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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Island Sunset

Our evening with family at Cabot Park on the north shore of Prince Edward Island was a great way to spend our anniversary.

 

We strolled along a path with our granddaughters as the sun set.

 

Sylvie, at five, understood the concept of sunset. Caitlin, at three, wanted to see the sunset in the morning too.

 

Twilight has always been my favourite time of day. On a clear day, those moments, as the sun sinks into the west and the light lingers on the horizon, are magical. This particular evening, the trees became a silhouette against the western sky and for an instant, it felt as if time stood still.

 

Sat around the campfire,

 

as the eastern sky darkened and the first stars appeared, 

 

it was impossible not to think of our younger selves all those years ago, not knowing what lay ahead. 

 

The years, not without challenges, were good and the blessing of family is well understood. The future, unknown as it is, can never diminish what has been. The sun never sets on love and family.

 

29 comments:

DJan said...

So lovely. And I envy you your grandchildren's conversation, with their unique questions. :-)

Anvilcloud said...

Oh my! Would have loved to have shot that sunset.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The sunset picture right after the firepit photo is spectacular!

Celia said...

It's a magical time of day. Great way to experience the world with the grandkids.

Elephant's Child said...

How very, very beautiful.
I am a big fan of both dawn and dusk. The light is special. Serene and lovely.

Ginnie said...

Lucky you .... lucky granddaughters ! Looks like heaven to me.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures Marie! I love twilight the best, too! Sweet what your 3 year old granddaughter said..ha... Passing through time sure is a mystery. I think we will all see it clearer how important our life and family is when we get to heaven! Andrea

Marie Smith said...

It was a magical time, Jan.

Marie Smith said...

You would have done a great job on the photos of that sunset, AC.

Marie Smith said...

It was spectacular to see, Debra.

Marie Smith said...

To see the wirld through the eyes if children is a gift.

Marie Smith said...

I am never awake for dawn. Dusk is more my speed.

Marie Smith said...

It was a special occasion for sure, Ginnie.

Marie Smith said...

Twilight is magical to me. The air feels electric.

Barbara said...

I love sunsets as well as sunrises (when I can make it). You have a beautiful place to view it. I'm so jealous.

Marie Smith said...

It is beautiful at the park for sure, Barbara.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful, thanks for sharing. I look at the sun set and its difficult to remember our very unique and wonderous planet goes around the sun.

Mage said...

Your words are as magic as the pictures.

Marie Smith said...

The wonder of the physical world never fails to amaze me either.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you Mage. It was magical there.

Ginnie said...

First of all, happy anniversary, Marie. And I, too, love the twilight hour...as well as dawn, when I'm driving on an overnight trip. I always want to be the one driving then. Your images are lovely, showing the beauty so well. Magical is a good word!

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Ginnie. Twilight is a magical time of day!

Jackie said...

Your favorite time of the day is mine, too!
Isn't it incredibly beautiful and oeaceful!
I find myself sighing out loud a lot of times as I am sitting out and taking it in.
You had a beautiful vista as you celebrated your anniversary. Happy anniversary to you both.
Your Grand''s concept of sunset made my heart smile..,,.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you for the anniversary wishes, Jackie!

Sunset can be glorious!

Down by the sea said...

A truly beautiful way to spend your anniversary. Sarah x

Marie Smith said...

It truly was, Sarah. We had a lovely day!

Emma Springfield said...

The pictures are stunning. They will remind you of the wonderful time you spent that day.

Marie Smith said...

They will indeed. Time with the family is precious and the setting was spectacular.

baili said...

Wandering with loved ones is precious experience my dear Marie!

Thank you for sharing these magical sunsets!

Sixth photo is captivating my soul!

sitting among such beautiful trails and having family discussions is something which never ever can be forgot by a loving soul who adores natuer and relationships