Statement - Belt of Venus
This series of images was taken at twilight in the garden.  The period of half-light, just as night turns to day or day to night is when one might see the beautiful and atmospheric Belt of Venus. Jewel-toned, glowing bands of pink and blue, it is the Earth casting its shadow upon the horizon opposite the rising or setting sun.
Twilight is liminal time. It can allude to a state of ambiguity, mystery or decline. Fleeting and transitional, the changing angle of light can transfigure how one perceives and experiences a place. The edge of twilight is a time of heightened awareness where one can become conscious of the hidden parts of our natural world.  The low slant of light illuminates concealed parts of the garden that are otherwise invisible. Dewdrops become nightlights. For a brief moment, the garden takes on a fairy-tale quality, an otherworldly feel where colors change, the air stills, birdsong ceases, and shadows shift to reveal overlooked corners.
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