August 31, 2009

sunset starts with s


One of my very favorite things in life is...
loading everyone up in the car on a beautiful evening and heading for the beach. Eating a simple dinner in the sand, watching my kids splash in the waves, taking in the golden glow that the sun casts across the beach as it starts its descent... and then, the glorious sunset. I am continually amazed at the brilliant colors of the sky as the sun sinks down into the sea... and the unique beauty of a sunset. A gift. For us.
I want to believe that Fall is not quite here yet... even though the pencil marks on my calendar show otherwise. But I hope that if a free evening comes along... that I might remember, and have the energy, to head down to the beach again before Spring. Because when my toes are covered in sand, and the sky is alive with the colors of the setting sun... breathing seems a bit easier and God feels a little closer to my heart.

Working my way from Z to A with Jen @ Unglazed.

16 comments:

Margaret said...

That's beautiful. It's something that I've never seen. Where I am, the sun rises on the beach.

Jo@Mylestones said...

Dawn, I could have written that last sentence myself. I feel the EXACT same way. I hope you have that free evening (and the energy) to head down to the beach again...

Kat said...

Beautiful picture. Wonderful "S" word.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Lovely...what a sunset-Thank you God!

togetherforgood said...

lovely lovely. we are fans of the beach at sunset as well. :)

jenn said...

Ahh, the peace of an evening at the beach! Truly remarkable and glorious ;)

I only wish my favorite beach spot wasn't 9 hours away :(

Thank you for the little glimpse of your favorite spot!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is beautiful, your words and your photo.
We are so lucky to have the beach near us and we get those fabulous sunsets daily!

Kelli said...

Looks like a perfect evening!!! Thanks for a glimpse into your life!

Grandma J said...

Great Sunset pic! I miss the ocean and the beautiful sunsets it offers up on a daily basis!

julie said...

hey dawn! i love this! i will have to try dinner and a sunset one night! thanks for the wonderful idea!

Jen said...

Happy Monday Dawn!
Simply divine post!

Mildred said...

What an extraordianry sunset. No better place to marvel at the magnificence of God's creation. Happy Monday!

Ben said...

Your words were so complete that you didn't even need the wonderful picture. I read your post to my wife and she said "Now I want to go to the beach!" Of course the Pacific is only, what, 2,000 miles away?

julie said...

hey dawn! i thought i had already signed up to be a follower and was wondering why i never got your updates! duh! i guess i thought i did but didnt! well, i am a follower now! ha!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love this post. It reminded me to look around at the treasures in nature and enjoy them tonight with my ever growing older son : ) Sweet.

carie said...

mine too!