Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sunsets & Salamanders

How’s that for a title?  Well, that’s what It’s been about latelyDSC03401.  Not much can beat quiet evenings in the backyard observing God’s creativity as it unfolds on the sky’s canvasDSC03402.  Just when I’m ready to put away my camera another subtle color is addedDSC03403.  I end up feeling not only blessed but privileged to not only be seeing this but have the peace to enjoy itDSC03404 .  We have very hot weather now with a cool down expected this weekend.  I’m hoping to get some more pictures as the cool front moves inDSC03410.  Solitude is fine and dandy but sometimes I share the time outside with our pet Tiger Salamander SalDSC03411.  He’s quiet and doesn’t seem to care much about sunsets or sunrises but I still like himDSC03412.  Ah Montana, what could be betterDSC03413?  Soon we head to the cabin on the Stillwater River.  As great as the scenery from our backyard here in Billings isDSC03414.  I expect it will be much better there.  For now I look to the sky and think about packing for our tripDSC03415…not too seriously mind youDSC03416.  The cool damp grass caresses my feetDSC03417 and God’s painting continues to evolveDSC03418.  I can’t tear myself awayDSC03419.  Silence with some crickets and content roosting birds is all I hearDSC03420.  God’s panorama unfoldsDSC03421and I know that I know, there is heaven on earthDSC03422.

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  1. Beautiful skies there. I hope you all have a wonderful time at the cabin.

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    1. I hope to share cabin pictures when we get back, thanks Toodie.

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  2. Hi Joe!
    The sky was nothing wrong of color but I wasnt happy with Tiger salamander sal.
    I know you like him ...Not for me. We has raining days for more then one month again
    I hope stoped raining soon and I can playing my golfing again....
    Now you know why I like so much of skies colors of the pictures.
    Have a nice day!
    Michiko

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    1. With Salamanders you have to know them to love them...we do both know him and love him ;)

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  3. i was thinking ur salamander has a good life there. Saw week ago in Border security a program in Australia that the guys found a box in the post .Going trough the scan they saw living material They opened the box and found socks with elastic around and inside a reptile Like ur pet. They were hardlay alive then They brought them to a vet in the zoo for check up. Only for the money ppl do such cruel things.

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    1. Hey your comment showed up! Yes, Sal has a pretty good life I think...he's certainly made our days more interesting!

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  4. You are like me. I appreciate the beauty each and every day. Even if the sky and day are pained softest gray ad there is rain, it is appreciated and it is getting my gratitude. You have some fabulously beautiful pictures here Joe.

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    1. They were easy to take too. I will start our cabin series today. I sure could have used a few more days there.

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  5. Joe I know all those feelings you talk about with each sunset or sunrise and in between. My breath is taken and I stand and give thanks for he is beyond words to describe.
    Breath taking , Beautiful.. not liking that little critter but then I would never see one but for photos I think.

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    1. Don't like Tiger Salamanders? Oh my! He's the sweetest so and so around...I hand feed him! Like frogs they are a good litmus test to an environment's well being ;)

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  6. Beautiful pictures! What an impressive sky!
    And I love those pics of the cute salamander :) Whenever I find animals when I'm outside I just want to stay and watch them for hours :)

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    1. I know what you mean! Animals are amazing!

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