Friday, May 21, 2010

Simplistic.

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Most nights this week, I've climbed the stairs to my bedroom and been dazzled by this orange hue streaming through the upstairs window. Each of those nights, i stopped and looked but never captured it. Tonight, I did.

It was like the whole garden was on fire. The trees, the leaves, the grass was lit up by this luminous glow, that literally made me stare in awe. I actually took only four pictures, and uploaded them earlier and touched them up. However, these ones above are the originals..I like them better. They show the moment just how it was. Indescribable.

Such a simple moment on a simple Friday night. All week has been late nights at rehearsals or sport or study, and tonight i have stepped back and breathed for a bit.

I think so many days, we spend a lot of time aiming high and looking for big exciting moments. With all the time searching for these moments, we miss the simple. We miss what is right in front of our eyes. We over-look going home to a whole family, to a home, to another night, and another fiery sunset. I think we spend so much time looking for fragments of imperfections within our own lives that we forget what really is good, what really is amazing. And it’s easy to forget, yes, it is.

But then again, it’s so easy to remember, too.

I am so lucky.

14 comments:

  1. I love those hot sun pictures...the golden color is awesome. Those pics of golden sun that are on my blog header were taken by me, I got lucky with those!

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  2. Love these shots!! I'm loving the post, too. :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. Gorgeous! And great post too!

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  4. These are so beautiful! Love them! I can never seem to get good photos of sunsets on my camera :)

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  5. Hi Katherine!

    Thank you so much for the comment you left on my blog! :D

    Wow, these sunset pictures are BEAUTIFUL! I wish I was there to see it! You are totally right about saying that we sometimes don't see the small moments. I think the small moments are sometimes even better than the big ones! :)

    Have a great day!

    ~Jessica

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  6. I can almost feel the warmth of the sun from your photos. Glad you had a chance to capture it and share.
    Thanks,
    jj

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  7. amazing new pics here!!! love it!!!

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  8. truly beautiful post. you are too wise for your age! beautifully amazing, you are.

    elodie x

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  9. Oh these are great! I love your words what a beautiful way you express yourself! And your pics are such a great representation of the way you see the World :)

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  10. Awesome shots!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Sara White PhotographyMay 23, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Wow. What a beautiful post! And stunning images,

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  12. Here comes the sun... da da da da... He comes the sun... and I'll say... It's alright.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by our blog!!! :D
    You do some AMAZING photography! I really love the bright colour of the sunset! Beautiful!! :)

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  14. Absolutely breath taking.

    And you speak so wonderfully!!

    ~ Tara

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