November 19, 2009

gratitude:: day 19 of 30







almost two-thirds of the way there and i'm feeling the home stretch. tonight was one of those beautiful nights, the tiniest sliver of the new moon, the purplish skies stretching on into the evening light. as i rode the elevator to the top of the parking deck, i decided that i was grateful really for a lot of things. the light, the colors, the incredible wealth of having a camera in my hand...i'm so blessed in having this way to express myself and nature provides me many things to see. and i realized, this world i had been disdaining and berating because it wasn't what i wanted, still holds many secrets for me. never had i looked down on the montgomery skyline. never had i seen the details of the stars on the light fixtures as i left the building. even the construction site made wonderful silhouettes as it crossed the sky. so many things to see...it's all in the looking really.

tonight i'm grateful for montgomery and her secrets she revealed. she's been whispering that she has more....i was just not listening.

29 comments:

  1. That is my most favourite favourite phase of the moon...when it is just a sliver, and most especially when Venus is glowing nearby.
    You have captured it so beautifully...with all those gorgeous colours..oh my.

    xo

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love this gratitude, you're making me appreciate small and usually "normal" things... beautiful photos too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. you captured the true essence of my favorite moon...were we staring at the same time...I like to think so!

    ReplyDelete
  4. your header is great ....happy!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful again and again. SOmetimes we go so fast we really aren't looking.

    ann

    ReplyDelete
  6. everything changes through the eye of our lens...

    and whoa, night photos amaze me !

    ReplyDelete
  7. it is such a beautiful light at this time of the year.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This lighting really shines on the beautiful architecture there. Very effective!

    ReplyDelete
  9. you're so right - it's all in the looking. you have captured your city for us to enjoy as well. great shots
    i wanted to get a photo of the moon last night on the way home from work too, but i didn't have my camera with me. shame.

    ReplyDelete
  10. the girls commented on the small moon last night. then we talked about how it wasn't following us and that it was actually really big. i think your photos are wonderful! i love the colors that the sky gave you. it's always exciting to see places you are near in a different way. keeps things fresh.

    ReplyDelete
  11. nice post,... too often we are blind and deaf to the "whispers" around us. As soon as we tune in we become more relaxed and happy. At least I know I am.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Sweet Montgomery! One of my first visits to the capitol was in the
    4th grade with my classmates. Gov. Brewer was in office at the time...It was so exciting. I bought my Mama a plastic key-shaped thermometer that you hang on the wall...it's still hanging on the wall today! :)
    Beautiful pinky purple skies!

    ReplyDelete
  13. These photos are wonderful examples
    of capturing beauty in the every
    day. I especially love the last shot!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Char, just beautiful shots, I like the colors. oh my. wonderful words too. Have a happy weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I think you are correct, it is all in the looking.

    ReplyDelete
  16. There's nothing more inspiring than a beautiful night! I love a full moon and the silver light it spreads like butter on the landscape.

    I wrote you back about Project Runway on my blog. Glad to find another devotee!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Gorgeous color! And phenomenal photos too! I fully realize that beauty is there if only I look hard enough. Took awhile, but I learned it. You're a step ahead of the game once you've figured that one out! And so much happier.
    Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  18. Those are beautiful! I'm often grateful for my camera too, as it teaches me to look at things!

    ReplyDelete
  19. what amazing skies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow those are wonderful colours, but the second one is just as striking!

    ReplyDelete
  21. the last shot is about as magical as it gets. that tiny moon. the purple sky. the perfect lines of the construction equipment stretching out. lucky you to have your camera! wonderful post. and it reminds me that I should really begin focusing on what I'm grateful for rather than what break my heart. Enjoy your weekend. :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. "it's all in the looking..."

    i think i am putting that on a
    post it note
    and putting it on my wall...

    right next to:
    every day is a bonus.

    love your blog...
    i'm so glad you came by mine...
    :O)

    ReplyDelete
  23. that image of the moon among the linear soon to be building ... i am grateful to you for it.

    a beautiful post.

    ReplyDelete
  24. So glad that you've been looking. That you've been sharing. It's remarkable what gratitude will open your eyes to, isn't it?

    ReplyDelete
  25. Char, I don't know if it's possible, but I think your new job has brought out a new layer of beauty in your photography. That last picture just makes me want to cry, it's so breathtakingly gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  26. The Moon over Montgomery...We call that phase of the moon "Diana's Bow"...for the huntress...and you have certainly found some wonderful beauty in Montgomery....

    Gorgeous colors! Gorgeous images!
    xo

    ReplyDelete

i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.