Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Friendly Reminder

This past week, I haven't done well in fulfilling my pledge to pause each day to let nature's splendor fill me with inspiration. I let the panic of life set in, running from one task to the next, letting other concerns take precedence over this simple exercise in humility and recharge. Thankfully, I received a friendly reminder when my friend Steve Bender (Southern Living's Grumpy Gardener) posted my Thanksgiving essay to his Facebook page.

Tonight at sunset, I drove out to the same location that had inspired that post to catch the final bit of orange as it slipped past the horizon.

Without Steve's reminder, I may not have chosen to look outside when my wife asked about tonight's sunset. As much as we repeat our personal mantra, sometimes it takes good friends to help remind us just who we want to be.


  1. Gorgeous sunset! Beautiful colors...

  2. These are just beautiful, I just love the beauty and structure of bare trees. and the sunset is not to shabby...
    Thank you for posting these, even though I have taken photos of beautiful sunsets myself, it's always a joy to see it through someone else's lens.
    Thank you.

  3. Thanks, I think tree and other silhouettes are truly what make sunset photos special.