Watching the sun slip quietly behind the trees in this beach resort we have escaped to for R’s birthday (and our anniversary), it seems like an anticlimax to not have the sea reflect the explosion of copper and gold that is so typical of a spectacular west coast sunset. I realise now, how much I took that drama of days end at my doorstep for granted, and how few photos I have to remember them by, when my tenuous memory begins to fade. Shall have to remedy that on my next visit ‘home’.
For now, without wasting too much of our ‘together’ time, I leave you with a snapshot of the Nile at sunset. Some of my favourite photos of sunsets on the Nile are here & on the Caldera in Santorini here & here
Until next time happy travels………no matter where life takes you!
103 thoughts on “A Shimmery Sunset & Thoughts Of Home”
Thank you Sweetkitten 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂
How lovely. And I am wondering how many of us travelling people have anniversaries this month? (Ours is this week). Many congratulations on the birthday, anniversary, and beautiful photo.
Thank you and congratulations to you too 🙂
beautiful and serene 🙂 THank you.
& happy anniversary 🙂 xx
Thank you. My nature shots are nowhere near as good as yours 🙂
LAUGHING!!!! Your photos spur *me* on! 🙂
Isn’t it interesting how we don’t notice the things close to home, or at least we often don’t find them photo-worthy. We think we can take pictures anytime, we can see them with our own eyes anytime. Thus I can relate to what you say: “I realise now, how much I took that drama of days end at my doorstep for granted, and how few photos I have to remember them by, when my tenuous memory begins to fade.”
Anyway, sunsets on the Nile are lovely. I spent a number of times on a felucca at sunset there. Your photo is lovely, especially with the local fishermen and the pink reflection on the water.
Have a fun anniversary (& happy birthday to R)!
We do, don’t we? I just had to walk across our yard to the river to witness the most spectacular sunsets and never thought to click pictures!!! Thank you Cathy 🙂
You have put into words so nicely!
Thank you Diana. Pleased to meet you 🙂
Tried for the Santorini shots because I loved that island and your photos are always so beautiful, but link came up on Safari Page Not Found.
Just fyi, Madhu —
Thanks, there was something wrong with the links. They seem OK now.
Great pic Madhu as always & happy wedding anniversary 🙂
Thank you Kavi 🙂
That’s a very soothing image; it invites you to sit back and ponder what will happen next in the scene! Z
A fishing scene is always soothing, and on the Nile even more so! Thanks Lisa:-)
Both photo and narrative are poetically presented. Thank you, Madhu!
Oh thank you dear Amy 🙂 Was having trouble posting from my IPad! Especially with the links.
You are quite the photographer Madhu! Happy Anniversary to you both and happy birthday to R.
As long as you like my photos Luann 🙂 Thank you so much!
This trip is a special occasion for you. Enjoy. Your collection of sunset photos are beautiful memories. Photographers/bloggers from all over the world sharing stunning sunsets…same sun. It’s uplifting.
Never thought of it that way……it is indeed uplifting! Thank you Lynne 🙂
Wonderful sunset photos, Madhu. 😉
Thank you AD 🙂
Happy Birthday for R and Happy Anniversary!!!!
All the best, Madhu.
Thank you so much Marina 🙂
Happy anniversary, Madhu! You couldn’t have picked a more beautiful photo–it is otherworldly.
I left this out of the original post because I didn’t like it then. Seems OK now! Thank you so much Naomi 🙂
That’s a beautiful photo. Congrats on your anniversary.
Thank you Kate 🙂
beautiful picture, love it thanks Madhu for share. 😉
Thank you Gerry!
What a beautiful shot. it looks idyllic but I expect those guys would feel differently!
I bet they would 🙂 Thanks Gilly!
From a different point of view. I love how the setting sun is reflected on the water. Very quiet and peaceful to look at and feel.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
I did not have access to my images from here Francine, so this was all I had 🙂 Thank you.
Great capture.. wonderful
Glad you think so, thank you 🙂
Happy anniversary! And this picture is simply beautiful, just like your other photographs.
Oh, thank you Arindam 🙂
I love this, Madhu. The light is perfect.
Somehow the light on the Nile was always perfect! Thanks Kate:-)
You have captured the perfect photo, Madhu. Happy Anniversary!
Thank you Robin and apologies for the belated response 🙂
This is really a beautiful image – I love it!
Thank you TRS 🙂
Happy anniversary Madhu..heres to many many more of those sunsets and sunrises 🙂
love n hugs 🙂
Oh Soma, thank you so much! Love and hugs to you too 🙂
Lovely picture, the colours reflect beautifully on the water.
Thank you! I somehow missed including this in my earlier post!
Like a wonderful dream that I wish to last forever. Beautiful sunset!
Yes IT! And thank you 🙂
such a peaceful image.
Thank you TBM
Wonderful colour scheme!
Beautiful – thank you and Happy Anniversary to you both 🙂
Thank you Suzanne 🙂 That was a short but much needed break!
such a serene soft scene, just the figures and ripples on the pink and blue shimmer of the water, totally gorgeous …and happy anniversary!
Thank you so much Dadirri 🙂
Yes, there is something about the light on the Nile…..
congratulations to your anniversary – “this beach resort we have escaped to for R’s birthday (and our anniversary), it seems like an anticlimax…” = an interesting clever statement!
Thank you so much! The sunset was the anticlimax Frizz, not our escape to the resort 😀
It looks quietly serene, You captured the feeling magnificently, Madhu.
Congratulations and best wishes on your Anniversary and “R’s” birthday.
Thank you so much Isadora 🙂
Lovely shot of the fishermen …
Thanks Kalpana 🙂
Beautiful light catch… 😉
Thank you Ledrake!
Lovely shot of the rich, warm sunset and the fisherman! Very peaceful photo.
Happy Anniversary and Birthday for R. Our anniversary was this month – we honeymooned in Santorini, and the breathtaking, romantic sunsets vividly stand out in our memory. Thanks for sharing your sunsets.
Thank you fergie! And glad to have stirred happy memories 🙂
Happy Anniversary! How many years are you celebrating?
37!! Makes me feel ancient 🙂 Thank you Ameena.
Happy anniversary Madhu, and wow to 37 years! That’s quite an achievement! I hope you get some lovely sunsets during your trip and manage to get some shots from home some time. I sometimes wonder why I don’t have photos of certain things, places I’m so familiar with from my past, but hopefully those memories will always be with you. I believe that when you get into your dotage its the longer ago memories that are the clearest, so you might surprise yourself!
That is some comfort Lorna 🙂 Thank you so much for your good wishes 🙂
Quite a beautiful shot. 😉
Happy Anniversary too! 🙂
Thank you Eliz 🙂
The ripples in the sunset waters are so pretty . . . . . Congratulations and best wishes to you both!
Thank you Patti 🙂
Madhu, just beautiful! I really love the shrimp-colored tones. Hope the special days were memorable and relaxing for you both!
Yes they were a much needed break! Thank you Tricia 😉
Thank goodness for cameras because my memory is like a fish! That’s why I also write, so I don’t forget the fleeting moments!
I can feel the tranquility and calm and “togetherness” in this photo! Beautifully captured, Madhu!
Thank you Zoe 🙂
Happy Anniversary! There is a serenity about your picture(s), love it.
Thank you Shaantz 🙂
Awwww your husband married you on his birthday … how romantic of him – no way he will ever forget the date of your anniversary … sorry I am in a naughty mood today 😀
Two days later Paula! Still easy to remember, not that i would let him forget 🙂
Lovely photo, Madhu, and happy anniversary! xxx Ailsa
Thank you Ailsa 🙂
Thank you DJ 🙂