Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Prismatic Exhalations

I've had precious little time to write this week and truth be told, have had kinda a rotten day.

So instead of words, I thought I'd share one of the last sunsets of 2005, viewed from my back door.

"I have seen a Kansas sunset
like a vision in a dream,
When a halo was about me
and a glory on the stream
When the birds had ceased their music and the summer day was done
And prismatic exhalations came a drifting from the sun."

--Albert Bigelow Paine


clew said...

Beautiful, friend!!! I have had a crummy week - you've picked me up by sharing these lovely images.

Hee's to a better rest of the year! (Geez I hope so! LOL!)

Hugs ~

srp said...

Lovely sunset. We get better sunrises here over the ocean than sunsets. This one is magic.

naive-no-more said...

I'd like to see you do a book with your writings and pictures. You have a beautiful eye!

martie said...

I wish I could paint that sunset and hang it in my bedroom! Beautiful, thank you!

Rebecca said...

I just love coming here Lori.... :)

You could be part of my "dawning of the age of aquarius"....

Mellissa said...


Sorry to hear that you had a bad day....I want it always to be sunshine and happiness for you :-0

Email me if you need to!



Lori said...

Clew - sounds like we're both starting off badly...but it's going to get better....I feel it! xoxox

srp - I have never seen a sunrise (or a sunset) over the ocean...unless you count the Gulf of Mexico. I'd love to photograph that! :-)

naive - I'd like to see myself do a book of writings and pictures, too...what a dream come true! *sigh* Thanks for believing in me...

martie - when my mom used to see an unusual or beautiful sunset she would say, "If you painted that, no one would believe it was real." Nothing captures the true essence of a beautiful sunset...but I know what you're saying! And, you're welcome!

rebecca - thanks for your vote of confidence and your kind words, always.

Mellissa - thank you, my friend. I really appreciate that. I'll write to you when I get the time and energy...I'd like that. In the meantime, I am so grateful for your support and friendship. Hugs.

McSwain said...

You know that old saying about a picture being worth a thousand word. It would take some beautiful words to buy those. Wow.

McSwain said...

And I hope tomorrow begins with a beautiful sunrise & only gets better!

Macromoments said...

Lori, your sunsets look like liquid gold. Beautiful!

Here's praying for a better day today. I'm glad you took time to share those pictures with everyone.

Pete Mitchell said...

I've had a long, tiring, semi-crummy week too. Finally fit in some serious 'blog' time for the first time in a couple of weeks and just realized I've spent a half-hour just staring at the picture while my mind wandered and took a little vacation of its own.

Thanks, I needed that.

And yes, you should do a book. I hope you're at least saving all your posts onto a disk.

Oh yeah, happy new year.