Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Wonder Of It All

Heading out to watch the setting sun,I am never sure of what I'll see. The sky may be spectacular, or not.There may be other sights that need to be photographed,or not.

Recently,while waiting for the sun to set,I was busy capturing beauty all around me.
A small bird,I won't even guess at the identification, was sitting on top of this rather large rock.The setting sun was already painting the sky a lovely soft gold,so it made a great backdrop.


OK,most of you know that I love thistles.Even an unopened thistle bud has amazing beauty. The low angle of the sun was creating a beautiful golden glow around this plant.


The grasses along the roadside were not to be ignored. Once again, they had a golden glow in the light of the setting sun.


Sometimes the beauty is not in the west, but in the storm clouds that have passed and are in the eastern sky.


The setting sun paints the storm clouds these lovely shades of peach and blue and purple.The colors defy description.


Just a few clouds on the western horizon, make for a stunning sight as the sun sets.
I enjoy watching the sun sets, each one is different,yet each one has some beauty.


Closing thought today is from the song "The Wonder Of It All"
There's the wonder of sunset at evening,
The wonder as sunrise I see;
But the wonder of wonders that thrills my soul
Is the wonder that God loves me.
Refrain
O, the wonder of it all! The wonder of it all!
Just to think that God loves me.
O, the wonder of it all! The wonder of it all!
Just to think that God loves me.

21 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your photography is amazing dear Ruth. I love the clouds, their colors are beautiful.

Love, hugs and prayers for you sweet friend ~ Thanks for your kind comment on my latest post ~ FlowerLady

Debby Ray said...

Oh what stunning images, each and every one. The words to that song perfectly describes your photographs. Beautiful post, my friend.

Unknown said...

Ruth, gorgeous images! That's the kind of photography I like best!

Ginny Hartzler said...

All so gorgeous! Such beautiful golden evenings. I think the bird and the thistle are my favorites.

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs and for your encouragement for us to see the beauty in the simple things around us....

LV said...

You captured nature at her best. Lovely post with special words.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I love them all, Ruth...those with the soft golden glow, the gorgeous colors in the storm clouds, and especially that last shot! Wow! I also love that hymn and will be humming it to myself now.

Debbie Harris said...

Hello Ruth, what a lovely place you have here and I'm pleased to have found you. I read your comment on FlowerLady, Lorrain's blog, I was sorry to read that you have lost your dear husband.
Your photography is amazing!
I look forward to visiting often.

God bless you ♡

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Oh my what pretty sunsets you got. Love the colors in each photo. Thanks for introducing me to your love of thistles, unique. Yes the wonder of it all!!!

George said...

You got some gorgeous pictures while waiting for the sunset. Your sky photos -- looking both east and west -- are beautiful.

Bonnie said...

A special hymn and a special picture of the solitary bird. I can read something special in that.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh the wonder of it all.. Thanks be to GOD for the beauty all around us. The first picture is my favorite ---maybe because I love birds so much.... BUT--I love photographing things in nature also at that time of day with a gorgeous colored sky.... WOW...

Took a walk this morning... It's my first in awhile... Felt so good..

Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

I think there are a whole group of us that could be called the sky watchers...it has sure been a glorious show to watch this summer. I used to always go to the strip pit area to watch, but these days by the time evening falls I am just ready to be in. I love thistles, and have threatened to bring some home. And see what they do...but don't want the whole neighborhood irritated with me, so I won't.

happyone said...

Oh those golden pictures are fantastic.
Yes, the wonder of it all.

Felicia said...

This is a beautiful song to go along with your beautiful images.

Diane said...

Just beautiful, Ruth. Diane

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Each image stunningly beuautiful in its own right Ruth

Debbie said...

the song - the images, they go perfectly together!! beautiful ruth, nature has so many gifts!!

September Violets said...

Beautiful sunset shots. I think that little bird is an American Tree Sparrow with his distinctive spot on his chest. This post added a little boost to my day ;)
Wendy

Terri said...

I love all your photos today- the colors are beautiful. Sometimes God paints the most wondroud masterpieces. Have a great week ahead!

Mersad said...

Absolutely love the golden colors in the first few images. The sky photos make me long for quiet summer evenings. Marvelous post!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography