Late afternoon 34.096° N, 118.1050° W

Now the day is over,

Night is drawing nigh,

Shadows of the evening

Steal across the sky.

Now the darkness gathers,
Stars begin to peep,
Birds, and beasts and flowers
Soon will be asleep. (Sabine Baring-Gould)

Goodnight weekend…

34 thoughts on “Late afternoon 34.096° N, 118.1050° W

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed a little bit of fading sunshine around my backyard, Andra. I was feeling very melancholy…I do love the weekends, and Mondays? Not so much! 🙂 By Tuesday I’m usually in the groove and it’s all fine. I hope you have a good week, my friend. ox

    1. THe words to the verse are from a hymn, Cathy. At least that’s how I first learned it. I wonder if it will come to you how it is you recognize it. 🙂 I love sunset, but we have so many trees in our neighborhood that I can’t find a spot to see the horizon. I focus on the shadows. 🙂

  1. I remember the poem from somewhere and your photos capture it perfectly. I have some little blue chimes hanging from a pergola and I was just sitting there yesterday evening, thinking about taking the shot. 🙂
    But the best bit is your header. If ever there was a breathelighter shot… :0

    1. I’m so glad you enjoy the ocean header, Johanna. It does help me breathelighter when I start thinking about time at the ocean. It’s good we can visit some of our favorite places with our memories and using a little imagination. I learned the words to the poem as a hymn when I was a young girl. There are many verses and we sang some of them in church. I hadn’t thought of it in years, but yesterday it was on my mind most of the afternoon. I will expect to see your little blue chimes before long. Thank you so much for your kind comment! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Linda. All is well with us personally. The fires are some distance, although I have friends in the same general area. I think the worst of it is just that the air quality isn’t too clear. I appreciate you asking, my friend.

    1. Darwin had a very busy weekend, Frank. He put himself to bed while we were just enjoying the late afternoon sunshine. He doesn’t even rise very early. I guess he likes to sleep…me, too! 🙂

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the shadowy sunset pictures, Nancy. Sunset is my very favorite time of day, but at home, the trees obscure the horizon. I end up really watching the shadows and the slant of light to get a little sense of the sun going down. 🙂

    1. You are so kind, Ellen. The more I see things through my camera, the more easily it seems to come to me. A blog is a wonderful way to practice, and like all things, that’s usually what we need. Thank you! oxo

  2. That is just beautiful. Thanks for your kind words on the changes I made to my blog. If Google gets more intrusive, I’m thinking about WordPress. Much because of the look of your blog. I didn’t know it could be so beautiful. If you have time, some time, no hurry, could you let me know your thoughts and feelings about WordPress at — thanks.

    1. I’m glad you had time to stop by and see my “farewell to the weekend” photos, John. I love sunset. It’s easily my favorite time of day, but with all the trees, I don’t have a clear view of the horizon from my home. I’ve become very aware of the shadows and the way the light changes as I see the sun through the trees. And by that time of day Pinky and Darwin put themselves to bed. They are early risers. 🙂

    1. You may recognize the poem as an old hymn, Penny. I think we used to sing it in church sometimes when I was very young. It’s funny how a song or poem can get into your head and come out from who knows where. All afternoon the song was in my mind, and I hadn’t heard it in decades! I was a little melancholy…the weekend was uncharacteristically quiet and I had really enjoyed that! LOL! I wasn’t ready to go back to work. The fires aren’t close to us, but we could see the air quality was affected (over the weekend) and is better now. Thank you for asking, my friend. ox

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