Sunday, September 11, 2011

Not forgotten

To all the heroes of 9/11
Who look upon us from highest heaven
Whose memories we'll ne'er forget
On whom the sun will never set.

Dedicated to all the men and women who gave their lives in the valiant rescue efforts of that tragic day. "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down one's life for one's friends." (John 15:13)

A glorious sunset followed by the rising of the full moon marked the closing of this day of remembrance.

(10-22mm  f8.0  1/50 sec  ISO200)

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 (18-55mm  f8.0  1/50 sec  ISO200)

(10-22mm  f8.0  1/15 sec  ISO200)

 (10-22mm  f5.0  1/20 sec  ISO200)

 (10-22mm  f6.3  1/13 sec  ISO200)

 (18-55mm  f6.3  1/2 sec  ISO200)

29 comments:

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Amen.

Scott said...

Some beautiful sunsets Rick and some very appropriate thoughts.

Rick said...

And 'Amen' to your post tonight too, Elizabeth.

Thank you, Scott (these were all of the same sunset, taken from various places on our property tonight).

darlin said...

Rick your tribute is lovely. Your shots... well I wanna live where you live if all of these were taken in one night! lol They're all so beautiful, my favorite... hmmm, I had to go back and it's a toss up between the first one and the third. I'm going to pick the 3rd one because it's so country and that's where my heart is!

Have a wonderful week... I just thought of it, to upload all these photos your net must be working just fine tonight! Gooodd stuff. lol I had to come back the word verification tonight on this end is goodd. :-)

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Beautiful captures, Rick. I really love the first one.
Have a great Monday!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

And a wonderful tribute to that fateful day.
May we never forget.

biebkriebels said...

A nice tribute to this memorial day. Groetjes, Marianne

Su said...

my dear friend...

wonderful tribute to remember that so sad day. I wish we all have peace, and things like that never happen again. I was watching TV last night and I felt the pain remembering that unforgetable sad day.

Have a wonderful week my friend. And life goes on...

Hugs.

Su.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow! That is a gorgeous series.

Fábio Martins said...

Very good set. I love the photo number 3!!

Leslie said...

even the skies blazed their tribute on this day... and i think your words and the verse you chose were perfect.

pumpkydine said...

Rick, A beautiful poem and very appropriate bible verse to go with it. Wonderful shots and I especially like number 3! You may be in a drought for rain but there is no drought in the beauty in your area.

Saz said...

What gorgeous photo's, and an absolutely lovely poem.

R.I.P. to all who passed in 9/11.

imac said...

Amen to 9/11.
I reckon your shots of skies are wonderful Rick, and that moon light is grand.

lisa said...

Beautiful photographs and a beautiful tribute Rick.
May we never forget.
P.S. Glad your internet connection is working again :-)

Cloudia said...

All great shots,
but the last made me say
"WoW!"

Thanks for your heartfelt words, here and at my place.

Warm Aloha from Waikiki;


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Soraia Brito said...

Beautiful photos! :D

The windmill is not in use anymore.

teca said...

Special thoughts, honey, and the photos... uffffffff! Words are not necessary now!
Thank you and God bless you!
Um beijo doce.
Love.

Bitch said...

That day will ever remain as a black stone in our stomach...
Very well done, Rick!
No one will ever forget!!!
Greetings from Greece.

BlueShell said...

That was a nice thing to say...to all those heroes...
I feel for them and their families...
I Am SO SORRY...
Big HUG
Blueshell

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Your photos and words are a wonderful tribute. Though life can be complicated a beautiful sunset like these shows the day can end in beauty. Wonder series. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Marty said...

je crois que chacun se souvient exactement de ce qu'il a fait ce
jour là quand c'est arrivé !
peace, please peace !
tes images sont belles en hommage
à tous ces gens disparus !
je te souhaite une belle journée Rick
big bisous

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Wow...shivers down my spine...just wonderful. Thank you for remembering all of them.

Great shots. I'm in love with #3.
Hugs D.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful sunsets to punctuate the day of remembrance. God bless.

Rick said...

Thank you Darlene - maybe this year has been exceptional but we've had a lot of gorgeous sunsets here. And yes, when I posted this (and made a few visits) the internet connection was goodd ;-) It's pretty pathetic tonight but I'm going to try to catch up on comments. Have a great weekend !

Thanks, Laura. Here I am on Friday - I hope your week was a good one !

Dank je wel, Marianne. Fijn weekend !

Su - thank you very much. Yes, life goes on, and we will always remember. Have a wonderful weekend.

Rick said...

Thank you very much, Ruth.

Obrigado, Fábio !

Yes, I think the skies were in unison with our thoughts. That text struck me as I thought about all the brave rescuers from that day who paid the ultimate price. Thanks, Leslie.

Thanks for your kind words, Randy. It's been a year of beautiful skies, drought or not.

Rick said...

Thank you, Saz. It's a day none of us who lived through it will ever forget.

Thanks, Stewart. I got that moon shot just as I prepared to go inside (reminded me of Cat Steven's "I'm Being Followed By A Moon Shadow").

Thank you, Lisa. One of the frustrations with the connection is intermittent performance, although most evenings it's quite dead.

Mahalo, Cloudia. Just a small thing we can do to pay tribute. Aloha !

Rick said...

Obrigado, Soraia and thank you for the info (still a beautiful windmill !).

Thank you, teca - for your friendship, encouragement, and warmth - even across a slow internet ;-) Many beijos, and wishes for a wonderful weekend.

Hi Monika - around the world good people will remember that day. Enjoy your Greek paradise !

Obrigado, BlueShell - they will not be forgotten. Hugs and beijos - have a good weekend.

Rick said...

Thank you kindly, Carrie. Yes, a fitting end to a day of many tributes. I hope your weekend is a good one.

Merci beaucoup, Marty ! Yes, we all remember the details of that day of horror. Lasting peace is our dream and prayer, and I wish you a peaceful weekend filled with bisous doux !!

Hi Dag - the day, and the feeling, will never be forgotten. Thank you for your visit and nice words - ik hoop dat alles fijn is met jou en je familie ! Dag. Groetjes.

Thank you so much, Laura. Have a wonderful weekend !