Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cottage Sunset Series #1 - SkyWatch Friday

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i sit tranfixed
my soul is sunset dreaming
immersed in beauty
~Karen

On our recent vacation at the lake, I sat on the elevated deck of the cottage and watched the sun set every evening. The beauty of the sky held me in awe from the beginning of the sunset until dark.

I watched and photographed from the same vantage point each night. It was never boring! Over the next few weeks I will feature the sunsets on my blog for - 
the SKYWATCH Friday photo meme.

The photos are not edited other than being cropped and/or resized.

View more gorgeous skies from around the world HERE.

49 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

your image and words brought tears to my eyes. thank you, karen, for sharing this beauty.

Ellie said...

What a beautiful picture, just lovely. I love sunsets. Thanks for sharing.

Roan said...

This is a sky worthy of awe, as is the haiku.

Japy said...

Absolutely beautiful sunset. Greetings.

siga said...

Calm and beautiful!

EG Wow said...

I love this sky with so many lovely layers of colour.

Gary said...

Great shots Karen!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

LauraX said...

magnificent Karen...I love the way you have been sharing your vacation with us on your blogs...I hope Judy read your lovely haiku. It is filled with tranquility, just like the blush of sun on the lake.

Marion said...

A blessing!
Best regards, Marion

Riet said...

That is a beautiful sky.Great shot

Sylvia K said...

Such a glorious way to end a day, Karen, and what beautiful words to match a gorgeous capture! Thanks for sharing the beauty. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Al said...

Now that's a view I'd never grow bored with either. Great SWF photo.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful sunset view to highlight your vacation.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Carletta said...

Stunning shot!
Look forward to seeing the rest. What a beautiful way to end each day. I wouldn't have wanted that vacation to end. :)

Mark said...

What a sunset. Enjoy your weekend.

VioletSky said...

Gorgeous sky. And I love a lake with islands you can see from a cottage....

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely shot

Kim, USA said...

It's very fascinating sky!

SWF

Ms. Becky said...

wow, what a fantastic way to wind down the day. you were truly blessed to have witnessed every evening. happy day to you Karen. lovely words too.

Carver said...

Absolutely gorgeous place and photographed so well. Beautiful words too.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful, soft romantic light in this serene landscape!

Debbie said...

layers and layers of color, captured at the perfect moment!!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That is just breathtakingly gorgeous. Your words so adequately display what I feel when I view this natural beauty.

Lew said...

Beautiful! Never boring and never the same. I am looking forward to the next one.

Leanne said...

beautiful sunset.

Les... said...

beautiful capture of a perfect moment!

"ahhhh the serenity"

(Aussies will understand what that means! *LOL*)

J Bar said...

Les, I do. :)

Beautiful pastel colours in that sunset. Superb.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Rajesh said...

Fantastic sunset shot.

jeannette said...

I can tell you enjoyed the sunsets immensely! Thanks for sharing:)

Halcyon said...

A gorgeous sky!

SandyCarlson said...

Enjoy that dream!

forgetmenot said...

What a lovely way to end each day of your vacation at the lake. Absolutely spectacular sunset. Such a serene setting too. The world is a beautiful place anytime of day. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Ebie said...

Beautiful rainbow of colors! Wish I was there!

Linnea said...

What a pretty place to watch the sky from. I love how those clouds are streaking across the sky.

From The Heart said...

Beautiful! What great photography!
Shirley

eileeninmd said...

Karen, you had a lovely view of the lake and reflections. Gorgeous sunset. Happy skywatching!

Jackie said...

Lovely sunset and beautiful vantage point. Tranquil and serene.

Kala said...

Gorgeous light and framing.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm looking forward to your series of photos from the deck. Just beautiful.

Gringo said...

Yes, I agree with all the above comments Karen, your beautiful pics make me want to be there too....

Gattina said...

That's a real beautiful sunset !

thomas said...

This is a beautiful one.

Peg said...

Absolutely stunning!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful scene.

Regards and best wishes

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I never cease to be amazed at the beauty of Nature.

Luna Miranda said...

a perfect spot to admire this beauty. the colors are beautiful.

Johnny Nutcase said...

great sunset, i haven't seen a fancy one in a while - love it! so peaceful!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Karen .. I know that feeling .. although I can't see our sunsets the sunrises have the same affect on me .. I hold my breath at its beauty .. it sounds corny but it is so true .. if you don't feel in awe of it .. I think you are missing something in your soul !
Joy : )

Inger-M said...

Gorgeous sunset shot!