Monday, July 29, 2013

Nice Night for an Evening & Posts of the Week


What a nice night for an evening.
~ Steven Wright

There's a peaceful feeling about a late summer afternoon, as it gently ushers us into the evening. The sunlight transforms from intense, to golden and from flirty to coy. All of the images below were taken at the dinner hour or beyond. Walk with me and enjoy them, will you?

wild roses
Wild roses bloomed at Frank's place for the first time that I've ever noticed. I think they were a pleasant surprise to him, also.





rose against ball
This is one of the usual roses we see in bloom, each summer. For some reason, I like how it looks so bright and extended in the foreground as if it's about to catch that ball in the background.





phlox in light2
Filtered sunlight illuminates the wild phlox in the field.





wild phlox
It's a shame that you can't smell them. Their scent is intoxicating early in the season.





setting sun behind leaves
As the sun begins its descent in the sky, the outlined leaves seem to absorb its warmth with back lit beauty.





kingbird evening sky
The birds bring the final meal of the day to their young.





moon
The moon climbs the sky to watch over the earth.





sunset behind tall grass
And all is well with the world.

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Happy Eventide.

It's pretty obvious that the Posts of the Week are no longer weekly at this point - nor do they appear on what used to be my Wednesday schedule. I do believe I will get back to that habit once I'm settled in my new place but that's going to take a while. I've not even put my old place on the market yet.

We take possession of our new home on Wednesday. Until I'm there for good, I'll be doing some back and forth traveling between each place. For now, Frank and I will be up there for a couple of weeks. My computer is staying back in the old place so my blog visits will be less than regular for a while. I will try to schedule some posts before I go. I'll probably have Frank's laptop to use occasionally - that's if our internet connection is set up there as planned.

So if you don't hear from me for a bit (aside from my scheduled posts), you'll know why.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.






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READERS' CHOICE

Recommended by: Joeh
The Story of Leviticus
by Gia
at Mayor Gia


Recommended by:
TexWisGirl
That Time of Year
by Rae
at Gram's Cracker Crumbs


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PHINE PHOTOGRAPHY

Wait for it
by Sandy
at Writing in Faith

Rain Hawk
by Andy
at Eye Candy

Letter B
by Sue
at Photowannabe

The Greatest of These
by Jackie
at Teacher's Pet



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A GOOD READ

Urban Diary
by A Cuban in London
at Un Cubano en Londres



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CREATIVE FUN

Where Clouds Come From
by Kerry
at Ed and Reub


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Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you


51 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely lighting, the red rose caught me first. It is always nice to hear from your way. A new home can be a lot of work.

Lisa RedWillow~ a Beauty seeker said...

Your sunlight images are just brilliant . As always I love your images .
Have a fine week.

Brian Miller said...

ah good to see your london cuban in the mix....smiles....
i like that one of the rose and the ball...the ball looks like an earthbound moon......

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks again for taking me with you on the walk. I love all the pictures and could not pick a favourite if I tried.Hope the move goes well.

Leah J. Utas said...

Sp peaceful.

DJan said...

I just love that rose picture. And your POTWs will give me some nice reading. Thanks for them, and I'm glad to hear you are settling into your new place! :-)

Linda said...

The red rose and outlined leaves are favorites here. Nice work, as always.

Hope the move goes well and that your old place sells easily.

Daryl said...

great photos and excellent POTWs

Stephen Hayes said...

I agree: it was a nice night for an evening. Great pics.

Stephen Hayes said...

I agree: it was a nice night for an evening. Great pics.

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for taking the time to share with us - not only your beautiful golden hour, but also some POTW!

yay for the new place!!!

the Bag Lady said...

Happy moving!
Love the pictures, especially the red rose.

Jackie said...

I always enjoy the journey with you, Hilary. Your photos speak to me. You have a marvelous gift. Thank you for sharing your gift of words and photography with me.
Thank you also for the POTWs. I am visiting them now.
Hugs,
J.

messymimi said...

Frank's wild roses are bidding him good-bye. If your move is as beautiful as your pictures, it will be smooth and easy.

Linda Wildenstein said...

thanks for the photos and the POTW. You have so much to do and I wish you the best....I hate moving. Love it when it's over and done but the packing etc makes me even crazier than usual. Best of luck, Oma Linda

photowannabe said...

Oh my Hilary,
Thank you so much for giving me a POTW!
I feel honored.
I love your Golden Hour photos, especially the one of the leaf edges being kissed by the late afternoon sun. Beautiful.

Leave It To Davis said...

Your pictures and your captions were hypnotizing. I felt so relaxed by the last picture.

We will miss you while you and your computer are parted. Enjoy the new place and I wish for you a quick sale of the old place.

Tabor said...

For someone in the middle of big changes in their life, you certainly are a mellow one with the lovely light and shadow photos!

sage said...

Life's transitions do interfere with blogging! But you've manage to keep up better than most, enjoy the journey your on. And great photos!

Rita said...

Lovely, lovely pics! Best of luck with the move. So exciting! Can hardly wait for pictures after you're settled. :)

Gia said...

Yay! I'm honored thank you. Commenting from my phone bc I'm out if town, but I had to see the source of some new comments today! Thanks very much!

SueAnn Lommler said...

Beautiful pictures as always...and your moon pics are fab...I always have trouble with those.
Hugs
SueAnn

Rae said...

Your photos are gorgeous. It is hard to pick a favorite - they are all spectacular shots.

Thank you for the POTW. I admit I was confused for awhile with the congratulation comments I have been receiving. When someone mentioned your name I came to check what it was about. Thank you again. It's an honor.

ellen abbott said...

these are all so lovely but I especially like the first one of the wild roses so softly pink.

Kerry said...

You may have to dig up a bush of wild roses and move them to your new place: they make a gorgeous photo. The late sunlight is my favorite, so golden and special. But I've never mastered taking a pic with filtered sunlight. It's so hard with my little camera.

Good luck with your move! I won't worry if I don't see you at Ed & Reub for awhile; blog-hopping should be a low priority for you right now. But thank you so much for the POTW, and the comments that you left. :)

Jackie said...

I am touched and more than grateful, Hilary, for honoring me with a POTW.
I am truly humbled.
Love,
Jackie

Country Girl said...

Moving? How exciting! Your images are, as ever, incredible. I wish I could smell the phlox. I love this time of day.

Barbara Shallue said...

I always love a walk with you! I've been missing my morning walks and actually took an evening walk today. The temps had dropped way down into the 90's. :) Your photos are beautiful...but please find a way for me to smell the phlox! Congrats to the POTW and to you and Frank on your new home!

Indrani said...

Lovely captures. I liked the focus on the roses very much.

Dave said...

Best wishes for a happy future for you both in your new home Hilary - Dave

Pauline said...

Delighted to hear that you and Frank are finally going to be in your new home. Looking forward to future posts and photos when your new life and the old finally merge.

A Cuban In London said...

As long as you keep publishing images like these, you can do it on Mondays, Fridays or Sundays! :-)

Greetings from London.

Mage said...

I hope all is well with the new place soon the spoons and forks in ordered lines. I too will be back not on a regular schedual. Hugs.

Maggie May said...

You can almost smell those flowers. Very beautiful images.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

lime said...

stephen wright is a stitch. you certainly captured what a nice night for an evening it was. so peaceful and pretty. glad you've taken possession of your new place. hoping you can soon get your place on the market and be all settled in to enjoy where you and frank will be together.

Bob Bushell said...

Well, your life is full of nature, it is wonderful.

yaya said...

Good luck in moving and in your new home. I hate moving..I love the idea of starting somewhere new, just not the actual packing and leaving! The rose pic is so special..love how the red just jumps out and grabs the shot.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Happy moving, Hilary. It's a big job but the new place will be so lovely. I hope it all goes smoothly for you and Frank.

Gorgeous walk-- You live in such a beautiful place.

xo jj

Une Angevine said...

j'aime bien la boule qu'on voit au loin avec la rose

Suldog said...

Whenever you post these things, on whatever schedule, it is a fine service for us. Thank you!

Anita said...

Hilary, I've been on vacation and did not read all of my favorite blogs while gone; one of which was yours. When I opened this post, I realized how much I have missed your seeing your work! Or rather, your pleasure. :) Stunning images as always. The lone bird in the solitary sky, surprisingly, stands out mostly in this group; however, you always get me with an amazing first photo!

I hope you're in your new home today and not too overwhelmed. Wishing you peace and calm as you transition.

Thanks for taking time to organize your POTW. I hope to read a few today.

Skunkfeathers said...

As always, your photos are fab, and may your moving experience be brief and y'all get settled in for the long haul.

ladyfi said...

Good luck with your move! So happy to hear you're getting possession soon.

Dianne said...

I love the way you capture light
The rose is gorgeous and the bird in flight is joyful

Take it easy with all the new house/old house stuff, it's a lot to deal with
and enjoy it

Crabby McSlacker said...

Funny, I am always amazed at your photos but was particularly taken this time with the use of light. And looking over previous comments, I'm not the only one! Don't know how you work your magic but sure appreciate it!

Sharon Wagner said...

You inspired me to do my own frog post earlier this week. Ribbit.

Sandi McBride said...

Your photos are brilliant I could walk right in....lots of good folk to visit too, been canning all week, so need to relax...thanks for the tour...
hugs
Sandi

Sandy Carlson said...

Thanks for the mention, Hilary!

And congratulations on finding the right place. Good luck with your move.

Michael Manning said...

The move sounds nice! I'm glad to finally be getting over here to catch up! :D)

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I'm excited for you to be starting this new chapter of your life!

August seems to be a month to take off from regular activities. Around my neck of the woods, those who have lake houses are spending all of their spare time keeping cool there.
And I certainly can blame anyone for being behind in blogging schedules -- I have over 180 unread posts in my feed reader!

Betty Manousos said...

great play of the light!
amazing fine art photos as usual.

happy moving, hilary!

big hugs!