Sunset Glow Contrasts with Shadows



Tall trees,
White gold sun
Radiating glow
Peering through
Creating yellow edge
as well as long blue shadows.

Photo taken by reocochran,
Words written by same, 3/2016.


78 responses »

    • As always, I am truly honored, Derrick. As soon as work was completed at 5:30 pm, I headed to the polls to vote in our state of Ohio primary. I voted for who I would like to see on the ticket, along as some very special issues, close to my heart. Yes for the schools and yes for Developmental Disabilities getting funding. Smiles, Robin

    • I appreciate this, Lisa. Hope you are having some sunshine, it was gloomy until an hour before leaving work. I headed out and voted for the Ohio Primary and the issues. Have a pleasant evening! πŸ™‚

    • Jill, such a lovely presence when you come. I hope you had a “terrific Tuesday.” Enjoy your evening, it got sunny one hour before our work let out and I was so happy to see the sun still out after I got out of the polls, voting for Ohio primary and issues. . .

    • Maniparna, thank you so much for liking both the words and photo. I am doing better now that I completed work (10 hours today) and then went to vote in our state primary election for president and issues. How are you doing? Sending you hugs and I will be stopping by in a short amount of time. You are on my list of priority blogs to check tonight at the library. πŸ™‚

      • 10 hours is quite a time! Happy to know you are doing better. Well, we are having vote in our state on the month of May. Not much a political person I am, but voting is one’s fundamental right and have to cast my own… πŸ™‚

        Thanks for checking my blog, Robin…your comments are always encouraging and I look forward to them… πŸ™‚ ❀

    • Amy, thank you so much for your comment and I will be checking out your latest post in a short while. I have a list and I am “checking it twice” to be caught up on my friends tonight at the library! ❀ Hugs, Robin

    • Hi April, no I save pleasant photographs to post when it is gloomy out. It poured rain all day so it was a perfect Carpenters event song: ” ‘Rainy Days and Mondays’ always get me down. . .” I had the cheery miniature photo taken on Sunday but the snow was on the roads about a week and a half ago, before the rain set in! Thanks for asking and hope most people received a small dose of sunshine today. When I left work after my 10 hour long day, I was reminding everyone here in Delaware, Ohio to vote for the issues and if they liked any candidates declare a party and vote in the State Primary. Many frowned and said “maybe I will.” I even wore my red, white and blue t-shirt with the band, America on it. πŸ™‚ Have a pleasant evening, April. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, James. I felt your cat diary and your shout outs, along with your positive beliefs on your posts made me happy yesterday, when I pushed a few likes. Sorry have been working 10 hour days, but the weekend was wild, fun and birthday parties for 2 grandchildren and a classmate of a grandchild. Smiles, Robin

    • Benn, thank you for the compliment! I took this about a week ago before the rain set in to melt and ruin the sunshine effect.
      Yesterday, all day, I hummed, “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down. . .” I certainly liked the Carpenters and then this photo makes me think of John Denver;s gentle voice singing, “Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy. . .” Hope you have a pleasant and possibly sunny day tomorrow.”
      On another subject, I made it to the Ohio Primary polls and declared my party, checked “Yes” for the school levy and “Yes” for developmental disabilities levy passing, too. πŸ™‚

      • Hi Robin. Akways good to hear from you. You are such a pleasant person. I always loved John Denver’s music too. Congratulations on voting. I think it is very important. Especially this cycle. Hope you have a special day. Sunshine on my shoulder always makes me happy!

      • Somehow I knew you would be pleased about voting. You have been great at listening over many posts. I observe this rare quality. I don’t think I have missed a primary or election since McGovern. I loved the Cleveland “convention” (it may have been a fundraiser) with so many vital issues and great entertainment. James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel. . . John Denver was not there but he is often “with me.” It has been crazy busy at Advance Auto D.C. #23, so ten hour days. Usually not this busy till after Memorial Day. Thank you for kind wishes. Same back to you, Benn. πŸ™‚

    • Ohio has many positive views, places and scenes. I took this about a week and a half ago, it has been raining quite most of the time since then. The snow is melted but this was shady where the sun hadn’t quite made it “disappear.” Yesterday, I hummed, “Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.” This photograph makes me think of the sweet and quiet words from John Denver, “Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy. . .” Smiles!

    • Marissa, you see this display of colors! You are the first to really notice the sun has brought out the shades colors and the sunny ones in between. Thank you! I took this about a week and a half ago, before the warmth which was followed by about 4 days of rain pouring down. Right now, the sunshine is coming into the library computer room and beckoning me to leave. I must catch up on my fellow blogs and read some of their lovely posts. Thank you for your beautiful comment.

    • Anneli, I saved this from a week and a half ago, before we had two days of sunshine and a lot of rainy and gloomy days. I sometimes have posts like yesterday’s actually happen the day before I posted it. Many posts are photos of special places or times, where I have thought awhile about what I would like to say. Thank you for your compliment and mentioning how the snow really affected how the scenery came out, glistening and reflecting the light, too. πŸ™‚
      Yesterday, I hummed the Carpenters song, “Rainy Days and Mondays. . . always get me down.”
      I am very pleased at your noticing the details and helping to make this a memorable comment. There was beauty in this place, I was hoping to capture it, without the houses in the background. Have a lovely mid-week day and hope the rest of the week glides along with blissful peace surrounding you.

    • Fiona, I am happy you liked the picture since I saved it to post and brighten up my own week, too. We had about 4 days of rain and maybe 6 days of gloomy gray skies. I was glad to be working so I didn’t really see too much of the gray. I saved this from about a week and a half ago, when the snow was still in little crevices where shade protected it from the warmth of the sun. I love the words you chose: “Radiant glow!” ❀

      • We had the rain the last two days – I have to force myself out then but I’m always glad that I have. The Bean on the other hand can get a little grumpalumpish when soaked!

      • The Bean is cute! The weather bothers some dogs and others, not at all! I like walking with an umbrella. It reminds me of when to was in scouting, listening to raindrops on the tent roof. πŸ™‚

      • I love that! Rain on canvass drumming its soaking rhythm insistently as you snuggle up dry and smug! I never use an umbrella on account of an unfortunate incident when I was twenty outside a very smart store in the poshest part of London – I was leaning chicly on the brolly when it snapped in half leaving me unchic in the gutter πŸ˜€

    • Fiona, I think if you look back upon my friend, Veronica La Croix, she has wonderful views of France, countryside, an ancient church and her vineyards. Mention me if you do, I am hoping you will check out her past ones. The current flowers are pretty but the meaningful ones willl be on other dates. I love her kind and simple responses which are never flowery or austenatious. Oh dear no time to check spelling. Will edit later, hope you can figure this one out! Smiles, ❀

      • Lovely – I’ve just taken a look and followed … I like her take on French living, the history, the environment very much. But you knew I would πŸ™‚

      • Veronica commented today on my grandson’s paint effects on my photo. I had told her to expect you, using Osyth since it is part of your blog identity. Thanks, maybe you will be less “homesick.” ❀

      • It was such a thoughtful gift to introduce me to her. She’s lovely, her blog is lovely πŸ™‚ So is here by the way. Lovely. I’m finding the purpose in the wY things are and dreaming of tea and cakes in Ohio 🍰πŸͺβ˜•οΈπŸ’–

    • I really like the pictures of our tea, Cakes, cookies, and flowers! Thank you for this happy message. It is a gray, gloomy day and although I enjoyed my grandson playing at the park, my fingers are still nearly frozen. Hardly a positive first day of Spring! Ha ha. . . as my wise just turned 7 year old said, ” It won’t be Winter FOREVER, Nana!” πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you, Joey. I saw your thoughts about you on your post on Monday. I had a few of my own responses in my head, but I had a tummy growling and a line of people waiting for the computer last night. Oh, I was “good” and made it to the Ohio primary polls today, checked “Yes” for the schools and also, the developmental disabilities levy. When does Indiana have their primary, may i ask? Smiles and hugs, really will go back to chat tonight!! πŸ™‚

    • Jay, a sincere thank you for this wonderful and uniquely original comment. ❀ It means a lot to me that you wrote such a special one today! I have to admit, there were a few days of sunshine since this photo and about 4 or 5 rainy ones, so the snow is gone and the skies have been gloomy and gray. I "save" photos with thoughts to help brighten my mood and hope others have the same reaction. Yours was an extraordinary one! πŸ™‚
      Did you see "Zootopia" yet? I loved it, so clever and the animals were very amusing but the theme was meaningful. I posted more of a scene or reaction one-liner, yesterday.

    • Dan, you are okay and checking out posts! Hurray! I hope the bug doesn’t come back for a year or two. I usually have something like you underwent, with chills, fever and some ache-y bones. That is not a word, or I misspelled it! Smiles and hope you will be fine and enjoy the rest of the week!

    • I appreciate your liking this and saying such special, complimentary words, Sylvia. Considering this is Ohio, along with our having almost 5 days in a row of gloomy gray, I was so pleased I had saved this in my drafts to display sunshine and brighten my day, as well as others. Smiles and a big hug for your “gorgeous” comment! πŸ™‚

  1. The mouths of babes spout the wisdom we somehow lose along the way. I hope you have something delicious and warming to look forward to when you get home πŸ™‚

    • You have such a generous heart, Fiona. I did stop by tonight, to pick up some beef stew made by my oldest daughter. Stopped at the library to gasp! Way too many emails and comments, but will answer my friend who is in New England, You, dear! πŸ™‚

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