Sunday, January 11, 2015

soft evenings

Curtains are good for privacy or warmth and when I don't need them for either I'd rather not have them.  So I've taken them down from two windows in my living area.  Darkness falls here around 8.30 - 9 pm this time of year and with no material to block my view I see the sunset every evening as I sit and watch TV or lift my read from reading/knitting, whatever else I may be doing.

Day after day lately there have been pretty, soft sunsets.  Nothing dramatic, just soft scenes that gently touch the senses.

There was a softness to the scene in the other direction a couple of days ago.  Smoke was drifting across the mountain from a fire on the other side.

Yesterday evening, an hour or so before sunset, the neighbour was busy baling the last of his hay. The smell of freshly cut hay had been lingering most of the afternoon.  Love that smell.


  1. Hello Pauline,

    Enjoy those soft sunsets, the view you have is amazing, enjoy.

    Happy days.

  2. You have a restful view from your window.. Love the smokey shot with the layers of hills.

  3. I always prefer understated sunsets.

  4. Really great landscapes. The colors in the sky are stunning.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  5. That paddock is a perfect place for pleasure.

  6. The beautiful days of summer! Enjoy, and keep sharing them, please!

  7. What a lovely view... I summer the sun sets so late here that I have to have curtains to shut the sun out. In winter I have them to keep the darkness out! :)

  8. Beautiful and every time I see the Uppity Downities a little tear forms! As for curtains for several years after The Cottage was built I never covered the ranch sliders in my bedroom at night simply because there was no on to see and I could wake to the wonderful view. Then one day it occurred to me that I had this huge black wall in the room. After that I shut the floor to ceiling light coloured curtains and the room seemed so much bigger. I don't think that the living room curtains which, you may recall, almost covered one whole wall were drawn in all the years I lived there.


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