Sunset Paints the Sky at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

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Painted Sky at Red Rock Lakes NWRPainted Sky at Red Rock Lakes NWR – Nikon D300, f5.6, 1/100, ISO 400, -0.3 EV, Nikkor 18-200mm VR at 31mm, natural light

I wanted to share an image today that I felt was peaceful, simple and colorful but serene and I thought of this one taken at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge as the sun slowly dipped below the horizon this past September.

The are times when I feel that the sunset paints the sky with vibrant colors and although the earth seems muted at twilight its still anchors me. I don’t mean “anchor” as in a ball and chain, I mean grounded. Connected. Part of the natural world.

There is no fear there, no hate. There are no twisted meanings because the earth and sky don’t use words.

Nature doesn’t need words to speak.

Life is good.



  1. Janes Heartsong December 9, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    beautiful sunset,I like your references to nature “grounding ” you.

  2. Humming bird lover December 9, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Hi! Beautiful and your words are worth everything in this unrested world of today! Keep up your great work and Photo’s! Love ya mom

  3. Mia McPherson December 8, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments.

    Given what has been going on in the world especially in the last few weeks I felt I needed to share something peaceful and I also needed to say that in nature there is truth without words.

  4. Bob Mcpherson December 8, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    An AB (Absolutely Beautiful) Image, Mia. Please take a couple curtsies and bows.

  5. Joan Carey December 8, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    WOW! Nature at it’s finest, stunning.

  6. Elephant's Child December 8, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Speechless, Gorgeous and Glorious sums it up for me too.

  7. Larry Muench December 8, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Absolutely beautiful!

  8. Jo Smith December 8, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Beautiful image and words.

  9. Patty Chadwick December 8, 2015 at 7:51 am

    The evil one strikes again…I wrote Gorgeois, Speechless and Glorious…you can see what “IT” wrote….

  10. Patty Chadwick December 8, 2015 at 7:48 am

    When I got my first glimpse of this incredibly beautiful scene, my reaction was “GLORIOUS!”…just one word…then I scrolled down and saw Susan’s and Nancy’s comments…one word each, Gorgeous and Speechless…sbo we have, GLORIOUS, SPEECHLESS AND GLORIOUS….

  11. Susan Stone December 8, 2015 at 7:16 am


  12. Nancy Collins December 8, 2015 at 6:26 am


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