Friday, November 07, 2008

Sunshine



“I can not endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.” Nathaniel Hawthorne.


When finding a sunset like this can understand why Nathaniel might feel that way. The night of Halloween treated us to a brilliant display of colour, not photoshoped or touched up, simply a happy snap from along the road.


SkyWatch Friday is the most amazing experience seeing the sky from different perspectives from all over.

Happy mail adds a little sunshine to an ordinary day and makes it a great day. Card is the handy work of Shirley Fyfe from Reflections.


Card Teachers? If you are in Brisbane and teach cards – a job is being advertised at
All About Paper in Cleveland. Or even Card Teachers who are travelling to Brisbane and would like a gig while in town it is worth a look.

Soaps are the delightful little creations of Jill from Bittersweet. Wish the internet had a scratch n sniff feature because there no words to describe how yummy these are.

The bird packet is from Calico Petals and packed full of all kinds of sweet birdie things for all kinds of craft projects.


41 comments:

Louise said...

We had a spectacular Halloween sunset, too! I haven't decided if it's going to be MY SkyWatch this week.

Fabulous photo, and as always, you choose the BEST quotes to go with your photos!

Kahshe Cottager said...

And the sun is like a glowing pumpkin in that orange sky! We had a brilliant one that night too but I think I will save it for another post. Have a wonderful weekend!

Coloradolady said...

Lovely photo. The dark clouds look great against the golden sky. Have a great SWF.

Photo Cache said...

On Halloween night, you certainly got your "treat" and now you're sharing it with all of us. How kind.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

So GOLDEN! It's a stunning sky. ;-)

Cape Cod Memories said...

Oh my what a stunning sky, Mandy! Thank you for your comment today!

Bradley Myers said...

Great capture, the colors are fantastic.

Wren said...

Halloween colors in the Halloween sky

fishing guy said...

Pearl: You did capture a golden sunset.

2sweetnsaxy said...

It is a beautiful sky. Looking at this picture I can imagine it was taken over the African desert. Beautiful! :-)

Jeanne said...

I love that quote from Hawthorne and may need to use it myself on a layout sometime. Love your autumn sunshine.

Ruth said...

The Hawthorne quote echoes my sentiments exactly. My, you are a long way from "home"! Your photo is exceptional.

Ann said...

The intensity of the sky is beautiful. Thanks for sharing skywatch.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi Pearl Maple, I love the shot, quite a contrast there and golden colors...wonderful sky watch posting, thanks for visiting me also.

babooshka said...

Exquisite image. The golden tones are so vibrant and alive.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Beautiful Halloweeen photo! Wonderful quote I so agree!
Happy SWF!

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Excellent colors - lovely sunset.

esnorway said...

nice pic have good weekend

Yen said...

I am a sucker of sunsets and this one is amazing!~Nice quotes too:)

Mine's, HERE.Happy SWF!

FickleMinded said...

your photo is breathtaking!
thanks for stopping by!

Baruch said...

Great capture of an oustanding sunset

Indrani said...

The quote says it all. Beautiful shot!

reluctantfarmchik said...

Man - that's a spectacular shot. Very well caught. Stunning.

ChrissyM said...

What a spectacular sunset!! Lovely quote too.

Arija said...

Beautiful sunset, I love the foreground and the little gleaming golden cloudlets above the sun.

AphotoAday said...

That's a great one...

The Tile Lady said...

Really wonderful Skywatch photo! Enjoyed visiting your blog.
Marie

Titania said...

A wonderful send off for the day.
Beautiful picture, Amanda, thank you for your visit and nice comment. Have a lovely weekend.

Naturegirl said...

Liquid gold sky!
I am like Nathaniel Hawthorne staying outdoors because we have had the most mild Autumn on record with so much sunshine! Lovely entry to SWF! hugs NG

Amy from Texas said...

Beautiful shot!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Wow this is a gorgeous picture with the sun just touching the tree. Thanks for your visit :-)

Mary said...

Wow, that is even lovelier when viewed large. Happy SWF. :)

Sally said...

That's really gorgeous. Thanks for visiting me at Sydney Daily Photo and your kind words.

Robin said...

That's a fabulous shot. I love the colors.

SandyCarlson said...

That is magnificent.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Magnificent! I like the silhouetted tree in the bottom right corner.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I too see how he felt! I went on a walk tonight and it felt so wonderful outside.

Shirley Fyfe said...

That is so beautiful! The colour you've captured is spectacular!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Stunning colours - makes me want to paint that scene.

Shirley Fyfe said...

I'm so pleased that my little package arrived and it brought a smile to your face - I do hope your enjoy your time 'playing'!

jill said...

You are so sweet Mandy..

You must save a bar of Bittersweet for yourself sweet pea.

Jill xoo