Thursday, January 19, 2012

Spellbound


"Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars."  ~ Violeta Parra


Come sit a spell with me (and you will be spellbound) and we'll watch the sunset together.  The sight was a black and orange beauty. And although it looks like a Halloween sunset, I snapped it on July 1st of last year.

“Joseph: "Blessed by God be his land: The best fresh dew from high heaven, and fountains springing from the depths; The best radiance streaming from the sun and the best the moon has to offer; Beauty pouring off the tops of the mountains and the best from the everlasting hills; The best of Earth's exuberant gifts, the smile of the Burning-Bush Dweller.”
Deuteronomy 33:13

48 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ginny, I love your moon pictures, but your sunset ones are a close 2nd... WOW---gorgeous!!!!

Been in Tullahoma all day today seeing Dad.... 53 blogs in my reader.... Yow!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Karin said...

Just a glorious sunset God made for you and now the rest of us to enjoy! The sun has gone to bed and so must I! Good-night and sweet dreams!

reanaclaire said...

So sweet are the words, Ginny... indeed tears will cover our eyes and we cannot see the awesome sights before us...

Ann said...

Monday is Lunar New Year, would you be giving Ann Maire a HONG BAO? a red packet?

Ann said...

These are beautiful photos, I don't usu look out and admire the sky much.

SquirrelQueen said...

Ginny, I am on my way to your porch! You always have the most gorgeous skies but this sunset is amazing. I think the sunsets in the summer have the richest colors. Wonderful photos!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, so beautiful!! spellbinding for sure. blessings ~ Tanna

Bobbi said...

Just beautiful Ginny!!

Laura said...

magnificent!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Spellbinding skies indeed!

Neal said...

Beautiful Ginny. Photos like this always brighten my day.

Sandra said...

it truly is spell binding. i love to watch the sun come up or go down. and it only last for a few moments. when your header opened I thought Blinding glory

From the Kitchen said...

Bravo! Encore!

I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

Best,
Bonnie

Shug said...

Good Morning Ginny....Yes, it does look a bit like a picture you might have taken in October...It is truly is a beautiful capture! I love your vision in photography.
Have a wonderful day.
shug

Chatty Crone said...

I loved watching that with you - it was gorgeous.

I love your quote too:
"Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars." ~ Violeta Parra

So true.

sandie

SweetMarie said...

These photos are so beautiful...breathtaking. I've looked at them over and over. You always take the most incredible photos of the sun!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Spellbound is the word for the black and orange shades of the sunset!

DawnTreader said...

You catch the most glorious sunsets!

photowannabe said...

Gorgeous sunset.
God is the Master Artist.

From the Kitchen said...

Hi Again:

It was my birthday and the birthday of my three closest friends. We alternate playing hostess each year. Every one brought presents. It was so much fun. I wish you were here to give me a hug!!

It's snowing like crazy outside. I'm staying in.

Best,
Bonnie

Becky Jane said...

Your sunset photos are breathtaking. I especially liked #1 and #4. We've been getting extra beautiful sunsets here too. I'm always reminded of the beauty of the Lords creations and how he created them to bring us joy!

Rose said...

Spellbound is the perfect title for this.

George said...

I definitely would be spellbound watching this beautiful sunset with you. I'm spellbound looking at your photos.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh WOW! These are amazing. What a way to say goodnight.

Eva Ason said...

I love these photos, they're brilliant!
Enjoy your day!

Fred Alton said...

Great photos, Ginny! Love the sunset colors too. Crying over anything only clouds the picture and makes it look worse than it really is.

Tracy said...

Oh Ginny...wow, those are gorgeous photos! Glorious and praise to God! Nicholas use to say that God was a good artist (when he was ity-bity:) and I couldn't agree more!

Ann said...

It's a gorgeous sunset and I would be happy to sit with you and watch it

S. Etole said...

Stunning color!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I rarely see a sunset like this, Ginny. My house is just not positioned right to allow a view. The colors in your photo are so intense --God does beautiful work!

Lynn said...

Hi Ginny, What a sunset! Looks more red than orange on my monitor, like the sky is on fire. You mentioned my post about dust that you are allergic, that is tough. Does Phil sweep and such for you? I see dust as a gift because I have a home that gets dusty, physically I can climb up and clean the chandy, etc etc. I am growing closer to HIM as I find gratitude in all things. LEARNING is the word here, lots of lessons each day. Blessings.

Lynn said...

Hi Ginny, What a sunset! Looks more red than orange on my monitor, like the sky is on fire. You mentioned my post about dust that you are allergic, that is tough. Does Phil sweep and such for you? I see dust as a gift because I have a home that gets dusty, physically I can climb up and clean the chandy, etc etc. I am growing closer to HIM as I find gratitude in all things. LEARNING is the word here, lots of lessons each day. Blessings.

The Café Sucré Farine said...

These photos are stunning, wow, the Artist of all artists at work once again!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my gosh.....Ginny, I can't say enough accolades to you on these photos!! They're all stupendous.

If I Could Talk to the Animals

Sarah (Nikki) said...

stunning. Great shots you got too. Wishing you the best weekend ever.....

missing moments said...

Oh Ginny, those sunsets are just gorgeous!

BlueShell said...

Wonderful set of pictures...GREAT!!!
And wise words too...Thank you.

And thank you for visiting!
Today I'm very sad because I am afraid my husband is going to have a second surgery (He had one las February...Ibtestine cancer).

one of my dogs is sick...
And in 2005 january...my father died and I miss him so much,,,

I'm sad...

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, What an exquisite sunset. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Deborah said...

WOW, those were beautiful shots!
Have a nice weekend!
xxoo
Deborah

Mary said...

It looks like a lava lake pinned to the sky. Those photos are really wonderful, Ginny. I hope all is well. Blessings...Mary

Laura said...

thank you Ginny for your lovely comment and for following my blog.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

God sure knows how to paint the sky and you know how to capture with your camera.
I am thinking of you.

Nezzy said...

Oh Honey, your sunset pics are simply breathtakingly beautiful!

Fantastic!!!

God bless ya Ginny and have a wonderful week!!! :o)

barbara l. hale said...

Just beautiful!

Lynn said...

Hi Ginny, Thank you for those beautiful comments. Yes, you would love living here, each sunset is magnificient in its own way. Lots of times just before the blazing ball gets very close to the water(or what it always looks like, hehe) clouds will move in, especially during summer. Then I wait because while the horizon is clouded over, the glow lights up the sky above. Always reminds me of what Heaven must look like when you first see. I will post one of those tomorrow just for you my friend! Big hugs, hope you enjoyed your day today.

Lady Jane said...

Great great pics.... Just wow-ed me over. Hugs. LJ

LV said...

Wonderful blazing sight. Nicely done.

Charlotte said...

Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte