My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Serenity at Sunset (Skywatch Friday)


I captured this breathtaking evening sky a few nights ago; photo taken from our back deck. A fleeting moment to stop and savor all it’s splendour.

There is truly something so special and spellbinding in a glorious sunset. 

Photo © 2008 Geraldine Hartman


Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: -The Groovy Green Kitchen II: Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my fun and inspirational book, all about aging well: -Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well I am also the author of: -The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker -Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance) -Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: -Haiku Reflections:The Four Seasons (Volume i and II) and -My Poetic Path All titles available at, .ca, UK.... When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! I hope you will visit and enjoy all of my blogs.Thanks for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste! :-) You can also visit me at my new author's site:

25 thoughts on “Serenity at Sunset (Skywatch Friday)

  1. A beautiful sunset is like a signature with a promise of more beautiful days to come. It reminds me of the old saying, “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight”. You have a most beautiful view from your window!

  2. Such a georgous view. I love the “tween” times of day when everything seems so magical. 🙂

  3. That is a gorgeous view and sunset. There’s something magical about the beginnings and the endings of a mere day.

  4. Whoa! Great picture! So dramatically serene.

  5. Geraldine, I can never get enough beautiful sunsets! That’s why I love SWF! 🙂

  6. It’s like the sun is exhaling one last time. That’s some inspiring view my friend! HUGS

  7. That’s your backyard? That’s it! I’m moving out there now! 🙂

  8. I would be in heaven if that was my view. Look at the glorious shades of purple and pink in the sky. Oh, I love it. Thank you so much for sharing it. I feel transported to a better place!

  9. Hi Ann, A sunset is like a signature; painted in the sky that is awaiting the start of a new day. This pic was from our back porch and I had to hurry to catch the moment! 😉

    Hi Ruinwen, Tween times are some of the best!

    Hi Carrie, The sunrises and sunsets of our days remind us of the grander things don’t they?

    Hi Jason, Thanks so much!

    Hi Mary, I agree!!!

    Hi Tammy, Oh, those are wonderful thoughts for the end of the day.

    Hi Chris, It is a nice view, I have to agree. Have you ever visited BC; it’s one of our most beautiful provinces by far.

    Hi Selma, Standing there, looking at this glorious night sky, I felt transported and peaceful. I have to take time to do this more often. It was the dramatic dark and light tones and the pink designs swirling in the sky that captivated me.

    Thanks so much and I hope you all stop to enjoy tonight’s sunset, wherever you are. Hugs, G

  10. This is wonderful, Geraldine. When I see skies like this, I feel calm and safe and happy. Such views remind me that the world is a vast and beautiful place and that the light will come again, truly. Very beautiful.

    Do you participate in Skywatch Friday? I wish you would. The site is

    God bless, friend.

  11. Thanks so much for the suggestion Sandy. Mary also mentioned SWF.

    I just stopped by Skywatch Friday and added my post link. I thought this was a photo worthy of participating in this photo prompt. WOW what a long list of participants over there, very impressive.

    Glad you liked my Sky pic Sandy. Love all of yours that I’ve seen to date for the Skywatch Fridays.

    Hugs, G

  12. Great sunset pic. very ethereal

  13. Absolutely stunning sunset!! My favorite time of day…sunrise and sunset!!
    Glad you are participating in SWF!!

  14. What a glorious sunset … and a lovely view from your back deck! My Sky Watch is at Sacred Ruminations along with a bit of Haiku.
    Hugs and blessings,

  15. Wow! What a great shot, I wished I had that view from my back yard. Thanks for the posting on SWF.

  16. This is indeed glorious! Love that farewell glow above the mountains!

  17. Magnificent sunset! Those colors are breathtakingly beautiful. 🙂

  18. Wow – great sunset indeed. I suppose it’s because it’s so fleeting that we are compelled to stand and watch until the red fades into darkness again.

  19. Hi Mechanican, Welcome to MPP and thank you!

    Hi Kerri, Thanks for stopping in and yes, I thought this was a perfect photo to dive in with at SWF. Wow, what a list of participants over there, amazing!

    Hi Barb, It is glorious, isn’t it. I was spellbound…then I went and ran for my camera. 😉

    Hi Columbo, Welcome and yes, it is a nice back porch view, especially that night.

    Hi Sonia, Welcome and thank you.

    Hi Gemma, I like that ‘farewell glow’ I’m going to keep that phrase for future use!

    Hi Merisi, I thought the dark and light contrast was especially beautiful.
    Welcome to MPP.

    Hi Lirone, We have to take the time to enjoy these moments don’t we? Often I don’t and Im sorry afterwards.

    Thanks so much for stopping in and leaving a comment, G

  20. Geraldine,

    Indeed, the sunset always does.

    God’s master piece painted in the evening horizon that change its hue every day – always unique. Out of the million sunsets(and sunriese, too) There’s no two moments that ever looked the same. God is good with surprises – it is us human who ignores his many simple surprises.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    My new poem posted:

    “Summer, Gone”

  21. I love beginnings and ending of the day. This is a nice one.

  22. Hi Jeques, What a wonderful description for the start and end of days. Definitely no two sunsets/sunrises are alike but they are all beautiful, aren’t they?

    Hi Tommy, Welcome and glad you liked my photo!

    Hi Sandy, A special time of day, dawn and dusk. Thanks Sandy.

    Hugs, G 🙂

  23. Wow…that just blows me away! What an amazing photo!

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