~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #213: Here Comes the Sun ~


During my thirty year career as an educator, I was up and driving to work by sunrise. Now I’m retired, I don’t see the sun come up as often! However, when I go fishing with my sister and brother-in-law we have a goal to be on the lake with our lines in the water by the time the sun crests the mountains. My first image was taken as we drove from camp to the boat launch and the next is sunrise from the boat on Odell Lake.

Sunrise Willamette Pass, OR
Quiet Sunrise ~ Odell Lake

At home in Vancouver, Washington, I enjoy sitting out by the pond in the shade of this bower to read and create posts on my laptop. My Wordless Wednesday post this week shows Max lounging on the same loveseat where I sit and took this photo!

On the Long Beach Peninsula, the weather is ever-changing. When I see a rainbow I rejoice; “Here comes the sun!” Though often it is only for a fleeting moment, rainshowers + sun = rainbow!

Sunsets at Long Beach often are stunning. If you follow my blog, you have seen some of my favorites. Below is one I love with its lingering sun-glow above the purple-hued ocean seen through a fringe of dune grass.

Dunegrass Sunset

Then there is this red sunset – so dramatic – as the golden globe, floating in an orange and crimson sky, sinks into the claret-toned ocean.

Red Sunset

In spring when the days tilt longer, I feel as though I’m coming to life – just like the plants in my gardens. Now, as our season leans into late summer and the big maple leaves start to drift down, I feel a bit of sadness knowing sunny days are starting to wane. Though the sun will continue to rise and set, the warmth of our summer sun will fade into memory. Thanks to Amy at The World is a Book for this timely and open challenge.

Wherever the sun shines on you, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.๐Ÿพ

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6 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #213: Here Comes the Sun ~

  1. M.B. Henry says:

    Gorgeous, love the rainbow and the red sunset

  2. JohnRH says:

    Beautiful photos. I think my favorite is the dunegrass sunset. Superb.

  3. Beautfiul shots; I’m with John, the dunegrass sunset is brilliant ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  4. Tina Schell says:

    A beautiful post Lindy – loved the sun over the grasses especially. Your closing thoughts made me a bit sad although here in the southern US the warmth of summer has a bit of time remaining. Still there is a sadness to the end of summer as another year marches on. Sigh

  5. Leya says:

    Beautiful – loved especially the dune grass!

  6. Priti says:

    Wonderful sunset! Well captured thanks for sharing.๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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