Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Fiery Sunset

Lately, our sunsets have been unusually brilliant: colors so breathtaking that you think heaven has opened up just to show you a little taste of what it will be like.

Like each of us, every sunset is unique.  

And some stand out more than others. 

But see the orange right around that sun?  The really bright stuff?  
I wanted to see more of that.

So I changed my lenses, and lookie here what I got!  

I took these on May 22 as the sun set so brilliantly it could not be ignored. 

This shot and the one below were taken aiming straight into the sun with the telephoto lens on.  The orange just makes my heart go pitty-pat.  

Where I live it's rare for me not to notice the sun setting.

When I am not at home, and I can't see the sunset, I am somewhat disoriented.

I shoot so many sunsets, that if my kids or husband notice a nice one and I'm not out there with my camera yet, they come and get me.  That's just one of the nice little gifts my family gives to me year-round: photo opportunities.  

Wide open spaces are where I belong.  Can't stand to feel confined!

And...this song sums up our part of the country and what I love about our country just fine!  

Before the Dixie Chicks cut their noses off to spite their faces with a lot of us in flyover country, this was also song I could sing along heartily to...

Do you like wide open spaces?

Can you see the sunset from where you live? 


Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I was just showing my husband your last post and the comments on it. You are right on with your post, Joni! I told my hubby that you take the best sunset pics and I went to my dashboard and here are some more beautiful pictures!!!
Thanks for sharing, love them!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

I do miss being a fan of the DixieChicks...but I've "unfanned" a whole lot of lefties your sunset photos!!! Have a beautiful weekend!!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Funny, I'd never heard of the Dixie Chixs until they were rude to Pres. Bush and still have never heard them sing.
People who are impressed with themselves don't impress me so, generally, I waste no time on them.
Beautiful sunsets!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Wow that was on fire. We get pretty sunset here and I love the bright pink ones the most.

Echoes From the Hill said...

Ours was beautiful last night, but unfortunately is was due to a nearby fire in the Colorado foothills. Too close for comfort. The orange glow was spectacular though.

mary your sis said...

I do love a beautiful sunset, but don't love the Dixie Chicks! Thanks for the beautiful photography and the video of Jason Aldean's "Flyover Country". That song fits very well...

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Anonymous said...

Simply stunning do live in such a beautiful part of the world and i thank you for sharing it with me.
luv Annxx

trump said...

As Ive always said, these type of pictures are among my very favorites. Richard