Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Be in awe....

Are you ever in awe of beauty? Real natural beauty. It's rare in this day of computer generation and photoshopped faces. This photograph was taken in my back yard. I posted it on facebook some time ago, but came across it the other day.

It was just a regular afternoon of everyone doing homework, playing, and dinner cooking. My son yelled through the house, "The outside is pink!" I've never seen that before.  I've seen the greenish yellow look when severe weather is approaching, but not the hue of pink cascading on everything.  Not the glow of a regular sunset... this sky cast the color pink on everything... including us as we made our way outside.

We collect sunsets.  Well, I do, but my fantastic four have learned to look for the perfect picture in the sky. This was a day of days for us. I watched their little faces absorb the color and the beauty held them silent for long moments.

This picture makes me anticipate the end of Winter. Crazy Spring weather will be coming soon. Lots of tornadic activity (yes, I love this), lots of rain, a gazillion rainbows just waiting to be released through the sky, and amazing ends to fabulous warmer days! Don't forget to stop and take it all in. We sure try!

So, if you see me stopped on the side of the road, standing in my van door, propped on the roof with my camera in hand, I'll tell you just like I told that nice officer..... yes, I'm fine... just trying to take a fabulous picture and having fun with my kids!


  1. Most awesome!

    I try to take the time to take in the beauty around us. There has been times I would be alone and go sit by the amphitheater and watch the sunset over the water. It's so peaceful!

  2. I love sunset photos!

    To answer your question...I usually have them named as IMG_4737. Mostly because I'm lazy. If I use them later, I'll give them a name.

    Kind of like waiting until you see if the baby pig is going to live before you name it Wilbur...