Thursday, August 27, 2015

Painted Sky

The rich fire of the orange sunset gloriously announces
the coming night.
(Susan S. Florence)

Before heading to Denver, we stayed overnight with my dear friend Angela in New Orleans again.  The evening we arrived, we headed to the store for some refreshments and upon returning home, were greeted with this beautiful sunset just over the levee at the end of her street.
The very same levee that flooded during Katrina and displaced so many, including Angela.
 Needless to say, I rushed up the hill with my camera to get the full view.  Angela was laughing at how awestruck I was.  She said they see sunsets like that all the time and take them for granted.
There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.
Jo Walton
Where you see the wood sticking up from the water, there used to be little weekend fishing shacks that have never been rebuilt.
Peaches did a happy little dance for us as we watched the sunset sky,
A reminder to be joyful and savor every moment.


Nancy's Notes said...

Tammy, happy I found your blog via Blondie's Journal! Oh my heavens, those are absolutely gorgeous shots! Nothing like a sunset and like you say, free! And daily, aren't we blessed!
Have a great day~

crafty cat corner said...

We should never be blase about nature, it is just simply the most wonderful thing. Every leaf, flower, bird etc has its place in the world and should be appreciated.
Thankyou for the lovely sunsets

Laurie said...

Awesome sunset. It's hard to believe now that there was once so much devastation from Katrina. Mother Nature is a force to be reckoned with....she shares her beauty at times and then she shows her anger at others. Great pictures!!

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

Carpe Diem …. seize the day !!!!!
xxxxx Ale

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Tammy. :)

Kate said...

Beautiful! It's true, we so often take for granted the simple beauties in life. Thanks for reminding us :-)

Betsy said...

Those are gorgeous pictures Tammy. How amazing is each sunrise and sunset. No matter where I travel, I always try to see them. Peaches is a real cutie.

Susan said...

Oh Tammy, those photos (and the sunset) were absolutely spectacular. Any one of them would make a fabulous poster. Glorious. Great job! Susan

Teresa Kasner said...

I do love sunsets, thanks for the reminder to enjoy those natural light shows. I hope you're enjoyed your travels! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Extraordinary sunset photos! Your photos are gorgeous!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Thank you for capturing that beautiful sunset; I've never seen one like that!
The best we watched was in Acapulco... awesome but this sky looks like a poem.
Yes, we all do take things for granted that we have around for frequent enjoyment.
Sending you hugs,

Mary said...

. . . . . . and to think it will be 10 years this Saturday since Katrina hit New Orleans and the Gulf Coast!!! Where has all that time gone? Your sunset photos are just gorgeous Tammy - so sorry Angela was displaced but glad to know she has been able to move back. Know you must have had a wonderful visit - 'the Big Easy' is a great city.

Hugs - Mary

Tanya said...

SOME day I will get to New Orleans - would love to see this, firsthand. Beautiful photos of those night skies, my friend. I get giddy when then pink hues start showing in our skies here, too - running outside in the middle of the street like the nut I'm sure my neighbors think I am. ;-) Happy Friday, Tammy. XOXO

Amy at love made my home said...

Such a gorgeous sunset, I would have photographed it too. xx

Gracie Saylor said...

Amazingly beautiful sunsets, and I too am glad your friend was able to come back and rebuild after Katrina. xx

Patty Antle said...

Such beautiful photos, Tammy! Nice to hear you are in the states!

Mereknits said...

How could you take that for granted?
Beautiful photos.

Sam I Am...... said...

That sunset was glorious and one of the things I miss seeing. I can see partial but not the wide open view I was used to up North. Awesome! There are so many trees here I can't see much of anything. Katrina's 10 year anniversary was just this past week. It is still difficult for some and so many lost everything and everybody. Hopefully nothing like that will ever happen again.

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