glorious sunset by summerfield

glorious sunset

i missed out on the beautiful sunny day yesterday and almost missed this, too. today, the day started out as cloudy so this was a bonus. we had to bring the grands back to their mother and coming back the sunset was just teasing me. so partner drove up to a bridge east of us, made an illegal u-turn and drove the car on neutral while i tried to get this shot. i was so grateful for that gesture that i treated him to an "all you can eat sushi" dinner.

looking west/southwest, my city is so beautiful, this sunset makes it more so.

I do not wish you joy without any sorrow,
Nor endless day without the healing dark
Nor brilliant sun without the restful shadows,
Nor tides that never turn against your bark.
I wish you love and faith and strength and wisdom.
Goods, gold enough to help some needy one.
I wish you songs but also blessed silence
And God's sweet blessings when each day in your life is done.

way behind still on commenting on your albums, folks. bear with me, please. i shall get to yours hopefully sooner rather than later. thank you so much.
This is lovely... Beautiful capture! Glad you didn't miss it! ^_^
January 23rd, 2012  
Wow . . this one was worth the illegal u-turn. Stunning sunset. Yes, glorious!! That poem is awesome. A little teary here. :)
January 23rd, 2012  
@klinehan - thank you, kesha. i'm really glad that i didn't miss it.

@karenann - yes, this set me back $45 for dinner. hahahaha! the sushi was to die for anyway. i've known this poem for about 40 years now. i heard it on a radio show in manila. at the time i was taking my secretarial course and when the announcer read this i had my notebook and pen practicing my steno so i did shorthand as he read. just got stuck in my head and i would recite it to myself every now and then. it is beautiful, isn't it?
January 23rd, 2012  
Not to worry- I'm playing catch up too! This is beautiful!
January 23rd, 2012  
Wow I think he deserved that after making that effort. It was worth it as it is a wonderful shot. I love the silhouettes in the distance
January 23rd, 2012  
Great capture. Nice quote too.
January 23rd, 2012  
Beautiful sunset and an awesome guy for helping.
January 23rd, 2012  
Those colors are wonderful. Great shot. He's fantastic for being so helpful!
January 23rd, 2012  
Beautiful :)
January 23rd, 2012  
@olivetreeann - ann, thank you.

@bkbinthecity - thank you, brian. i fed him well.

@pamfromcalgary - thank you, pam.

@jannkc - thank you, jann.

@myautofocuslife - thank you, livia.

@carme - thank you, carme.
January 23rd, 2012  
glorious. although i failed the color hue test with really blazing numbers - twice - i am going to exclaim that the colors here are gorgeous!
January 23rd, 2012  
@catsmeowb - thank you, camille. it was a gorgeous sky. but i'm curious, though. just what colours do you see? i've known one or two people who i was told were colour blind and i've been wanting to speak to them about this. if i hold up a blue pen, what colour would you see? does it depend on the lighting? i'm really interested to know these things.
January 24th, 2012  
That is an expensive photo! WOw. But worth it ! The colors are marvelous!
January 24th, 2012  
Just beautiful.
January 24th, 2012  
@espyetta - hahaha! it was worth it. thank you, MB.

@danig - as beautiful as you, mate. thank you, DG.
January 24th, 2012  
January 25th, 2012  
what a wonderful sky you got to capture-- and I love the verse! I wish the same to YOU!!
January 25th, 2012  
@sanera - thank you, sam. much appreciated.

@cscecil - thank you, CS. much appreciated.
January 26th, 2012  
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