Monday, September 24, 2012

Drawn




Drawn by the golden western sun, I grab my camera and head towards the bridge, my sunset trysting spot.




It had been a full day, having been out on errands twice and also a walk to the bridge earlier today with the children and one of their neighbourhood friends.




New activity surprised us, the familiar scene before our eyes changing without warning.




 As we headed home we crossed paths with the Wood Duck family again.




When I last saw them I counted 10 ducklings, today there were 9, each noticeably bigger with more feather markings on their chests. Should I be sad that one has gone, or grateful that 9 remain?




The busy-ness and relentless ordering of family life fills my day, again.
The light is fading, am I too late? As I make it to the bridge, the sky glows golden orange.




I am not too late, I am just in time to witness the splendour of another sunset. I wander slowly back and forth, catching the sinking orb as it slips from view.




I stand, gently collecting photos and filling my soul. I wipe tears from my eyes as I'm lost in another magnificent sunset.




The glory of God shared yet again for all to see, all who have eyes see and ears to hear. In the cool of the evening, I turn for home, having gratefully witnessed another of God's generous miracles.



Sharing at Our World Tuesday, Sweet Shot Tuesday, Color Your World, SkyWatch Friday, Orange You Glad It's Friday.

64 comments:

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas!Adorei!Ótima semana,beijos,chica

tinajo said...

Such a gorgeous sky - wow! :-)

s.c said...

Well that is a very quick reaction. Marvelous sunset photo's

Cinzia said...

Wowww.....
Cinzia

flowersandhome said...

Beautifulimages and words; in all a beautiful post.
Bye,
Marian

Leah said...

Just this morning I took an extra ten minutes to watch the sun slowly extend over my frosty front lawn. No matter where on the planet you are the sunrise and sunset reminds us all of the beauty and magnificence of God.
Cheers,
Leah

Carver said...

Wonderful sequence of shots. I love the golden sun. That draws me to look too.

Elisabeth said...

Karen, your sunset shot is drawing me into the picture...I too feel a bit of 'mistiness' and the wonder of nature, so amazing. Love, love all your spectacular photos and also of your sweet children as well!
I too captured a spectacular sunset scene last evening, which I will show on my next post.
Thanks for your reply re: the beautiful flower for a great Template background. I was not trying to suggest for you to change your Template, as the one you have is beautiful as well...just merely a statement, that's all:) xoxo

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures, Karen, and such incredible skies and colors! Glorious way to begin or end any day!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, and I LOVE the duck family!!! Delightful!!

Tatjana said...

I love the brilliant colors and the feeling that you show us.

Lúcia said...

The first shot is stunning, love the colours and the great composition!
The duck family made me smile, they are so cute, I hope they grow up fast....
Have a good week Karen! ;-)

Rosemary said...

Your last photo, certainly a vision of what paradise will look like :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

"The glory of God shared yet again for all to see, all who have eyes see and ears to hear." So poignant and so true! Love these. Sorry to hear a duckling didn't make it. :(

julie+ said...

Once again your images make me smile and give thanks that you share your gifts with us.

Thank you!

geanina said...

wow!! beautiful images! :)

Ahayes1225 said...

Beautiful sunset!

Kim Stevens said...

Yes, a generous gift of the sun, rising and setting! Just a beautiful capture and heartfelt!!

Cathy H. said...

I understand the tears! I get them so often as I witness the beauty of God's creation! Gorgeous, breathtaking sunset images! I also love following you around through your day!! Wonderful post!

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

Wow, stunningly gorgeous! Love those little ducks too. I can't help but feel a little sad for the missing duckling.

einfachtilda said...

Was für ein Himmel und ganz vorzügliche Fotos.

LG Mathilda ♥

Filip and Kristel said...

Good pictures, but isn't this rather dangerous with the train rushing by.

Greetings,
Filip

Giga said...

Niebo, woda w złocie, cudownie to wygląda. Wspaniałe zdjęcia zachodu słońca, gratuluję. Pozdrawiam.
The sky, the water in the gold, it looks wonderful. Great photos of the sunset, congratulations. Yours.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

My eyes are happy! From where my house is located, I cant see sunsets so your photos are breathtaking.

sad to know one of those sweet babies is gone but hope the rest will make it.

Debbie said...

grateful that 9 remain!!

WoW, your sunset is gorgeous, such powerful colors!!

eileeninmd said...

Cute duckling, I would be grateful that 9 are left. I loved the photos, especially the sunset. The colors are beautiful. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing your world.

Juliana said...

Very beautiful landscape & sunset!
Have a great week!

xoxo, Juliana
[pjhappies.blogspot.com]

Fun60 said...

It is a compelling sunset. I can see why you would be drawn to it.

Deanna said...

Beautiful captures of the sky at dusk, and to your question about being sad one duck is missing or happy that there are still 9...that is definitely a difficult question. I can't help but feel sad when a death has occurred in nature.

Seeing Each Day said...

Especially beautiful first and last photos - the last one has such a gentle feel to it. That's a little sad about the tenth duck - let's hope their family's not reinacting the "5 little ducks went out one day...." nursery rhyme.

lorik said...

Love those ducks! A friend of mine had a pet duck (a beautiful big white one). And what a beautiful place you live in - great sunsets too.

Mama Bear said...

I wiped tears from my eyes too, looking at your beautiful photos, reading your touching comments and recognising the enormity of simply being able to stop and look at God's handiwork. Sometimes these moments need to be stolen.
Well done.
Beautiful, as always.
X

Valerie said...

Wonderful captures of the beauty our awesome God paints for us to enjoy day after day. His craftsmanship does bring about a sense of gratitude for sight and His love. Thanks for sharing Karen.

Michelle said...

Really beautiful sky shots!

Barb said...

You are never too late. You are always where you are meant to be.

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful work ...
Have a great evening! :)

luna miranda said...

nature can indeed mesmerize us. thanks for sharing this beautiful sunset.

May said...

Gosh, that sunset is a stunner!!! Isn't this such a beautiful world, truly!!

Catherine said...

Such a stunning sunset you have captured. We live in a beautiful world don't we. x

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

You made my day with that sunset !

ladyfi said...

What amazing sunset shots!

hawknitr13 said...

picture postcard in the making...gorgeous sunsets! you are so fortunate to be able to witness God's beauty in real time!
^)^ linda

kaia said...

Beautiful photos with brilliant colors. Thank you for this lovely post.

Anna said...

Such a beauty, Sunshine!
Love your (Our) World and thanks for sharing it...
Greetings, Anna :))

The Artful Diva said...

Your dawn photos are glorious. Sleepy heads don't know what they're missing!

Molly said...

Truly beautiful sunset images and I love the little duck family... very cool!

Mollyxxx

Angie said...

Awwww... Karen, I'd be sad but glad too. What sweet pictures. I have been so busy that I've barely had time to see all my favorite blogger's these days. I apologize for that. It's nice to be here again, I love your blog so much. xo

Linda R said...

Amazing shots my friend. That sunset is gorgeous.

Erika B said...

Wow, you've really captured a perfect sunset.

Erika B

Gary said...

Thar's a stunning colour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

xinex said...

Amazing sky color!...Christine

Liz said...

Absolutely beautiful post!! You have an amazing sunset viewing spot. I have missed Grafton since we moved away 23 years ago and always wished to go back for a weekend or more.
I'd love to get down your way to enjoy it too one day. We are both keen (desperate) for a weekend away somewhere to rest & recharge but finance won't allow accomodation.
Please pray for our situation as we are facing being on the unemployment line as Allans Music close their first 2 shops on Friday... hard, scary times ahead.

Glorious sunset shots. Thanks for sharing!

Dave said...

Amazing sunset photos Karen - Dave

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Wow... now those are some gorgeous oranges! You captured these colors beautifully. And I love that dear duck family! :) Thanks so much for joining us for 'color your world' today!

DeniseinVA said...

You shared a lovely day with us in photos, beautiful shots! Thank you :)

Judy said...

Wow!! I love the reflection of the sunsets in the water!!

Karen said...

A gorgeous sunset and those wood ducks are sweet.

ladyfi said...

Those orange skies are gorgeous!

http://www.p-ter.be said...

Wow wonderful pictures from the sunset!
Blissful those colors!

HoodPhoto said...

I love that first photo!!! You should stop by my blog and submit this to Orange You Glad It's Friday, a meme dedicated to the color orange! Hope to see you there!

Linnea said...

Gorgeous shots...especially the orange sunset! You've got a lot of cool stuff happening in your neighborhood!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Nice sequence of shots....Happy weekend♥

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your sunset photographs are simply stunning. Blessings!

Jen Price said...

Stunning sunset photos!

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