Friday, March 18, 2011

Blue Ridge Sunset












So God reveals at sunset
The grandeur of his throne
The deeper, fuller glory
Reserved to be our own
And in that hour's unfolding
Forgot are fear and pain
In love's abiding solace
In heaven's great refrain

Then come, blest hour of sunset
Along the golden way
And thrill us with the splendors
That fill life's perfect day
God is the end of living
He satisfies the soul
And they who seek his glory
Will find in him their goal
Calvin W. Laufer

Yes, I have printed the words to this hymn before, but I love it and it suits my pictures, which are unfiltered from March 4. Bluer than blue.

"The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
Psalm 19:1,4




















32 comments:

Stacey Dawn said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

Karin said...

Wow, simply WOW! Works of Wonder by our awesome God! Loved that hymn too and the Scripture verse! Blessings for your week-end!

Regina said...

I read that over and again slowly, what beautiful words..and the last "will find in Him their goal" The verse too, perfectly suits your series..the pastel and blue is gorgeous! It even looks like it has a touch of the Orient in it.
I had a long day and family dinner tonight..thanks for comments, I appreciate your feed back (hugs)

Arti said...

Just awesome... As always you enthrall me with the magnificent views and the choice of words.
Have a great day:-)

SquirrelQueen said...

What a magnificent sunset Ginny! The Blue Ridge Mountains will always be my favorite.

Ann said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful. God certainly knows how to paint a masterpiece

Nature Rambles said...

Bluer than blue!! These are indeed Beautiful!!! I also loved the words of the hymn. No wonder these are called the Blue Ridge mountains! Thanks for posting these pictures, Ginny.

From the Kitchen said...

I've seen it and you've captured it. Bravo! You make me feel like I am back home for a little bit most mornings. How about some of that low lying fog skittering across the farm fields or rain dancing on some of those wonderful tin roofs on farm houses?

Best,
Bonnie

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the scenery in that area.

Sandra said...

pink sky at night, sailor delight. love it. and i am wondering what that white light that looks like a water spout is, coming through the hole in the clouds. magical photos ginny. beautiful old hymn. gorgeous by God, nothing can compare to His paintings.

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Such beautiful scenery. One day I hope to visit that area. The pictures I have seen and the stories I have read always talk about its beauty.
Have a blessed weekend!

Fred Alton said...

Now I see (especially from your pictures) why they call it the "blue" ridge mountains! Incredible.

Tracy said...

Ginny,
When my son was very little, say three or four..we'd be on our way to day care' preschool as the sun was shining it's brilliant colors and he'd say to me, 'God painted a pretty sky today!'
I can not see a sunrise or sun set without thinking of his lovely words...
So to you, 'God painted a pretty sky today!'

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That color is amazing.We need only turn our eyes heavenward to see the beauty of God's creation.
Ruth ❀

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love it--Love it--Love it, Ginny.... Beautiful sunset.. IF I lived that close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, I'd be up there ALL of the time... ha....

Your background/colors/header are all PERFECT... They all match so well...
Hugs,
Betsy

S. Etole said...

The colors are so rich and deep ... beautiful is right~

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Beautiful! I too like the hymn! Have a super Saturday!

Stephanie V said...

Just spectacular colors in that sunset. Nicely captured

Remington said...

Beautiful!

Shug said...

Morning Ginny...
Absolutely gorgeous pictures...
And...might I add, Beautiful words.
Have a wonderful weekend.
shug

DawnTreader said...

The pictures are absolutely wonderful. I don't think I've ever heard that psalm.

Doris Sturm said...

Awesome - every time I see these photos I want to pack up and move ... and then I remember it costs money to move and it's soooooo exhausting!

Lovely photos - did you go there recently?

LC said...

So beautiful is God's handiwork. . . and your images. I'm reading through Psalms now and I love these verses.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Love these beautiful Blue Ridge pictures, God does wonders
kim

Melanie said...

It just doesn't get any more beautiful than this!♥

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such a beautiful pink and blue sunrise, Ginny. The Blue Ridge Mountains lived up to their name. They are the perfect illustrations for Psalm 19:1,4

Mary said...

It is so difficult to capture this type of image. You really did a wonderful job with it. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

sarah said...

really nice....

Mildred said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Chatty Crone said...

NOBODY, but NOBODY has a painting canvas like our Lord - he is the master painter. sandie

reanaclaire said...

awesome!!! Love the blue and the red blend together... God is really Creative!

srp said...

Almost all of my shots of the Blue Ridge.. when we went to Peaks of Otter and all up and down the parkway... they always seem to turn out blue tinged... hence their name I presume. Lovely.