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Good morning all. I thought I would fool everyone and write a hub in the daylight hours for a change. Seems a little unusual but I will get over it.
This part of the country I live in is known for some of the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises so I have been told. My response is they are spectacular no matter where you find yourself if you take the time to stand in peace and quiet and watch them. If you have a camera even better. One thing about them is you can never do them justice in pictures. They are something to stand in awe of and watch the continuing change in their beauty.
Gather around and help yourself to coffee, tea and yes a new addition Diet Coke. Sorry there are no treats and I will blame Quigley for that one. I do hope you believe me. Look at her she is rounding out like her dad. Cuddle in close and enjoy the fire this morning. Love having you here and know that you are dearly loved. Please stay as long as you like.
This was taken last fall just a few minutes to the north of where I live. It appears as though it is a gathering place for photographers and those who love watching the sunsets. It starts fairly early in the evening when we see a nice one coming and there are times when the small parking lot is filled with people.
Apparently none of us can read the sign at the bottom that is written in bold letters "No Trespassing." To tell you the truth I think the establishment who owns the microwave tower has all but given up.
There is a small isolated cabin that I frequent in the Caroline, Rocky Mountain area here in Alberta Canada that over looks some spectacular countryside. Often it affords me the opportunity to sit and watch the close of a day such as this picture.
The cabin itself is unserviced without power or water so one needs to be prepared. It is here I find the greatest peace in writing. I must tell you I do cheat a little and charge the Laptop through a converter off the battery on the truck. I take it yet another step further and have a small generator. Roughing it has certainly changed as I have access to cell phone and Internet coverage as well. I know what you are thinking "Roughing It." Well a man needs to have his toys you know.
This was taken from my front step last summer on one of those late evening storm that was cooking off in the west. The colour was so dramatic I had to see if I could capture it. This area is known for some weird storm cloud formation and weather patterns. Within a few minutes the sky went black and everyone was left with not seeing anything as the power went off.
Our weather has been changing the past few years and many are concerned with the unknowns that may take place during the night. I do love to watch a good storm I must admit. The power that is released shows me just how small I really am. It is very humbling at times and a constant reminder of who we are.
To capture the moment here was an understatement of what would follow. The problem is like always when the moment is perfect the batteries decided to take a rest. The lesson learned is always have a spare set handy.
This particular night I was in the Canmore, Alberta area in the Rocky Mountains and the stillness was breathtaking. Off in the distance a loon was calling and the Elk could be heard calling each other in their mating ritual. One could only sit again and reflect on the magnitude of what you were a part of.
I took this one a few years back as I was coming back from a Salmon fishing trip to the West Coast. The sunset was so bright I was nearly blinded in the rear view mirrors and was forced to stop and admire it.
Again and again I find myself in awe of scenes like this as they capture our attention. Please take the time to stop and appreciate them as the painting is only there but for a brief moment.
This was taken i the Yukon in a remote location with a tripod and camera set with a timer. This is the land of the Midnight Sun in the Yukon here in Canada and this was around 1 o'clock in the morning.
You can see I have a fish on and yes that is my dear and trusted fishing buddy Tannis in the canoe with me. Day light was already well into the day when we came off the lake that night. My reasoning was simple the fish were biting.
It would seem unfair to miss showing what morning sun can do back in the wilderness reaches where concrete and pavement will never be. This was taken in a remote location miles from man and the noise of life. Most of the noise we hear comes from within or our restless and noisy minds. Take the time to train your mind to shut the chatter off and listen to what we have all around us.
It is here I come to sit and shut all else off from my mind and just soak in the beauty of what lie before me. Off to the right runs a crystal clear spring with water so sweet and refreshing you are forced to drink from it. It is here a man can search deep within and find himself in and at complete peace. It is here if you ponder long enough you can do the same. Take the time today to find peace and quiet no matter where you are. Seek it out and it will find you and grant you all the desires of your heart. Nature has so much to share with us if we are willing to stop and be a part of her.
It would not be right to leave without the mention of our moon as spectacular as it is some days. When it is is full it can navigate you no matter where you are.
This was taken last summer during an eclipse late into the night. It was a special time of watching and time lapse photography again while I sat in the house drinking warm coffee. I know I was cheating but I thought I would share this one with you anyway.
Hugs to all who have come today. May you find some peace in this and come away with a smile on you face. Know that you are all loved...
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