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07/01/07
01-JUL-2007

07/01/07

My sunset gift

Tonight’s sunset was very special. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a lovely one because of all the rain we have been having, but tonight it meant so much. John and I were married on the back porch at sunset on
July 1, 1996. So I considered the sunset a very special gift and it gave me so much joy.
A few tears while I was taking the photo, but that is OK.
Tears of remembrance and gratitude for joys, past and present, not tears of sorrow.
(I made sure to select a photo that shows eight of my Purple Martins....they are a blessing, too.)

I bought something special for myself yesterday. I'm getting ready for Australia and New Zealand with a new lens, so the sunset helped me test it, too. Much has changed in eleven years….I took photos then, but today
I can say photography is one of the most wonderful gifts I have been blessed with, and so are each of you.

Nikon D80
1/160s f/6.3 at 36.0mm iso200 full exif

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laine8202-Jul-2007 19:41
John would have been happy to be with you, but happy for you too I'm sure. You have such a zest for life. I hope you & your camera & new lens have the best of times out here....wait till you see Uluru at sunset you wont be able to stop snapping.
sandy barbour02-Jul-2007 18:23
I'm sure that John was smiling down on you while he delivered this magnificent sunset.
Coleen Perilloux Landry02-Jul-2007 04:29
This is a beautiful sunset to remember your special day. You have been a blessing to so many of us, Petesie. Tears are healing, too. Vote
J. Scott Coile02-Jul-2007 03:23
You gift and your life are rich blessings to me Petesie. Safe travels.
Robin Reid02-Jul-2007 03:14
What a wonderful celebration of life and memories. And a perfect sunset for you.!
Cindi Smith02-Jul-2007 03:02
What a wonderful gift. God definately was smiling down on you and created such a beautiful sunset. Your story behind this shot touches me so. Blessings and hugs! btw...voted
Kathy Pedersen02-Jul-2007 02:37
What a lovely gift given to you by this sunset. I sure memories flooded your mind as you watched this evening come to an end. A real blessing~ Voted
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