Monday, November 4, 2013

The Colors of Sunset

Those of you who follow me on Facebook,already know that I went for a drive yesterday,
November 3,so this is not news to you.
I left town,not expecting to see much of anything,because it was very overcast and the light was fading fast. When I left town,I glanced towards the west and thought that the sunset might be OK.
I found a spot from which to shoot and waited,as the sun was setting.
I was not prepared for the beauty which I saw.The clouds parted just enough to give a spectacular sunset.

I was thrilled that I had not stayed at home.

After taking many shots at this location,I started towards home.When I had a chance to once again look west,I realized that the beauty was not over,so I quickly pulled over to the side of the road and took a few more pictures.

This was looking almost due north,but I liked how the clouds were lit up.


Turning more toward the west,the clouds were a beautiful shade of pink to mauve.After  not taking pictures,except with my phone for too long,I was thrilled to be able to witness such beauty.

Here are two pictures taken around the middle of October.
This first one is in the Pembina Valley,but at a different location from where I usually go.
We have a lot of Oak trees and often they are not very pretty in fall,but I think this picture shows that even the Oak can be beautiful.


As I was driving along some back country roads,I saw this stand of Birch trees.The brilliant blue sky,white tree trunks and the golden leaves,combined to make a very pleasing sight.

Thanks for joining me on a drive around the countryside near Morden.

I am currently in a ladies Bible study,where we are going through some of the Psalms.
I want to share with you  one verse.

The Lord protects you;the Lord is a shelter right by your side.
Psalm 121:5 ( Holman Christian Standard translation)

25 comments:

Arija said...

What great beauty you show Ruth and the Psalm was a good reminder too. I love oaks any time of year and when part of their leaves have fallen you can see their structure all the better.

TexWisGirl said...

the skies are magnificent - each one different but so beautiful! and i love the oak trees. they don't turn brilliant colors, but their gnarly limbs showing as they bare... so beautiful!

George said...

I sure am glad you took a Sunday drive and captured all of this beauty. The sunset was definitely spectacular, but all of your autumn pictures are beautiful.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi There, The sunset and sky photos are FANTASTIC…. I would have sat there watching that sky --and probably just CRIED with emotion… God provides us with so much beauty, doesn't he?

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lois Evensen said...

How beautiful! What a wonderful time of the year.

S. Etole said...

Isn't it find to be surrounded by beauty?!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Oh, the first and third sunset shots are wonderful. Love the fall colors, too. It was a profitable road trip. :)

Debby Ray said...

Ruth, you sound so much like me! These are spectacular photos. Sunsets or sunrises) never fail to mesmerize me.

Diane said...

It always amazes me how fast the sunsets change. It was worth it for you to take a drive. Beautiful captures. Diane

Nancy said...

WOW Ruth, I think God painted the sky just to make you happy and to remind you how much He loves you and is always with you....

What a beautiful show on your Sunday ride...

grammie g said...

Hi Ruth.... Gorgeous sunset, and like you I have seen some wonderful skies in the opposite direction of the setting sun! Pink and puffy clouds!!

These all all wonderful photos, but the oaks photo is stunning !!

Grace

Ginny Hartzler said...

OH, those gorgeous yellow birches!!!!! I did not know they ever even looked like this!!!! Truly stunning. And I also love your first picture of the sky.

Montanagirl said...

Gorgeous skies, and the foliage: what can I say? Those Birch trees are spectacular!

Kerri Farley said...

WOW Ruth.....these are awesome!!

Janice K said...

Such beautiful color....just for us to enjoy! Nice pictures!

Gail Dixon said...

Truly beautiful images. I'm glad you didn't stay home. Wow.

Sandra said...

what a ride you took, so much beauty to see, the golden sky in the first one is amazing.. and the golden trees. wow... you found the jackpot on your ride.

happyone said...

The sunset it spectacular. Looks like the sky is on fire.

Nora said...

wonderful pixs love the colors....lovely!!!thanks for your comments on my blog

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

HI Ruth 2 words - Awesome captures.

Elaine said...

Beautiful colors, both in the sunset and the leaves. You caught the birch trees at their best. They always seem to glow against a bright blue sky.

Debbie said...

beautiful, colorful, wonderful surprises!!

the new header is such a treat, i really love it!!

Julie G. said...

Breathtaking images, Ruth! Viewing these lovely photographs certainly brightened my day, as its been a dreary, drizzly, gray day here in Chicago. The oak tree shot has such great depth and beauty. All are a feast for the eyes!

EG CameraGirl said...

I do love autumn! You have captured the spirit beautifully.

Willard said...

Beautiful sunset and fall colors, Ruth. I enjoyed the photos very much.