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Alberta Sunsets and Sunrises Pictures"

Updated on April 5, 2015

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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.

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Microwave Hill

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.

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Cabin Country

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.

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Home

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.

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Mountain Sunsets

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.

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East Bound

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.

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Midnight Sun

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.

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Morning Light

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.


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Our Moon

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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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Audra... thanks for the comment and like always great to see you here with us. This part of the country has some beautiful sunrises and sunsets. There are times when they can change in a matter of moments and to capture them can be a challenge.

      Glad you are enjoying Checkers Corner it is the first in a three part novel series. Had a great dal of fun writing it as much of the countryside is familiar along with the wolf.

      Hugs from Canada

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      I started reading Checkers Corners Rolly! It is very good so far! Micah and I have decided to take turns reading it...together :) I will comment on it in a few weeks. Meanwhile, I just read this! I love your photographs!!! I especially loved "Mountain Sunsets"...gorgeous!!!

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Lady Fiddler... always a pleasure to share sunsets with anyone... very lucky to have the privilege of living in a rea where I can get a full view of them...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Joanna Chandler 5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Rolly i love your pictures they are so enchanting. I adore God's wonderful sceneries so much :)

      Thanks for sharing your lovely photos with us

      Have a bless week

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Alicia... welcome to the Fireside and I hope you enjoy your stay and find some peace here. Maybe someday you wil return and enjoy some sunsets. Love you Province as well... actually heading out to the Island and Galiano Island for a stay the end of July and first week in August to get in some R & R and some Salmon fishing. Love the drive over...

      Hugs from Alberta

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love nature and I love this hub! It's so serene and beautiful. I lived in Alberta for two years but never travelled as far north as you have been. I hope to return one day and see the lovely sunrises and sunsets.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi oceansnsunsets ... love the name... thank you for dropping into the Fireside and spending a little time here. Pleased you enjoyed it. Not much of a tripod person but I do enjoy photography and nature and all it has to offer. Thanks for the comment...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi iamaudraleigh... why thank you and the door has been left open at the border for anyone to visit... love to have guests come and see what we do here... we are huggers for certain...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Rolly, Well I did have a cup of coffee handy, and this hub was a true joy, I must admit. These photos are wonderful. I liked how you talked about what was going on, and where you took your photos, if you used a tripod or timer, etc. I too love photography, and enjoy nature very very much. It means so much to me, and I love to see how others have captured it as you have here. Voted up and across the board.

      Thank you very much. I hope to see more of your hubs in the future. So happy to find this hub!

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      Stunning pictures that want me to go up to Canada right now! Impressive skills as a photographer!!!

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Peggy W... welcome to the Fireside. Glad you found some peace here and took something with you. Thank you for the wonderful comment.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I agree with you in that nature has much to say to us if we just pause long enough to listen. Beautiful photos and I truly enjoyed reading this beautiful hub. Thanks for showing these special places to us. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Happyboomernurse ... thanks for stopping y the Fireside and taking the time to rest and seek a little peace. It is special to be able to sit by a lake in isolation and simply listen to the smallest of sounds or the orchestra of many combined. We all need to take the time and listen as nature has so much to say to us.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Wow! This is such a beautiful and peaceful hub. The photos are stunning and I love your descriptions of each location.

      The mountain sunset reflecting off the water was simply breathtaking.

      Thanks so much for sharing this and for the loving reminder to everyone to stop and savor the beauty of the sun and moon.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Pam... it is indeed special in many ways with some spectacular sights to be found and appreciated.

      Hugs for stopping and the comment...

      Rolly

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      Your picture of sunsets, sunrises, the moon and nature make me want to get in my car and drive north. They are so beautiful. You certainly live in a beautiful area of Canada, even though you a bit more winter than I would like. Rated up, awesome and beautiful.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi MM... good and pleased you enjoyed the small offering... great you have been able to se a few...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rolly, you certainly did put a smile on my face! Every time I visit Alberta I look forward to the beautiful sunsets there!

      More please....

      Voted up, best wishes Lesley

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Jackie... You would love Canada... especially Alberta... I have lived all over this country. I suppose if I was younger I would return to the Yukon but for now Alberta is home.

      The cabin... smiles... I must say it is very rustic and not the most user friendly but once a fire is built it becomes home,,,, even with the cheats.

      Thanks for stoppin in and you are always welcome at the Fireside.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      So beautiful, you do make me want to see Canada, which I never have. I still am not sure about that roughing it though, even with your little cheats I think I would prefer summer. Winter is only nice to read about when you are snuggled in!

      Voting you up as always friend. Hugs and God's blessings.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Always... god of you to say hello as always a welcome sight...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Christy... good to see you and a big wave from across the rocks. Glad to hear you enjoyed the travels... Nature is such a wonderful masterpiece to attempt to capture.

      Hugs

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi lifegate for being a faithful follower... many returns to you and yours...

      Hugs Rolly

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      All of your photos are beautiful..Thank you for sharing..

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What beautiful photos. Thank-you for sharing them and for explaining the sites as well Rolly!

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      Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Thanks, brother, and also pXs are awesome.

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      William Kovacic 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Rolly,

      Absolutely beautiful. does a picture speak 1,000 words? Yours do. Thanks for posting them..

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi rebekahELLE .... Thank you for the comment and allowing me to tag along with you... very kind of you and welcome to the Fireside.

      Hugs from Canada

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      rebekahELLE 5 years ago from Tampa Bay

      Beautiful! You have captured the beauty and serenity of nature in both your images and your words. I'm going to link to this from my nature quotes hub. I found your hub on my Facebook feed! :)

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Dave... follow your heart Bro... I have spent sometime in your city and it has much to offer. One thing I have come to appreciate no matter where you are there is infinite beauty all around us. We just need to stop look and listen and we can find it. People are the most beautiful as they share their lives with each other. There is room in the canoe if you find your way west.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Ann... what a nice surprise to find you here and I must remember to put out some cream and sugar... smiles... so used to just black I do forget. Thank you for the comments and glad you enjoyed the photos... not nearly as lovely as yours but I do enjoy taking a few now and again.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Audrey... Thanks for stopping and spending some time... good to have you at the Fireside... Pleased to hear you enjoyed the small offerin.

      Hugs from Canada

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      DavePrice 5 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

      If I have to be stuck in Chicago - God's choice, not mine, and a matter we are still discussing - at least I can live vicariously through you. Thanks for the journey, it was good for my soul.

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      AnnaCia 5 years ago

      Thanks for the invitation. I am here with my cup of coffee with cream. I always enjoy nature, it is not hard for me to do so. When it comes to photos of nature, transitions and colors, sign me in. Love the friendly style of writing, the way you "talk and describe the photos and what was taking place when the photos were taken. Lovely. I am definitely sharing this hub.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      These are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Ardie... you get the last and biggest COOKIE for being the first. Quigley got the rest, I do hope you enjoy it... smiles.

      THank you for the comment and enjoying the pictures. I do have so many pictures over the years of sunsets and sunrises. Mostly on negatives... just looking into something new a scanner you hook up to your computer to copy them and turn them digital.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Your images are stunning and are only made even more beautiful with your storytelling alongside them. Thank you for sharing these moments with us. They're too precious to keep to yourself!