

Lovely images as always. The warmth of Summer is a distant memory as we have had 3 snowstorms this past week.

But thanks for trying to cheer up those of us in the dead of Winter.

Mary Anne said...

Julie: I have just discovered you and how beautifully written and photographed! Don't stay away too long!

Completely Coastal said...

Oh, be a slacker..., then I am not the only one!!! The water looks so beautiful..., I surely miss it during the winter when I walk with my shoes on, instead of barefoot. said...

Captures it perfectly.

red ticking said...

you are adorable... wish i were there enjoying the sunshine with you!!!

Anonymous said...

So wonderful! I also take time at twilight (aka "the golden hour") to take in all it's beauty!
Enjoy your summer, Julie!

Design Elements said...

amazing (as ever), Julie! Wishing you a wonderful new week!

Sue said...

It is so cold and ugly here, your pictures really make my day and remind me that the seasons will shift again and we will once again see the sun, smell the flowers and put our feet in the water!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

diggin that pink. we have that alot here since the fall... even tonight although its the coldest night of the winter so far.
enjoy the sun
~laura xx

designchic said...

So enjoying these images as I sit by my fire in frigid NC weather...just gorgeous!!

Martina said...

Beautiful pictures! Want to hop over and spend a day in the sun!

Jayne said...

Gosh, is that your bay? I love it! The quality of light in your pictures is fantastic (like the light caught in the splash of the sea). It looks so calm and restful, somewhere you can sit and think Mighty Things. :)

Design Elements said...

Happy Australia Day to you, Julie! Hugs

Marina Saclley @ Iced VoVo's said...

Oooh ... how I wish I could be at the beach right now Julie!
I love your new blog layout hon ... very clean, streamline and modern!

I have an award for you .... and btw, enjoy the water this weekend (can I fly over and join you?)

Angie Muresan said...

No need to apologize, Julie. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Thinking of you as you're frolicking away in the water this weekend, and being really jealous that I'm not.
Love and hugs.

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Happy New Year Julie!!! See I am more of a slacker than you!!!

Love this post the images and words are so perfect xox

lila Braga said...

Beautiful images of summer...Such amazing inspiration to us all!

La Petite Gallery said...

Hey Julie,
How's it going Lady? What's up?
I just had my roof raked, 2 ft of snow and more coming. It is zero degrees out this morning.
Too cold to walk my 15 yr ole dog. He might freeze his testical's off, but he has none.LOL, and I am pretty old too. Cabin fever has set in.. yvonne

Patyclau said...

As usual your photos are incredibles. During the summer everything is harder...

I want to thank you for your nice comment in my blogg.

Great hug

Jg. for FatScribe said...

awesome, as always. you shame us all (well, me for sure!) i passed a "blog of substance" award to you, so take your lovely, sweet time getting over to see. (oh, i did use one of your recent pics to show the readers your website. if you'd rather i didn't, please let me know and I'll remove immediately. apologies for not asking in advance!)

Shellbelle said...

I've been a slacker myself when it comes to getting out and visiting. I had a deadline last week and became obsessed (angry) over a piano someone left out on a sandbar in Florida.

Then once the pressure was off, I've been out shelling and beaching just about everyday. Ahhh…relaxing.

I love sunsets, you know that's true, but my favorite time of the day is dawn. I adore getting out before the sun and all the other beachgoers. My time to find myself and know that some things are still normal in my life.


Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Hello, friend.
Just wanted to let you know that I have passed on the Super Comment Award to you!
Hope all is well with you.

Ella said...

Wonderful photos, but it your words, that take me away~ Thinking of you, heard about your weather situation! I hope you are safe; You are in my thoughts n' prayers, xXx

Jeanne Henriques said...

Fantastic shots Julie, I can just imagine you with your camera taking it all in.
I know that feeling about changing the format on the blog. I find it to be a very dangerous step that results in more time than you could possibly imagine. Yours looks always does, no matter what you do to it!!

Best wishes Julie...

Jeanne xxx

La Petite Gallery said...

Julie, where are you, I hope you are all right. Concerned and worried. If you are out having a party, check in and let me know you are OK

wish I had a phone number..
I am in 4 foot of snow, it's like Siberia