Sunday, March 20, 2011

Beauty in a sunset and the moon

There is a daily round of beauty, for those that make time to look for it.
Last evening standing out on our deck, looking all around, the sight was magnificent.
If you click on the photo, you can see a few yachts out on the water.
With the colours of the glorious sunset out west and then the beautiful full moon rising was one to behold.

Every 18 years or so we have a Super Moon and last night, 19th of March was one of these.
It is something to watch out for, to the people that are still having Saturday where you are.
Astronomers call it a Perigee Moon and it is the biggest full moon. ( It was hard to photograph )

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
~ Japanese Proverb

With all that our Japanese friends have been going through, I pray for strength and courage for them, to get through these difficult and sad times with rebuilding and recovering.
The world is with you.

Wishing all my dear friends a happy rest of the weekend and I hope your week takes good care of you.


  1. Oh my, Carolyn...your photos are just beautiful. Sunsets over water are always so pretty. And your shot of the full moon turned out so well. Lovely work getting it...

    We won't see the full moon here tonight. We are expecting 15cm of snow over the next couple of days...ugh!!

    Wishing you a happy week!
    Hugs, Nancy

  2. You took an amazing photo of the moon! We've been outside all evening taking photos! It really is HUGE and awe inspiring! I love the quote you posted...very good for all of us! ♥

  3. Beautiful pictures...gorgous sunset! Thank you for visiting me today, I always enjoy your comments...I entered you in my giveaway! Good Luck! hugs, Jennifer

  4. What a gorgeous sunset. How lucky you are to have such a view!
    My niece told me about the moon. I'll have to look for it tonight. It was a pretty nice day so I am hoping the clouds won't obscure it. Have a glorious weekend Carolyn!

  5. Beautiful sunset, red sky at night, sailor's delight.

    I missed seeng the Super Moon . . we are having a terrible storm this weekend . . .


  6. Beautiful photos Carolyn! Yes, our moon was stunning last night here too. We can't see it tonight for the cloud cover, but last night's moon was just gorgeous! What an amazing veiw you have!
    Isn't it comforting somehow, knowing that we are both looking at the same moon? I find it fascinating that the world is becoming so small that I can type and you will get my message within minutes, and we are continents away from each other!
    now that is a blessing indeed.
    sending hugs

  7. Hi Carolyn, you have the same rosey sunset that I photographed here the other nite. Gorgeous! I tried to get the moon last nite but my little camera doesn't take such great pictures at nite. That last little Japanese craft piece is just darling! My thoughts constantly are with all those who are suffering. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

  8. Your photos are so beautiful!Again :)
    The colors of the sunset and the full moon are so fine. We got here the same red color early in the Saturday morning when I woke up. After few minutes it was over. The colors of the nature are perfect!
    Thank you for your comment in my blog!!
    I wish you a happy week!

  9. Your sunset looks so beautiful, Carolyn. I love that there are some little islands and headlands in your view.
    The moon was really amazing. When I got up early yesterday, it nearly looked like a sunset. The moon was almost orange and went down over the ocean.
    Have a lovely Sunday!

  10. Hi Carolyn,
    I saw the moon too, well duh, we all see the same moon, I mean, yesterday when I was outside walking the dog, it was very clear and bright. Your photo's are beautiful, with the sunset and the moon, have a good start of the week!
    Maureen x

  11. Love and hugs
    Your photogrpahs of the moon are so amazing.
    I too saw it

    Continued prayers for all in Japana and Christhchurch and all those trying to rebuild their lives after so much suffering.
    Love Jeanne♥

  12. Beautiful....warm hugs from

  13. A wonderful sunset, so nice colors.
    Today we have spring in the air here.
    Hawe a nice sunday

  14. Good morning precious Carolyn! Oh, I missed this fabulous post yesterday as during the day, I was preparing the house for my husband's arrival back home. He is a history prof and was on a tour of the southern half of the U.S. and the Civil Rights movement hot spots. I HAVE SEEN ONE OF THE MOONS BEFORE and it is stunning,striking, CHILLING to see it so huge! WOnderful picture dearest! And thank you for coming to visit me. It is so fun to have a link to the sweetest hearts in the are a charm and a beautiful soul, Carolyn....enjoy a fabulous day dear one, Anita

  15. Hi Carolyn, your pictures are breath-taking. And you are so right in saying that there is beauty all around us, we only need to look!

    Thanks for visiting - I'm well, stress is all work related.

    Pat xx

  16. Spring is comming here and today I send you all my love with flowers for you

  17. Hi dear Carolyn,
    thise are amazing photoes, it must have been like in a dream standing there seing this beauty-
    and the moon fantastic,too- we had the same gorgeus moon, here also :)
    Hugs to you.

  18. Thanks for your great input ov the new look!!!!!!Hey those pictures were great! We saw that full moon last night and the night before but we didn't have a lake......That would have been much better!Maryanne xo

  19. Ohhhh....dear Carolyn,

    What a beautiful pictures of these beautiful colored sky and the full moon you have a nice photo taken. I still find it quite difficult to make the moon a picture. Here was the full moon last night so great.
    I wish you a great week and my thoughts are also with the people in Japan.

    Warm wishes, Mea

  20. Your photo,s are beautiful,is t near at your house?I love the style on your blog.Thanks for your lovely comment.Whe think about Japan too, nobody deserves this, its terible for all those people overthere.

  21. You are so right. Beauty is there if you just open your eyes.

    Wasn't the moon magnificent! It was a bit cloudy here, so it was playing hide and seek. Still, the drifting clouds made for extra drama.

    Prayers for the Japanese people. That proverb is one of my favorites.


  22. Ciao cara!!!

    Che meraviglia...

    Sono bellissime...davvero eloquenti queste fotografie.

    Sono lo specchio dell'anima.

    Appena PUOI, mandami il tuo "banner" lo inserirò nei miei LINKS preferiti per gli addetti al settore espositivo! ;o)

    BACIIIIIIII...di cuore e con il CUORE!!! ;o)

    Kissssssses...smuak. NI

  23. I love these stunning pics Carolyn.
    and even more beautiful after clicking on - what a pretty evening. xx

  24. Goodness Carolyn you took some beautiful photo's. I love these and glad you share them.
    It was something to see but I did not get pictures anywhere as nice as yours.
    It is heartbreaking about Japan. I do wish that I could help besides donations and prayers.
    Honey I don't know how to thank you for the sweet comment you left me about my writing.
    Your words meant so much to me and I appreciate you and hope that I can continue to write.
    Have a wonderful week and stay well
    Love ya

  25. Oh yes...I did notice the moon last night....I even called my daughter to look at it. I could not figure out why it was so I know.

    Hugs and love to you my sweet friend. xoxoxo

  26. Dear Carolyn,
    Your sunset and moon photos are just stunning. I have to say we did not see much of this lovely sight in Oz this weekend. It was pouring with rain --so lovely that you could share it with us.
    Have a lovely week.

  27. Hi Carolyn,
    Amazing sunset pictures and what a good view of the moon. It clouded over here as dusk fell so I didn't get to see it.
    Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog.
    Smiles, Angela.

  28. fantastic sky and the moon looks incredible on your picture! Have a good week!

  29. The Super Moon came bursting through our funny little top windows last night & it was a thrill to be able to lie in bed & watch it. Lovely views from your deck you lucky duck.
    Millie x

  30. Amazing post! Thanks for your sweet comment! <3

  31. Hello, thank you for your response on my blog
    it made ​​me really happy!
    I do not speak English, I use an automatic translator!
    I really like your lovely blog and your work!
    It is a pleasure to discover you!

  32. You captured the super moon beautifully, Carolyn. I did the same. I like the idea of watching the same super moon all around the globe.
    I wish you a wonderful week, my friend xxxx

  33. Dearest Carolyn - this sight is really - W O W ! ! ! Wonderful colors and an amazing moon! And I love the Japanese Proverb. I think that's what we all have to do in hard times. I hope (and I believe) Japanese people will have the energy to stand up again. They are a strong, disciplined nation.
    Warmest hugs, Traude

  34. Honestly my friend, you live in one of the most incredibly beautiful places ever! Love your photos!
    Have and fun week sweets!
    xx, shell

  35. Oh Carolyn these images are absolutely gorgeous! I watched the Super Moon from the 18th floor rooftop in NYC. It was spectacular set against the backdrop of the city skyline :)

    Hope your week is off to a wonderful start! xoxo

  36. these shots are so beautifully captured! something to treasure for years to come.

    prayers for japan. that quote is so apt for their resilience.

  37. Molto carino il tuo blog! Complimenti...
    Un saluto dall'Italia!

  38. Great super moon here in Spain too!

    Hope you're having a great week, dear Carolyn,


    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  39. I saw the super moon, too, Carolyn! But what enthralled me the most about it, is how there seemed to be a blue rim of light emanating from around it, I wonder if it was the reflection of the tides, because it was so big and so bright? :)

    I hope you are well and happy, you and yours ♥


  40. gorgeous photos!
    love that pic on the moon!

    happy night, :)

  41. Great pictures,your blog is really great

  42. Hello Carolyn

    what beautiful work, and what a moon eh? We watched it in Australia at what must have been the same time almost (give or take a few hours). Amazing how people all around the world can experience such a wonderous phenomenon.

    Thank you for visiting my blog by the way :)

    cheers from oz

  43. What a gorgeous sunset, and beautiful view. I could actually see the man in the moon the other night. I haven't seen him since I was a little girl.

    Have a lovely evening.


  44. I always forget that we are at opposite ends of the you end your summer we are starting our Spring.....Love these photos Carolyn!!! Have a wonderful week!!!

  45. Gorgeous sunset photos, Carolyn! :)


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