Gratitude, Nature

Reappearing, with Sunsets and Pretty Skies

November 15, 2012
Hudson Sunset - Sweet and Savoring

This was such a nice sight to be greeted with on the streets of Hudson, NY

It’s the middle of November! I’ve had some rough days recently, but want to make an effort to get my mojo back. Thanks for bearing with me!

Today a couple of things inspired me, namely the encouragement of a friend (oh man you HAVE to check out her sweeeet upcycled sweaters, plus she has an Etsy shop in the works!) and the dramatic pink sky pictured above.

Do you sometimes forget to look outside and appreciate the sunset? I do. Days like today are especially nice considering how overcast it is lately as we head into winter.

Kingston Sunset - Sweet and Savoring

A beauty that Andy took in our backyard last week

And here are some of my favorite sunset shots from past Novembers:

Burger Hill Sunset - Sweet and Savoring

At nearby Burger Hill park two years ago

These two were taken at Bard College‘s Walled Garden, overlooking the Hudson River:

Hudson River Sunset - Sweet and Savoring

The foreground light is my favorite part

Bard Sunset- Sweet and Savoring

Sometimes you get the best sunset shots by turning around 🙂

And from my Costa Rica trip in 2009, two sunset shots overlooking the Nicoya Gulf:

Costa Rica Sunset - Sweet and Savoring

I love the low-hanging clouds and layers in this one

Costa Rica Sunset - Sweet and Savoring

Is it any wonder that my favorite color is orange? I think not.

Exciting things of the moment: Andy is the artist in residence at our local brew pub, Keegan Ales, for the months of November and December. He’s featuring his pop art stencils and photography and has already sold two pieces!

Also, we’re thinking of having a Pie Party in a couple of weeks. A bunch of friends in the area made the intention to get together regularly to boost winter morale and pull each other out of hibernation, and this would be the first event that Andy and I host. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a potluck feast of sweet and savory pies?

And of course, Thanksgiving is next week! Stay tuned for some holiday food posts, friends, and here’s to literally looking up- or appreciating the beauty around you, whatever form it may take.



Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.   –Henry Rollins

Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.   –Marilyn Monroe

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  • Ellen Walker November 16, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Thank you for posting the beautiful sunsets you have been privy to! I can’t wait to read more of your awesome posts!

  • Sue November 16, 2012 at 9:17 am

    LOVE the shots of the sunset. They’re beautiful. Glad to see you posting and talking. Hopefully seeing you next week?

  • Aunt Susie November 16, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Beautiful pictures and so glad to see you’re back!
    I agree with Marilyn, too. Sending you some of mine. xoxoxo

  • Beck November 16, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Lovely idea for a post! Thanks for such amazing scenery, and for giving me those tranquil moments. <3

  • Sydney @ Crepes of Wrath November 21, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Lovely photos! I don’t remember the last time I even noticed the sun setting, but I really should pay attention. I do know I’ve seen some beautiful ones in NYC! I hope you have a great rest of the month and Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Deb February 3, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Just love seeing this beautiful photo…and looking forward to seeing you too, whenever you can visit! How about some yummy eggplant recipes?

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