Wednesday, December 30, 2015

When cranky, breathe deeply and enjoy nature.....

I am practicing being calm in the face of  a challenge.  So rather than go off on a rant, I shall focus on the marvels of nature, which always has a calming effect on me.  Like this hummingbird I spied through my kitchen window just as smoke was pouring out my ears around five o'clock tonight .......a hummingbird sipping from a feeder that reflected the orange puffy clouds of the sunset....magical.....calming....beautiful. Enjoy.

Through my kitchen window.
Orange sunset reflected in syrup. 

Close up
Through the kitchen window
(which needs washing!)

Taken outside
Sunset doesn't show up as well from this angle,
but still blue and orange

Dusk falling as sunset fades

Ah....there....I feel better now.

(Oh, and in case any of you heard about the 4.8 earthquake that hit not far from here last night - that's not the cause of my angst.  But yes, we felt it;  yes we heard it - a long low rumble followed by what sounded like a load of gravel being dumped against my house - but no damage done.  The dogs stared at me as if to say "What the h*ll has the cat done NOW ?" - which is exactly what I initially wondered too.  Poor Allie gets blamed for everything!)


CarolineA said...

A Hummingbird this time of year? Love how you managed to capture the sunset, and the bird is simply gorgeous!

Jean said...

We have Anna's Hummingbirds here all winter, Caroline.

Marie said...

Love your pictures, Jean.
I want to wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year and all the best for 2016.
Thanks for all the blog postings and pictures :)