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At the End of the Day

“The light that came through the picture window was daylight,
real golden late-afternoon daylight,
not a white mist light.
The sky was a robin’s-egg blue,
and Coraline could see trees and, beyond the trees,
green hills, which faded on the horizon into purples and grays.
The sky had never seemed so sky,
the world had never seemed so world …
Nothing, she thought, had ever been so interesting.”
Neil Gaiman

I love late afternoons on our farm. The time when animals are settling down to sleep, I can close my computer and stop writing for the day, and I get to stroll around the property to look at Bear’s projects, check on the gardens, or go for a walk in the fields.

I love these end of the day walks, Luna bounding ahead of me then racing back to make sure I’m still coming.

I like the light in the grasses, soft and gentle, the light in the trees, rich and gold, the light in the sky, magical and wondrous.

This week I got to watch a storm roll in, sheets of rain illumined by the setting sun, making it look like the sky was raining golden fire instead of water.

It does my heart good to look over the fields to our farmyard. Much of it is lost in shadow, but there’sĀ  just enough light to pick out the rain water tanks, the hay shed, and our little house. It’s lovely to see a place where someone is waiting to welcome me back. A place where I belong.

What is your favorite time of day at your house? xo




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bellini - Such gorgeous skies Krista. You capture their magic so beautifully.

Krista - I’m so glad you like them too, bellini. šŸ™‚ XO

Tandy Sinclair - I love that Luna herds you! My favourite time of the day is when I wake up as there is so much possibility and potential šŸ™‚

Anna Johnston - Holy hubcaps lady, you are one phenom photographer. I feel like I am sitting right there with you enjoying the gorgeous sunset. Just beautiful! šŸ™‚ My fave time of day at home is the evening, we have the most gorgeous views of the Brindabellas, its magical. šŸ™‚

thefisherlady - the end of the day… sky like yours and also the animals happy to settle into their night paddocks and have me come by each one and scratch or snuggle or whisper sweet nothings in their ears. Tonight it was Sam dog and Rudy the stallion and my beauty the gorgeous and lovely and extremely friendly rabbit that all wanted my attention and
snuggle time. As the sky silhouetted the treeline more and more I waited and lifted my song and prayers to the One who gives the night and the glorious fading day~ we put a whole tin roof on today and it feels good, all that strapping and sheeting, so neat and natty…
and now it is feet up time and sitting back time with a plate of crispy fried potatoes and steamed broccoli and a hot cuppa my wonderful goat’s milk … While I watered the animals my bear (yes, I have one too!) fixed all the eats for us…
I’m “happy tired” and a hot soak and bed will feel so good tonight.
Your photos and extravagantly full of glory~

lisa | renovating italy - it’s late evening when the whole valley is filled with stars, and the mountains lit up with fireflies xx
I see all the people I love in those skies
my Aunt was an artist and she said look for me in the sunsets, I’ll be painting them up for you.
xxx

mlleparadis - oh my! this would have to be my favorite time of day if the skies were always like that! gorgeous!

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Jackie Smith - An absolutely stunning series of photos, my friend! What a magical way to end your work day!

Cathy - I love all your photos Krista – you live in an absolutely beautiful place. It is hard to pick a favourite time of day at the moment for me. Sometimes I like the mornings. Other times I like lunch time because I occasionally go for a long walk which recharges my batteries for the rest of the day šŸ™‚

Maureen Shaw - If I don’t work past midnight, I love to be up at 5am when everything is quiet, the canal is like glass and nobody’s around to ask me to do anything for them. šŸ™‚ Lovely photos, Krista!

Lizzy (Good Things) - Wow! Just wow.

Adri Barr Crocetti - What a beautiful collection of photographs!

Gourmet Getaways - I love early mornings and sunsets. The sound of chirping birds and calm waters coupled with the sight of a shying sun šŸ™‚

Julie
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Velva-Tomatoes on the Vine - So beautiful-It is hard not to be at peace with images like those you shared with us.

Laura @ Travelocafe - I love when the sky looks so amazing at the end of the day. Wonderful shots.

Tracy A. - What spectacular and heavenly photos!

Hotly Spiced - The images are gorgeous and I also love late afternoons – it’s a great time of day xx

liz @ Strayed Table - Beautiful. I too love an afternoon stroll around the paddocks. The sad thing here is we don’t get to see the sunset as we have an escarpment on the west side of us. This means we loose the sun early – great for summer though. The light is still pretty though and I like looking over any of the days chores that have been achieved.

Joanne (eats well with others) - Those skies are just gorgeous! I love the setting sun from my windows also. They turn all sorts of crazy colors.

Rachel Friesen - Spectacular skies! I wish I had a bigger screen to watch them through šŸ™‚ My favourite time of day this time of year is mid-morning. Both our east and south windows just fill up with sunlight, and it’s cool enough that I can let it all wash in without a worry of overheating the house. It makes a lovely companion for my morning coffee, even if I don’t make it outside. Happy Spring!

Anna Johnston - I’m such a sleepyhead to catch it often but the best time of day is dawn for me. I often wonder why I love hospitality when it keeps me working into the wee small hours and missing this magical time of day. Sunset is pretty cool too. šŸ™‚

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