Thank you Bernadette for the new thread. Beautiful series on your collection. I'm heading out to a hiking trip. Hopefully I'll catch some sunset pic. on the way home. If so I'll post to share later. Have a good day and a safe one everyone.
Thanks, Jean! Wow amazing pics, especially the ray of sunshine! Hugs back at you!
Bernadette, thank you for starting a new thread for us and for the beautiful pics. I'm glad you enjoyed my article. I like your comparison!
Kim, thank you for your caring words!
Sherri, so glad you have been sleeping well! You can always read my articles when you will have more time. They are always on DG!
Margaret, I would gladly send you some snow, we still have plenty!LOL
I had a great day today with my family, especially with Nicholas. We had a barbeque and a Tiramisu fruit cake my son-in-law made for me.
Posting me with the cake, and Nicholas with my DD eating the cake. More pics and videos here :
I haven't taken part in this series in recent times for the simple reason that I had not taken many 'shareable' shots. This morning I was up there on the balcony early and enjoyed this sunrise beneath that coconut frond. The silly camera does not read my mind. It thought I was looking at the frond rather than the lovely sun!
That is very pretty Dinu. I agree those crazy cameras, have a mind of their own, sometimes. ;) It happens to me a lot with bird pics. It'll focus on the branch, instead of the bird.
Kim, I would love, to be able to take shots on the lake, like you do. Love the reflection of the setting sun on the water in your pics.
Aww Moon, now you'll have to go behind the tree, to take the shots. lol Still nice though.I especially like your March 14 shot.
We had a nice sunset a few nights ago, but was not willing to get in my car, to go get some shots. If I take it from home, I get the power lines in it.
This one is from January.
Thanks much. Burn, if I go to the other side of the tree line I will have to climb my neighbor's back fence, or drive a couple miles to get there. I really like the bands of color in that shot. In a couple months the sun will set a bit further to the west and then it will just be roof tops...grin
Adina, no more snow!!! your ahead of us. There are still patches of snow here. My slope in the back is well covered. I`ll take a picture in the morning of my pond area.
Kim, enjoy that little hummer. Can`t wait to greet them in my yard.
~grin. the ... not so sunny south is right! These past few days has been rough. But look, the Cotoneaster I potted has survived, and is sending out flowers! It correlated with other (cotoneasters) in the garden too.
Whoo Hoo...good job Kim. That is really looking great. Now to just convince it to stay that size...grin
Yeah, rain from the Gulf and wind from the north...gone from high 80's and sunny to chilly and wet. DH had the a/c on yesterday...told him it was 10 degrees cooler outside than inside...open the windows and keep our money out of the electric company's pocket...they will get enough come summer.
Ah yes, Lily Love. There is one recent photo of sunset I took Sunday last. At the lake in Mysore. I was able to just make there in the nick of time, virtually as you can see. I was passing by the lake. The sun was still there in full and by the time I parked my scooter outside the fenced area and went in to the walk way some 100 metres away, I was just able get this shot.
Great shot, Dinu! Seems so misterious!
Kim, I love Cottoneaster! I used to have one in the garden of the building I was living in in Bucharest, but didn't take a cutting.
Bernadette, is your snow gone ?
Jean, we had rain and Sahara sand over our country these days...they said it was a sandstorm and brought some of the sand over here. Everything is covered with dust and the rainwater was yellow...go figure! Your sun behind the clouds looks misterious too!LOL
I have a sunset from a week ago, also behind the clouds.
Hi everyone, I haven't taken any sunset lately. Adina It's has been so beautiful here, the pass few days, most of the snow that was left melted. I still have a little bit of snow and ice on the pond. Kim, nice to see you've succeeded with your cotoneaster, looking good! No hummingbirds yet. They usually arrive around May 10th. Sorry you guys are getting the lousy weather. Glad for your garden though ;) Jean sending sunshine your way.
Dinu, that is a beautiful view!
Lovely shots, Bernadette and Margaret...I like especially the second one, stunning!
Jean, it's not that much dust ,, but enough to show a dirty window, grrr! I took pics of the car, the window,, the tiles from the terrace and the water in the bucket which I'm usually saving for watering the flowers. Might this sand have brought any seeds from Africa?LOL
This morning, my newspaper delivery man showed me the sun having 4 lines radiating from it. In fact it was the thin low clouds that were playing that trick. Only 3 days ago we had discussed about sunrise and how nice it is to watch. He is lucky as he goes on his bicycle to deliver newspapers to homes at that time.
Good Morning...the trees have leafed out covering the sunrise, but still offers a view or two...we are in the warm day cool night cycle here, so always a bit hazy in the morning...but the sun highlights some of the haze...
Nice captures there Jean. I've been so busy haven't kept up with much sunrise/sunset. For this morning, I've got that same hazy view, yet tranquil of the quiet beginning of the day. Temp. is going back to being "hot" again starting today. I'm trying to enjoy the cool morning while we've got what's left for the season.
Jean, awesome shot of the sun rays through the haze in the last shot. You have a lovely yard! I could see myself sitting under those trees and enjoying the view.
Kim the lake does look tranquil and serene, perfect setting to wake up too.
Margaret, beautiful sunrise, the silhouette of the tree are stunning with those colors.
Adina, are you still cleaning dust and sand. Poor you it's been quite a year for you. Hope you get a break from all this weird weather.
It's been going really slow here. Rainy and cool, we might be getting some snow tomorrow. Hopefully this will be the last of it. My toy (camera) is gone to the doctor, don't know when, I get it back.
Great shot of your sunrises and sunsets Adina. I haven't taken any pics of either. for some time now.
Dinu your images are always welcome. I've never seen one, with some colors like you've captured, lovely.
That a great link to the sun dog, Jean.
I've been occupied with getting things ready for the Summer months. Gardening and cleaning stuff and getting some fresh air. How great it is, to see things grow and bloom and hearing birds sing again!
Hi everyone, I'm glad to see y'all back posting. Dinu those are very interesting, thank you for sharing those info. too Jean. Bernadette, I haven't taken much pics. of sunrise/set either. Glad spring is finally there for you.
Thanks for the kind invite, I'll again dream of coming there! LOL.
Here is a photo I dug up from the Sunrise folder just now, just for you. I had posted it before 2 years ago. This was taken from a century old building and this 10-minute sunrise observation session was part of my morning walk.
Dinu, I remember this photo, your own tranquil setting! Love the dog too!
Bernadette, I'm glad you are gardening and getting ready for summer.
Kim, love your sunrise!
Jean, all is good here, thanks for asking. Andreea is still hanging out with Petre, but he's not living here anymore. Nicholas is as sweet as ever and will be 2 next week. We're planning a party for him!
No new pics here, the sun was behind the clouds again.
Adina, it's good to hear from you. I'm looking forward to see more pic. of sweet Nicholas as his birthday is being celebrated. Agreed with you, Dinu's pic. is very peaceful. Great for mediatative moments. Thank you Dinu.
Adina, love those photos of N, even if they are off subject of this thread. That blue bucket there --- I like the way it is ready-shaped to neutralize the strain on the brim which usually breaks, if it is a circle. That bucket is not. It's already straightened! Expert water sprayer at work there!
Lily, again, that water reflecting the sun is enchanting.
I love your silhouette birds Kim, especially the egret.
A very lovely picture of you and GS, Sherri.
Jean ,like the orangy sky.
Aww Adina, he's such a great gardener. You've taught him well.
Interesting shot of the sunrise through the century building Dinu. Very nice.
Thanks everyone for the kind words!
Dinu, that bucket was originally with a mope, but I'm using it now for watering!LOL
Sherri, what a lovely picture of you and your grandson...he looks so much like you!
Kim, your birds are awesome,, great pics!
Bernadette and Jean, lovely shots!
It's been raining a lot here... dark clouds on the sky most of the day and night...hardly could see the sun on the last 2 weeks! So here are a few pics from the garden.
Jean, we share the same sky and sunset at just about the same time. I'm so enjoyed when the day light is lengthening until after 7:30 and beyond. Margaret, somehow I missed your post yesterday. Good morning, errrr evening to you.
Life has been kind, but the garden? It about to work me to death! LOL. Just kidding, truly, I can't really complain. Spring has been surprising mild. I've been enjoying the cool weather in the early morning and early evening hours. The high noons? Not so much.
Kim and Jean,, great sunsets! So peacefull in your pics!
I also weeded much lately , the rain stopped finally...! More showers today though. We also celebrated Nicholas for his 2nd anniversary last week-end. He had a gorgeous cake and had such fun eating it!LOL
We got hot way too quickly here. By 10:30 you are drenched and drained and usually takes til 6pm before it is tolerable again...until the mosquitoes start putting in an appearance...then it is all bets off. Those suckers hurt!...I am such a wimp...grin I envy you those breezes off the water...
Oh Adina...all the pics are cute, but the last two are just priceless...and yes, he does appear to love birthday cake...lol
Boy oh boy, he grew up fast. We first saw him struggling with the shovel in the snow, and then helping Nana in the garden, then poof, he's into race car. LOL Very handsome little fellow, Adina.
Jean, sorry your experiencing all that heat. Hope things cool down a bit there. Remember to drink plenty of fluid. I hate skeeters just as much, those little buggers sting and hate it when they make that buzzing sound when they get too close to my ear. Whispering too me, "I'm coming for your blood". And of course, It drives me into a panic mode. ;)
Kim, nice reflection shot. Your harbor is well ornate with all the beautiful foliage.
Margaret that is a great shot of the Pelican at sunrise.
Thanks Bernadette, Jean and I live in region that is quite difficult to cope with, especially outdoor in the summer months. So we try to enjoy the cool weather when we can, here is one such morning when temp. is cool and the breeze is refreshing.
Yeah, Kim and I live in sauna land...grin. watching the news last night the weather man said our humidity was at 43%...it rarely ever drops below 50% here. And that just means we haven't had enough rain...but, they have been forecasting rain since Saturday...all the way through til next Monday...as yet, nary a drop.
Kim, what a cutie and such a sweet baby grin. Won't be long before he will be up on skis...and Grandma Kim will be watching like a hawk...grin.
Too funny Margaret...it used to be you used the baby in the bath pics to blackmail them with...grin
Bernadette, there are some days when I "slosh" my way around the yard...we have a rule around the house for summer...8 ozs of water in every hour spent outside. We each have our own 2qt/litre water jugs to make it easier to keep track of intake
As for mosquitoes, if ya hear them buzzing, it is a female and she will bite. The males also buzz, but they are not drawn to humans as male skeeters sip flower nectar, not blood. Females buzz around your head because they are attracted to the body heat...warm bodies equal lunch...grin
Love the pictures. It gets cloudy here in the evenings...does not make for a pretty sunset.
Yes, Jean. Can't wait until the little 'guy' gets up on the skii with Grandma Kim. I and my daughter double skii a time or two, but if my son, his baby and grandma will tripple skii, that would be something else wouldn't it?
Rain more often here, so I need not gauge at the humidity level. lol. I enjoy gardening, and my feeling about humidity? It's a love/hate relationship. For my plants love the humidity, me? not so much.
It's so humid, that I can easily propagate cuttings from breaking off a branch, stick it in the ground -- forget about it for a time. Then viola! Few weeks later their is a new plant in its place.
Yes those skeeters are something else. Neat info. on 'em Jean. I'm more concern about the disease they transmit.
Will try to catch some more sun rise/set to post soon.
On the camera-readiness. We'll have a way to go down into the future. Hopefully I'll have our camera upgrated by then. lol At the mean time, I need to "get back onto the saddle" so to speak. Skiing didn't come as a second nature to me. It takes practices, and last year I didn't try to ... so I'm working on getting back at it, begun at the Gym... (sweating ~).
Sunset last evening; My! Am I glad that way pass 8pm and there was sunlit outdoor.
There is something so serene about watching the sun come up over the water...understand why folks leave so early to go fishing.
We have had rainy, cloudy overcast weather for the last week or so. What little sun has been "watery" looking...I snapped a pic of our new residents (mated pair of woodpeckers) as they checked out the bird bath...everything has a muted, hazy look due to the clouds.
You can just make out the female hanging on the trunk to the right. Then she got her turn...
Hi Kim. I am often amazed at the difference between what I see and what the camera "sees". They seem to be settling in nicely...the little male is quite feisty...size doesn't seem to matter in proportion to moxie. Just a few minutes after their bath, they settled to have a bite...this blackbird was already there...but not for long...grin
Thanks Jean. Hello everyone, this is my sunshine today. Misty morning and a rare visit from this Great Crested Flycatcher. When the bird visits. It brings along so much joy. I thought I share this with everyone.
Thanks for the compliments on the GS photo everybody...I don't get to see him often enough.
Lily just love all your lake shots, must be so nice to live right on a lake. The orange/yellow roses are very nice, sort of sunset colors in a rose. Your grandson is an adorable happy lil' fellow!
Bern, love the pink sunset, nice when the sky has that pink coloring, doesn't happen too much here...and you have to be quick to catch it.
Jean, I'm late but Happy birthday! Nice catches of the woodpeckers, we have lots of them here...one likes to peck on my house, can be very irritating, scares the cats.
Adina, my goodness does Nicholas love that cake, I don't think he could open his mouth any bigger...lol. Love all your flowers, they are so beautiful, especially after all the snow pictures.
Margaret that is a wonderful photo of the pelicans with the pink sky.
Grits, welcome, love the lone fisherman on the lake shot...keep them coming.
Well we were on vacation down in south Florida in Ft. Myers Beach all week last week and I hoped to get some beautiful sunset shots for you all, however we hardly saw the sun, it was very cloudy all week. Didn't mind too much because kept the temperatures down in the 80's...I did manage to get some one night.
Love your Monet, the hazy mist ambiance in your pic is wonderful, Jean. Kim what a great visitor to have in your yard. I would love, to see one of those flycatcher. Grits the fisherman add to the loveliness of the scenery, in your sunrise.
Sunkissed, aww Paradise, great spot for a vacation!!!
Sun, wonderful pics! Glad you had a good vacation!
Jean, what great Monet photos!
Grits, beautiful sunrise with the fisherman!
Lily, your grandson is sweetheart! Love the bird too!
Bernadette, amazing pics!
I don't have any sunrise or sunset, but here's my DS teaching Nicholas breakdance!LOL
Thanks Kim and Jean! My DS tried this breakdance when he was a teenager, but never continued, he preffered football(soccer). Maybe Nicholas will like it , at least it will be good for exercise.
BBL with some sunset pics.
I woke up this morning to the most beautiful sunrise, my house was all pink inside, I ran out in my nightgown and took these before it was gone. Mosquitoes enjoyed their breakfast. :) Kind of rare to see these colors, but had a storm coming in.
Heard last night there was some "activity" in the Northern part of the Gulf of Mexico...they are "watching" it...been hot dry and cloudy here...full on Hurricane season and now full on summer...could be an interesting season.
Etelka, great pics! Good to see you here!
Jean, what activity? I hope no more hurricane! I get this comparison with the National Geographic very often from my family but only because I'm always taking pictures of everything!LOL
Very hot here, but showers forecasted for tonight. I had to water so much this week but it was good because while getting up so early to water I got some pics of the sunrise. I'll post them later.
Just looked at the 4PM advisory...only place showing storm warnings at present are La east and central coastline...but the module at present has it heading toward SE Texas coast...and we all know how quickly the modules can change...gonna have to keep an eye on this one.
Welcome Kiseta (Etelka)...the sunset at Novi Sad is just lovely.
My memory from home was always nice, but the best was when we went to our uncles house on the mountain cross the Danube. Late at nite we put on the ground some hay and we slept under the sky , just the blankets to protect us from the bugs. I never forget that big sky full of stars, you felt like you can reach and grab them. you never see stars that close in the city.
They say the sundown is very beutiful down in Floriday Keys, people sit on the dock and wait for it. One of these days I will drive down there just for that. Etelka
Thank you Sunkissed, for helping me decide to go one of these days down to the Keys. It probobly would take me 2 days. Will stop at Venice beach, the water was so blue, I could not believe it. But I guess sunrise is a same everywhere, it means anouther day to enjoy. I am always thinking, the same Sun was over my sisters house 6 hours before mine, what a wonderfull feeling. I guess I get homesick once in the while. Etelka
Sherri, what gorgeous sunset!
Kim, your plumeria is beautiful!
Etelka, thanks for sharing your memories, so lovely!
Jean, I hope the storm will go away from your place!
Here are some pics of a sunrise a few days ago.
Kim, glad you're not affected by "Debby". Praying for the others who are affected to be safe.
Etelka, thanks. I've learned English in school and liked it so much, then I started to learn from books and movies ... then I've found DG and learned from my friends most of what I know now. Such wonderful people here on DG who have accepted me as one of their own and helped me with my English too. Just reading their posts and answering, using the online dictionary, I've learned a lot. Thanks for asking.
Still raining this morning, could hear the wind during the night. Seems like this storm is never going to pass, she wants to linger. I feel sorry for those here on vacation. We have had four inches of rain just since yesterday morning, so far 6 inches total from this storm. Maybe she'll move on out today...if not I'm going to have to use the treadmill and I hate that, so boring. :)
Thanks to you all for your good wishes. It looks like Sherri may have to build an ark since the storm has become stationary for the most part. Those storms can be so unpredictable. The latest i read said a possibility of as much as 25 inches of rain could fall over northwest Florida panhandle.
Thus far "Debby" sent us lot of wind, and somewhat cooler temp. in the evening/early morning. Sunrise this morning pics. Sherri, how are you doing with all that rain forcasted there in Fla.? Jean, how are things at your place? Waving at everyone.
Etelka, so good of you to join us. I love your story of sleeping under the stars.It brought back some fond memories of when we went sliding at night under a clear sky. It was so pretty with all the stars.
Adina, those shots from June 20 are amazing!
Pretty sunrise on the lake, Kim. I see your Brug is flowering. I got one forming a bud. Can't wait to see it.
Sorry to hear the hurricane season has started for you gals, already. Hope no one get caught up in a devastating disaster.
We've been having thunder and lightning, and a lot of downpour here, for the past 4 days.
Hi Bernadette, thank you for the good wishes. Bad weather is very unpredictable and scary some time. Before the wind subsided, it has sent one of my prized container Plumeria into the lake, but today, the wind is calm. And the view is lovely outdoor. We're expecting tripple digit temp. however. I can't really complain though, look at the terrible heat waves out west and all the weird wild fires!
Yup, we are all having strange weather...we have been in the 100's for the past couple days...and even though we've had no rain in over a week, the humidity is high enough to kick in the heat index...even the butterflies are searching out shade flowers...grin.
Kim, hope your plumeria is okay after its' swim.
I didn't manage sun set...but I did get Moonset last night...
Wonderful shots everyone. Lily nice shot of the brugs and misty lake. Hope the plant that fell in the lake is okay. The wind did minor damage to some plants, nothing bad. The worst was a big dead branch fell out of my oak tree and broke half of my Poblanos pepper plant...ugh!
And moon that is a wonderful moon shot. I'm looking forward to seeing that moon again. Last month was real cloudy and rainy the whole time the moon was full.
We just finally saw the sun and moon again yesterday...glad Debby finally took a hike. Although the temperatures were nice while she was here, even the last two days have been really wonderful...but the heat is coming back today. Back into the 90's they say.
You all stay cool...I'll be sipping on one of these tonight.
I'm glad to 'hear' all is well with you Sherri in Fla. after Debby's aftermath. Yum, those drinks look so yummy, it's time to celebrate! Poblanos pepper? My plumeria was found by a neighbor washing up on the bank hundred or so feet down stream. It's all well here. I too enjoyed that shot of the moon Jean.
We're experiencing a terrible heat wave. At sunset yesterday it was marked at 102F. topped out at 106F after highnoon. Hah, Jean the surviving plumie. I haven't seen flowers on this yet. Hopefully soon. Have a good day and stay cool everyone.
Beautiful shots, everyone. Those drinks look absolutely yummy, Sunkissed.
We've been following the tragic US weather events on the news. You folks really do have the most extreme weather, no matter what the season. Kim, that's so hot, and I guess your humidity levels would be high, as well. Throw yourself into the lake to stay cool.
Heat wave here too...it seems that it's coming up from Africa. We still have normal heat, 90F, but starting tomorrow the heat wave will hit us too. We're expecting 110F!!!
Jean, excellent shot of the moon, wow!!!
Kim, your brugs are so beautiful, same as the sunset!
Sherri, those drinks are looking so refreshing, thanks!
Margaret, is it a mild winter in Australia?
Bernadette, thanks! Has the rain stopped yet?
I have a few pics which I'm sure will cool you down...sunrise and sunset in February!LOL
Oh, poor Adina. That's a ghastly temperature. Does your house stay cool inside during a heatwave?
Yes, a mild winter. We have about 7-10 severe storms during a typical winter and we've already had a few, including a couple that were selectively extremely destructive. A tornado totaled several shops and houses during one of the storms.
Margaret, I think the whole planet is upset right now...perhaps this will shake the pundits up enough to see that Global Warming, fracking and the other rude things we are doing to the Earth need to be seriously reconsidered. When Mother Earth ain't happy...well...we see what is happening.Sorry to hear of the storms. Be safe.
Thanks Adina. Drink lots of water and stay inside...110 degree weather here has already taken a number of lives across the US.
Hi Margaret. yes it is a sad planet...and we have enough sci-fi cautionary tales out there that should make the powers that be think long and hard about the damage being done. Greed and ignorance have come back to bite us so many times in history...time folks started listening...
Wow Adina, that is really hot. It just amazes me how so much snow in the winter and such extreme heat in the summer...thanks for the snow pic's.
Lilylove, my Dad's plumerias on a second bloom after all the rain we had, he said he counted 30 blooms this past weekend. I'm going over tomorrow for a swim, I'll photograph it. Oh, Poblano peppers, sorry about the "s" on the end, I do that a lot when typing fast.
My rain gauge turtle...this was the first day of the storm, ended up overflowing.
Hi everyone, due to the tail end of the storm, yesterday we've got some relief from the oppressive heat, temp. remains in the 70-80F. which was really enjoyable. But today it's going to be hot again. Adina, thanks for the cool refreshing view of the snow. Margaret, when temp. is in the 3 digits, even the water feels hot out there. Though I'll try to skii on the coming weekend if boat traffic isn't too crowded. Moon ignorance and greed, a deathly combo. Yearning for a gentler, and kinder evironment ...
1st pix is for Sherri especially. 2nd pix, a Night Heron lingering out on the nieghbor's pier early this morning.
That goes for you too Margaret...GRIN My grandson was complaining about something to his Mom while we were on Skype...I said...Aidan what are you whinging about? He stopped and looked at the monitor (he is 6) Grandma, what do you know about whinging? That is not from America...had to laugh
Hope you all have a safe, blessed Fourth.
I like those shots as well. I couldn't decide which one I like best though. Thanks Adina. Moon your grandson is so smart, it must be so hard to be away from family when they're so far away? Thankfully we can keep touch with family via skypes without having spend an arm and a leg via long distance call expense like the old days.
Margaret, how cool is the weather during winter there? I so happened on someone having mentioned somewhere in Whasington State it was in the 60F the other day. It must be ever so nice...
Adina for July 4th celebration we joined our extended family for a cook out and fireworks after dark. It was a joy to watch small children fascinated with fireworks. Our little guy (grandson) squinted his eyes with every big loud "popping" noises while he was securely held in his Moma's arms. But, he was really jumping with joy watching the "sparklings". Nothing is more wonderful to see things through the eyes of a child!!!
Thanks Kim...yes, it is very hard to have them so far away, but as you say...thank goodness for Skype..This is from a conversation between the three grandsons...the youngest was modeling his hat for their "big boy American cousin"
It's been lovely during the day, Kim. We've been getting about 22C (72F) during the day, although there's a cold front expected and the daytime temperature will drop to probably about 17C and the night time temps will rise to about 9C. They've been as low as 7C where we are. Our winters are very mild. Summer is the season which is hard to take.
Isn't Skype wonderful, Moon. Another way of shrinking the world.
We had a great sunset yesterday but just because it is pretty doesn't mean there is a picture kinda depends on where you are standing or in my case from last evening where you might be driving..had a nice little T-storm come thru and dropped the temps by some 20° NICE
Great pics everyone!
Grits, that was the right picture, just beautiful!
Etelka, wonderful nights at Novi-Sad, thamks for sharing.
Kim, aren't grandchildren so sweet? Glad to hear you had a great time on July 4th.
Jean, I agree about internet!!
Margaret, good to hear you are well and safe. The winter temps in Australia are fantastic, so mild!
My DD has moved out with Nicholas and her BF to an apartment in Bucharest. It'll be good for them to manage things alone and figure out what they would want to do in the future. We had so many arguments while they were here, so we are a bit relieved, but we miss Nicholas.
I have a sunrise from the other day...still waking up early to water! At 5 a.m.!! I was happy to sleep more on the last 2 days because IT RAINED!!!!!!!!!!!
Adina, well wishes are sending your way to your precious Nicholas and the young family...on their own. A major mile stone for them to accomplish, and they will... I bet you miss having Nicholas nearby...
Yes being a grandparent changes everything... In a good way. I'm so very grateful for family.
The last few evenings we've had some beautiful sunset. I'll share some with everyone a few here. Sherri, hope you're having a nice vacation. Jean, how is things going your way? Speaking of summer heat, Margaret, although it has subsided some, but hot enough for one to get up early to get outdoor chores out of the way before the heat beating down. Adina, I've to stay out of the sun for several weeks due to some med's side effects. Grrrrr, I complain to complain, for I so love the 3 seasons here except winter...when I cannot gardening.
Kiseta and Grits, those pics. are beautiful!
Thanks Margaret, the last few days we've had similar sunset. That same evening I saw a young couple with a young child fishing, I wished I could have captured the perfect moment of the unknown family on that setting...but, I wasn't quick enough. Missed opportunity to a great pic. for this photographer. :((
Here is the mentioned 'fishermen' as they heading home toward the eastern shore.
Great colors Adina and Kim...they are all so serene. Adina, know you will miss Nicholas, but that will make his visits even more special...and no one does well with all the discord...Hugs to you.
Don't ya just hate it when a subject doesn't realize you are trying to get a perfect shot? GRIN...but, even them speeding away makes for a nice composite. Lovely as always Kim.
Hi Margaret..hopefully it won't get too hot too soon. Here, even on the days when the temps are in the low to mid 30's C the humidity kicks the heat index into triple digits. We are counting the days when it does NOT rain here now...feast or famine...grin
I'm back from vacation and really like all the sky shots that have been posted since I was last on here.
Adina, best wishes to your daughter, hope it all works out well for her. My youngest son, Nicholas is moving our for the first time next week into his own apartment. 2 down and one to go, but middle son may never leave. ☺
Kim, love the pink sunset, I want to come sit on your dock one day, you're not too far away.
Oh burn, love love the orange sky, very nice!
Moon, you are too funny...I see all that rain on the radar up there.
As promised I was able to get some sunrise and sunset shots while at the beach. And a cloud that looks like a turtle ☺
Hah, we can surely use some rain down here, haven't had much but a few drops here and there. But being by the lake, we're fortunate not feeling the impact of the drought. DH installed an irrigation system for the garden and that's paid off many folds. It's wonderful having children nearby. But when they're ready to be on their own it takes some adjustment. Best wishes to all.
Sorry it`s so gloomy your way Jean, you obviously have a good sense of humor about it. ;)
Kim, so good your DH was able to set up an irrigated system, your place must look magnificent with all that hard work.
Wonderful back lit clouds Sherri, love that. The beach looks so inviting, would love to see my toes web in that water. Neat turtle clouds.
Hi Bernadette. There is an old saying Everyone complains about the weather but no one does anything about it...I have always thought that was a rather dumb saying as you can't roll back the clouds or dial back the sun...so I seek out a grin where I can...beautiful sky in those pics...I got up before sunrise today because the weather man said we would have clear skies this morning...wouldn't ya know, this was a morning when the sun did not make a grand colorful entrance...just sort of sprung up like bread in the toaster...ah well, at least it was a DRY sun...grin
lol Jean I'm very happy for you, that you got to see the sun today, even if it wasn't in it's glory. The sky will color up for you someday soon, I promise. ;)
Anybody up for starting a new thread? I started this one and would like to give someone else a chance to do it.