Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sunset over the lake

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Green Day

I have some various shots of the sunset from my backyard and some from our lake.


These are some of my hubby's favorites the reflection of the sunset on our lake.


Dear hubby also found this lovely wild lily? At least I believe it is a lily growing near the edge of the lake.

 I love this shot of the tree and the forest floor covered in pretty ferns.



 Some pretty ferns and colorful fungi growing off the fireroad.

We stopped along the fireroad to watch this group of tree swallows.



More pretty pink reflections on the lake.


Above is a shot of the sunset from my deck, the sky was colorful behind the trees.


To see more wonderful skies from around the world  Skywatch Friday and lovely greens please visit Green Day.
Thanks to Sylvia and Sandy the host of Skywatch Friday and to Fiona the host of Green Day.  Also, thank you for visiting my blog and post. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

80 comments:

diane b said...

I love the pink water. These are beautiful photos. The wild lily and the birds are great. You sure do live in a beautiful spot.

Sue said...

Looks so beautiful and peaceful.

Linda said...

I love those shots! The pink reflection in the water is so beautiful - and the ferns on the forest floor are a personal favorite of mine. I have shot scenes like that every time I get in the woods!

Cloudy said...

Es schaut so friedlich und sommerlich aus, besonders gefallen mir die Reflektionen auf dem Wasser...

Lieben Gruß
CL

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen...Gorgeous pink reflection,on that perfectly still water!!
I like your decorated bird tree : }
Lovely cooling photos ..we need that!
Grace

Hanne Bente said...

Wau - incredibly beautiful pictures you show.
Really like the first picture.
Wishing you a good day :)
Hanne Bente

Jo said...

Beautiful sunset, Eileen and peaceful lake scenes, I love the lush forest floor too.

Happyone said...

Beautiful. It reminds me so much of my lake!

rainfield61 said...

Reflection on the water is always as beautiful as what we see in the sky.

TexWisGirl said...

incredibly gorgeous! love all the lush greenery, too!

Dan Huber said...

pretty shots Eileen, you captured some really nice colors, in the lake shot, love them.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful sky pictures... Love seeing the colors of the sky at sunset..

Awesome tiger lily.. Looks similar to one of ours...

Hope you have a good day.
Hugs,
Betsy

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A beautiful series of photos, my favourites are the sunsets which are a subject I always enjoy.

Gillian Olson said...

Oh, those sunset and water reflection shots are beautiful.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful sunset photos! Well they are all beautiful!

Rohrerbot said...

Wow!!! I too like the ferns around the tree. I understand that I can't grow them here but when I do see them on mountain tops or canyons, I like to stand among them and just memorize the scene. They are some of the most beautiful plants on this Earth. Like your fungi shot.

As for the dragonflies:), let me take a look and see what I can find. There are two that I don't know...the red and the yellow are mysteries. I'll try and find them if I can. With birds, I'm OCD, but with insects, I'm a little um...."oh that's a pretty bug:)"

Enjoy your day!!!

Denise said...

Beautiful photos here Eileen, lovely to see, thank you.

Mama Zen said...

Really beautiful shots. I love that pink on the water.

Gary said...

Beautiful colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous. Happy sky watching and a great weekend to you and yours.

Jim said...

Great colours.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jim said...

Wonderful colours.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful sky and I like the reflection on the water too. That flower is quite unique it's pretty!

Kim,USA

Spare Parts and Pics said...

My favorites are those with the beautiful reflection on the water! Happy skywatching.

Sylvia K said...

I do love those very peaceful and beautiful skies and the reflections on the still, still water! Lovely colors, great composition! Wonderful captures as always, Eileen! And thanks, as always, for sharing the beauty! Enjoy your weekend!

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful photos!
Pink is beautiful.

Island Rambles Blog said...

lovely country photos.

Linda Gross said...

Nice pictures of the sunset. Love the reflection of the sky in the lake.

Sally in WA said...

The soft reflections and colors in the water are lovely, Eileen. Have a great weekend!

betchai said...

beautiful sunset reflections, and yes, beautiful wild lily too.

Lina Gustina said...

Very peaceful lake. The reflections are awesome.

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Indrani said...

Great captures.

Laloofah said...

What a soft and lovely sunset - that setting looks absolutely serene. And I love that flower (no idea if it's a lily!) ~ it looks exotic and tropical!

sceneoftranquility said...

Lovely reflections in your backyard.

LifeRamblings said...

very calm and peaceful setting. the skies are gorgeous.

Joyful said...

Beautiful sunset and nice reflective photo.

ladyfi said...

Oh my / those shots are just lovely.

Eden said...

What a beautiful sunset! Love all the photos.

Have a great weekend.

Ellie said...

These are lovely shots - I really like the sunset reflected in the water. Gorgeous :)))

laura.forestdreams:) said...

beautiful colorful skies...reflections of sunset (aaaah, so relaxing)...and an awesome lily!!

Carol said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen. I love the sunset reflections, such pretty colors, just lovely. Enjoy your weekend!

orchid said...

Dearest Eileen,
Oh what a GORGEOUS pictures of reflections☆☆☆ The sunset is really wonderful and I wish I could be with you to enjoy that view from your lake.
Great nature always soothe our mind, doesn't it♡♡♡

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Gattina said...

Gorgeous pictures ! I noticed that often the best sunrises I can shoot, is from our backyard !

Caroline Gill said...

So lovely to see such bright colours, Eileen. We are living in rather a grey world (weatherwise) at present, though we hear the jet stream may at last be about to shift north.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely sunset colours in the water!

Meghan said...

The water reflects the pink beautifully! What a great view.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gorgeous views Eileen... hard to pick a favorite sky view when you have such beauty. I'm so glad you included the tree swallows -- that's a lovely picture.

joanne said...

I too love watching the sunset from my deck, altho your view with the water, woods, and 'wild lily' surpass my place....lovely photos

sexta-feira said...

Amazing!
Your header picture is has left me speechless. You're so lucky to be so close to this kind of view!
Enjoy the weekend! ;)

Powell River Books said...

I'm sharing a lake sunset as well. The water reflections magnify the beautiful sky. - Margy

andrea@townandprairie said...

It is a lily... a tiger lily! One of my favs... they are so exotic looking!

Lew said...

Love the color in your reflected sunset!

Elaine said...

Love that sunset reflection!

BlueShell said...

amazing phots

have a green Saturday!
Xoxo
BShell

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

The water is like a mirror in its stillness, with a lovely pink reflection! Great photos!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The wild lily, the forest and the refections on sunset are all beautiful Eileen.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Fantastic colors. These shots are amazing.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Saun said...

These are gorgeous love the sky reflection on the lake. That lily is beautiful I have never seen one like that. Enjoy your weekend.

Saun

Eileen said...

Another great set of photos. I love the trees, and the reflections.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Very relaxing images.

SandyCarlson said...

Whoa! Such freshwater beauty. Amazing. Thank you, Eileen.

Sondra said...

the pink sky is awesome! I love to walk the woods and see the ferns growing on the floor of the forest...Great find on the lily!! Do they call these turban or turks cap lily?

Claudia Moser said...

Lovely collection of pictures!

forgetmenot said...

Such a lovely sky and a beautiful reflection. There is just SO much to see when walking outside--beauty everywhere. Mickie :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiful pink sky and love those Tree Swallows! Excellent pictures! Have a really nice coming week!

Tamara (Fishy Face Studios) said...

love it!

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful shots! I love them all.
Greetings from Cottage Country!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

hmmmmm...i could've sworn i commented here...i know i saw this post...oh well...
of course i LOVE the ferns and the fungi!! colorful!!
and that sunset from your porch! wow!! what a way to end the day!!

have a nice week eileen!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Very beautiful Pics!

EG CameraGirl said...

The colours in these shots are scrumptious! Really beautiful.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful sunset reflections. I love the one you used as a header.

Łucja-Maria said...

I am delighted with your photographs.
They are beautiful, fantastic!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I adore sunsets and have never witnessed a dull one!

missing moments said...

How fun to happen upon that wild lily in such a beautiful place!

Fiona said...

Hi Eileen

Greetings from Ireland (where the sun is shining
I can hardly believe it - no rain!)

Thanks for joining up with "Green Day" again Eileen,
it is great to have you contribute.

I am sorry that I am so late in visiting you but I was on holiday and only arrived back in the early hours of this morning, so lots and lots of catching up to do!

Lovely photos.

Wishing you a happy Thursday

Take care

Fiona x

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi Eillen,
questo effetto rosa è sorprendente !
Bellissime le foto di questo post !
Baci Myriam :))

laura.forestdreams:) said...

~~just thought i'd stop in...to see how you're doing...i'm finally getting in some 'catch up' time this weekend!~~i hope all is well...and you're out there looking for birds...and enjoying the sunset!

happy sunday!

ShySongbird said...

What beautiful, tranquil views, my favourites are the lake.

I loved seeing the Flamingos on the last post too!

Liz said...

The reflection of sunset colours on the water is stunning!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous, really gorgeous photos . . . I am enthrlled . . .