Gold and Crimson Sunset Lands

We at JayJacy are announcing our new “Sunrise-Sunset” Art on Canvas Collection is forthcoming soon just in time for the spring “Apple Blossom Festival” and Art Exhibit as well as the Classy Chic Home Design Show and Sale. We wanted to share a sneak peek with you here at our JayJacy, HDRCHIC and ClassyChicHome. Be encouraged to enjoy the beauty of the art and photography you create by showcasing it many wonderful ways. Enjoy!

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The Four Winds

WIND of the North,
Wind of the Norland snows,
Wind of the winnowed skies, and sharp, clear stars,—
Blow cold and keen across the naked hills,
And crisp the lowland pools with crystal films,
And blur the casement squares with glittering ice,
But go not near my love.

Wind of the West,
Wind of the few, far clouds,
Wind of the gold and crimson sunset lands,-
Blow fresh and pure across the peaks and plains,
And broaden the blue spaces of the heavens,
And sway the grasses and the mountain pines,
But let my dear one rest.

Wind of the East,
Wind of the sunrise seas,
Wind of the clinging mists and gray, harsh rains,—
Blow moist and chill across the wastes of brine,
And shut the sun out, and the moon and stars,
And lash the boughs against the dripping eaves,
Yet keep thou from my love.

But thou, sweet wind!
Wind of the fragrant South,
Wind from the bowers of jasmine and of rose,—
Over magnolia blooms and lilied lakes
And flowering forests come with dewy wings,
And stir the petals at her feet, and kiss
The low mound where she lies.

Charles Henry Luders

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Kisses From Heaven

This week has been amazing with glorious sunrise-sunsets after the snow/rain. This is a “normal” sunrise here in the Valley especially in winter. They deserve a second look.

How gloriously stunning these winter skies light up the sunrise from my windows. I awake to the warm orange glow and run quickly to photograph them with closest camera available which is often the Iphone. I am enamored by them because of their creation beauty, the natural and beautiful colors and the romantic mood they set. Add to this beauty, a steaming hot cup of dark roast coffee and I am heaven-bound for the day. Only one thing is lacking – if it is lacking – and that is the waterscape reflection that I love with the beautiful sunrise. Surely these are kisses from heaven.

The Dawn’s Awake!

THE DAWN’S awake!
A flash of smoldering flame and fire
Ignites the East. Then, higher, higher,
O’er all the sky so gray, forlorn,
The torch of gold is borne.

The Dawn’s awake!
The dawn of a thousand dreams and thrills.
And music singing in the hills
A pæan of eternal spring
Voices the new awakening.

The Dawn’s awake!
Whispers of pent-up harmonies,
With the mingled fragrance of the trees;
Faint snatches of half-forgotten song—
Fathers! torn and numb,—
The boon of light we craved, awaited long,
Has come, has come!
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-Otto Leland Bohanan

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Beautiful Snowmageddon Sunrise

Snowmagedoon brought us 36 inches of beautiful snow with 5ft. drifts but it also brought us amazing sunrise and sunsets.  Being snowed indoors we have to be inventive in shooting through windows and open doors.  With 5ft. drifts in front of doors and porches windows were the only option.  We also used our Nex, iPhone and iPad cameras to catch the beauty.  This was this morning after two days of beautiful “Moonstruck” evenings of gorgeous blue skies and bright yellow full moon.  It was totally awesome to behold.

We decided these images would be perfect for our “Art on Canvas” series so added the oil painting effect.  Totally love and a very large canvas is forthcoming to remind us of the beauty of creation in snow.

“HE has painted the sky with sunrise of beauty in a
palette of shimmering glorious color.”

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