Sunday, July 22, 2012

Splendor at the Lake

One recent night I paid a visit to a lake in Western Massachusetts.

Arriving at dusk, I got out of the car and walked to the edge of the water. 

The scene before me soothed my weary soul.  The sky looked like a watercolor canvas. Muted colors brushed against the horizon.

Soon the sun, on its journey to the night, burst out from behind a  cloud and reflected a million sparkling shards of light in the water of the lake. 

 It's times like this that make me want to cry for the incredulous thrill of being alive.

I stood at the shoreline of the lake, transfixed by the sight before me.

My heart filled with gratitude for the gifts God gives every single day of life and the extra special ones, like sunset on the lake. 

 Once the sun sunk down below the horizon,  the sky turned completely pink, my favorite color.

The busyness and marathon aspects of the week melted completely away after seeing sunset on the lake.




Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

There's nothing more soothing than a water view. I'm so glad we live close to a number of bodies of water, including the Gulf Coast.

Your photos are fabulous!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful! That last image with the golden hues and soft pink glistening on the lake water is absolutely magnificent. Have a lovely day. Tammy

Linda O'Connell said...

Water. I want to dangle my toes in it, sit beside it, watch it. Yes, it soothes me too. Your photos are gorgeous.

Anne said...

Susan these are beautiful pictures.

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Susan,
Your photo's of the lake are breath-taking!! I love spending time at the lake. I haven't seen a sunset like the one you have captured, in a long time. Thanks for sharing!
Happy Sunday!

diane.stetson said...

I live next to a lake and the Pacific ocean...sunsets are wonderful here too. I love being near the water. It gives me great serenity. I love your pictures too. You captured the sunset that is God's work in all of them.

Chatty Crone said...

I love those pictures and I would love to have a place like that close to me. That I could drive to and feel safe at any time I wanted. I guess there are lakes around here - but honestly it is not like that.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

We have a river near us and when I go there it is awesome!

Lucy said...

It's at times like this I want to cry for the incredulous thrill of being alive." I LOVE that line....

Denise said...

Hello,I came to your blog through reading your comment on Lady Linda's blog.They were perfect words from The Lord.Such a lovely post you have for today.Your new follower Denise

Denise said...

To answer your question, I find serenity through looking up inwardly toward the heavens at My Lords loving care.I also love to look at His mountains and His ocean ,they bring Me peace.

Lady Linda said...

Susan, thank you sweet blogger friend for you very true words about our God. You are so right...I needed someone to share the words with me. I so wish I could tell you what is on my heart...I am praying that God will patch my heart.

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