Monday, April 28, 2014

Fortuitous ?

It was the evening of Good Friday. My wife glanced out of the front window and called me to come see the sky - I couldn't see it from where I had been sitting. On instinct I grabbed the camera since I hadn't captured a sunset for some time. I was stopped in my tracks before I got 10 steps out of the front door (1st photo). After taking in the scene I hurried over to the canal across the street (2nd photo).

There was nothing fortuitous about this moment. I'm not a believer in fate or chance or luck but I believe things happen for a reason - even though that may not be revealed now or in our lifetime. But it was easy for us to join the psalmist: "The Heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of his hands."  [Psalm 19:1]  If you're inclined, you can make this your prayer today also (click on the link and listen as you look at God's handiwork as captured below):






22 comments:

darlin said...

WOW, these photos are stunning! It's so beautiful to see the sunsets again, even if it's "only" in a photo (by no means minimizing your shots)... it's that ahhhhhh feeling and the song touches my heart, the photos feed my soul.

Great seeing your phenomenal shots Rick. Cheers.

Kirsti said...

Oi, kuinka kauniit kuvat auringonlaskusta. Kaunis musiikki.

ju-north said...

A lovely sight for an early morning here full of mist and greyness!

Lisa Gordon said...

Just gorgeous, Rick, and kudos to your wife foe seeing it!

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

Linda said...

Rick, what absolutely glorious captures!!! The colour, the light, the reflections. Wow!

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

Wonderful colors, Rick. Ik kan nooit genoeg krijgen om naar deze prachtige zonsondergangen te kijken. Ze zijn ook nooit hetzelfde. Groetjes, Joke

Juliana said...

what a fantastic place...
I'm in love... ♥

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh wow! Double wow! The handiwork of God at it's best and your were there to capture it.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love moments like that! Absolutely gorgeous photos and sky. Only God can do that. :)

Michelle said...

Wow! Not only a perfect moment, but you are a gifted photographer for being able to capture it so well.

Stephanie said...

Absolutely stunning on both shots! Wow!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love those kinds of sunsets. Stunning!

mariiana capela fotografia said...

WOW Rick!! Amazing captures! i'm glad that your wife saw this and call you, now I can see the same beauty that you saw..

papillon said...

Very lovely sunset, the colours are so warm and beautiful...

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, oh my.....that's a really gorgeous and amazing pictures. Very impressive and BEAUTIFUL. Your photography skill is EXCELLENT!Well done.

Have a great day ahead.
Regards.

Helma said...

Ohhhhhhh... wat is dit mooi Rick.
Ik geloof onmiddellijk dat Gods hand hier een deel van was.
De eerste foto is prachtig maar de tweede foto is werkelijk fantastisch!!!!!!!!

Lieve groetjes, Helma

Teca M. Jorge said...

How beautiful, honey!!! I think you're luck man.

Hugs, love, lots of sweet beijos, flowers and friendship!

Hilde said...

wat een prachtig kleurenspel van die ondergaande zon!
groetjes, Hilde

Joke van de Klift said...

Hallo Rick,

Wat leuk weer een reactie van jou te zien.
Ja, Kinderdijk komt jou bekend voor hé. Het blijft altijd een mooi gezicht al die molens op een rij.
Maar wat heb jij toch weer schitterende foto's, de lucht het blijft altijd fascinerend, schitterend die kleuren. Maar ook je andere foto's. Ik ken dergelijke foto's alleen van vakanties, als ik dit zie zou ik zo willen emigreren!

lieve groetjes, Joke

Katherine said...

These are so beautiful Rick. And, I'm with you on things happening for a reason. Sometimes there is so much beauty in the unexpected.

© Piedade Araújo Sol said...

enjoyed a beautiful sunset
congratulations.
kiss

Cath HC Photographie said...

Merveilleux coucher de soleil! j'adore!