Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fontana sunset [SWF and FFB]


Oh, Great Spirit Whose voice I hear in the winds, And whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me, I am small and weak, I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice. Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people. Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock. I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy - myself. Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes. So when life fades, as the fading sunset, my Spirit may come to you without shame.
~ Native American Prayer
Photos were taken at Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Field Posted for Friday-Finding Beauty and Sky-Watch Friday

34 comments:

ewok1993 said...

The sky seem to be blushing from all the adoring skywatchers looking up in admiration.

Happy weekend.

mirage2g said...

it's cotton candy day! love it!

Happy weekend!

viennadaily

Sidney said...

Superb light ! beautiful moment captured !

fickleinpink said...

beautiful sunset in pinks and red hues!

have a great day!


Come on over and watch my piece of sky with me!

xoxo
fickle

Rocks said...

Wow!! beautiful photos! and beautiful poetry as well :)

Sunshine4Life said...

It's a promise of a sunny day the next day. Sabi yan ng mga matatanda. Ewan ba kung true.

Nice shot, Luna!

Thanks for the visit!

Arlene
http://www.midlifedancing.com/2010/01/sky-watching-from-the-dorm-lobby.html

Carletta said...

Beautiful shots accompanied by beautiful words!

Mine’s here: Carletta’s Captures.

Pacey said...

I love these photos Miranda, they are so charming and would like so much to be comfortable with a cup of coffee.

J Bar said...

So beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sylvia K said...

Incredible captures, Miranda! Such glorious colors! And I love the Native American prayer! Perfect! Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

Sylvia

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful glow about these photos and a wise poem.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Miranda sweetie...
These photos are absolutely breath taking. I love every single piece of this puzzle. From the pinks to the reds, to the blues to the outlined darkened tree scapes. So beautiful, so absolutely beautiful. You can see the musical notes dance in the clouds in the sky. God had a beautiful time with his paintbrush in this skylight did he not?

Thank you for sharing this evening. I am truly in awe. Sometimes I find myself watching the skies so deeply I forget to click the camera and miss out on the moment. But I breathe it in my mind.

Have a beautiful Friday sweetie. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a glorious post! Just like mirag2g said-- cotton candy!

Looks just like it.

Thanks for sharing and being with us.

Claudia

~Cheryl said...

Very, very beautiful!

Light and Voices said...

Lovely pink skies.
Joyce, IL, USA

My Crafty Little Page said...

Love the poem/prayer and your photos are just beautiful. xoxo Nancy

Ebie said...

Your skies are dancing in beauty! Glorious pinks and magical blues!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful sunsets. I thought the shripm appetizers above looked pretty darn good too!

Rajesh said...

Spectacular shot, lovely red lines in the sky.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely poem and stunning colors in your skies. Beautiful capture!

Karine said...

These are amazing Skywatch photos, the pink clouds against the dark blue sky are simply breathtaking!

Shellbelle said...

What perfect words to go with Finding Beauty and your photos are so perfectly intertwined.

I found beauty here today. Thank you.

Elisabeth said...

Great colors. Happy SWF! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Regina said...

A lovely skies and poem!
Happy weekend.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Spectacular shot!!

skoots1mom said...

great poem...it reminds me of Paul's wise words from our New Testament.
Thanks for sharing it!

Jay said...

"Let me learn the lessons you have hidden
in every leaf and rock."

Perfect words for today! And the photos are lovely. Just lovely.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful sunset!! Have a wonderful weekend...

Porch Days said...

What gorgeous sunsets. It must be a lovely place to live!

grey like snuffie said...

Gorgeous color in your images....I never tire of sunrise/sunset pictures. And I loved the prayer. Hope you have a grand weekend!

Babooshka said...

Those purple and pinks are so intense.

Tammy said...

Love the colors of your skies! The prayer is wonderful, thank you so much for sharing.

Gena D said...

Exquisite sky pics!!!!
happy sunday to you!
Gena @ Thinking Aloud
a photoblog
South Africa

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Miranda
I am so sorry for a late visit for Finding beauty Friday. I was offline all weekend and I am just now catching up. This is a beautiful sunset and poem.

I enjoyed looking at your blog..very pretty and interesting! The shrimp balls looked so good!