Painted sunset sky

Image

This was taken by me while

standing in my son James’

and wife Trista’s backyard.

Cool, damp grass upon

bare feet. Each sound clear 

of mosquito buzzing, dog 

barking as ball thrown to her

and last songs for the evening

sung by birds and parents (who

still read books and) sing lullabies.

Wishing one of your dreams or

hopes come true this summer.

~ reocochran, 6/16/17.

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  1. It’s so beautiful, Robin. I don’t know how you get photos like this with an iPhone. I need a new one for a few reasons, but the quality of the photos is one of them. I wouldn’t buy a new one for that reason alone, but gosh it would be nice to be able to take stuff like this!
    I love the still reading and singing lullabyes. So important!

    • Luanne, I’m pleased you liked the part about reading bedtime stories and singing lullabyes. ๐Ÿ’– ๐ŸŒ›
      It may be due to its being a Droid Maxx (Verizon). I would not have started posting pictures in the beginning if I hadn’t thought they seemed fair to medium quality. My first post with a photo was the door in the small cement building at the Delaware (Ohio) Dam.

      ps. Oh, do you like baseball at all? There was a lot of green grass in a little league baseball outfield for my July 3rd post. . .

    • Here’s my big cellphone hint: If you focus on the dark grass in the shadows and slowly raise the cellphone, it will capture the colors just like you see them, Anneli.
      When you start with it opening its aperture on the light, the photo becomes overexposed on the cellphone. That is all I do! Only used the editor twice this year, once on darkening the Hendrix photo with sunshine too bright on his blonde hair and the photo with the downtown restaurant window. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kirt, so happy to have you right there, picturing the evening songs. I was blessed with the scene unfolding before my eyes. The dogs were running around but mainly I could hear the sounds accompanying this scene. Thank you for your lovely thoughts! ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ’ซ

  2. Thank you for sharing your view and your beautiful words with us, Robin. This time of year is very special. We’re off to Norway today. It’s midsummer with the longest day and the shortest night. The light is a gift. โค Hugs to you. x

    • Thank you, so glad you liked the simple evening song feeling I tried to depict. It makes me feel quite good when you say my words are “beautiful,” Diana. Your words are beyond stunning in quality and details creating the places of other worlds. I’ll have a separate post when I finish your book about Catling. Then I shall have to figure out how to get the rest. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend, dear friend.

    • It was reminiscent of those days with no air conditioning and windows open, outside seeping into houses. I could have kept on going with crickets and other sounds of parents calling their children in at night. Thanks, Millie. What was a special part of your summer night memories?

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