Saturday, July 19, 2008

Twilight in the Woods, and an Award!

Just a song a twilight,
when the lights are low,
And the flick'ring shadows softly come and go,
Tho' the heart be weary, sad the day and long,
Still to us at twilight comes Love's old song,
comes Love's old sweet song.
--From Love's Old Sweet Song, Lyrics by G. Clifton Bingham

Because I'm surrounded by thick woods on all sides, I never get beautiful sunsets around here, though sunrises can be spectacular in the winter, when the leaves are off the trees.

But I do get what I consider a magical phenomenon, at this time of the year. The setting sun's long arm reaches over to the eastern side of the property, and creates a lovely light show. Sometimes, in the tree tops, sometimes in the sky, as was the case the other evening, at twilight. I took this photo from my kitchen window, of the wispy clouds, illuminated by the setting sun, just before darkness fell. Isn't it lovely?

As I was watching the darkness descend, the chorus of the very old song, Love's Old Sweet Song, came to mind. I could only remember the first two lines, but Eileen remembered the rest of it, and sang it to me over the phone, while I wrote it down. :-) I thought the words went perfectly with the picture, and I've been humming the lovely melody all week.

I would also like to acknowledge an exceptionally nice award I received from Ann , or Ancient One, a few days ago.
Isn't it nice? Thank you so much, Ann. I am honored to receive it. I would like to pass this award on to all my blogging friends. You all have a Brilliante Weblog, in my book!

My older son Joe is arriving from Ohio tomorrow, bringing along my eight year old granddaughter, Mckenzie, and I'm looking forward to having them here for almost a week. The cats and dogs around here can't wait to see Mckenzie either, since she is more fun to have around then a barrel of monkeys!

Have a wonderful week, everyone, and God Bless!


Old Lady Lincoln said...

Good morning, beautiful sunset. We also can't see them well unless we drive out in the country several miles and park the car and wait. In town there are too many tree tops and roofs.

Congratulations on the award.

Now, forget about your computer and have a fun time with son and granddaughter. Make sure you keep your camera handy to take some photos of their visit so you can post some when they go home. Have a good time.

Midlife Mom said...

We are pretty much surrounded by woods too on three sides so don't get to see the sunsets very often. Yours was just lovely, what a picture!
Congratulations on the award! You have such a lovely, interesting site, I really enjoy my visits with you. Thank you for passing the award along too, so much fun getting them! :o)
Have a WONDERFUL time with your son and granddaughter this week! What fun you will have doing all kinds of special things I'm sure. Take lots of pictures for us so we can share in the excitment!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the award,I got one as well.Man on man is this one making the rounds. I hope that you are haveing a great day! Hugs and Blessings

Jmkdreak said...

Beautiful Picture!
We dont see the sunrise due to all the houses nearby, but the sunset is always spectacular here too.
Enjoyed the blog!
Have a fun time visiting but dont overdue it!


Sandy said...

Renie that is a gorgeous photo!! and I love the lyrics. I'm going to have to google that so maybe I can here it.

I hope you have wonderful fun fun with your family.

And congrats on the award. You are an awesome talented writer. I always enjoy coming here and of course, I love "your" purple castle....that was such a great post.

Gramma Ann said...

Oh! The sunset is awesome. I especially like the pink ones. They remind me of cotton candy...

Have a fun week with the family.

The W.O.W. factor said...

Oh so beautifully stated Renie! Have a wonderful week with your Granddaughter (& son too!) My GD is coming 8 also..a Makenna Kensie...similar name!
(will let you know the bug when I find out! )

Betty said...

Congratulations on your award. I know you can't wait for your son and granddaughter to arrive. Enjoy your visit with them.

JennyC&F said...

Great pic, have fun with Joe and grand daughter, DID I read that right? Your sons' grand daughter? I don't think I did. And Congrats on the award

Brenda said...

Lovely picture and song to go with it! I know that you will have a great time with your family members

You deserve that award because you always do leave such wonderful comments! And your blog is very inspiring! Glad I found you!

Have a great visit with your loved ones!

BClark said...

A truly beautiful picture Miss Renie and what a lovely song to go along with it. One thing I am loving livng out where we do are the vistas. In the cities you do not see much in the way of stars, sunrises or sunsets. Enjoy your week, Blessings Barbara

Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~ I love the photo - the colors are so pretty. Thanks for your comment and I guess Joe and Mckenzie have arrived by now. It is nice that Greg is there also. You have a wonderful time with your family.
Glad you enjoyed the jokes and I felt so sorry for that teacher and the gumboots. and Where's your mittens?
And Benny on the Bus was a good story. Take care and enjoy the week,
Love, Merle.

Nonna said...

Congrats on the award!I also received that award on my cooking blog, but havent posted it yet.

What a beautiful picture of the sunset!! The colors are just gorgeous! I like the song lyrics too!

Susie said...

Hi Renie,
Congratulations on your well-deserved award! You're so kind to pass it on :)
I know you'll enjoy your time with your son and granddaughter! Eight is such a fun age, isn't it?

Linda said...

My first thought looking at your sunset was "Red sky at night, sailor's delight; red sky in the morning, sailor's take warning". It is a lovely sunset.

Enjoy your son and granddaughter and have a great week!

ancient one said...

Loved your clouds all pink like that... that's my problem too .. the east side is the one that has no thick trees around here... loved the song too...

Hope your weekend was good and enjoy your family next week..

Nancy said...

Beautiful sunset!!! Each one is different, too...just another of Nature's wonders, huh?

Enjoy your time with your son and granddaughter! Be sure to get some pics to share with all of us!

Have a fun week!!!

(((((( HUGS ))))))

Gramma Ann said...

As you know I just finished my visit with the family, and what fun it was. So hoping you and your family have a good time tomorrow with all the fun things you have planned.

Have a fun week with the family.


Rosy said...

Pretty sunset, gesh I not seen the sunset let alone even sunrise thanks to all of this fog we been having both times!

Congrats on your award!

Mississippi Songbird said...

Have fun with your son and grand daughter. Bunches of hugs...

Grandy said...

I hope your visit with your son and granddaughter is a hit. :)

Glo said...

Nice picture.

It is so nice to be able to comment and blog again.

Blessings,Glo said...

I bet you are enjoying your family so much this week!!
Your picture of the sunset is beautiful!
Congrats on your award and Thank you for passing it on.
Love and Hugs, Grams

Mountain Mama said...

Your sunset picture is beautiful. And the song does fit perfectly. Isn't it fun how sometimes a picture will remind us of a particular song or poem?

I'm sure you will have a great time with your granddaughter. I get to have one of my great granddaughters over night tonight and most of tomorrow too.I haven't planned anything special, but will see what she would like to do.
Congratulations on the award. It sure is pretty.
Love, hugs and prayers

Tina Coruth said...


This is absolutely beautiful!!

Congratulations on your award.

Have a great week! :-)


audrey` said...

Yeah! A visit from your son and granddaughter =)