It was one of those rare moments in life where nothing feels real, and yet in the same instant life burns hot and sharp through veins and eyes. The utter beauty and haunting stillness of the shimmering light caught my breath, and I held it as long as I could, for fear of dispelling the mirage in ripples towards the horizon. A feeling crept into my soul that blinking, or looking away for even a second, would cause the whole silvery scene to vanish, as though it had never been. As though it might slide back through the portal to fairyland, sweeping all it’s impossible enchantment away, leaving only the cold dark sea, and a lingering sense of disbelief. What creature, what goddess of nature could have dreamed and woven such a scene? The question has been been haunting me ever since, and the answer has been stalking the edges of my dreams.
this picture is simply breathtaking!!! God is wonderful!
How dazzling and lovely!
Dazzling is a lovely word for the silver reflected light Fi…..water and light make such beautiful combinations….as we often see in your lake photos 🙂
Stunning. I could look at that all day. May just do that if I can get away with it 😉
Well it sounds like the perfect way to while away some time Kellie 🙂
Absolutely dazzling! The word that comes to mind as I receive the photograph is “hope.” Peace and best, John
Peace, but mixed with a hefty dose of breathkess awe was exactly how I felt standing watching this…..then a bit of a scramble to try to capture it 🙂
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quite incredible, you captured it so well in words and image 🙂
Thank you, the words were harder to perfect than the image 🙂
Lovely words and image. Such a nice way to start my morning!
A beautiful sight is always a great start to the day….:-)
Absolutely beautiful Seonaid 🙂
Thanks Mike…..it’s a beautiful part of the world 🙂
No words will do. Must have been one of those moments Abraham Maslow described when you know it can’t any better!
Indeed Rachael, I felt utterly at one with the unfolding world of beauty around me….wonderful ‘peak moment’ experience 🙂
That is one of the finest scenes I have seen in a while. Captivating!
Simon what a lovely comment….I’m delighted to hear I captivated you 🙂
Yep. And… back again. Had to take another look at the vista. 🙂
Oh I love to hear of second visits…that makes me smile 🙂
Fabulous – where is it? From Applecross?
Thanks, right place at the right moment 🙂
It’s taken on a beach at Plockton…..round the back beside the airstrip……so just a little closer to those wonderful Skye mountains than when in Applecross.
How truly divine.
It really felt divinely inspired, and it swept me somewhere wonderful Suzanne 🙂
I think Sarah summed up this scene the best – ‘transcendent’.
Transcendent it is then 🙂
Thank you Cnawan 🙂
Gaia always surprises and delights (when she doesn’t terrify us). Your picture reminds me of the Zen koan: If a tree falls in the forest and noone is there to hear it, is there a sound? If YOU had not been there to appreciate the scene, would it still have been utterly beautiful?
You have the extraordinary gift of recognizing beauty and depth as it unfolds in front of you. Thanks for capturing it and sharing it with us.
What a gorgeous comment, you have put into words something I can only hope and dream is true 🙂 I feel so moved by the beauty of life that I can’t resist trying to capture and share it, so it’s wonderful to hear your joy at these creations!
Thanks Sarah 🙂
This is a moment never to be forgotten – its magic is everlasting now even if it was only for a short moment…real.
Isn’t it lovely when we catch natures fleeting beauty, but this visit to the beach was one to be remembered even if the camera had been been left at home. I really didn’t want to leave….
This must be created by Mami Wata at her most benign.
Benign and dreamy 🙂
I don’t know this goddess but she sounds interesting Gilly….
West African river goddess/mermaid, one day I’ll finish my novel . . .
Oh, I would love to read it Gilly…..water goddesses are such wonderful creatures 🙂
It’s a magical picture of a magical place. Sometimes, I think we catch glimpses of what is behind the veil of another dimension…..just for seconds before it gels into reality.
Oh, I love the way you put that….and I agree completely. Impossible beauty weaves it’s way into our world in wonderful ways every day 🙂 Most of the time we don’t notice, but every now and then we catch it !
So Beautiful! I love the “nothing feels real” moment 🙂
Those moments are the best Amy 🙂
Amazing photo and the text is spot on! Interestingly, I’ve for a while now had this strange sense of “nothing feels real, and yet in the same instant life burns hot and sharp through veins and eyes.” not in front of such a scenery, in general. Very peculiar… it makes me smile and wondering; (a lot) is there any difference between what is real and what is a dream? 🙂
Sometimes the line dividing dreams and reality is very blurred indeed…..and of course the collective unconscious leaks all sorts of wonderful things through 🙂 Such a creative space when we find ourselves in between….
You have a way with words! Yes, yes and yes 🙂
Ah, the space in between a place I in fact cherish much, a fascinating place to live; full of wonders and surprises. Isn’t it where all stories and the mystery live after all?
Beautiful image, like molten silver. 🙂
That’s exactly what I kept thinking as I watched the almost still waves slowly lick the beach….molten silver, or mercury, but certainly unusual for the salty sea 🙂
It’s a great photo, you’ve captured it beautifully. 🙂
Thank you, it was awe inspiring watching the light slide from this into night 🙂
Thanks Laura, it’s taken on a beach which always makes me smile with its beauty…..but the light on this day was magical 🙂
Me too!! I think that’s why I’m drawn to it. 🙂