Here are a dozen images from 2017 that I liked. Happy New Year and hope the coming year is full of good things for you.
Category Archives: Sunsets
This was taken 5 years ago and is a pair of favorite trees I visited a lot. I have not been there for quite some time and wonder how they would look now. Good grief, we are less than a week away from Christmas. It is coming up too fast. I noticed we are expecting to have a bit of cooler weather for Christmas. They say snow Thursday through Saturday then single digit temperatures at night for the next 5 days. Brrr!
This is last night’s sunset on my sisters patio. We head home this afternoon to cooler weather. Sure have enjoyed the family time.
“If someone does not smile at you be generous and offer your own smile. Nobody needs a smile more than the one that cannot smile to others.” Dalai Lama
“The resting place of the mind is the heart. The only thing the mind hears all day is clanging bells and noise and argument, and all it wants is quietude. The only place the mind will ever find peace is inside the silence of the heart. That’s where you need to go.” Elizabeth Gilbert,
Yesterday was too gorgeous a day not to be outside. So, I took an early afternoon walk through the Red Fox Meadows near my condo. Found a little knoll with sunshine to sit and journal, which I really needed. Love the music made by the leaves and wind. Drowns out the automobiles in the distance and excess chatter of my mind.
After returning to my condo the time in the meadow was not enough of a nature fix for me. I listened to nature’s call and drove to the Arapahoe Bend Nature Area. I made the mile and a half walk around the ponds. Parking lot was full and saw several photographers shooting family portraits against the fall colors. It was a good end to a beautiful weekend.
There seems to be a correlation between the increase in my age and a decrease in sunrise images and increase of sunsets images. Now at Momo Lolos coffeehouse and listening to a pianist and flutist duet. Love the change from the piped music we find most of the time.
Family and community are an essential part of my life as well as my solitude. There are some who avoid solitude, finding it uncomfortable. And, there are some who avoid communities, finding it uncomfortable. I need both. Community and fellowship helps me to appreciate the solitude and quiet. While the solitude and quiet help me appreciate community.
“Home is, ultimately, that place where we find the peace and harmony that comes from learning to live with the knowledge of our own imperfections and from learning to accept the imperfections of others.” Ernest Kurtz