Saturday, August 17, 2013

August Evenings








                                                                                                                                                    Yesterday


Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, 
for beauty is God's handwriting.
                                                
                                                 Ralph Waldo Emerson


As the day begins to colour with soft golden hues of early evening, I turn my head skywards to look for wonders. As often as possible I embrace these opportunities. Giving thanks for legs which can walk and eyes which can see, I briskly head off to soak my soul and mind in the visible whispers of God's creative magnificence. I always return invigorated in body and refreshed in spirit.

Each day is a fresh miracle, each sunset a unique masterpiece for us to savour.


                                                                                                                      Late addition - this afternoon


Sharing at Weekend Reflections, SkyWatch Friday.

54 comments:

Erin said...

Karen
These are totally gorgeous!! Mind you I love purple but really these are some of your best pics!!

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Wow, fantastische Momente schön eingefangen...

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Joop Zand said...

BEAUTIFUL evening photo's with lovely light and colors....that first one is really FANTASTIC.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

Lotta said...

Wow, so beautiful pic´s!
Have a nice weekend!
Lotta from Sweden

Gina said...

Beautiful pictures and words!

Jim said...

These are beautiful shots.

flowersandhome said...

Beautiful! Love the quote as well. Even if I don't see these wide, uninterrupted skies, I do see the beauty of it as well and then I often grab the camera. I should show it to you in a post as well, just to compare skies around the world. Thank you for sharing again Karen!
Love the house as well, love the Australian houses with the porch, often all around the house.
Marian

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I would love to see your sky photos Marian, good idea to make them into a post one day. The house shown is a little unusual here as it has attic/upstairs windows - very nice to look at. Most houses here have neither attics or basements but many have a large deck or verandah as you mention. We have a good climate for enjoying outdoor living.

Jenni said...

Love the purple one!!!!!

Sandra said...

Such beautiful setting sun images and I love that last golden light one!
Thank you for visiting my place!

Joy said...

Amazing hands painting of God.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful post - thank you.

✿ chica said...

Muito lindo tudo! beijos,chica

Sophie A. said...

Beautiful captures! the sunset shot is super stunning! great reflection of that bridge.

happy weekend. :)

Shirley said...

Oh my goodness! No wonder everyone wants to visit Australia! Your photos are representative of a country of tremendous beauty. Thanks for sharing.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Beautifully captured & wonderfully said, Karen!
I've been feeling extra grateful this week as the world is in all it's beauty around us, and we are here to enjoy it.

forgetmenot said...

Karen, These are beautiful captures, and that sunset is positively amazing. Mickie :)

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Mercy those are beautiful photos, GOD truly knows just how to paint this old world with color and you captured it so wonderful for us.

'Tsuki said...

The reflection of the sunset on the windows of the house ine the second pic are so intense the windows look on fire ! Very nice set of sunset reflection, bravo.

Viera said...

Evenings reflections are most beautiful...Great job...

Zena said...

Wonderful pictures, light is amazing

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful colors.

Kirsten said...

Beautiful photos! It is such a lovely time of the year here.

geanina said...

Really beautiful shots! Greetings...

Linda said...

Luscious pictures! And the text is lovely too.

Linda R said...

WOW!! Gods work is amazing. LOVE your photos my friend.

Hugs~

Nancy said...

These are absolutely breathtaking...I love the quote and you certainly captured the essence of it with your shots....

Julie said...

What beautiful photos - so soothing and restful to look at.

Seeing Each Day said...

Thank you for that glorious last shot - magnificent.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous sky and reflections. So colorful and pretty. Lovely captures. Have a happy week ahead!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

this is my favorite time of day to walk. I like to watch the day settle in and know that people are settling in as well.

kulasa zen said...

I am left in awe at the beauty of the skies that you captured....wow...it's been quite sometime since I last took captures of the sky...it is rainy season on my side of the world and I am missing the rays of the sun...thanks for making me see the sun virtually today :)

Gregory Urbano said...

great series of shots and accompanying words!

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Beautiful! A real summer evening! :-)

Greetings from the Netherlands,
Gert Jan

E. Ericasta said...

There are wonderful pictures of nature ... Thank you for sharing this moments

Hugs, Heidrun
Wish you a very Good next week <3

Deborah said...

Absolutely stunning! Lovely quote.

pattisjarrett said...

Love the colors of sunset in these.

Kathy McB said...

Oh my, the streams of heavely light in that last shot are breathtaking :)

Elise Lea said...

Beautiful photos with wonderful reminder that all good things come from God above! Thank you for sharing!

mbartholomew said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for that beautiful reminder.

tinajo said...

Now how gorgeous is this - lovely! :-)

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Мъх said...

Your evenings are so beatiful!!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Valerie said...

Absolutely breathtaking captures Karen - especially that last shot! Yes, we are greatly blessed by the miracles God creates and chooses to share with us each and every day.

Tuynvrouwe said...

Beautiful pictures and words!
best regard, Anne-Marie

Cinzia said...

This light is FANTASTIC!!!
Cinzia

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

these are gorgeous...I like Emersons saying...beauty is Gods handwritting

Giga said...

Cudowne widoki o zachodzie słońca. Zauroczył mnie widok na trzecim zdjęciu. Kwiaty i różowa poświata. Pozdrawiam.
Wonderful views at sunset. I fell in love with back in the third picture. Flowers and pink glow. Yours.

Liz said...

These are stunning, Karen! I too love to look up as the sun begins to set. I also find myself looking up during the day and marvelling at His creation. No sky, sunset or sunrise is ever the same. There is so much beauty to be seen everyday.

Ocean Soul said...

Amen! So much to be thankful for, especially being able to see God's artwork all around us and you do a wonderful job of capturing it on film.

Barb said...

The moments you've captured are glorious. Your own little warbler is very cute!

ladyfi said...

Wow -- so very beautiful!

bellybytes said...

How truly wonderful. And to be able to appreciate the joys of nature with a family of ten! Incredible.

Anette said...

I absolutely love your photos, they are beautiful :)

Laura said...

absolutely gorgeous!

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