Winter Twilight

Nature, photography, writing

“Dawn was breaking over the horizon, shell pink and faintly gold…”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

You know, this particular moment between night and dawn…


– isn’t it called Twilight?



“You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you, Peter Pan. That’s where I’ll be waiting.”*


I find sunsets and sunrises extremely moving.

Is it because each time, it’s a new beginning?

or the end of a chapter?

is it because the world seems to stand still for a moment?

or is it simply the beautiful array of colours in the sky?

Face at sunrise

As the sun rises, purples turn into blues…

Sunrise trees1

and in the woods, the trees emerge from the dark… like an army of puppet shadows:

Sunrise Trees2

Sunrise Trees4

Sunrise Trees5

Sunrise Trees6


*- Tinker Bell to Peter Pan in Hook. Despite the popular belief, this quote wasn’t written by J.M. Barrie. If you have read the original book or the play, then you must know that in Peter Pan, Tink would never say that, a point very well made in this post).


21 thoughts on “Winter Twilight

    1. Thanks :) yes the quote from Hook is very beautiful and the one from Harry Potter perfectly describes the atmosphere :)
      It’s a real compliment, coming from a very experienced sunrise photographer such as yourself :)

      1. Awwwww…I’ve been missing my sunrises….the temperatures here are bottoming out the next few days and it’s going to be very cold…but I think I’m going to attempt to drive out in the beach this weekend…I need my sunrise fix!! Your photographs have helped!! ☺️☀️

  1. You’ve so beautifully captured one of my favorite times of day! (And one that I’ve missed recently, since our skies have been too full of snow of late to show any early morning colors.) I love the gorgeous, misty purples–so haunting. And the way that you described the trees’ silhouettes as “an army of puppet shadows”… ahh! Great photos AND writing!

      1. Yes, I have. Just a few times though. We would occasionally see them from where we lived in Argyll and I once saw them when I was very far north on the Scottish mainland too. They are incredible. It really is magical.

      2. I think it was a one off, people were amazed to see them there, as they usually don’t… It was unheard of :) I’m really hoping I will get to visit Scotland one day in the not so distant future and I hope I will get to see them there :)
        My husband went on a trip to northern Sweden especially to see them and he didn’t… The sky was too cloudy during the whole week he was there. The following night after he left, the sky was clear and there was a stunning northern lights display!

  2. Oh, such beautiful photos! I love those transitional times between night and day… The changing character of the light adds a little extra magic to the ordinary things around us. Although I have to admit to seeing more sunsets than sunrises lately… On cold mornings it’s a lot more tempting to stay in bed 😀

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