Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunsets Unlimited

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." ~Rabindranath Tagore




"It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream." ~Bern Williams




"We sleep, but the loom of life never stops and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up to-morrow." ~Henry Ward Beecher




"May I never miss a sunset or rainbow because I am looking down." ~Sara June Parker




"At sunset, Nature is painting for us... day after day... pictures of infinite beauty."
~John Ruskiin




"Softly the evening came. The sun from the western horizon Like a magician extended his golden want o'er the landscape; Trinkling vapors arose; and sky and water and forest Seemed all on fire at the touch, and melted and mingled together." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




"'Tis the sunset of life gives me mystical lore, and coming events cast their shadows before." ~ Thomas Campbell




"One of the most satisfying experiences I know is fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset. When I look at a sunset...I don't find myself saying, 'Soften the orange a little more on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple along the base, and use a little more pink in the cloud color...' I don't try to control a sunset. I watch it with awe as it unfolds." ~ Carl R. Rogers




"Give me the splendid silent sun at sunset." ~ Walt Whitman




"The sunset caught me, turned the brush to copper, set the clouds to one great roof of flame above the earth." ~ Angela Sanbrano

54 comments:

SK Waller said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!

ladyfi said...

I'm almost speechless, just drinking in such beauty.

(oh, and I loved all your dog photos too.)

Indrani said...

Whoa! Such intoxicating colors of nature! I loose my senses.

Shrinky said...

My, what wonderous sunsets you have seen - is that the deck of your cottage? If so, you are very blessed, indeed.

slommler said...

Oh my goodness! These sunset pictures are gorgeous!! The colors are amazing! And the way you set up the shots...spectacular!!
Well done
Hugs
SueAnn

Brian Miller said...

oh hilary...you have outdone yourself with these...like lady fi i just gape in awe...these are truly beautiful...

Steve Gravano said...

What a beautiful collection or sunsets and quotes. Wow!

lime said...

i can't even begin to choose a favorite. just so beautiful, each one.

deb said...

each photo,
each quote
absolutely phenomenal.

thank you for posting this . for seeing this.

glorious.

Shammickite said...

I definitely need to see a gorgeous sunset, SOON!
Back from vacation, pics to be posted, SOON!

TechnoBabe said...

I want to be in the second photo. On the dock in the chair.

DJan said...

*gasp* Oh, my! Took my breath away, some of these pictures. Your ability to see and project onto my mind the most incredible images, for that I am grateful.

messymimi said...

Too beautiful to sully with many of my words. The ones you chose were just right.

ellen abbott said...

Beautiful! I was looking at some of my own sunset pics last night tho they are not quite so dramatic as yours.

Maggie May said...

Magnificent! All those blues and purples especially!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Louis Duke said...

This is amazing.
The colors are so rich and natural.
You incorporated the quotes perfectly.

Tammie Lee said...

so much beauty!!!

Friko said...

Photographs to treasure. And how lucky you are to be able to experience such sunsets in reality, not just on pictures.

Susie said...

I don't know how you always manage to find the perfect quote to go with your georgeously serene pictures. They make my heart happy though...

Mental P Mama said...

I was all ready to say how much I loved that second shot...then the others kept coming. Absolutely stunning.

ds said...

Breath.Taking. Thank you.

Karen said...

Those beautiful pictures totally relaxed me. Made me want to be there sitting on the dock, dipping my toes in the water.

VM Sehy Photography said...

Beautiful sunsets. The colors are striking.

Michael Manning said...

Seeing this beauty is reason for pause and taking in a deep breath. So peaceful!

Joanna Jenkins said...

You really outdid yourself here Hilary. These pics are truly breathtaking.
Have a great week,
jj

Eternally Distracted said...

I always find sunsets amazing but these are just S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G!!

Dave said...

Beautiful sunset photos Hilary, and I enjoyed your quotes beneath them. Thanks for this. Also enjoyed your doggie blog. - Dave
P.S. I'm back

Snappy Di said...

A stunning set of photos, Hilary.

DI

steviewren said...

So beautiful! Your dock is the perfect spot to view the sky. How lucky you both are to see such a nightly displace.

Daryl said...

From one end of the color spectrum to the other .. glorious all

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Oh, my. The second and last ones. The second one, though, proffered a "Wow".

MaggieGem said...

Wonderfully captured sunsets with great quotes, you've done a fine job with this post!

Hilary said...

Thanks for such kind words, everyone. Sorry to not offer up my usual individual comment responses but it will save me time for catching up on your blogs now that I'm back from the cottage.. again.. and for now. ;)

jillsy said...

I love them all, but ""Give me the splendid silent sun at sunset." ~ Walt Whitman" is over the top!! Those clouds just suck me right in!

Pauline said...

hope the sun never sets on your sunset photos...

Tabor said...

Truly beautiful. I have been on travel to a city and missing all the country sunsets, but you have given me a fix.

Suldog said...

I keep saying the same things, over and over, when I comment here - tremendous, marvelous, magnificent, etc.

All true, but I wish I had something new to say :-)

Debbie said...

Unbelieveable photos and the perfect quotes to go with them.

kcinnova said...

These photographs are all filled with such peacefulness! My favorite quote was the Carl R. Rogers one about people.

Reb said...

Well done. Beautiful words to go with such beautiful photos.

Frank Baron said...

Let's go back. :)

photowannabe said...

Truly spectacular. I wish we had sunsets like that here. The way our house is situated we see very few.
The colors just make we want to take a deep breath and relax.

the Bag Lady said...

Awe-inspiring, Hilary! Truly gorgeous, all of them!

Clowncar said...

the light in those shots from the dock is otherworldly.

Cloudia said...

You made Hawaii jealous!





Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Hilary said...

Thanks very much, everyone! :)

ethelmaepotter! said...

Never are sunsets more beautiful than when refelcted in shimmering waters below.

Jingle said...

love these images!

Jingle said...

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Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful. Breathtaking! looked like the sky was on fire, like molten lava poured across the sky. The one with "Softly the evening came..." looked like the sky was on fire, like molten lava poured across the sky.

Wow doesn't cover it.

Kerri said...

WOWZA!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Hilary: You certainly had a wonderful time to capture the lake in all its beauty.

Cricket said...

These are all just beautiful.

A friend of mine, also a wonderful photographer whose work you might like (http://pixels.slpro.com/), posts his stuff on a site where people can buy cards, prints &c. I don't know if this translates into actual ducats for him, but it might.

I can certainly see people wanting some of yours, that is, if they could find it in the jungle that is the internet.

Anyways, lovely bunch of sunsets. Nice to see them all together, as well. How about Govinda by Kula Shaker? Love the vibe on that.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. This makes me thankful that God made our world so lovely. What a gift.