Saturday, April 9, 2011

Taking a Moment

I love watching the sun set or rise. The colours are amazing! I must admit to being rather preoccupied with other things most of the time though, and usually my 'viewing the sunset' these days equates to a brief glimpse out one window or other, and a "Wow, that is gorgeous, Lord!" before I carry on tidying up, studying, or other urgent matters. I am trying to remind myself that I really do have a couple of minutes available to linger and refresh my eyes and my soul. There's something particularly special about the early evening for me. I think it has to do with this exhaling of breath, as if the day is almost done and I can start to relax. I love the song of the thrush and blackbird in the dusk, and the way cool or crisp slowly creeps into the evening air. Here is a recent glimpse of sunset from our house (photo taken by Boyo). Don't you just love the oranges?! I honestly don't think anything we can make as humans rivals the incredible world around us. It is beauty: inescapable, indescribable and yet so easily overlooked in our busy lives. Amy Saturday, 9th April, 2011


Elizabeth said...

Oh yes - my photos will atest to me loving a good sunrise/sunset! However I tend to be trying so hard to get the best photo that I forget to stop and just look... must remember to do that next time!

Have e-mailed you through that recipe from last night.

MaxineD said...

wonderful photograph - and I know what you mean about the end of the day and taking time to relax.
when Boyo and his sister were tiny, we had a resident blackbird that used to fly between our house and the neighbours that we nicknamed the 'clatter bird' he was so noisy!! And he used to fly back and forth numerous times of an evening.