Not Just Another Pretty Sunset

Not Just Another Pretty Sunset

Today is Love Thursday at Shutter Sisters and I have had my photo ready since last week! But before I posted it here, I read Karen’s post and it stirred up a recent memory worth sharing. Again, tying in The Land of Ka’s Theme, Memory– talk about synchronicity.

A few weeks ago on my way to scoop up my daughters from Grandma’s house, the sunset beckoned me to to pull my car over to admire it’s blaze (yes, this luxury is exactly why I choose to live on the Pacific Ocean). I had my camera with me too–imagine that!

As I sat there enjoying the last sweet moments of the day, two young boys raced up to the fence down the way from me. Their Dad soon followed. As the sun was sharing it’s tiniest last light, the boys were listening to their big teddy bear of a Dad call out to the sun, “Good-bye Mr. Sun!”
The boys echoed his words. And then he said something that will always stay with me…

“Thank you for the day Mr. Sun!”

And the boys, learning an invaluable lesson of love and gratitude sang back together, “Thank you for the day!”

The sun bowed in appreciation and then quickly melted as did my heart.

  • nikkipolani
    Posted at 05:33h, 28 February Reply

    Oh, Tracey, what a gorgeous shot of sun-warmed clouds (to the accompaniment of happy boys!).

  • kelly rae
    Posted at 06:13h, 28 February Reply

    what a fantastic story. love it.

  • Megan
    Posted at 06:19h, 28 February Reply

    that light is spectacular — sunsets are the best!

  • kt40
    Posted at 06:36h, 28 February Reply

    What a touching story! Thank you for sharing it along with the photo of pacific coast which is my childhood coast and will always a big piece of my heart!

  • Bonggamom
    Posted at 07:45h, 28 February Reply

    How beautiful… you are lucky to live near such a place.

  • secret agent mama
    Posted at 10:26h, 28 February Reply

    What a touching story for a beautiful photo! xoxo

  • DanaB
    Posted at 11:55h, 28 February Reply

    Talk about melting one’s heart–what a wonderful thing to overhear between a daddy and his sons.

    Beautiful, beautiful sunset shot!


  • Bunny
    Posted at 12:09h, 28 February Reply

    That is beautiful. The photo and the boys.

  • javacurls
    Posted at 12:29h, 28 February Reply

    What a beautiful story!

  • FireMom
    Posted at 13:47h, 28 February Reply

    Mmmnice! Happy Love Thursday!

  • wonton
    Posted at 15:33h, 28 February Reply

    What a fantastic way to start my day! Good morning, Mr. Sun. Thank you for the lovely picture and post.

  • Ms. S
    Posted at 15:51h, 28 February Reply

    How wonderful to have been a secret, silent observer of their joy and then taking that joy with you and then passing it along to all of us reading your blog who will hopefully pass it along…. Really wonderful.

  • Maddy
    Posted at 16:10h, 28 February Reply

    It would go very well with the King’s Singers ‘New Day.’
    Best wishes

  • sperlygirl
    Posted at 17:40h, 28 February Reply

    beautiful sunset – but what a wonderful story! thanks for sharing it.

  • Maggie
    Posted at 19:54h, 28 February Reply

    That lovely story is the perfect compliment to that gorgeous sunset shot!

  • Phyllis Sommer
    Posted at 04:35h, 29 February Reply

    oh, that’s just beautiful. the picture and the words…thank you!

  • Golightly
    Posted at 06:58h, 29 February Reply

    What a gorgeous shot and a wonderful daddy moment to go along with it. I agree, it’s what I love about being so close to the ocean,too. The sunsets have been fantastic the last few days! I haven’t wanted to change the picture in my Out the Kitchen Window” project because of that!

    Today was another one only my camera battery died.

    Thanks for sharing the beauty.

  • Sheri
    Posted at 07:14h, 29 February Reply

    um, tripping out a little at the coincidence of coming across your sunset post tonight (because“ REL=”nofollow”>my sunset post). maybe it’s just a good time for sunsets in california. or maybe its far deeper than that. 🙂

  • Stacy
    Posted at 13:59h, 29 February Reply

    Tracey, that is such a gorgeous shot. You are definitely blessed to be able to see and capture these beautiful moments. I love that story, too. Very sweet. 🙂

  • bleeding espresso
    Posted at 16:54h, 01 March Reply

    What a fabulous story! I love thanking the sun for the day–I’ll have to remember that 😉

    Great photo too, of course!

  • Shalet
    Posted at 21:59h, 01 March Reply

    Great story Tracy! Tonight I’ll thank the sun as it sets behind the mountains. Happy late Love Thursday!

  • Mandaroo
    Posted at 16:58h, 03 March Reply

    what a precious moment you got to witness, and a beautiful image to go along with it.

  • HLB
    Posted at 01:55h, 04 March Reply

    Thank you for sharing! For all the shiny toys that we’ve managed to produce, nature still pulls off the best shows on earth. 🙂

    (And sometimes it’s good to give nature some marketing as well, it’s so easy to take it for granted. Thank you!)

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