Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Sunday Selections #116

Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files. 

The meme is now continued by River at Drifting through life.  The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent.  Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to River.

Like River I generally run with a theme. One evening this week the sky seemed to catch fire as the sun went down, resulting in a much more vivid sunset than we usually see.  Joy and bliss.






And such a useful sunset it was too.  I also used it to illustrate my latest post at Vision and Verb.  As some of you know, I am a collaborator there and post with them once every three weeks.  It was such a privilege to be invited, because the other collaborators are SUCH talented women.  If you get the chance, come and visit...

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  1. Sometimes it's nicer to simply enjoy, ignoring the scientific reasons for it.
    Lovely views you have, m'dear.

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    1. dinahmow: Often it is nicer to simply enjoy...

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  2. What a gorgeous, molten sky!! Such a gift to be able to see and share. The second and third ones are my favorite, they look so other-worldly! But they are ALL stunning!

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    1. Laloofah: That, coming from the master(mistress?) of sky photography is a compliment indeed.

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    2. LOL, thanks for the exalted title! :-) Our skies should get 90% of the credit, my camera 9.5%, and I'll take what's left merely for making the tiny bit of effort expended to look outside, grab my camera, point it in the right direction and push a button. :-)

      This sky of yours gives Wyoming's best a run for the money, believe me!

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  3. Amazing sunset. Framed so well between the trees.
    Always see you at Laura's and thought I'd stop by and say hey.

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: Welcome and thank you. I will reciprocate shortly.

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  4. Oooh, so pretty. Lucky you to have been there to witness it. Lucky us that you shared it!

    *Totally* off topic (sorry!), but I can't seem to find your email address to ask directly, am wondering if would mind telling me about Ditropan? Just got some (hooray!) and was curious about how long it took to work for you, and if you take one or two pills daily. Also, any side effects? Many, many thanks!

    Ms. C-P

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    1. Ms. CrankyPants: I take Ditropan morning and night - and it has made a very, very big difference. And did so quite quickly - about a week I think. Good luck. Side effect - very, very dry mouth. Not really helped for more than a few minutes by drinking. Dry mouth toothpaste and mouthwash.

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    2. Thanks!! About to take my first dose...

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  5. That looks blissful indeed. Lovely pics! I will check out your other post too.

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    1. Riot Kitty: Thank you on both counts. It was an amazing sky. So vivid, and it lasted for a few minutes at maximum intensity too.

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  6. Nothing like a sunset. And 'that' is one hell of a sunset!

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    1. Wendy aka Quillfeather: It was, wasn't it? Normally I prefer dawn, but this was amazing.

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  7. Lovely images of a beautiful sunset, EC.

    Hold your head high and accept you were invited to be part of Vision and Verb because you are a talented woman. :)

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    1. Lee: Thank you so much. I do still feel a bit of an imposter though.

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    1. Don QuiScottie: It was an amazing sunset.

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  9. Stunning sunset, thank you so much for sharing it. We have so many trees around us that we have to make do with brief glimpses.

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    1. Carol: Lots of trees is a decided plus just the same.

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  10. Oh wow, what a superb sunset! I love the way the tree silhouettes frame the scenes. Beautiful EC!

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  11. Stunning colours! Thank you, EC - these are great shots.

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  12. That is one spectacular sunset! I looked at the pictures again and again and suddenly the second last one jumped up at e and I wondered why. So I looked and looked again and finally saw that it is that the clouds at the top are a little darker thus setting off that spectacular light to even better advantage.

    Sorry about the analysis.

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    1. Arija: It was a much, much more vivid sunset than were usually see, perhaps because it happened shortly after a brief rain storm. And you analysis was fine - thank you.

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  13. A perfect end to my day seeing your beautiful sunset.

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    1. Linda Starr: I hope your day was wonderful too.

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  14. Beautiful! I haven't seen a sunset like this in person for years.

    Excellent article at Vision & Verb, by the way. You made me think :)

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    1. jenny_o: It had been a long time since I had see one even close to as dramatic either.

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  15. I can only say that while I am traveling, there are some posts I will read but not comment, but yours are never in that number. I love your pictures, your stories, and your life. You somehow give my life something it would never have otherwise. I am glad to see you posting these beautiful sunsets, EC. Loving your presence in my life. :-)

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    1. DJan: What a truly lovely thing to say. Blushing here.

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  16. Great Sunday Selections. At first I thought you had posted pics of our Western Australian sunsets!!! Only joking, they are beautiful and I'm so glad yours are as good as ours....well almost!! I never miss your posts as they are always wonderful.

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    1. Mimsie: Another person who wants me to get a swollen head today. Thank you so much.

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    2. I can't imagine you ever having a swollen head. You are too down to earth for that to ever happen.

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    3. Mimsie: Thank you. I really don't recognise myself, but the wonderful things you and DJan said have touched me. A lot.

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  17. WOW! I haven't seen a sunset like that in a long time! Beautiful!

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  18. Oh my - I love that stunning sunset! We've had very few good ones this winter.

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    1. ladyfi: Wasn't it amazing? Much, much brighter than we usually see.

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  19. Absolutely stunning photos EC. Hope you are keeping well. xxx

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    1. Kakka: Thank you. We are muddling along here - how are you?

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  20. Gorgeous colors! Looks like liquid fire.

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    1. Laura Eno: Thank you - that is a brilliant description.

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  21. I can't think of a better adjective that Gorgeous for that glorious sunset.

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  22. The sky certainly is on fire in those first three images.
    so beautiful!

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    1. River: An amazing sight, and I am so glad I looked up and out at the right time.

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  23. Fantastic skies there, those colors are gorgeous!

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    1. DeniseinVA: It was just so dramatic, and beautiful.

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  24. Absolutely stunning! And you can see this from your house? How wonderful.

    Sunset is my favourite time of day, I would be spellbound watching one as beautiful as this :)

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    1. Vicki: These photos were taken from the road at the front of the house. Trees in the backyard meant that the view was not as clear.
      I love sunset but as a rule it is dawn which has my heart.

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  25. Gorgeous! Love sunsets :)
    Now I'm going to see you at your other spot.

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    1. Carol Kilgore: Thank you - on both counts.

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  26. My dear friend,

    Such radiance in those glowing sunset photos. The sun sets and hugs the horizon. Thank you for this.

    Sunny hopes, your way,

    Gary

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    1. klahanie: The great outdoors. Wins me every time. And your description of the sun hugging the horizon was spot on. Thank you.

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  27. gorgeous sky talk:)
    thanks for the beautiful share,
    Jennifer

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  28. Such brilliant oranges. Very pleasant and warm in sensation (though I don't know how it actually is this time of year for you). Pretty cold and overcast here; would gladly trade for how I imagine yours is.

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    1. John Wiswell: Our days are still warm, but it is finally starting to cool down. For which I am grateful. Not to your temperatures yet, but cooling.

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  29. Gorgeous sunset images! I'll jump over and check out Vision and Verb right now.

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    1. Jennifer: Thank you. I do hope that you like Vision and Verb. Posts go up each day and are always fascinating.

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  30. Stunning colors! This scene must have been a joy to behold.

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    1. Ron Dudley: It was indeed a joy. Spectacular - and out of the norm as well.

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  31. wow incredible sunsets, the colors are surreal :).

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    1. unikorna: Thank you. They were. And a joy.

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  32. Just.... stunning. Utterly beautiful capture of an idyllic sunset, E-Child!

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    1. Kath Lockett: It was magic. Complete magic.

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  33. Each photo chronicled another few degrees as the Earth turned. Lovely!

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    1. Susan Kane: I hadn't thought of it like that - but you are right. Thank you.

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