Thursday, September 9, 2010

Golden Sunlight

I'm still in scheduled mini-post mode and at this moment hopefully up at the cottage with Frank and Benny. I'll be by to visit and respond to comments sometime after we return. Until then, I hope you enjoy these photos which were taken while there a few weeks back.


An evening walk along the country roads revealed trees painted with golden sunlight. It wouldn't be too much longer until only the moon and stars would provide their light. Time to turn back.




Sigh!




Back at the dock, we catch the last rays of this day's sun before it bids us goodnight.

45 comments:

Samson said...

My first reaction was WOW!, first photo is awesome

Brian Miller said...

beautiufull the little golden brushstrokes...

Bonnie said...

Light is everything - and you capture it so beautifully.

Gaston Studio said...

So agree that the first photo is totally awesome. Have a good trip back and take care.

wordsareforwriting said...

Could not stop looking at the first picture - amazing!!

Pauline said...

Always, the sight of sun sliding down tree trunks makes me think of cathedrals and stained glass windows. Beautiful photos! You can see how the quality of light has changed since mid-summer.

Leah J. Utas said...

Makes me want to sigh with wonder.

Daryl said...

lovely .. just so peaceful ...

Jillsy said...

Just love that first one...I can just about smell the forest!

Maggie said...

Thank you. I found your notes about preposting blog entries, and I'm delighted. :)

Yes, it is a lot of work to make one of these darn things. I'm not a quilter, having fallen into this by force of my college biology teacher, but it's a good outlet for learning. LOL

~JarieLyn~ said...

I love the silhoutted boats on the water. What an awesome sight.

Bossy Betty said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. I am sneaking up there with you next summer.

messymimi said...

It makes you wish it could last for hours, instead of just minutes.

Karen said...

Hilary, I adore that first picture! What stories could be imagined from that one photo! So creative.

Reb said...

Lovely! I like when the sun makes everything turn to gold.

ethelmaepotter! said...

It's like the trees are glowing with ribbons of an inner fire - so beautiful.

A few weeks ago, I said that you had posted the best sunset photo ever, but now I'm rethinking that...THIS is stunning!

Anita said...

I hope you have the peace in your life that your photographs depict. :)

Brenda Kula said...

I love the way the sun shines the way. And the shadowy nuances of these gorgeous photos.
Brenda
http://afairyinmygarden.blogspot.com

Travis Erwin said...

Shadow dancing.

TechnoBabe said...

The trees with the light making designs on them are wonderful. I can't think of an appropriate word to describe the awe.

NJ said...

If this was a contest I'd vote for the last photo although there all beautiful. Can't believe how fast autumn has hit us this year!

Steve Gravano said...

They all are beautiful. The light in the top two is something else.

Lori said...

Wow! When I see beauty such as this it quiets me and leaves me in such awe. Enjoy these moments at the cottage. XX

Joanna Jenkins said...

The evening walk through the woods looks absolutely magical. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the cottage!
jj

VM Sehy Photography said...

Nice job capturing the evening light. That's tough to do.

Cloudia said...

Light!

George!


Bliss!




Warm Aloha from Waikiki

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Zuzana said...

Beautiful images, enjoy your time surrounded by the best there is.;))
xoxo

Thumbelina said...

*sigh*

Beautiful glow on the trees. Hope you are enjoying your break.
((hugs))

Maggie May said...

I love those tree trunk reflections. Very dramatic.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

ladyfi said...

Oh, I love golden light that is as thick as treacle... And that last shot is fabulous!

Friko said...

Magical, quite magical.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Ah, Hilary...you have a way of grabbing the heart and holding it with your photography!!! I love playing with light in my paintings...but YOU have captured light to perfection!!!! These are extraordinary!!! Have a beautiful time at the cabin...you've started my weekend with sublime beauty! ~Janine XO

Moannie said...

Totally awesomely beautiful.

kcinnova said...

I could practically SMELL the forest in those first 2 pictures!

Linda said...

Absolutely lovely, Hilary, as always.

photowannabe said...

I feel a lot of sighs coming on myself. Franks place is just too gorgeous. Who would want to return? Sigh.....

Kat said...

Heavenly! :)

lailani said...

I love shadows and rays in photos! The sun in the water shot is really cool!

Dave said...

Amazing photos Hilary. You were there at just the right time. Wonderful. - Dave

Mental P Mama said...

Shiny trees. Nothing better.

lime said...

oh those first two were really serendipitous timing along with your skill as a photographer. just beautiful.

Agus said...

this photos are great! amazing, really!

Hilary said...

Thanks everyone for such kind comments. I'm back again.. for now and it sure is lovley to come home to such warm words. Very much appreciated. :) And a big welcome to the new faces who have come to visit. I hope you'll be back again soon. :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Hilary: Love to see your neat shots of the lake and the sun lit woods.

SandyCarlson said...

These are utterly gorgeous. I love the way you capture light.