Friday, October 3, 2008

Sunrise, Sunset

Some days, the Bag Lady wishes she could paint pictures. She is deeply envious of people who have artistic talent. Unfortunately, she has none.

However; that doesn't stop her from appreciating good scenery. And attempting to photograph it. When she says attempting, she means it. Here are some examples of the sunrises and sunsets she has witnessed over the past few years that moved her, or struck her in such a way that she felt compelled to take a picture.

This is a winter sunrise:


This was taken in the autumn, last year:


As was this one:


Here is an early spring sunrise:


And one taken fairly recently - the mist gives it a surreal quality:


Here's one of the sun peeking above the clouds:


This is a reflected sunset:


As is this:


Here is one where the Bag Lady was playing around with the settings on her camera:


And these were taken yesterday morning:

(love the misty look!)


And this......oops. How did that get in there?


(The Bag Lady as Yente, the matchmaker, in "Fiddler on the Roof")

Have a great weekend!

19 comments:

Crazylady said...

Wow ! The colours, in those first three especially, are just spectacular!!!

MizFit said...

love the pictures.

LOVE THAT YOU ADDED THE LAST ONE.

A blessing on yer house. Mazel tov! Mazel tov!

(*skips off singing*)

Crabby McSlacker said...

Hey, a photography pun! Great shots, really beautiful-- and now I will be humming sunrise, sunset all day.

Leah J. Utas said...

"Fiddler" was my first thought when I saw your post title. So glad you went with the last pic.
The pics gorgeous, dfBag Lady. Love the rich colours, esp.in the first one, but they're all good.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, crazylady!

Miz - I thought you might like that one!

Crabby - yup, it's stuck in my head, too!

dfLeah - thanks! I love sunrises and sunsets.

tokaiangel said...

Brilliant! My step-dad was the main guy in Fiddler (don't ask me, I'm pig ignorant about musical theatre!), he was well into his Am-Dram. I wish we could all go see Bag Lady on Broadway, that would be the best ;0)

Beautiful skies. There's just so MUCH of it where you are!

TA x

Hilary said...

Perfect collection, Baggie. I waited for a Fiddler reference and you didn't disappoint! You're such a clever bag lady.. and talented.

Missicat said...

oooh! aaaah! Very pretty! What colors! Loved the last pic too...
"Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears"

new*me said...

pictures like that take my breath away about how blessed we are!

Have a great weekend!

the Bag Lady said...

TA - your step-dad was Tevye?! Way cool! "Fiddler" was my first Am-Dram (as you call it - great word!) and I loved it!

Yup, we're all about the big skies around here!

Hilary - Aw, thanks! I almost didn't put that picture in - added it at the last minute.

Missicat - thanks.
"One season following another" seems rather appropriate right now, too.

New*me - We ARE blessed, aren't we?
Hope your weekend is great, too.

Sagan said...

You played Yente?!

I LOVED Fiddler on the Roof. It's fantastic.

Gorgeous photographs!

the Bag Lady said...

Sagan - yup - the makeup took forever 'cause I was quite young. It wouldn't take nearly as long now, I can tell ya! And having to walk hunched over to make me look older made me FEEL older, too!

bunnygirl said...

Some of those photos look like something a Hudson River School artist would've painted. Lovely!

Maggie said...

Those were beautiful. I can see blowing them up and displying them in the house. Just beautiful!

Love the picture of you in Yente.

Reb said...

Beautiful photos Sis! Damn, now I am going to have to get up for a sunrise again! Loved you as Yente!

Tricia said...

I love the colors, and am again envious of the scenery.

the Bag Lady said...

BG - Thanks! I have a weakness for sunrises and sunsets.

Maggie - I have been thinking of doing something like that! Thanks.

Reb - Thanks, sis. I had a lot of fun with that role!

Tricia - thanks. It's always changing around here.

TB--Milwaukee said...

Who needs to paint pictures...much easier to snap a camera!

I was Tevye too! I'll have to post pictures sometime soon. Didn't need stuffing and I was a pretty darn good "rich" man too.

the Bag Lady said...

TB - Really?! Fiddler is such a great show!!