Archive for the ‘Sunset’ Category

To be or not to be

There’s nothing like starting off a post with a little Shakespeare. I had a teacher in college who absolutely loved Shakespeare and while I wasn’t a huge fan, I’m suddenly sitting here thinking, maybe I should go and find some of his poetry.

Anyway, the question I posed to myself tonight was whether or not to post this picture I took of the sunset last night. I have to say, while I wish I could get a better view, I l love the colors.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Tree trunk

So I got my camera back yesterday after a good cleaning and I was just so happy to have it and to go take some picture. Now while I seem have lost the automatic focus, I was still able to enjoy my old standby, Emmenegger Nature Park.

That said, I took plenty of sunset pictures but none of them seem to be exactly what I was looking for tonight, but as usual, a tree trunk see to do the trick.

I must admit it was also nice to look at the sky and not see dust spots. As soon as I figure out the automatic focus, I’ll go back out again and get that memorable sunset picture but until then, trees will do just fine.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Meramec river

So this past weekend I got the chance to go take as many pictures as possible in Emmenegger Nature Park before my camera battery ran out. I had unfortunately forgotten recharge my backup battery prior to going out.Anyway, this picture turned out this one was one of my favorites.

I was just walking along the edge of the Meramec while the sun was reflecting off the river. I think that’s what really makes the picture, at least to me. It was also nice just getting outside to take some pictures.

Meramec

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Green Librarian

 

Sunset in the neighborhood

While I still haven’t gotten any of my pictures uploaded yet on my photography page, maybe this is just the way to go for a while, with all that’s going on. This is the sunset last night from our neighborhood.

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As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I’ve always had a fascination with the clouds and the sky. Working where I did for almost fifteen years, until recently, gave me the opportunity to connect with them even more because the library where I worked was on the twenty-second floor.

Turns out one of my sweetest friends just told me, it’s the first day of Spring. So happy Spring Equinox!

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

 

Circle around the sun

Circle round the sun“, to quote an old Poi Dog Pondering song, “turn, turn, turn“. What a great song! Anyway, I’ve always been fascinated by solar flares and shockwaves.

So today’s article, “For the first time, scientists capture a shockwave bursting from the sun” by Christian Cotroneo over at Mother News Network was a great read. Especially on a day like today, where the sun was nowhere to be found except in a gorgeous sunset.

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Green Librarian

 

Driftwood

So we made it back from Minnesota last week and while I didn’t finish my book The Ground Beneath Us by Paul Bogard or in fact read any of, I did enjoy our time at the cabin and surrounding area.

In fact, one of things that I did do was take lots and lots of pictures with my new digital camera, mostly of sunsets but also the surrounding scenery. In fact, one of my favorite pictures involves both the sunset and driftwood.

So imagine my surprise when I came across the article entitled “The Surprising Beauty and Benefits of Driftwood” by Russell McLendon over at the Mother Nature Network. I actually read it today on my way and from work.

That said I will now return to the previously mentioned book but not before sharing that inspirational picture (at least to me):

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Sincerely-

     

Green Librarian

 

Vacation time

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So for most of the last week, this is where I was, northern Minnesota or what I like to call heaven. It seems like every sunset we see up there is different. This year though, we also went up to Winnipeg, Canada and I must say we had a great time up there too. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of our time there. I’ll have to ask my daughter if she has any. I was busy just enjoying the moments.

Sincerely-

       

Green Librarian