Saturday, January 25, 2014

Going ... going ...

Sundown

The summer sun is sinking low;
Only the tree-tops redden and glow:
Only the weathercock on the spire
Of the neighboring church is a flame of fire;
All is in shadow below.

O beautiful, awful summer day,
What hast thou given, what taken away?
Life and death, and love and hate,
Homes made happy or desolate,
Hearts made sad or gay!

On the road of life one milestone more!
In the book of life one leaf turned o'er!
Like a red seal is the setting sun
On the good and the evil men have done,--
Naught can today restore!

[Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]











26 comments:

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Joli post, belles photos! Très bon week-end.
Cath.(Cath HC Photographie)

Lisa Gordon said...

That sun is HUGE!!!
These are beautiful, Rick.

Stephanie said...

Stunning!

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Beautiful sunset, Rick. Ik ben dol op zulke mooie zonsondergangen. The weather here is rainy, grey and dull. Tonight we will get storm again. No winter at all. Have a nice wekend. Greetings, Joke

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful! You must be enjoying warmer weather by now.

Seijastiina said...

Beautiful photos ♥

Michelle said...

Wow. That first shot of the sun is pure perfection.

ladyfi said...

What a spectacular sunset! Lovely shots.

Helma said...

Hoi Rick,

wat een geweldige zonsondergang. Dit is toch echt genieten van pure natuur. Prachtige afbeeldingen heb je hiervan gemaakt en hier kan ik ook echt uren naar kijken en van genieten.
Klasse!

groetjes, Helma

Noushka said...

2 wonderful photographs!
The kind I'd love to be IN!
Well all I can do is dream and admire!
Cheers!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias do Pôr-do-Sol....
Cumprimentos

LisaS said...

What beautiful colors! One can almost feel that summer heat...

Scott said...

Oh, these are beautiful, Rick.

Betty Manousos said...

beautiful ones!
outstanding shots of the sunset, rick!
my fave is that first one.

happy tuesday~

Lúcia said...

I've seen many beautiful sunsets here, but this is definitely my favourite!
Beautiful Rick! ;-)

Linda said...

Hi Rick,

I have been following your blog posts but for some reason had been unable to comment on your posts due to the popup window in your comments. Well, now I can and hope that I will continue to be able to.

Your photos are absolutely stunning!

magda said...

Αγαπητέ μου Rick
Είσαι ένας εξαιρετικός φωτογράφος!!!!!
Εύχομαι να είστε όλοι καλά στην οικογένεια!
Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς!

Connie Smiley said...

That first shot took my breath away! Gorgeous!

mariiana capela fotografia said...

woow, what a beautiful colors! :)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

They do happen too quickly when I'm photographing them. This is lovely.

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Merci de tes visites sur mes pages !
Have a nice week- Cath.

MARTY said...

how lucky you are Rick ! des images merveilleuses "à tomber par terre" comme disent les french !!!
breathtaking !!!
happy WARM février ! to day un peu de sun réchauffe the heart !
big fresh bisous

Kirsti said...

Upeat kuvat :)

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, how you doing? Wow, very spectacular sunset pictures. Very impressive photography skill.:)

Have a nice week ahead,regards.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente Pôr-do-Sol....
Cumprimentos

Katherine said...

Rick, I love sunset photos and both of these are stunning... but that first one is Wow!!