Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Drinking-in the Sunset

Does that sound like a crazy idea? Son 1 took these photos a while ago now - he and I have been going for evening dog-walks together, for human and dog exercise, and to give him the chance to chat and unwind from the stresses of the day.
Given that he's been suffering from stress, leading to hair pulling (which is getting better with treatment), and that I've been dealing with my mum's death and a general tendency to get ratty for no good reason, we've been working on appreciating nature and getting into a calmer frame of mind.
Some days we've appreciated the patterns made by branches against the darkening sky - like stained-glass windows, Son 1 says.
Other days we've listened to the ice on the lake 'sing' as he threw stones or branches onto it. But on this particular evening we were admiring the sunset.
I was so glad he'd taken the camera with him. Another chance to drink-in the beauty of our local area - the decorated roof is on the Tuilerie, the former tile-maker's home.

17 comments:

Elizabethd said...

Such beautiful views can only calm the mind.

The Curious Cat said...

These are beautiful...simply beautiful and I really think they capture this time of year Floss. Make sure he knows it! :) It is good to get out of the house and walk. I think this is going to be one of my things to do when things get too much this year...talking and walking...or just walking in quiet places. With beautiful nature and sunsets like this too...I hope it warms the soul a little. xxx

Sherri B. said...

Those photos are just breathtaking. I can never capture the color like that. I agree with son #1, it is like stained-glass windows!

Lorrie said...

Walking and appreciating God's beautiful creation is a great way to calm the mind and the body. Lovely photos.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

What a sunset! What a beautiful sunset.

Sonja said...

Oh my, those are breath-taking photos! Wow. Thanks you for sharing them. Your son is quite talented. Thank you so much for your comments, my dear loyal friend. This year is going to be much better for you, I just know it.

Betty said...

your son has captured a lovely atmosphere in these pictures.

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

What beautiful photo's - a great stress buster! SueXXX

Jan said...

The sunsets here can be breathtaking and your son has done a perfect job with the photographs - so atmospheric. Thank you for sharing them.

Angela said...

Quiet time with a child appreciating the beauty of the world is SO precious - I am sure it will be a blessing and benefit to both of you x

Sarah said...

Sounds like a good plan you have there. That sunset is really amazing. Funny how often you need a camera when you least expect it. Good thing you've brought up a forward thinker!

Lyn said...

Wonderful, and glad to hear the walks have helped.
loe
Lyn
xxx

Jane and Chris said...

Beautiful photos!
Sunsets and sunrises evoke such powerful feelings.
Jane x

Princess and the Pea said...

Wow, that is gorgeous Floss. In all the years I've been going to my grandads I've never seen a sunset like that. We saw some good ones in Scotland though.

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Kat x

Brenda Leyland said...

Beautiful photos.... now that was more than a glimpse of heaven.... that was a truckload's worth!

Happiest of New Years to you and yours...... look forward to a new year of blogging with you!

Sarah said...

Those views have got to be good for the soul, I think we could all do with 'drinking' in our surroundings - it's a good form of temporary escapism.

Serenata said...

Super gorgeous sunset Floss and how lovely you got to appreciate it with DS1. This quality time together should do you both the world of good.