Sunday, March 20, 2011

Here comes the sun ...

Our 2 youngest daughters arrived late Sat. night as the last of our immediate family to trade the weather up north for a week of warmth and sun with us. They weren't disappointed - today we reached 30C/86F, and enjoyed a full day of sun, which warmed the pool up to the same temperature. After church this morning they couldn't wait to plunge into the warm water and soak up the rays. It's always amazing that the same sun that brings us such warmth here fails to ward off the arctic cold up north.

This evening we went for a drive to one of our favourite places in time to enjoy the sun again as we strolled around the harbour. In honour of Sunset Sunday I'm sharing just a bit of what we saw.

(18-55mm  f18  1/800 sec  ISO800)


28 comments:

Lisa RedWillow said...

Stunning view. I missed adding this week.
Have a wonderful time in the heat with your family. I miss the sun from Hawaii. Its gray but not that cold and I still have two feet of snow in my yard.

Cat said...

What a magnificent display of God's glory on this fine Sunday evening!

Dawn said...

Well THAT's a stunning photo for sure! If I tried to do that tonight...my reward would be ....White. All white.
Blizzard white....need I say more?
:)
Can WE come visit?
:)))))

darlin said...

I'm with Dawn! I can be ready as soon as I pack my camera, my dog and one suitcase! lol

Rick this is a stunning photo, I love the sunsets you are blessed with. Thank you for sharing some hope with us, hope that winter will end!

Bitch said...

Enjoy the sun and being together with the
entire family!!

Monika

magda said...

So beautiful and romantic photo !!!
Have fun in the sun with his family!
Greetings to all your family !

Maguisan said...

Great shot Rick, I hope Spring comes back to us soon.

Regards from (sometimes) sunny Spain.

becky said...

Beautiful! Have fun w/ your daughters!
At this point, I might melt at 86! But, we had 62 yesterday & lovely sunshine!

Tiago Braga said...

the sun looks amazing :D

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Thank you thank you thank you...for sending a little bit of sunshine my way. And guess what you did well. Today was beautiful and even warm enough to work oeps play in the garden in a tshirt.

Hmmmmm keep sending....this lovely shot.
Hugs Dag

Scott said...

Nice one Rick. I love these shots where the sun breaks through the clouds and gives them golden edges.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a gorgeous picture.Those sunbeams through the clouds always remind me of heaven.What glory awaits us!
Blessings,Ruth

Soraia B. said...

Perfect! :D

CarreraCaballo said...

I bet you enjoyed that magnificent seen :-)

Greetz,


Joseph

Leslie said...

beautiful sunset breaking through the cloud tops...

Marty said...

life is beautiful in Florida ! enjoy
wish you a wonderful spring
bisous fleuris

Tammy said...

We only have so many sunrises and sunsets in our lifetime. I never tire of seeing them.

Rick said...

Thank you, Lisa. We're enjoying these weeks with regular visits from different family members. Hopefully spring and warmth is coming your way to melt the rest of the snow !

Indeed it was, Cat ! How faithfully it's presented every evening for our enjoyment and wonderment !

Oh Dawn - brrr; enduring that at this stage of the season takes fortitude. Pack a suitcase - there's room on the lanai ;-)

Darlene - we do have blessed assurance that season will follow season - despite appearances to the contrary. Bring an air mattress - there's room on the lanai beside Dawn !

Michelle said...

Spectacular shot. You're the master of sunsets!

Farmchick said...

A gorgeous view!

Rick said...

We will, Monika - thank you !

Thanks Magda; we're all enjoying the abundant sun and warmth.

Gracias, Manolo - I hope it arrives there soon too !

Thank you, Becky. We're acclimatized to the 80's now - would be tough to go back to 60's (but we will when we head back north).

Rick said...

Thank you, Tiago !

Nou, lekker die warmte, heh ! Noem je dat nu een speeltuin ? ;-) I'm glad you're enjoying the warmth Dag - thanks for stopping by !

Thank you, Scott. Another of those golden moments to be treasured, especially when shared.

Yes, I agree Ruth - I think they're painted every evening as a glimpse of that greater glory !

Sill Scaroni Photographia said...

Beautiful shot !
Sill

Rick said...

Thank you, Soraia ! I appreciate your visits and comments :)

We did Joseph, and it was great to share it with our daughters.

Thank you, Leslie - it was a joy to behold.

C'est vrai, Marty ! I hope your spring is becoming warmer too - I send you sunny bisous from Florida !

I'm with you completely Tammy !! Thanks.

Rick said...

Thank you, Michelle; I have lots of company when it comes to glorious sunset shots !

Thank you, Farmchick !

Muito obrigado, Sill. Thank you for your visit, and for following. Have a wonderful week !

Minusca said...

Fantastic sun throwing its last days as Jupiter his lightning!
minu

mariiana capela fotografia said...

wow, perfect, perfect!!

Rick said...

Thank you Minu - I love sunsets, and you put it so well in words !

Thanks, Mariiana !