Friday, April 19, 2013

Around Town




Umbrella in one hand, camera in the other, Master T and I went in search better views of the noisy powerboat races last Saturday. As we trudged on through the rain I was struck by the unexpected glimpses of lush beauty.










The three photos above show snippets of the Catholic church and surrounding buildings, more beautiful than I had realised. Walking (with a camera) tends to reveal sights to me in a new light, despite the rain and other agendas.




I led the way down to our powerboat vantage point vantage but lingered behind Master T, letting my camera set the pace of my return walk. 

Maybe I should take the time to capture more of our older buildings around town, the ones which we hurry past regularly, rarely stopping to appreciate their timeless appeal.




Since the rain has cleared we have had some wonderful autumn sunsets and sunrises. I never tire of seeing such splendour in our skies....


Sharing at SkyWatch Friday.


44 comments:

Michelle said...

Beautiful views of your daily life. Such great color and light in these photos. Also love that last photo.

Sarah Jane said...

Gorgeous, Karen! When I take the camera walking, I too am amazing at all the things I notice that I wouldn't normally. :-)

Deanne Langford said...

We have so many beautiful old buildings I am sure you would find some great subjects!

Luna Miranda said...

the snapshots of your town is quite beautiful. excellent composition. and the sunset is breathtaking!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

wow... everything is so green and pretty! gorgeous photos! :)

Sylvia K said...

Your skies are indeed glorious, Karen, and so are your captures for the day! Superb composition as always! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!

Linda said...

Nice perspectives on the street scenes, and such a fabulous sunset!

Erin said...

Karen
You really do have a gift! and captured some of my favourite spots:)

Eko said...

Kovasti on vihreää ja kaunista - kesäistä.
Hienoa kuvausta.
Katselin ja ihailin lumien ja räntäsateisen Suomen Keväässä.
Terveisin Eko

ladyfi said...

So lush and lovely. And what a glorious sunset!

Light and Voices said...

What a nice way to end the day!
JM Illinois

Photo Cache said...

nice town for pedestrians carrying camera.

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Liebe Karen,

das sind wunderbare Impressionen, danke...

Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

flowersandhome said...

Gorgeous pictures, especially the last one, beautiful sky!

Marian

Jim said...

That sky is tops.

Jenni said...

Really nice photos, will follow your blog from now on.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely series of images from your walk. The last shot is awesome! Happy skywatching!

Seeing Each Day said...

instruction 1: be so thrilled in yourself with your last photo.

instruction 2: repeat instruction 1.

instruction 3 : know that a local friend is drop-open-mouth in awe of your last photo - like, she can't believe those colours.

instruction 4: repeat instruction 3

Renee

s.c said...

Real tropical surroundings with all that lovely green. Pity that in photo 4 the bridge in the background is not really coming out at the end of the walking path . It makes a very nice contrast with the brickwork and the green in the foreground.

Nikki said...

I love the images you captured on your walk Karen. You might have just inspired me to try the same thing at home. Beautiful image of the sky overlooking the water. I agree, the sunrises and sunsets have been wonderful lately.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

It's amazing the things you see with a camera. These are beautiful images, and that last one - oh my - stunning!

geanina said...

gorgeous photos! :)

NatureStop said...

Great captures and the last shot is my favourite!Have a great weekend!

Shantana

Catherine said...

I don't think I would ever tire of those beautiful sunsets, just stunning. x

sceneoftranquility said...

There is indeed splendour in your skies.

Cinzia said...

Scatti delle foto incredibili Karen, di una bellezza unica!
Cinzia

Fun60 said...

Indeed Karen. How could anyone tire of a sunset like that one.

Barb said...

So peaceful to stroll with you in the rain. And - what a sunset!

missing moments said...

Great city views but that last sunset is stunning!

LisaS said...

Beautiful shots! Love the rain ;)

Joyful said...

Nice, peaceful scenes. xx

amanda said...

So beautiful! The architecture, and the sky! Your town looks like a wonderful place.

Shirley said...

What wonderful images of this beautiful world. That first picture is where I would love to walk by every day or even better, greet my neighbors as they walked past!LOL! The last photo is breathtaking..as are all the others. Love walking in the rain..

Lauri said...

So wonderfully lush and lovely, the sunset is perfect. I think I need to find my large umbrella and take a walk. Thank you for the inspiration.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a gorgeous sunset! The clouds look like they are glowing embers.

diane b said...

Great captures of the church. The contrast of the red bricks and lush greenery is very striking. The reflected sunset is magic and adding a person with umbrella brings the shot alive.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Rural Australia looks so wonderful to me... and really love your sky shot, it's a beauty!

Laura said...

love that sky photo... beautiful!

Stewart M said...

Wonderful last picture - and I like the person walking with the umbrella as well.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

thefisherlady said...

skies and such beautiful sunrises and sunsets are our jumpropes to heaven! They cause us to lift our countenance and feel Him close!

pattisjarrett said...

Good idea to take more time seeing the things we "see" every day. Great shots in the rain. Now that's a sunset!

Pride In Photos said...

I always delight in seeing someone else town and all the quaintness it holds.

Tony said...

Me encanta la última el colorido del atardecer...felicidades

Liz said...

Simply stunning Church. I'm sure I saw it many times while living there but I guess I didn't notice things as I do now.

Sunset over the Clarence is so gorgeous!!

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