Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sky Watch: A Pink Sunset


Many times I'm sitting at my computer and can look out the huge double window in my sunroom. As I look through the branches of the big old oak tree often I catch a glimpse of the sky and know a sunset I wouldn't want to miss is about to happen. Traces of pink in this image were enough to make me grab my camera last Thursday as I was looking at Sky Watch posts and head outside.
Reaching my front porch this was the view over my front yard.
Waiting patiently I was soon treated to this beautiful pink sunset. Having lived almost thirty years in the city I know how lucky I am to be able to witness the beauty God spreads before me at my own front door.

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57 comments:

Jientje said...

Indeed, you are the lucky one to get such beautiful paintings to look at!

Maria said...

Oh you are lucky to live in the country and look through your sun window! What a beautiful sky out there!
Happy SWF!

Deborah Godin said...

You have a to-die-for view all right! Love the soft pinks you caught behind the branchs.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous colors! Isn't it wonderful to be able to see the skies so near and so clearly? We live up high and have such breathtaking views of the sky. These are marvelous shots! Thanks for sharing!

Sandradb said...

Neat and gentle sky pictures - bye and greetings from Croatia!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I like taking pictures through the trees, too. It shows the contrast.

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful view from your window.My Sky is pink also.

vincibene said...

Wonderful colors!

bowledover said...

Beautiful pictures and a lovely area to live in. Happy New Year and thanks for sharing.

Ana said...

Amazing skies! You are lucky lady to have so lovely view. Thanks for sharing.

Raven said...

What a beautiful view you have. The photos were lovely - I love all the pinks. At least you don't have to go far to take photos!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice you have a great vantage point from which to see a wonderful sunset coming on! I'm glad you didn't miss this one. ;-)

Photo Cache said...

Lucky you. This is indeed some view.

BABOOSHKA said...

It is wonderful to look out a window and see such beauty.

Melli said...

Somehow I always here Him calling too... Hey Melli! C'mere! I want you to see what I've got for you TODAY! It's always worth the investigation! Glad you took your camera!

gmj said...

Music matches the mood God painted and you captured. Good work!

Dianne said...

I really like the top shot - the peeking pink and the bare trees are very touching

ViennaDailyw said...

Its always a pleasure visiting SWF participants...I get to see different sky colors! Yours is soft and subtle...happy swf!

juliana said...

nature is the greatest artist and you have recorded its art well.
beautiful sky!

Rose said...

Oh, so beautiful!!! They don't come much nice than this, just different.

Dewdrop said...

You made my heart smile when you shared that story about seeing a sun dog and telling your hubby. These are beautiful shots of an altocumulus sky on fire... they look like little cotton balls. Great shots, Carletta!

JunieRose2005 said...

Oh!! Just beautiful!! I love that first one best- with just the hint of pink~ and the promise of what was to follow!

I'll have some sky shots up late tonight but nothing this spectacular!!


Junie

Rune said...

Beautiful color on this pictures, thanks for sharing!

Arija said...

Carletta, I do the same in the morning. I'm up well before first light and as it dawns my head autonatically lifts to inspect for colour possibilities and cloud potential. I grab my camera, and, dressing gown flapping race along the house and down the drive a bit to miss the immediate trees, then stand and freeze while I document the wonderful light show.

Love your photos.

Leedra said...

The pink in the last photo is awesome.

fishing guy said...

Carletta: I agree that you are lucky to have this view and then get to see it go into a great sunset.
That was great that Becky noticed the Kent company and thought of me.

Arlene said...

Hi Carletta, wish i live in a place wherein i can look at a beautiful sunset anytime. That's a lovely pinkish sky.

Happy skywatch!

Becky and Gary said...

Some of these cloud colors are so beautiful this time of year. You were lucky indeed to be able to capture these gorgeous pictures.
Happy SWF.
B.

Indrani said...

Hypnotizing!
I could gaze for long.

Grammy said...

They are all wonderful photos. Great color!
Have a great week
Grammy
Missouri, USA

Gattina said...

Beautiful ! Your view out of your window and mine look quite similar, strange !

RuneE said...

A nice series that shows up the effect of the progression of a sunset on the clouds very well.

The Texican said...

Thanks for sharing your sunset with us. Good to visit with the old Sky Watch Crowd. I guess I'll watch for some good ones here and make a guest appearance. Pappy :)

MedaM said...

All the photos are just stunning but the last one is my favourite. It is just spectacular.

Leora said...

Beautiful skies. Yes, it is much harder here in surburbia near a small city to catch a wide open sunset. So wonderful that you can share your pinked skies with us.

Mary said...

I love how a few minutes seems to recreate the whole world -- beautiful! have a wonderful weekend, Carletta. :)

George Townboy said...

Whoa!! Stunning shots!

Have an awesome day, Carletta!

Kerri said...

This is lovely!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh OH OH---I love to watch the sky and be rewarded with great colors like you were. MB

Hildegarde said...

That's exactly what I was thinking : how lucky you are that you have a window with a view on the sunset sky through an old oak tree. But you lived in the city, so you know so well what it is like to have no such window. Crossing thoughts :-)

Debbie said...

I love pink skies! Beautiful shots of a beautiful sky.

liveberlin said...

The colors are so soft and tranquil!
Really great captures!

quilly said...

That is most definitely a "pretty in pink" outfit the sunset is waering. Lucky to to catch it! Lucky us that you're sharing it.

theArthurClan said...

What a beautiful sky you saw that night! We also live in the country and LOVE it. :)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Such great shots. Love the colors of the sky when it's like that. I can't see much of the sky from my windows. :-(

Bradley Myers said...

A good capture, the pink sky is beautiful, what a great view from your home.

Shelly said...

Pretty! We've had gloomy skies for a while now...rumor has it we'll be catching a glimpse of the sun on Moday...yippieeee!

nonizamboni said...

Glorious!
and your sharp eye and patience surely paid off
thanks for sharing!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Perfect in pink... :O)

Hope you are well..... :O)

Tom

Mary said...

These are really pretty. I love the soft colors and the flowing branches in the first one and the last one is really beautiful, too.

Gramma L said...

God certainly has blessed you to be able to step out your front/back door and enjoy the beauty He has created around you. This was a lovely picture with the pink.

ellen b. said...

These are all just beautiful. How nice that you have that huge oak to look at out your sunroom window!
Have a wonderful weekend Carletta!

Dr.John said...

You take fantastic pictures.

Neal said...

Beautiful shots Carletta. I would love to sit there and see that scene also.

chanpheng said...

Incredible colors. Nice to be able just to look out the window at them!

carlamaldita said...

very very nice photos! and to think that you can see this right outside your window.wow!

carla

storyteller said...

Oh my ... what BEAUTIFUL skies with soft pastels! Just lovely ;--)
I shared local skies here and here this past weekend.
Hugs and blessings,