Sun Rays

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With the setting sun,

Creating cloud silhouettes;

And rays fanning out.

 

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Two of my sons and I had scooted into the city yesterday evening to pick something up, and on our way home, we could see this sunset happening.  And we were all admiring the way the sun rays were highlighting the edges of the clouds – creating a silhouette effect -along with the blue, purple, and pink colours.

It is fascinating to see how the sun’s fading rays fan out perfectly and quite visibly….behind those clouds.  That’s quite a unique “show.”

 

 

 

 

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A Winter Moon

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Bright orb…with halo

Suspended in the dark sky;

Quietly glowing.

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This winter’s moon is shining so brightly tonight!  And with that halo, it also adds a feeling of spookiness.

I enjoy looking up at the sky during daylight hours for pretty clouds and sunrises and sunsets, as well as, on occasion late at night, looking at the moon and  stars…..

Just now, a little after 3 a.m. I took out the garbage to the edge of the driveway (for pick-up later today), and as I was walking towards the far side of the house, I kept looking up to the sky, because tonight the moon is full and has this magnificent bright halo all around it with no clouds obscuring it from my sight.  So, after putting the garbage in its spot, I ran back to the house and grabbed my camera and shot through the silhouetted black, spindly branches to capture that glowing moon orb.
What a neat effect!

What I saw in passing…

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Dark tree silhouettes,

White snow on the ground with the

Sky bursting alive!

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This sunset occurred just a couple of evenings ago, and I only happened to notice as I was passing from one room to the next, busy with some tasks, and I glanced out the window.

What an explosion of colour!  Pinks, blues, a smidge of orange, and a glimmer of the descending sun’s yellow.  I immediately ran to get my camera and took some photos from the front door.

This artistic display disappeared all too quickly before darkness settled in, so I was even more glad that I happened to catch it when I did.

 

P.S.  I’ve been working away in spits and spurts on my next post…..you’ll see why soon…..stay tuned!  🙂

Sunset over a Pond

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A mixture of clouds,

Held in the sky and captured

Below in the pond.

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There is a dairy farm down the road from us, and throughout the summer there is a good-sized pond along the one side of the pasture field where the cows spend the majority of their time grazing.

Last week as I was walking along, it was initially the setting sun that caught my eye and then how the sky “painting” was looking equally beautiful in the pond water reflection.

There are such different clouds in the sky, too – from a large bluish one on the right and then some wispy white ones toward the left, along with some bigger whiter ones that look as if they are “painted” with strokes going almost perpendicular to the blue one.  With those dark tree silhouettes, I was so impressed with this spectacular view.

The Mist Changes the Mood

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Slowly in silence

In motion like a whisper –

The earth-kissing mist.

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Last Friday on my evening walk, I didn’t know when I started out what beautiful views I would encounter, because it wasn’t until I reached the high point of the road that I could see signs of the approaching mist.

And I felt all excited at how the well-known views that I gaze upon so often would be magically transformed.  Some of them seem like watercolour paintings.  Some have a hint of spookiness with the addition of tiny plant silhouettes in the foreground.  And extra beauty shines through when the colours of the darkening sky join in with this mysterious dance of the mists.

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