Thursday, March 19, 2009

Skywatch Friday-Dororthy Pond-Millbury, MA


I got out of work today totally stressed. Jaw was clenched, chest was tight and all of the worries of the day set my sour mood. I decided to go to the pond in search of the Belted Kingfisher. He was not there but the sunset was.

I am a sunrise kind of gal. I love it when the sun opens its eyes the same time as I do. Sunsets have never been my thing until now.


All of the worries of the day disappeared as the sound of birds heading home for the night filled my ears with song. The smell of burning wood filled my nostrils and reminded me of campfires by the lake. The gentle breeze stroked my skin and the beautiful air filled my lungs. The vivid colors of the sky and water was a feast of life for my tired eyes.

I left the pond in a better mood. Sunrises are the perfect way to end your day.

30 comments:

Guy D said...

Excellent photos, I love the colors and reflections, well done.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
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Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great set. I love the reflection and colors.

Louise said...

Those are some AWESOME reflections! What a nice way to cheer yourself up!

Ruth said...

Really spectacular photos!!

Leedra said...

sunrises....sunsets they are the same. They both can make to STOP and take it all in. The last photo is awesome.

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The Early Birder said...

Beautiful reflections Kim.

Mildred said...

Sorry your day was stressful. These are amazing sunset photos. Nothing like fresh air and God's artwork to put you in a better frame of mind. Sleep well!

Glennis said...

The beauty of a wonderful sunset, such as you just experienced will do that for you. It does lift your spirits. Great set of photo.

Mary said...

Thanks, Kim. I feel so much better now. You didn't see that dastardly bird, but you did witness a gorgeous sunset and had some healing moments. Lovely.

Deborah Godin said...

My nickname for these are rorschach sunsets (or rises), the way everything is a mirror reflection. These are some of the best ever!!

Diane said...

Beautiful reflections in the photos and in your heart!Bless you, Kallen!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Kim, There's nothing better to help get over a stressful day than to get outside in nature.. The sunset is marvelous!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Cam said...

Beautiful photos - and glad that it did the trick :)

Sally in WA said...

I just love the reflections on the pond. Beautiful set of photos!

Steve B said...

oooo-aaaah, nice photos. It's always good to go for a walk after work to decompress.

floreta said...

the symmetry on these are great! the third picture is the most succesful with that but i think i like the second picture best. it's hard to pick!

Big Yin said...

I remember those stressful work days too. You can't beat a bit of Nature to get it all back in perspective - it's good for the soul. Stunning photos too.

ShySongbird said...

Lovely peaceful photos Kallen.

Jayne said...

A beautiful way to end the day indeed.... gorgeous.

A New England Life said...

There have been some gorgeous sunsets lately. Looks like you were lucky enough to catch one for yourself! It really does give you a sense of peace : )

Lene said...

Great reflections!!

Have a nice weekend :)

MaineBirder said...

Stunning Kim! The reflections are awesome.

Shellmo said...

These are excellent sunset photos- great to drink a hot cup of coffee to! Have a great weekend Kallen!!

Mary said...

Nature is a great stress reducer :-) These skies are lovely and we all need more time just looking and enjoying and getting away from the "world".

Chris said...

Fantastic picture. I love the second. It was worth wlaking and getting the stress out of your soul!

troutbirder said...

There is a calming effect from a beautiful sunset. And I am glad you were there to reap its benefits.

madcobug said...

All those shots are beautiful. Helen

NCmountainwoman said...

Absolutely stunning! The photographs are so calming and soothing that I can't imagine how beautiful it was in person.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

These pictures were really gorgeous. I especially like the colorshifts and the reflections. I wont pick out the best picture, I would like to see them as a slideshow. Thank you for sharing.

dAwN said...

Beautiful...I really love the last photo and the reflection. Nothing like singing birds and seeing a beautiful sunset to help melt the stress.

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