I was sitting at my computing desk which is in our lower level family room, when I glanced up at the window. The evening sky was awash with a lovely coral glow.
So, I rushed out, camera in hand, and kept turning as I photographed 360 degrees around the entire horizon.
The lovely colors reminded me of a once favorite poem of mine, William Wordsworth's "Evening on Calais Beach." I still love the opening lines: "It is a beauteous evening, calm and free."
Here is the entire sonnet.
Evening on Calais Beach
IT is a beauteous evening, calm and free,
The holy time is quiet as a Nun
Breathless with adoration; the broad sun
Is sinking down in its tranquillity;
The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the sea:
Listen! the mighty Being is awake,
And doth with his eternal motion make
A sound like thunder--everlastingly.
Dear Child! dear Girl! that walkest with me here,
If thou appear untouch'd by solemn thought,
Thy nature is not therefore less divine:
Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year;
And worshipp'st at the Temple's inner shrine,
God being with thee when we know it not.
Clouds are essential in creating beautiful sunsets. The colours and contrasts in your pictures are lovely. Very appropriate verse...
I would have been with you, Donna. Turning around and around and enjoying the color and calm. Very nice!
What a magnificent sky! Thanks for sharing it with us.
such amazing colors you were able to capture! WOW
BTW: Had to laugh at your last post with H. Potter!
Those are beautiful colors-I'd love to be out camping and seeing that scenery.
Your sunsets made me think of Alfred Noyes' THE BARREL ORGAN. It's too long to include here so I'm sending it to you by email Attachment.
Love, Father "C"
Since my dad commented (above--Father C) and referenced The Barrel Organ, which I know is one of his favorite poems, I thought I would do a link to it--The Barrel Organ.
Thanks to all for sharing in the joy of the lovely sunset!
Wow, Donna, those are great pictures! I love beautiful sunsets like that. Thanks
How incredibly beautiful. Our sunsets have been orange here because of the fires, but I haven't had time to photograph them, yet.
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