Thursday, September 03, 2009

Manannan is skywatching

Celtic magic, not manipulation


I cannot take this torrential rain much longer so you get another of those spectacular sunsets from last year. Before those that don't know and ask, yes that is natural, no filters, and no manipulation. It is what it is a bewitching multi coloured sunset over the island. We get some stunners here, but only ones like this rarely.Could it be Manannan and a little Celtic magic or those Manx fairies on the loose with the paintbox. Don't know, don't care, but it's far more appealing than the hellish grey water sodden skies we have had through out the week, and I know which one I'd rather have.



I mention the Celts as along with the Vikings remember the island has those very deep Pagan roots. Don't forget the vampire hunter I met here too (place is apparently crawling with them) the Fenodyree, and how you have to say hello to the fairies when crossing Fairy bridge. Also my own bit of witchcraft with encouraging wild injured birds to sit on my hand. Well when I look at that sky I can believe that Mannanan has lifted his cloak here and weaving a little Manx magic. On the other hand, I just got lucky one night. Now if I can just get to photograph those vampires, fairies and ghosts that haunt the island I'd make a bloody fortune.



Other bewitching skies can be seen here . Hopefully the rain will stop and I can photograph tomorrow, those modern day Vikings, the bikers.

81 comments:

Dancin' Fool said...

Holy Cow! I can always rely on you for something spectacular and something I have never seen before! That sky colour is awesome!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous and spectacular as always, Babooshka! And oh how I know how you are feeling about the gray skies! We're getting close to that time here and I'm already dreading the loss of color!

Stay dry!

Sylvia

Vita Stunder said...

HALLELUJAH!!!
Spectacular.. I just love this shot!

Kitty said...

I always like thinking about how ancient people like the Celts and Vikings saw and watched the same sun and moon that we do - it brings them a little closer.

Babooshka said...

I hope to bring you vampires too but alas they are in hiding.

Photo Cache said...

that is simply dramatic.

Danton said...

Beautiful.

cara said...

Gorgeous.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Beautiful, stunning, spectacular! And I am all in favour of a little Celtic Magick!
Hope it stops raining soon. There's a full moon outside for you to wish upon.
Janice.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shot. Beautiful natural colours.
Congratulations.

ilanadavita said...

Wonderful and unusual colors.

Anonymous said...

Cracking image grommit!

Tricia said...

Down right beautiful colors! Awesome photo

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beware the vampires! This sky is a stunner...but you were taking chances if you were out after dark.

Guy D said...

Breathtaking photo, this one is a definate keeper.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Babooshka said...

I like taking chances EG. Just the idea of vampires on this once Pagan island intrigues me.

Kanibag311 said...

Impressive sky in your place.

TOM FOOLERY said...

Great image :) TFx

Carletta said...

Such stunning colors! Beautifully captured!
Looking forward to those pics of fairies, ghosts, and vampires someday. ;)

Carletta’s Captures.

joo said...

What can I say - it's just fabulous!

aurinkoinen♥ said...

SO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS♥
and have a nice day :)

aurinkoinen♥ said...

SO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS♥
and have a nice day :)

Carver said...

Unbelievable. Almost surreal but so beautiful and dynamic.

Anonymous said...

Wow!

Artlover said...

WoW!!! What colors. I am totally charmed. Gorgeous!
Have nice friday and weekend!

Pearl Maple said...

Celtic magic could be playing a part in that beautiful view, the colours are fantastic.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Gosh..its so intense..just stunning! Cheers- It's thrilling to have your camera ready for moments like this- nice job too-

Babooshka said...

So am I going Vampire hunting then. What do ya think?

marley said...

I won't do the old Muppet/Manamna joke again!

That is such a fantastic sky, truly breath taking.

Rune said...

Spectacular and gorgeous photo!

Leif Hagen said...

Fantastic sky photo! I think the color of the sky is different in your world!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Ha! Faerie magic is not dispensed upon just anyone, as far as I'm concerned!

That is an amazing sky.

Pagan Sphinx said...

P.S. Who was it that "photographed" the faeries? Conon Doyle or Yeats or someone like that.

April said...

Very dramatic sunset and a most amazing sky! Hope you get some relief soon from all the rain.

Babooshka said...

Pagan - It was Conan Doyle. He was totally convinced they were real. Of course we do have real ones here.

brattcat said...

I'd suggest baking cupcakes for the fairies and leaving them out as an offering. Perhaps they'll agree to be photographed. Or at least pull the clouds aside for you.

Tara R. said...

Wow! That is incredible. Amazing colors and light.

Sonia said...

I always knew you would leave the UK. i have a hat of yours if you want it back. A black beret.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Babooshaka: Let the rains stop so your can get these great skies.

Susie of Arabia said...

Unbelievably awesome, Babs! The colors are magnificent!

Arlene said...

this is a very rare moment of sky coloring especially from this part of the globe. very beautiful yet i can think of blood when i read the word vampire. :)

wish you a great weekend, Babooshka!

Mark Alan Meader said...

Ironic that in your part of the world, you hope for the rain to stop and where I live here in California, we hope it will start, so that the whole state doesn't burn up, especially this season each year.
We'll occasionally get a sky like this, but only a very few times per year... very beautiful and well worth stopping by.. thanks for sharing:)

alicesg said...

Very beautiful and colourful sky. Looked so magical and romantic. Have a nice weekend.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Superspectacular, as they say here in Oklahoma, USA.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Superspectacular, as they say here in Oklahoma, USA.

Virginia said...

Well damn B,
That's somthing else again , I"ll have to say!
V

Maria said...

I'm glad we got this gorgeous sunset instead of the gray!
We have deep red sunsets here too, (upstate, NY) I posted one a while back and hoped everyone would believe just how real those colors were! They're so incredible!
All the best, Maria

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

So much magical lure to that place and you share it with the world! Glad you are back from vacation. Probably seems like you have been home for months!

B SQUARED said...

Manx fairies or Manx cats, who cares? Just as long as you get skies like this. Magnificent.

Hildred and Charles said...

Brilliant sky - must be magic.

Light and Voices said...

Land a goshen...that is a fantastic sunset.
jfm

lazyclick said...

Beautiful. Not enough words to express

Rajesh said...

Fantastic. Very lovely sky shot.

Gaelyn said...

I do love your magical manx sky, yet sure do with you'd share a bit of those fairies and such with us. Maybe a dance to stop the rains?

Cloudia said...

You're so clever to stroke saved beauty when the rain just won't stop, you clever Gemma ;-]

Aloha Sistah
Comfort Spiral

raf said...

Truly a bold, brilliant and winning SWF image, Babooshka!
And may the the rain gods hear your plea. We want your biker pix!

Ebie said...

Magnificent! The colors and the flow of the clouds look like lava rolling down the volcano! We need your rain here!
Ebie's Skywatch

Bibi said...

Love this sky; colors, patterns.

I wish we had at least some of your rain...

Bestemor Drillo said...

Great shot!

J Bar said...

Spectacular shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Chin said...

COOL!

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Pam said...

Magical

jabblog said...

Glorious sky - definitely a lot of magic there and well worth waiting for.

Jim K said...

sometimes the rain can turn into a positive. It lets us enjoy a great shot again, the for others its the first time to see it.

Mojo said...

Babs, that's just... there are no words. None that are sufficient anyway. I'm speechless. (Mark the date, it doesn't happen often.)

Halcyon said...

Stunning sky. I love those pinks and purples.

Come by and see mine. We're more in the orange-y red hues.

Halcyon said...

Stunning sky. I love those pinks and purples.

Come by and see mine. We're more in the orange-y red hues.

AMIT said...

The photograph is just a lovely one.

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Amit Gupta said...

awesome...

Kris said...

Fabulous.

chrome3d said...

Real celtic vampire magic like you said. That sounds so good doesn´t it? Celtic Vampire Magic...

JunieRose2005 said...

These are truly FANTASTIC!!


Junie

Grace said...

Great Shot!
Happy Weekend for you!

Anonymous said...

Nice one.

Sally in WA said...

One word - WOW!!!!!!

Have a great weekend.

kRiZ cPEc said...

how's the weather now? Sunny?

napaboaniya said...

Magnificent shot of the dramatic sky with lovely colors in it :)

Arija said...

That really is a most colourful sky!

Amy said...

gorgeous! I've never seen a celtic sunset like that, speaking of the celts, my great great grandmother hailed from Monaghan, Ireland. She was a McKenna, lately I've been researching the family tree on her side and the celts sort of make me feel like there's something inside me that can relate.

nadine1111 said...

Super!!!!!

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