Thursday, April 30, 2015

Good-bye to April

It is the last day of April,2015.The good news is that,God willing,another day will dawn tomorrow and we can start all over again.May means that summer is that much closer and in my part of the world,the flowers will soon be in full bloom.
To bid farewell to April,I want to show you a sunset,as I witnessed it over-looking Lake Minniwasta.


At first it looked like the sunset would not be all that great.A heavy band of clouds covered the sun.
I still liked the way the lake looked.

As the sun dropped lower,it reappeared below the clouds and now the lake turned a soft shade of purple.


I sat there and waited,for that is what one must do to get those wonderful sunset photos.
The water had,by now changed color again.The orange glow caused the lake to have this gorgeous,rich orange tone to it.

Watching as the sun dropped even lower,it made a golden path across the lake.At just the right moment three Common Loons swam through this area.As an added bonus,I heard them calling in that  beautiful,almost mournful call.I did'nt think the evening could be any better.


One final picture before the sun dropped below the horizon.I am very pleased with how this one turned out.The clouds painted a lovely scene in the sky.


An evening that at first didn't look like it would yield much beauty,turned out to be spectacular.

I do believe I have used this quote before,but it seems to be appropriate for this post.

A birth certificate shows we were born,
A death certificate shows we died,
But photographs show we lived.



24 comments:

  1. I really like the quote at the end of this post. Thank you so much for having the patience to wait and get these marvelous photos of a glorious sunset.

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  2. That last shot is surely a beauty!

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  3. We are certainly on the same wavelength in blog titles today. I love the sound of loons but we have to drive a good distance north to find them. Beautiful skies!

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  4. Love this beautiful post, Ruth....a phenomenal sunset and such lovely words. I love the quote...is it your own?

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  5. these are awesome. from silvery shimmer to deep gold.

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  6. I have never heard this quote before, and I love it. The last two pictures: AWESOME!! Those are my favorite by far. The wonderful loons in the sunset. And an awesome sunset!! Welcome May!!

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  7. Beautiful photos a reward for such patience. I do love the call of the loon. We don't get them down here.

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  8. I love the quote. And thanks for the spectacular show.

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  9. Hi Ruth,
    as calm as the weather with you, it is here in Germany is not, even at night frost and rain rain, because it's nice to see so great photos with you.
    The month of May will be better
    greetings Frank

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  10. Beautiful photos dear Ruth and I loved the quote.

    Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  11. love that quote at the end and there is nothing as beautiful as God's coloring of nature, you captured all the beautiful shades.. i love them all and lean a little towards the purple as favorite.

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  12. Absolutely breathtaking!!! EACH image as the day ends....beautiful.

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  13. Hi Ruth, Wow, this is a stunning sunset photo ... made all the greater by the photos that built up to it. Your patience to get the perfect shot really shines on this one. I do love that closing quotation as well. And ... to top all this off that beautiful new header. Great work Ruth! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog yesterday and may you have a great weekend!

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  14. Love these sunset pictures! Must make an effort to drive out there too one evening.

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  15. Wonderful blog post, Ruth!! Loved your words, the pictures and the quote. On occasions like this can't you almost hear God whisper, "This is for you, Ruth"!

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  16. This sunset turned out to be amazing. It does appear sometimes that they won't be all that spectacular and I've missed capturing some good ones because I didn't have the patience to wait. I'm glad you did! It's just beautiful and I love the quote. Have a nice day!

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  17. HI Ruth Awesome sunset images and I love the quote at the end of the post.

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  18. Love the lake pictures - every one of them and that sunset is gorgeous.
    Great quote.

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  19. Ruth, stunning images! I was a beautiful evening! Glad you shared it!

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  20. Ruth, just gorgeous! I have to echo George's comment, thank you for your patience in sitting out and capturing such a beautiful day's end. You have such a knack for finding quotes as well!!

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  21. Hi Ruth. I just want to tell you that your blog is a real inspiration to me - your faith, the bible verses you share, and your beautiful photography. I simply say "thank you".

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  22. What a beautiful farewell to April. I do hope May is just as lovely and that the colours are not just in the sky but on the blossoms too. ;)

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  23. I know the amazing creator of these gorgeous canvasses. HE is King of Kings...and Lord of Lords!
    Wonderful photos Ruth.....
    Hugs to you..

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  24. I'm glad you're patient, Ruth. I so enjoyed these photos!

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