Fleeting Moments

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“Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.” – Richard Paul Evans

On a quiet sultry August evening as the sun was setting -- fittingly known as the "the golden hour" -- I happened upon the dramatic colorworks unfolding in the skies across the street from where I live.

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“Sunsets are just little glimpses of the Golden streets of Heaven.” ― Unknown

Never one to miss a photo opportunity, I hurredly opened the camera on my smartphone and began clicking images of the sunset time lapse as the sun danced away into the evening forest.

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“Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.” – Mattie Stepanek

With her infinite box of colors, Nature paints a new canvas at every sunset, every sunrise and throughout the day.

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“Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.” – Sharon Draper

Truer words were never spoken...

When I was a little child, my joy was found in a Hershey's candy bar, a stick of pink cotton candy and an Dairy Queen ice cream cone. But as I got older, life presented unpleasantries and joy no longer was a daily or even weekly experience. I learned to sip and savor moments of joy as they happened with less and less frequency.

With age comes wisdom and nowadays I find my joy with something as simple as appreciating sips of beauty found in Nature.

This is my entry to Love the Clouds Contest hosted by the incredible @tobetada

You can learn more about the contest and rules by clicking here LovetheClouds

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(Source @tobetada)

Images taken with Samsung Galaxy Note8 smartphone and edited using Prismart

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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 80 of my contest just started...you can now check the winners of the previous week!
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Those skies are breathtakingly beautiful this mornings the temp was beloow freezing so I didn't go for a walk, but driving to the supermarket, the skies were amazing I so wish I had my camera with me to detour to get shots, but probably best for my health that I didnt have it LOL

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Somehow those sunset quotes just made those photos so interesting and even more beautiful. Love each one of them.

Mine was a Nestle Crispy Chocolate Bar. And it still is after all these years 😄

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Thank you for stopping by and the kind words!

Wish I could come up with memorable quotes on the fly. Photography and art are my stronger areas of creativity nowadays @gems.and.cookies

Mmm, yes! Nestlé Crunch bars are another delicious chocolate that remind me of youthful happiness!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Those sure are some nice Bob Ross types of clouds.

I have found that more enjoyment can be found in the little thing as the big things often have so much expectation that they cannot possibly live up to it.

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I agree with you @ninahaskin, Over the years, we learn that a single small beautiful aspect of nature that surrounds us can bring us a smile. Beautiful cloudy sunsets!

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Funny how things that once were so important to have, do or achieve in life lessen in importance as we mature and the simplest things bring the biggest joy.

Appreciate your support and insights!

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I'll join you for a few sips on this view and savor the moments.

Wonderful sights that make you remember how precious life is. Amazing photographs you managed to capture.

I wouldn't mind a dipped butterscotch cone from Dairy Queen either while letting the view take over.

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What a beautiful shades of lights and colors!
Amazingly beautiful photography ❤️
God bless you @ninahaskin

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Felicidades por tu post @ ninahaskin hermosas fotografías de un atardecer colorido.

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Of course, everyone loves Hershey's candies or Wherthers Original, but in all truth, nothing as substantial as a sunset, or a sunrise for that matter! They are equally as pure and beautiful, it's called the golden hour for a reason!

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Really very beautiful photos, they allowed me to escape, for a short time, through this magnificent effect of sunlight on the clouds.

Vraiment de très belles photos, elles m'ont permis de m'évader , un court instant, à travers ce magnifique effet de lumière du soleil sur les nuages.

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So if you bask in the rays during the 'golden hour' - does that mean you took a 'golden shower' 🤣

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