Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sullen Sun - Weekend Reflections

Last week as I awakened, I knew something wasn't quite right.  I sat on the edge of the bed to glance outside.  I gasped at the peculiar red color of the Sullen Sun.  This photo actually doesn't do justice to how red the sun actually was.  My camera would not pick up the blood red color of the sun itself--but the reflections you see spattered here, are very close.

Oddly enough, even the sunlight itself was red.  I caught the vibrant color of it spilling down the stairs.  I've never seen anything like it.

At first I thought the sun was red because farmers here have been field burning.  However, on the news it was said the red color blurring the sunlight is because of a huge fire in Russia.  Incredibly, the smoke is being carried by the jet stream up over the North Pole.  The truth is, we are all tied together more closely than we could ever imagine.

For more wonderful reflections from around the world, be sure to visit James at Weekend Reflections.

12 comments:

Dani said...

the sun's red due to the fires in Russia? quite odd.

Anyhow, these are magnificent captures. You were lucky to have caught them.

Have a great day!

Al said...

That's amazing. We sometimes smell smoke here from fires hundreds of miles away, but I don't remember every being affected like that from a fire in a different continent. It makes sense, those are some huge fires.

sheri said...

wow, your photos are eerily gorgeous, beth. who could have imagined that we would be affected??? how amazing that you may only see this once in your lifetime...how great is that??

mermaid said...

3 circles, not just one. Maybe the mind, body, and spirit, and the fire that burns in each? Exquisite photo.

'Tsuki said...

Red suns are always so colorful... Thanks for this ovely sharing !

~Cheryl said...

We've had the blood red sun in the evenings. It must be close to impossible to capture that degree of red, but you did much better than I. The red sunbeams are amazing!

allhorsestuff said...

OOOU..that would be different to see that!
Glad you captured it, for us!
KK

James said...

That's amazing and very beautiful.

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Hey Harriet said...

Wow! That would have freaked me out had I experienced it! Incredible it wa caused from fires in Russia! We are indeed tied together more closely than we imagine! Hope you have a wonderful week :)

Clytie said...

Ah sissie, I saw the red sun, and knew about it was from the fires in Russia and British Columbia ... but I wasn't able to capture it at all. Thank you for sharing these amazing photos.

jeannette said...

Interesting news about that fire in Russia - amazing that its effects us all the way here!

And...I see you have an etsy shop -never saw it before...I'm hopelessly behind reading all the blogs (sorry)