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Photo Challenge ~ Sunset September 30, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Mindfulness, Nature, Poetry.
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Late night reverie
Images swirling in black
Kaleidoscope dreams

Clouds swallowed the moon
As they swept through the night sky
Leaving naught behind

Feeling distracted
Restless nights filled with ideas
Writing soothes my soul

Evening Songs by pools
framed by palms and tall grasses 
Wisteria blooms

 Ca d’Zan cocktails? 
I’d rather be rafting ‘neath
the sun’s farewell rays

Sunset reflections
Revealing the world anew
Brighter than before

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related posts:  Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Sunset (WP Prompt) * Sunset (Creating Magic) * Sunset (Maggie’s Photography) * Florida (MissWhipLash) * Sunsetting (Pseu) * Sunsets (Thoughts from Finchley) * Sunset (Early Bird) * Sunset (ThirdHandArt) * Sunsets & Sunrises (Judith Baxter)

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1. Lisa (Woman Wielding Words) - September 30, 2011

Wonderful images and words. Thank you for sharing.

nrhatch - September 30, 2011

Thanks, Lisa. Glad that you finally have internet access again. When we moved, I felt somewhat “adrift” until my cyber connection was back up and running.

2. misswhiplash/Patrecia - September 30, 2011

Absolutely fan-tas-tic ! Beautiful..thank you so much… I cannot do a photo challenge this week as my computer is not quite up to such work. I am getting really cheesed off with it !

So your wonderful pictures I can share instead

nrhatch - September 30, 2011

Thanks, Patrecia. Sunsets amaze and inspire me . . . so vast, majestic, and varied.

They cause me to slow down and look around and appreciate the world anew.

3. suzicate - September 30, 2011

Absolutely gorgeous, don’t know which I like best!

nrhatch - September 30, 2011

Thanks, Suzi. I agree . . . sunsets paint the sky in such varied hues, it’s hard to choose the “best” one.

4. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - September 30, 2011

What great photos. Also, I’m coming to report you’re atop my comment board. There will be a big announcement. OK, that was the big announcement!

nrhatch - September 30, 2011

Woot! It’s Friday AND I’m at the top of your Comment Board? It doesn’t get any better than this. 😀

5. jeanne - September 30, 2011

your sunset pics remind me of our vacation on Gasparilla Island a couple of summers ago. Lovely…absolutely lovely!!

nrhatch - September 30, 2011

Thanks, Jeanne. Glad our sunsets at water’s edge resurrected happy memories for you.

6. clarbojahn - September 30, 2011

Wonderful Photos, Nancy. 🙂
One of the big things I miss by not getting to the beach this year are the sunsets. You did an admirable job getting them on the camera. We’re facing east in our house so I also don’t see them as a rule of thumb in daily life.
Fortunately I wake up early enough a day or two a week to take advantage of sunrises.

nrhatch - September 30, 2011

A saw a sunrise this week . . . my first in many moons. I’m far more likely to see the sun’s farewell than its arrival. 😎

7. Nancy Curteman - September 30, 2011

Lovely photos. Incredible sunsets. Poetic commentary. Is there anything you don’t do beautifully?

nrhatch - September 30, 2011

Awe, thanks, Nancy. And, yes, I’ve yet to write a beautiful murder mystery starring the cool heroine, Lysi Weston. 😀

http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Teacup-Weston-Mystery-ebook/dp/B005LW4GX4

8. jakesprinter - September 30, 2011

Nice photo ,great shot:)

nrhatch - September 30, 2011

Thanks, Jake.

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nrhatch - September 30, 2011

Gorgeous shots. You’ve captured a great variety of the sun’s many moods.

10. Patricia - September 30, 2011

Beautiful pictures. Always nice to see what others see in their neighborhood.

nrhatch - September 30, 2011

We went to the beach for sunset tonight . . . and watched the weekly drum circle as the sun dipped below the horizon.

11. KatiesCameraBlog - September 30, 2011

What beautiful photos and the words also. Thanks for sharing!

nrhatch - September 30, 2011

Thanks, Katie! Sunsets are such FUN to photograph. I have an entire photo album devoted to them.

12. hugmamma - September 30, 2011

breathtakingly…beautiful. you’ve an eye for composition. very nice. 🙂

nrhatch - September 30, 2011

Thank, hugmamma. I find sunsets easier to capture than baby tigers that don’t stay still for long. 😀

13. sufilight - September 30, 2011

This made my eyes a little misty, so beautiful: the photos and words! It reminds me that life can indeed offer beauty but we have to see it.

nrhatch - September 30, 2011

Thanks sufilight. Sunsets can be quite life affirming ~ reminding us to see things again . . . for the very first time.

14. Team Oyeniyi - October 1, 2011

I used to go out specifically to photograph sunsets, in my younger years! I agree, they are a wonderful part of life.

nrhatch - October 1, 2011

Last night, I took my camera to the beach for the sunset and drum circle. Haven’t looked at the shots yet to see if I captured any worth sharing.

15. SidevieW - October 1, 2011

each so beautiful, each so different from the others. just like people

nrhatch - October 1, 2011

That is one of the mind boggling things about life . . . WE are all DIFFERENT. Even with similar facial features and limbs, WE are DISTINCT from one another with our own unique quirks.

Fascinating stuff. 😀

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19. Tammy - October 1, 2011

Wow, those took my breath away. Thanks Nancy.

nrhatch - October 1, 2011

Quite the canvas, eh?

20. Tilly Bud - October 1, 2011

Gorgeous pics

nrhatch - October 1, 2011

No paintbrush. No palette. No problem. 😀

21. Cindy - October 1, 2011

Beautiful!

nrhatch - October 1, 2011

Thanks, Cin. Hope your life is getting back on an even keel.

22. the island traveler - October 1, 2011

Yes, all the breathtaking, serene sunsets are soothing to the soul, healing even. Beautiful pictures… Blissful, promising days of unlimited happiness and sense of peace. Thank you. This post brought warmth to my heart. Have a blessed weekend.

nrhatch - October 1, 2011

Glad it resonated with you. Sometimes just centering our focus on a beautiful sky or sunset or cloud allows us to “center ourselves.”

Aah . . . that’s better.

23. Jeanne - October 1, 2011

Beautiful photos and words as always . Thanks for sharing Nancy. The romantic in me loves the second to last photo.

24. nrhatch - October 1, 2011

That’s the beach closest to our house! We headed over there last night for the sunset drum circle.

Wonderful to watch the sea extinguish the sun.

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26. Christine Grote - October 1, 2011

Beautiful photos. It’s very difficult to find a good vantage point for a sunset here in the tree-laden Midwest.

But I love the trees.

nrhatch - October 1, 2011

I love trees too! One of my favorite things about the beaches here is all the shady trees available when you don’t want any more sun.

27. spilledinkguy - October 1, 2011

So nice!
Beautiful work!
🙂

nrhatch - October 1, 2011

Thanks. I did the easy part . . . point and shoot. 😀

28. nrhatch - October 1, 2011

Thanks for the Stumble, guys! I loved sharing these sunsets with so many people! 😎

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30. Josette - October 2, 2011

Wow! Great shots. I think my favorite is the last one, but I was also taken aback by the first. Well done!

nrhatch - October 2, 2011

Thanks, Josette. Maybe favorite sunsets are like music and art . . . dependent on mood. 🙂

Josette - October 2, 2011

Very good point. Thank you for replying and thank you for subscribing to my blog!

nrhatch - October 2, 2011

I enjoyed your sunset tracking post . . . grand photos!

31. Ronnie/Hurtled to 60 - October 2, 2011

Thank you for sharing your beautiful sunsets

nrhatch - October 2, 2011

Thanks. Your shots are gorgeous ~ especially the light reflecting off the building in the first.

32. ElizOF - October 2, 2011

You have a magnificent selection of sunsets there… Awesome! I love the orange in the sky… 🙂

nrhatch - October 2, 2011

Mother Nature amazes . . . No paintbrush. No palette. No problem. 😎

33. pix & kardz - October 2, 2011

all of them are beautiful – not one of them alike, even thought it is the same old patient sun each time. in fact, it is the same sun in all of the many posts in this challenge. how cool is that.
 
my favourite is the third last one, with the silhouettes….
thanks for sharing & have a wonderful day!

pix & kardz - October 2, 2011

oops, even though. though,without a “t” on the end.
but it is a thought nonetheless 🙂

nrhatch - October 2, 2011

The variety and diversity of visuals is amazing . . . making this challenge spectacular.

34. thirdhandart - October 3, 2011

Spectacular sunsets! So colorful, yet peaceful!

nrhatch - October 3, 2011

The sun puts on an enticing show for those who pause to look.

35. Piglet in Portugal - October 3, 2011

Evening Songs by pools
framed by palms and tall grasses
Wisteria blooms
has to be my favourite and one to frame. 🙂

nrhatch - October 3, 2011

Thanks, PiP! I love that one too . . . 😀

36. ceceliafutch - October 4, 2011

Beautiful images, all of them. Thank you for sharing them with us. 🙂

nrhatch - October 4, 2011

Glad you enjoyed, Cecelia. This challenge wasn’t much of a challenge . . . the sun does the tricky part for us. 😀

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39. Tokeloshe - October 6, 2011

Beautiful !

Well done.

nrhatch - October 6, 2011

Thanks, Tok. I hope the challenge this week is a bit more challenging . . . maybe a theme like World Peace. 😀

40. dorisrudddesigns - October 8, 2011

Gorgeous collection of sunset shots!

nrhatch - October 8, 2011

Thanks, Doris. I never tire of watching the sun’s last dance of the day.

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42. Judith - October 11, 2011

Thanks for sharing those great photos and your inspiring words.

nrhatch - October 11, 2011

Glad you enjoyed, Judith. I love sunsets . . . they offer promise.


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