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27 June 2008

photo hunting ~ bright

Last Sunday, after taking Lile home to Lake Tahoe....we took the long way through the back roads of Highway 4. Dropping into the valley we saw this amazing sunset. Although beautiful...it was created by the dense smoke from the many wild fires burning in this part of California. While the sunset was stunning over this farmstead...it reminds me of the devastation elsewhere....

(the photograph is totally untouched and un"shopped"...it portrays exactly how the sun looks thru the blanket of smoke that hovers everywhere)

It has been quite a while since I participated in Tennessee Chick's Saturday Photo Hunt. I have looking at this picture for the past few days....and thought it would be fit this week's theme of "Bright." Take a moment to visit some of her other photo hunters...

13 comments:

Mel said...

Ohmygosh.....
What gorgeousness bourne from the fire (literally and figuratively).

Kinda like that rainbow after the storm, yaknow?

I've been in awe at the sunsets and sunrises G-d's give us these past few weeks....seems He's ever reminding me it's a new day filled with promise and hope.
(thankgoodness for the reminders--elsewise I'd be going through a whole lotta sticky notes.) ;-)

*hugs and love and all good things*

Mel said...

.....and when's the last time I thanked you for caring about me and being present in my life?

(((((((katherine)))))))

Too long.

Just did! ;-)

Odat said...

Wow. That looks like a painting! So clear!!!
Beautiful!

Peace

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

It's beautiful, but I'm right in the middle of it and I'm tired of all the smoke. Last week we were in and out each day. We'd come home and our eyes were burning and our lungs and throat were irritated. Thank God we are healthy. I hope we can have some relief soon. Have a great weekend Katherine. Big hug. :)

Mimi Lenox said...

That is truly stunning. Just looking at it calms me. Thank you sooo much for sharing. It has a spiritual sense to it and your description is perfect.

crazy working mom said...

So sad to hear about all of these fires! This is a beautiful shot, though.

Travis said...

Fire season just seems to get worse every year.

storyteller said...

That is one gorgeous sunset … perfect for today’s theme! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,

I, like the view, still said...

what mel said

and I'm going to get in on the hugs too:

(((((((((((((katherine)))))))))))))

:-)

Matt-Man said...

Perfection. Cheers Kat!!

Bond said...

Beautiful but so sad also...

Linda said...

From destruction sometimes comes beauty and that sunset is gorgeous.

Every time I see a news show and they talk about the fires out there on the West Coast I cringe as I think of so much beautiful land being burned to cinders and ash.

I worry about Sandee and Cyndi and everyone else out there who has to breath the smoke and acrid air that covers the Central Valley right now.

Come on rain!!! Help these people out!

david mcmahon said...

beautiful shot.

about a year and a half ago I was able to get some great bushfire-sun shots here in Oz.