Saturday, August 7, 2010

I'm feeling in the pink this Saturday!

One thing I miss about living in the Wild West is the sky, the land, the landscape, the colors. Okay, that's more than one thing... Whether at sunset or sunrise, the sky there is amazing, a huge pallet of color. I love all the pinks that could be found in the sky.

My Wild West night skies were beautiful. The stars punctuate the sky and have this breathtaking splendor that is indescribable. To stand in utter the simple darkness of the night, with no trees, or city lights in the distance, to have nothing but unbroken sky the stretches to the end of the earth and that vast open space is filled with stars. More than saying they look diamonds. These stars in my Wild West sky defy explanation. The sunsets are shot with color, melting into each other, creating imagery that can't be copied.

The sky and the land meet in a place that is as far away as heaven- no trees or buildings or mountains break the vision of a vast land of nothing but sky and land. It’s like looking into an ocean of color, seeing nothing except where the sky and land touch somewhere in the vast, great distance that could be heaven.

It is a vast land. It is lonely and hard. This land is beseeching yet graceful. It is hauntingly empty, yet there is comfort in the emptiness as it erupts when the wind sweeps over plains, the wheat grasses and the breeze dancing a slow dance to a beat only they know, almost becoming one, like long time lovers who anticipate all the caresses to the love making before it happens.

Sometimes I miss the Wild West...

Thanks to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for hosting Pink Saturday. And an extra special thank you to her today for making me a featured blog, listed on her site! And special thanks to all of you for stopping by, and for commenting!

I also want to take this time to recognize Lisa at Pupylov. She's a fellow blogger and she's just an awesome lady. I love to visit her blog; it's a potpourri of wonderfuls. She's a dog lover, a pink lover, a handcraft maker, and just a sweet person. I love the blog world for letting me meet someone like her! So go visit her blog, too. You won't be disappointed in the sweetness you find there.

Happy Pink Saturday everyone!
Kisses and cake,
Maggie Mae


debbie said...


MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

So dreamy! One could just close their eyes and imagine all these. So peaceful and being one with nature.

I have been fortunate to have seen such colors as these. Sometimes the golden lights just lines the outline of the clouds and makes me think of Christmas lights :-)

Happy PInk Saturday, Maggie!


Riet said...

Beautiful pink skies here. Happy pink Saturday

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Maggie, those photographs of the sky are breathtaking! A huge pallet of color, indeed!

Happy I found my way to your blog, love your "Spilling Secrets!"

Have a great day!


NanE said...

Happy PINK Saturday Maggie! Your pictures of the sky are breathtaking! Have a wonderful weekend, Nan

A Hopeful Heart said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I loved reading about you this Pink Saturday, and I just had to come by for a visit.

Your photos are beautiful. Sunrises and sunsets are really some of the most beautiful things, aren't they? And, sadly, we generally don't even notice them, much less spend time appreciating them.

I love movies too...classic-era movies, you know from about the mid 30's to the late 50's. I love them so much and want to share about them with everyone, so I do a movie review every Friday...though really, it's not so much a review as just a brief snippet to hopefully whet the appetite to see the movie for oneself.

I like shoes too...sandals mostly. Heels, flats, every color imaginable. I don't think you can ever have too many pair.

Have a lovely day,
Patti~Fill My Cup with Beauty

Olivia~ said...

What a darling post! Happy Pink Saturday!

Vintage French Hen said...

What a gorgeous sky line! Your description is beautiful, you should be a writer! Marcia

Fun With This and That said...

Them sky are wonderful. If you tried to paint them people would think you made it up Laura Q

Jimmie Earl said...

I came there. I saw that. I completely understand!

Curley said...

Beautiful. Not only the pictures but the writing is just stirring.

Mellodee said...

I suck at photography, so I really admire people who can take beautiful photos! Stopped in to check out your Pink Saturday. Ended up reading a LOT of your blog and enjoyed every word. So now I've joined the parade to follow you. Looking forward to getting to know you.

peggy gatto said...

I am sky person, so I really loved visiting you today!!!

Monica@The White Bench said...

What vibrant colors. Love the way you described the Wild West, it made me feel the magic, even if I have never been there! Thanks!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hello Maggie Mae and Happy Pink Saturday, too!
I am also from the Wild West....I have lots of amazing pictures of the gorgeous skies...You sound like you are a desert girl....I have always loved the desert, but do not think I can handle that heat anymore....even with air conditioning. You have to go out sometime....the mountains are it for me and I paint with watercolors and I find all my inspiration out West!

Prizler Photography said...

Love your sky photos, really beautiful. And I named my daughter Margaret. Her nickname.... Maggie Mae!

someplace in thyme said...

Oh a gift from above. I don't think I could take my eyes off that sky, it's beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

luluslovlies said...

Lovely Pink Post, Happy Pink Saturday, your post pic's are beautiful! Pinky Hugs!

LV said...

Those are very pretty sunsets. Enjoyed visiting your blog today.

Self Sagacity said...

I think we both are on the same page for PS this week. I have some fluffy pink clouds too on SelfSagacity. The sky you captured is magnificent and I can understand why you would love it. :-)

Dogmom Diva said...

Hello Maggie, love the pictures..we do get those wonderful skies out west, don't we, especially here in the desert. I don't think I appreciate them as much as I should..thanks for the reminder!

Have a delightful week!


Jingle said...

those pinks in the sky are cute.

Maggie said...

Debbie- thanks for the visit and the comment!

Li- I'm so glad you've seen it and you can know just what I mean. glad you enjoy!

Riet- thanks; you too!

Nancy- welcome and glad you're here! Thanks for reading, visiting and commenting! Please come back!

NanE- thanks; glad you like them!

Patti- Oh I'm so glad you stopped and shared. I'll be popping over to check out your blog- and your movie snippets. I'm always looking for something good!

Oliva- thanks!

Marcia- oh sweeties, you are too kind. thanks so much for your kind words!

Laura- you are so right. I'm glad I could capture them on film.

JE- amazing, eh?

Curley- thank you my dear! i appreciate your kind words! *kisses*

Mellodee- oh wow- thanks for coming over and staying awhile. I hope you had a Cosmo, or two. I'm better taken with booze :) Thanks for reading, stopping, commenting and following. I hope you like what you read!

Peggy- thanks!

Monica- I'm so glad you liked my writing and photos. It's a pleasure to know people enjoy the words, too!

Jill- I was a plains girl, actually. It was very desert like there for sure and the summer heat was a killer. As was the winter snows. Yikes!

Prizler- thanks for the compliments. And what a great name! ;)

Char- it was probably my favorite part of the Wild West.

lulu- thank you!

LV- thank you!

Self Sagacity- great minds think alike!

Barb- I love your skies for sure. Wish I was there to see one right now!

Jingle- thank you!

brii said...

incredible colours dear maggie mae.
thank's for sharing!
happy pink saturday!

Suzie Button said...

Your beautiful sky pics are just amazing! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

Rebecca said...

Love your pink cloud pictures-just stoppin by to say happy PS-it's my first time-hope to see you again!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Sunrise - sunset - love them all! Just returned from a quick visit to FL to see my brother for his 50th b-day. To start his special day we went to the beach to watch the sunrise! Yes, undescribeable!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Maggie said...

Brii- thanks you!

Suzie- thanks so much!

Rebbecca- welcome to Pink saturdays. glad to have you aboard. thanks for visiting and commenting. glad you liked the pictures!

Sinderella- what a wonderful way to start the day! i liked the sunrises, but I must admit, I was usually too lazy to see many unless it was wintertime when I was up and headed to work as the sun peaked over the buttes!

Couture de Papier said...

Hi Maggie it takes about a week to get to all the pinkettes so sometimes I cannot make it either.I remember when I was a youngin' traveling thru Wyoming and New Mexico the sky is hard to describe!

Jeanne said...

Hello Maggie Mae, I love pink in the sky too. We do have pink skies here in the mountains but nothing compares to the BIG skies out West. Thanks for the pics.

Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for you visit. I too love Lisa at Pupyluv.

You made my day with your BRA post BTW. I laughed my head off.

Hugs, Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Maggie, i think my comment just disappeared. This is a test.
Hugs, Jeanne

Catharina Maria said...

What a beatifyl sky photos , love that !!
big hug for the rest of this pink week , ♥RINI♥

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Maggie. I hope you enjoyed being one of the featured participants.

These skies take my breath away. I agree there is nothing like a sunrise and sunset.

Thank you for introducing your readers to Lisa.

Sares said...

Stunning pink skies! Happy Pink and have a wonderful week!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy Pink Saturday Maggie! I was out all weekend and am just now catching up on everyone's pink posts. These are all beautiful pink skies!