Days End


Come watch with me the shaft of fire that glows
In yonder West: the fair, frail palaces,
The fading Alps and archipelagos
And great cloud-continents of sunset-seas.  
--Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Sometimes the gods have no taste at all. They allow sunrises and sunsets in ridiculous pink and blue hues that any professional artist would dismiss as the work of some enthusiastic amateur who'd never looked at a real sunset. This was one of those sunrises. It was the kind of sunrise a man looks at and says, 'No real sunrise could paint the sky Surgical Appliance Pink.'
Nevertheless, it was beautiful.

Peace... is seeing a sunset, and knowing who to thank. 


Stephen Hayes said…
I was mesmerized by the colors in this photograph. Nothing in nature is gaudy or ridiculous, I think.
Buttons said…
Beautiful Daniel. Heading to the county today yes as you are imagining it is an auction. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hug B
Pamela Gordon said…
That is a beautiful colour combo sunset! Merry Christmas to you.
DeniseinVA said…
Stunning, a photo that takes my breath away.
Julie G. said…
So beautifully captured ... breathtaking!
Lisa Gordon said…
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a bright and beautiful New Year, Daniel.
Gail Dixon said…
That is a sensational sunset! The clouds add a lot of interest.

Merry Christmas!
Terri Buster said…
Beautiful! That quote..truth. Merry Christmas!
What a glorious sunset...beautiful colours and shot..
NatureStop said…
Lovely!Greetings from Dubai!! Have a great day!

Laura said…
What an exquisite moment you've shared! Wishing you much joy in this season of love.
Su-sieee! Mac said…
If a professional artist thinks a sunset like this is not worth painting then perhaps he/she is not a professional at all. :-) Merry Christmas!
Laila said…
Water and sun...
It's peace for my soul ♥

Wish that your Christmas was great. Have a nice start of 2015 too.

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