Thursday, August 21, 2008

Looking into the Valley

Pure serendipity!

It had been a nice family get-together and we were driving home. It would be hard to miss this beautiful sunset, even if we were driving eastward! Then we turned north and pulled over to the side of the road to watch the sun go down in the valley below. A couple of other cars pulled over to watch the spectacle too. I LOVE living in a place where some people slow down to enjoy nature at its best,



More beautiful skies can be seen at http://skyley.blogspot.com.

90 comments:

dot said...

It's a beautiful sky for sure! I think I would have pulled over too especially if I had my camera with me.

RuneE said...

Serendipity or not - the result was beautiful.

Luiz Ramos said...

You´re happy for your landscape and beautiful sunset.

Marie said...

Gorgeous!
Your blog is great :)

Texas Travelers said...

Print it.
Frame it.
Hang in on the wall.

Great photo of a magic moment.

Nice "Sky Watch" today.
Come visit Martha's Clouds, Click here.

Troy and Martha

bobbie said...

Yes, I love to see others who stop to appreciate nature at its best.

Lirone said...

Lovely to see the light blazing through...

Small City Scenes said...

I would have pulled over too and been out there snapping away with my camera. So beautiful---mere words can't describe the vision.
I love it. A prize winner for sure. MB

Julie said...

I agree. Including natural phenomena in my daily life has added just so much. This certainly is a most fiery sunset.

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, that is gorgeous. Thanks for yanking me out of my basement office for a minute!

Dewdrop said...

You stopped with your family?! How WONDERFUL! What a fabulous lesson is taking life in! I wish I lived in a place where people didn't look at me funny for actually SEEING the sky.

imac said...

Super - fantastic - great.

fishing guy said...

EG: Certainly a wonderful capture. You did really well with this shot.

Tommy V said...

Beautiful sun set

Louise said...

Perfectly framed, amazing beautiful capture!

John said...

Amazing shot and a lovely composition. Well captured.

mirage2g said...

It is so beautiful that the sun is actually peeking from that hole of no leaves! Great timing...

I enjoy skywatch and so do I enjoy your photos too! =)

Thanks for sharing, Iam visiting from ViennaDaily...Happy skywatching!

Andy said...

That is breathtaking! Fantastic shot for SWF! Thanks for sharing!

Photo Cache said...

So far, I think this is the best one I have seen so far. Wonderful.

Carole said...

What a great capture! You got the perfect moment.

mick said...

Beautiful sunset. Great photo

PJ said...

Sometimes the simplest things can turn out to be epic. Thanks for sharing that moment with us.

Kelly said...

This is a gorgeous photo! Beautiful and stunning!!! I like it when life slows down too!!! Great shot!!

Quiet Paths said...

I like what you've written about taking a moment to notice the beauty. The photo is marvelously rich with color and textures.

Stephen said...

Great photograph really well done

irish daisies said...

great shot! love the color!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice. A beautiful sky.

Dogwood Daze said...

That is an amazing sunset! I certainly would have pulled off too!

Aileni said...

Serendipity forever ! Absolutely perfect.

Donna (Texas) said...

WoW...and WOW again!!!LOLOL....WoW is all I can come up with!! Beautiful.....

Bradley Myers said...

What a great capture, I agree it belongs on the wall. Such wonderful colors.

Hildegarde said...

Gorgeous, what a delight ! Good framing too.

Hildegarde said...

Gorgeous, what a delight ! Good framing too.

Luke Wiley said...

You had a great view of the sunset!
Thanks for coming to my blog!

Rose said...

I love it!!! The morn I took the shots in my SWF post, a lady stopped and talked to me. Nice to meet friends like that.

Berit said...

WOW this was BEAUTIFUL!!!

Rambling Round said...

Can't get better than this!

Craver Vii said...

Outstanding! I love that fiery red color, and the way you expertly framed it.

Rambling Woods said...

I love the word serendipity and it happens so often with nature. Beautiful mother nature at work...

Carletta said...

This is a STUNNING image! I love how it is presented here.

The hosta leaves in the previous are lovely.

Barbara said...

Beautiful post for SkyWatch!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful sky i just love all the colors in it

kjpweb said...

Cool - love those rays! Good SWF!!!!
Cheers, Klaus

April said...

Beautiful, beautiful sunset!! It's nice when people stop to take in the beauty of nature. Great photo!!

Linda Reeder said...

Thanks for visiting.
I would pull over for this sight, too!

babooshka said...

OMG! That is oustanding.

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a lovely sight to end a day with! I am glad you had your camera and were able to share it with us!

Willard said...

One of my absolute favorites. A stunning sunset!

Pearl Maple said...

That really is nature at its best. How lucky for you to have that moment of beauty and kind of you to share with us all.

Thanks for your kind comments on my post earlier.

Brenda said...

Stunning capture of your sunset! We should all take time to watch Mother Nature's shows.

JunieRose2005 said...

WOW!!


Never have I seen a more beautiful sunset!!



Junie

B. Roan said...

Gorgeous. Luckily you had your camera. Very serendipitous!

Ann said...

WOW is right. That is stunning.

napaboaniya said...

Wonderful sunset picture you've captured here. The surroundings are beautiful :)

Tina Coruth said...

Wow! That is a gorgeous capture!

Thank you for commenting on my skywatch. :-)

HFD60 said...

What an awsome sky...great capture..

Columbo said...

Awesome, great sunset. Great photography.

ilanadavita said...

Great sunst. Glorious colors.

Arija said...

Well worth stopping for. Appreciate your rindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...
You'll have me breaking into song next.

magiceye said...

wow! gorgeous!

Want to see how the Mumbai sky looked this morning at 0644hrs? Click here

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

what a beautiful shot - so many colours and textures piled one on top of another

People with Cameras said...

Oh, that would look lovely on my wall...lol. Such a beautiful photo!

Kay said...

I thought your Sky Watch photo was amazing and then I scrolled down to see your other amazing photos. All I can say is, "WOW!"

Angie said...

That's absolutely beautiful. I would definitely have pulled over to see that and would have kicked myself from here to wherever if I hadn't have had my camera with me, so glad that you did have yours!

Titania said...

You can say it again this IS a spectacular sunset.

Old Wom Tigley said...

A beautiful view... I have to say that I rarely come across others watching the sunsets from the hills or high roads I use.. it is such a shame. Your view for Sky Watch is a beauty.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful shot. I'm glad you stopped! I would have stopped too and taken some shots of this wonderful sunset. Wonderful colors!

Torsdag said...

Nice framed postcard sunset.

Dirk said...

Great to enjoy such a spectacle and thank you for joining this with us!!
Dirkjogt, Belgium

Ivar Ivrig said...

Fantastic. Great job. And many more beautilful pictures in your blog I can see :-)

carlamaldita said...

your moment to appreciate nature = great sky photo

carla

Blue said...

That is stunning!
Can't give greater praise than that.

Mary said...

WOW, just... WOW!

Maria said...

So beautiful! :) Happy SWF!

alicesg said...

Beautiful photo for SWF. The colours of the sky is amazing. Have a nice weekend.

the teach said...

I would have pulled over too, EG We don't get to see the actual horizon much in NYC. :) Great shot for SWF!

D Herrod said...

Nice. Beautiful sunset. Like the frame as well.

babooshka said...

Breathetaking, no doubt about it.

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful sunset. Just shows you must always have your camera ready.

Ellyn said...

Wow is the sky on fire there? That is stunning.

Greyscale Territory said...

Glrious glows! Pure magic!

akglyd said...

This is maybe my favorite shot of the week!
AMAZING!!!

Denise said...

Wow, what a beautiful photo for Skywatch. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment.

Dianne said...

I would have pulled over!

amazing photo

Alan said...

That is quite beautiful. The cloud bank almost appears to be on fire. Wonderful.

Jim said...

Hi Ms. EG Guide, this is a really pretty one. Happy Skywatching, if you peek at 85 or more you are a busy lady.
Thank you for peeking in at my Gutemala clouds.
..

Max-e said...

This is an stunning photo - very nicely timed

Catherine said...

WOW! That is gorgeous! Stunning capture!
Happy weekend, & Happy sky~watching!
Cat

Yrsa said...

A wonderful picture that makes me feel like flying! Must be high up.

Kerri said...

I'm so glad you stopped and watched it! What a magnificent shot!! We all need to slow down and see these beautiful sights!

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