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The Peace and Serenity of a Sunset

Updated on January 23, 2012
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My two favourite times of the day, the sunrise and the sunset. I never fail to be in awe of both and get a huge amount of pleasure in witnessing this beautiful scene.

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I was born and brought up in the country and as with most things, when you have known no different you take for granted and become complacent with what you have, see and do.

I didn’t realise I was a country girl until I moved to an urban area and lived in a modern house on an estate. It was a fabulous new house with all ‘mod con’s’ the fitted kitchen a dream and the rooms spacious. Pressing a button for instant heating instead of cleaning out the grate for a fire was a revelation!

We had all the conveniences of shops, local services and pubs right on our doorstep.

The novelty of it all wore off quickly, it’s hard to explain but I just somehow didn’t feel content with it all. Although I had a good sized garden and planted it with my favourite plants, the garden wasn’t the private, peaceful place I had in the country. How I missed the peace and quiet of rural life.

I’d look out of the window and all I could see were more houses, but high in the sky I would see the colours of the sunset in the clouds, it always seemed just out of sight and out of reach.

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I found the atmosphere of urban life suffocating, I couldn’t just be ‘me’ I missed the fields, the trees and sky, I missed the birds and the country sounds, most of all I just missed being close to nature.

I made the decision to move back to the country and soon realised this was where I belonged. I am a country girl at heart and I don’t really mind cleaning the grate out at all!

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I look out of my windows and I see a quiet country lane, trees and an orchard. I spend hours in my garden, growing vegetables, planting flowers, sitting enjoying the peace and listening to the birds.

But my most favourite thing about living here, is the ability to look out of my windows and see the signs of a beautiful sunrise or sunset. I can grab my camera run across the lane into the field and there to the east is a clear view of the sunrise and the beautiful views to the west of the sunset.

I took these photographs in November, this was my favourite sunset of 2011 and they were taken just a few yards away from our home.

What a privilege it is to watch such an incredibly beautiful scene, you become completely immersed in it’s majesty, a wonderful feeling of peace and tranquillity washes over you, a sunset is a very special time indeed.

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The Peace and Serenity of the Sunset

No matter what I’ve done today

Or emotions I may have felt

I stand here now and watch in awe

As weariness slowly drifts away


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      Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Peg, thank you so much for stopping by, it's good to see you I hope all is well with you.

      Your comments and votes are much appreciated, you can['t beat country life!

      Have a wonderful day.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      You've given every reason I love being out here in the country. The quiet peacefullness on a moonlit night, the spaciousness, the awesome sunrises and sunsets, which look amazingly like these gorgeous photos of yours, all can't be duplicated living in the city. I marked this one up across the board even funny, for your observation about the fireplace grate.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Kawaljit kaur, thank you so much for visiting and your comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures and I hope you saw the sunset today too!

      Take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Kawaljit kaur 4 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India)

      Hi Movie Master!

      Beautiful description with tooooooo beautiful pics. loved it. me too like the dawn and dusk but am not so frequent like you. To day I will definitely watch the sunset and feel it too.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Brinafr3sh, I agree, it's a beautiful and peaceful time of the day, a time to count one's blessings.

      Thank you for visiting and your comments, take care Lesley

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      Brinafr3sh 5 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi Movie Master, Beautiful photos. Every days sun-sets are God's art work to us, it's a blessing to watch the sun- sets. Thanks.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Audrey, thank you for your beautiful comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      These are just beautiful --I try to wake up each day and feel the promise of the day---this reminded me to be grateful for the promise fulfilled as well!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Debbie, You can't beat country living!

      Thank you for your lovely comments and votes, have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I am a country girl too. I live out in the country right now.. hate the city big or small.. Love your hub and poem so beautiful

      voted up

      debbie

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Imur sun, thank you for stopping by, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos and you are welcome to visit any time! best wishes.

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      Imur Sun 5 years ago

      Wonderful pictures! I love the colours in the sunset against the contrast of the black of the trees. I wished I lived in the country where I could appreciate such beautiful scenery.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello stars, thank you so much for visiting today, it's always good to see you, enjoy your day, best wishes.

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful hub. God Bless You.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi cybersister, how exciting for you to be moving to a small town and being closer to nature. I know you will be inspired to take lots of photos and I shall look forward to seeing them!

      Many thanks for visiting and your comments, and I hope all goes well with the move, best wishes Lesley

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      your cybersister 5 years ago from Just relocated from Florida to the mountains of North Carolina

      Amazing pictures! I love to watch sunsets, they are often the most beautiful part of a day for me, as I am rarely awake to see sunrise :). Over the next couple of months my husband and I are moving from the suburbs of a city in Florida (where we have both lived since we were children) to a VERY small town in the mountains of western North Carolina. We are SO looking forward to the peace and tranquility that rural settings have to offer, as well as an actual change of season. Seeing your sunset pictures makes me even more anxious to get on with it, as we have experienced gorgeous sunsets such as the ones pictured by crossing the street and walking up the hill in front of our soon-to-be home. One of my goals is to learn to take beautiful pictures (even half as good) of these remarkable works of nature as you have done.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Audrey, the sunset is such a peaceful time, you are welcome to come and visit as often as you like, it's always lovely to see you!

      Thank you for your comments and votes, enjoy your day!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      i JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THESE STUNNING PHOTOS! I keep coming back to view them again and again. They bring me such peace. Thank you MM for taking my breath away (and of course restoring it too). Voted up and more.

      vocalcoach~

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi PDXKarokeGuy, thank you for dropping by and your comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes Mm

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi sofs, I'm so pleased you enjoyed this, many thanks for your wonderful comments and votes, take care!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      great work movie master! See, I grew up on an orchard int he suburbs but I am definitely an urbanite. But I'm also in love with the Pacific North West, where i live and i didn't realize that until I live din the desert of Las Vegas, Nevada for three years.

      Thanks for sharing your words and the spectacular photographs!

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Movie Master, you take my breath away! Awesome pictures. Sunsets and sunrises are my favorite times of the day, sunrises almost always have me on my knees thanking God for His mercy fresh and new! Beautiful and voting it up all the way!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Stephanie, I agree the best things in life are free, the sunrise and sunsets are so beautiful and inspiring, it's wonderful to be able to capture the moment in a photograph!

      Thank you for your comments, have a wonderful day, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Maureen, that view from your kitchen window of the lake and cornfield just sounds awesome, I can see it in 'my minds eye'

      Many thanks for visiting and your comments, I will look forward to reading your hub on sunsets!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi 2uesday, I was so caught up in the beauty of this sunset, I almost forgot to take photos!

      Thank you for visiting and your comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi tipoague, thank you for your fabulous comments 'God's artwork on display' is a beautiful description of the sunset. Take care and best wishes, MM

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs of sunsets. Living in the country has so many rewards-seeing beautiful sunsets and sunrises is one of the best! I love RVing for that reason, too. There is nothing like seeing the sunrise over the Atlantic or the sunset in the desert to make you realize that the best things in life are free!

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      My Minds Eye53 5 years ago from Tennessee

      I may have to do a hub about sunsets. I am not a morning person. But my love of sunsets and sunrises are every bit as strong as yours. I grew in a very small town and out our kitchen window was a perfect view of a lake and cornfield beyond. Voted up and beautiful, will share too.

      Maureen

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      2uesday 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing such beautiful sunset views with us, as I was reading this and looking at the pictures it felt as if I were there watching the sun paint the sky with the glorious colours. Magnificent pictures and the words tell the story of them well.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from USA

      I fell in love with your photos. Those are my favorite times of the day too. There is just something so refreshing and peaceful to see God's artwork on display. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and thoughts.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Peggy, there are some disadvantages to living out in the sticks, we don't have a pub or a shop here! the lanes were so icy last year, that we walked over the fields to the shops!

      But I wouldn't change it for anything, the countryside and scenery is just lovely!

      Thank you so much for visiting, your comments and votes, they are much appreciated, best wishes.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have lived in the country and now an outlying subdivision of a city. There are advantages to both but for sheer beauty...the country has it hands down! I guess that is why my favorite form of vacationing is to visit places where I get to see nature including state and especially national parks. You are very fortunate to be living out where you do and getting to see scenery such as these beautiful sunsets every day. Thanks for sharing this special beauty with us. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Ruchira, I agree it's so easy to miss these two beautiful times of the day as we become engrossed in our daily activities.

      Thank you for your lovely comments and votes, they are much appreciated.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Cindy, it's wonderful comments like yours that inspire me to be that 'crazy woman' with the camera! it's so rewarding!

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Lesley, beautiful captures.

      Sunrise and Sunset are such intricate details of our day that we hardly notice them since, we are engrossed with our our activities.

      You have highlighted our FIRST and LAST moments with sun beautifully. Voted up indeed!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      These were such gorgeous photos. I love sunsets and the way everything except for the glorious sky is silhouetted against the glowing colors. Keep being that crazy woman with the camera!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Cloverleaf, it sounds as though you are having a wonderful time, I am so envious, that sunrise sounds amazing!

      You know I would have become that 'crazy woman with the camera'!!

      I'm looking forward to seeing all the photos, sounds like a few hubs there somewhere....

      Love & hugs x

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      WOW, what amazing pictures! It looks as though you are enjoying your new camera and making the most of every moment.

      I was thinking of you this evening from my beach retreat; as the most amazingly bright sun set beautifully in the west, an almost perfectly rounded moon rose in the east over the Caribbean Sea. We knew the moon was about to rise because we had planned ahead to witness the exact moment that it would rise above the waves on the horizon, and we were there with the camera at the ready. I thought to myself how fortunate I was to experience that moment in time, and took many pictures of course - none of which will capture the same beauty as you have shown here!

      I just know that if you were here this evening, your camera would have been red hot! X

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ricky, once a country girl, always a country girl - this is where I belong!

      I'm well thank you and enjoying the mild weather, hope all is well with you, thank you for your continued support and comments, see you soon!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      MM, this is an article for the soul. When we are from the country, we never lose those country roots:) Beautiful pics MM. Hope you are doing well and enjoying the New Year. Have a great day and catch you later.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi moonlake, yes the country is the place to be! many thanks for joining me for the sunset! take care, best wishes.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Beautiful photos. Your right I feel just like you the country is the place to be.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Hyphenbird, thank you - and thanks for visiting, have a wonderful day.

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I simply agree and thank you for the emotional and visual beauty.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Mary, yes I agree - living in a city certainly isn't for me! Thank you for dropping by and your comments, have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi carolp, I am so fortunate to live in the country and be surrounded by beautiful countryside. Living by the sea I expect you see some wonderful sunrises and sunsets, if only we had more time to enjoy it all!

      Thank you for visiting and your comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the photos, best wishes.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I feel sorry for those people who live in big cities, and never see a beautiful sunset. How sad that must be. You have captured the beauty of the sunset with your photos. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us.

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      Carolina 5 years ago from Switzerland

      How i love the sunset and you got nice pictures. I love nature and my hometown by the sea with beutiful sunrise and sunset scenery. You are lucky having this opportunity to enjoy and watch day by day. Now where i live, i don't have the chance to watch this spectacle of nature, so i have to go somewhere for a vacation where i could satisfy myself and be with nature.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello sgbrown - a fellow country girl! thank you for visiting and your great comments and votes, they are very much appreciated, best wishes Lesley.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I love this hub! I have lived in the country for the past 11 years. There is nothing that would make me leave the country. Your sunsets are absolutely beautiful! Voted up and awesome! :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Donna, thank you for visiting,your wonderful comments and votes, they are very much appreciated!

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Joyce, you must miss the 'green' of Kent - you are welcome to visit my hubs whenever you like, especially if you are feeling a little homesick for the 'the garden of England' best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Gail, I agree the sunrise and sunset tend to be even more dramatic, after a storm when there is a lot of cloud about!

      Thank you for visiting and your comments, enjoy your day!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Paddy, your visits always brighten my day, yes I would miss the critters too!

      Have a wonderful day and take care.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruby, it's always good to see you, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the photos, enjoy your day!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Will, yes the beginning and ending of the day is a special time in nature, I always try and take time out to soak it up!

      Many thanks for dropping by, best wishes.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jools, thank you for visiting and your comments, they are much appreciated, glad you enjoyed it.

      Best wishes and take care.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi anginwu, yes I agree nature can have a wonderful calming effect on us.

      You are welcome to visit anytime - especially when you want the weariness to drift away...

      Have a wonderful day my friend, best wishes.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Poetic Fool, we are very fortunate to be living here in the country and working from home certainly has it's advantages, it takes some discipline though, to get on and work instead of being out taking photos all the time!

      Many thanks for visiting, best wishes.

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      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      What glorious pictures of one of my two favorite times of day - sunset and sunrise! How blessed you are with this panoramic view of nature, and how blessed we are to be able to enjoy via your hub. Voted up and beautiful because there is no button for out-of-this world, drop-dead gorgeous.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Your hub is beautiful. I grew up in kent which was nice and quite, then stupid me I moved to London then of course to the U.S. Living here in Las Vegas is bad in a sense because there are only trees and green grass where there's houses. When I see Englands couuntry side on T.V. I do feel I was silly to move. Joyce

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Oh what a special treat this hub was. I totally agree that sunrise and sunsets are the best time of day. I especially love when they appear right after a storm or a very cloudy day.

      Thanks so much for sharing your lovely photos.

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      PADDYBOY60 5 years ago from Centreville Michigan

      I miss being in the country. Most of all I miss my critters.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful, You captured the sunset so brilliantly..Thank you for sharing with us...

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Beautiful work, MM! I too love the country, and the beginning and ending of the day. Voted up and awesome.

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Gorgeous photos MM. The trees look so stark and yet so beautiful against the lovely red sky. Beautiful hub.

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Nature has such a way of calming us. Lucky girl, you get to witness the utter beauty of nature first-hand. It's enough to look at these pictures (the like of less fortunate such as I--city dweller). Love the pictures and the verse--weariness drifts away--well said and enough to make my day. Thanks and rated up.

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      Poetic Fool 5 years ago

      MM, these are wonderful thoughts and stunning photos. I envy you living out there in the country. This is a wonderful read. Thanks for sharing.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi timorous, yes - we are surrounded by so much natural beauty, sometimes we need to just take some time out and soak it up - it's so uplifting and inspirational!

      Thank you for visiting and your comments, best wishes.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Kamalesh my friend, we are all well thank you, I hope you are too.

      Thank you as always for your very kind comments, they mean a great deal to me. Keep well and see you soon, best wishes.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello savingkathy, thank you for visiting, it's nice to meet you, this was my favourite sunset of last year, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos, many thanks for your comments, take care MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello gogogo, it's nice to meet you, thank you for visiting I'm so pleased you enjoyed the photos.

      Many thanks for your comments, best wishes.

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      timorous 5 years ago from Me to You

      Ah yes...isn't nature wonderful. There's so much natural beauty to see, if we stop and look around us. Thanks for the beautiful pictures, Movie Master.

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Beautiful hub, truly Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

      Trust you are all well. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Kathy Sima 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautifully written hub and gorgeous photos of a beautiful sunset. Thanks for sharing!

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      gogogo 5 years ago

      These are also my favorite times of the day, beautiful photos thanks for sharing

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Shimmering Dawn, Now I thought you might say that!! I am so pleased to have made your day, enjoy the rest of it, best wishes and take care.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Mike, you flatter me.... and it makes me feel just great!

      Making big decisions is never easy, do you listen to your heart or your head? I listened to my heart, best thing I ever did!

      Have a wonderful day, take care, Lesley.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi SJMorningsun25, I am so lucky to live here, we are surrounded by beautiful countryside.!

      Many thanks for visiting and your comments, have a wonderful day!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi BundleUp, we're south/west of London - (how lovely your daughters name is London!) I expect you had a wonderful time, there is so much to see there.

      Thank you for visiting and your comments, enjoy your day!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Martie, your comments so made me laugh! - you liked it then?!

      I so appreciate your visit my dear friend and twin! take care, Lesley.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Brian, it's nice to meet you, thank you for visting, your comments and votes, they are much appreciated, best wishes.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Maria, it's good to see you, I hope all is well with you, thank you for visiting and your great comments and votes, have a fantastic day, love Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sunnie, you saw the sunrise - wonderful, I can't wait to see the photo, but where is it??

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Movie Master, inspiring pictures. I love the dawn and dusk as well. (My name says it all doesn't it? LOL) Thanks for sharing and making my day!! Shalom!

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Good morning. Eliot Porter would be envious of your photography. You place yourself in nature’s quiet solitude and let it present its beauty to your waiting lens. I am glad you discovered how far from where you belonged you had become and moved back to where your heart had the space it requires.

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      SJmorningsun25 5 years ago

      Wonderful pictures, MM! I'm rather jealous of your wonderful views. Thanks for capturing them and sharing them with us! I sympathize with your sentiment--that sunrise and sunset are favorite times of the day. Voted up, awesome, and beautiful!

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      Marianne 5 years ago from Ambler, Pa

      Gorgeous pictures MM!! The last time we were in London was November 2010. We took our daughter there for the first time! (Her name is London)

      We stayed in Kew Gardens, and one evening I took a few pictures of the roof tops and sky.

      England has such a unique skyline. Just beautiful!

      Thanks for sharing these stunning photos.

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Stunning! Awesome! Fantastic! Fabulous. (I'm having an emotional orgasm!)

      Really, this is too beautiful. Regarding country and sunsets and sunrises, Movie Master, you and I are identical twins.

      I have quite a collection of sunsets and -rises myself, though I am sure the quality of yours is better... brilliant... absolutely awesome.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Brian Slater 5 years ago from Nottingham Uk

      Great photographs-voted up awesome!

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Lesley,

      Once again, your photography takes my breath away.

      Your words portay your peacefulness and happiness. This is an inspirational reminder that we all need to follow our hearts.

      Voted UP & Awesome and Beautiful. Love, Maria

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Whoops sunrise..haha

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Lesley I am going to send you a picture of this Texas sunset on face book this morning...BRB! :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Good Morning Sunnie, watching the sunrise is such a beautiful start to the day and the sunset so peaceful, yes I agree living out of town is truly a gift, enjoy your day and thank you for visiting and your wonderful comments, best wishes, Lesley.

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Good Morning

      I am going to put on my coat, get my coffee and watch the sun come up, then let the chickens out :)..You have just inspired me to go out a bit earlier and not miss this special time. I will not miss it today..I do so love the sun coming up and going down. Living out of town is truly a gift..The pictures are so beautiful..Thank you for sharing such a wonderful hub..

      Sunnie

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi rambansal, it's nice to meet you, thank you for visiting and your comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rosemay, yes I shall always be a country girl at heart! Thank you so much for your lovely comments and votes, take care, Lesley.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Good Morning Eddy, thank you for dropping by, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the sunset!

      Enjoy the rest of your day my friend, best wishes.

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      Ram Bansal 5 years ago from India

      Good pics and narration with personalized experiences.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Once a country girl... always a country girl.

      These are simply amazing photos and I love the little poem that you have written at the end, it just says it all.

      Voting up A & B