Sunset Sunday

My first photo of the sunset on Tuesday evening was taken from the James River Bridge as Motor Man and I were returning from Newport News. (Please pardon the power lines.)

Then, as we passed through the village of Rescue, Motor Man stopped at the  bridge over Jones Creek, so I could take pictures. The photos I took there that evening have become some of my all-time favorites.

I’ve posted before about the picturesque little village of Rescue. In this next picture, Captain Chuckamucks waterfront restaurant (featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives) is on the far right. (Contrary to the information on the Food Network link, Rescue is NOT on the Chesapeake Bay.)  If you were to follow Jones Creek to the right and then take a left, you’d pass right by our house on your way into the town of Smithfield.

We hear these workboats chugging out in the river every morning.

Once we arrived home, Motor Man quickly drove down to the point of our property (for more sunset pictures), frightening three geese and causing them to fly off into the water.

Long after sunset, I noticed color still in the sky, and used the night-time camera setting for this last shot of the day.

As a dear friend commented last week, “God paints the most awesome sky”.

14 responses to “Sunset Sunday

  1. It simply does not get any better than that! These are by far the most gorgeous sunset photos I have seen in a LONG time! The colors are beautiful, and the scenery and how the colors affect it…all I can say is WOW! Have fun today…

  2. Love the new blog banner with Bride and Groom swan! The last two photos are nothing short of magical….the three geese plowing through the water and the incredible colors – so beautiful. Your friend was right about God being the ultimate artist……

    Pam (and Sam)

  3. What can I say?? I think I’ve used adjective to describe these sunrise/sunset pictures. Love them all.

  4. OOPS! Meant EVERY adjective….

  5. I can see why they’ve become some of your favorites! Mine too…especially gorgeous when they are clicked and can be seen bigger. Your new header is wonderful as well.
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    ~d.

  6. … He is a master with the paintbrush.

    Thank you for sharing these gorgeous shots with all of us! MJ

  7. i like the geese shot. the first one looks like a beam out of a lighthouse. 🙂

  8. “God paints the most aweosme sky”…..and you take the most awesome pictures!

  9. And this is the most awesome progression yet, I think. …. the last two pics here are your newest award winners !

  10. I love the colors in the one with the three geese, but all are fantastic.

  11. I’ve thought about you every day out here in Oregon, as I’ve had the joy of standing in awe of some amazing sunsets! This is a beautiful collection – love the “just” sky and water…and the docks, and then the geese. Each one more stunning than the one before it!

  12. Love your photos….especially love the last two photos taken at night:) Yes God gives us awesome beauty all around us….and on our laps too….Minnie is on mine right now:) Hi Sundae:)

  13. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    All of these pictures are stuning Dianna. What beautiful subjects the Good Lord gave you to work with.

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