Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sunsets at my Door




I'll never get used to them. I never want to. I sometimes put my hand in the golden water and bow to the Sun King.

I treat each one, at the end of every day, like I see it only once a year.

Awe seems like an understatement.

I'm often the only ones who notices. But others notice me with the camera and wave and hulloo.

I always want to say: look behind you. See what I see?

And they sometimes oblige me. And shrug a little.

I'm the CFA*, out there looking at sunsets, taking pictures even. They've seen thousands.

What's new?


*Come From Away





20 comments:

  1. I could see a thousand, yet still stand in awe of 1001, as though it were the first I had ever witnessed.

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  2. Nothing can beat watching the sun set. I often stand at the kitchen sink and watch the sun sink behind the hills.

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  3. What's new indeed. Every day is new! And every sunset. I'm out there with you, camera in hand. My son in Oregon takes a picture of every sunset too. We often compare them and no two are alike. I've begun taking dawn pictures too. Sometimes it takes a CFA to show people the treasures in their own back yards.

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  4. I'm glad you appreciate your sunsets because they are truly a miracle, aren't they? Isn't it amazing that we as human beings can see the beauty in such events? How do we learn to do that anyway?

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  5. Not taking anything for granted is.

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  6. To live somewhere where such scenes are readily available is amazing. From my viewpoint facing north in an apartment building, I can see a sunset this time of the year. Never a sunrise. But I do look over a forest of trees. Today they are very busy as the wind blows through them. I never tire of looking at them or the sky. The little things bring such joy.

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  7. Gorgeous photograph (again) WWW!

    There's little wonder that ancient humans experienced such awe and adoration for the Sun and its doings. Even now, when we understand a little of what we're looking at, it still always amazes.
    :-)

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  8. Ah GM:
    You have a good decko spot too, tonight`s one was awesome as well.
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  9. Pauline:
    I must make a new objective of getting up at dawn, they say one`s life changes if one can achieve it. I`m such a nighthawk!!
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  10. Irene:
    So many many don`t. They`re the majority who know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
    XO
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  11. Ramana:
    That sounds incredibly profound but I think you lost your train of thought maybe :)
    XO
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  12. Carol:
    And the sounds are so incredible too once we are open to them. I sat by the ocean today knitting and the sound of the waves just about transported me. :)
    XO
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  13. T:
    Yes thousands and thousands of years of awestruck peasants, we come from an incredibly long line, don`t we.
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  14. That's a real beauty. It's sad but unsurprising that so many lose their sense of wonder at everyday marvels.

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  15. Stan:
    I think we all start out with this sense intact and either circumstances or other desires steal it away from us.
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  16. There is ,I think,something especially fine in a sunset over the Great Lakes or the ocean.I find the most beautiful ones occur either just before a storm or just after one.I admire your photo WWW.

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  17. What a lovely location. And good that you're there and aware to benefit.

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  18. BTW:
    And through the interwebz able to share it, how wonderful is that?!
    XO
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