Friday, May 26, 2006

Coastal Sunset

I'm sorry if you are tired of sunsets, because I'm not. On Wednesday evening I glanced out of the window, saw a little colour in the sky and grabbed the camera in case there was something worth taking. For the next few minutes I ran around madly between blocks of units to try and get the best views, all the while wondering if I had time to get in the car and drive to the nearest lookout. I'm glad I didn't go because the colours firstly became deeper and deeper and then faded entirely, all in a matter of minutes.

Sunset clouds reflected in the water.

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susan said...

Who could ever tire of sunsets! Great pictures again, thanks. Hope you enjoyed your holiday, and thanks for the e-mail!

Correy said...

Those are fantastic pictures. This time of year throughout Australia we get the best sunsets.

I love te deep cloudy orange colours you were getting.

The picture with the reflection in the water is very clever the water couldn't have posed any better :)

PEA said...

I've always loved sunsets and these pictures really capture their beauty!! Welcome back Alice, hope your holiday was a great one:-)

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Peggy said...

how peaceful! I love your photos

Kerri said...

Welcome back. You were missed! I hope you had a lovely relaxing time.
Stunning pictures Alice!
I can never have too many sunsets. The colours are so rich and vibrant. Love the reflection in the water. I sure would love to be able to smell that sea air!

Sue said...

Absolutely breathtaking!!
Thanks for sharing your photography talents with us...

Donna said...

You are a fantastic photographer. I have enjoyed your photos, Please keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Your blog came up when I Googled "how to propogagte osteospermum, i.e., African Daisies." Didn't find that out, but just spent quite a while in blissful rapture, looking through your photos. How wonderfully talented you are!

San Diego,California

Alice said...

Mary-Judith - thank you for your lovely comments.

Osteospermums are very easy to grow. In fact, they self-seed in almost plague proportions but if you have received cuttings, they are easy, too.

Take tip cuttings about 3-4 inches long. Remove all but about the top four leaves. Dip end in rooting compound (optional) and plant in potting mix or sheltered spot in the ground.

Good luck with your propogation. I remember when my first self-sown seedlings came up. I carefully dug them up and transplanted them into the garden. Now I just rip them out by the barrowload and never bother to propogate because they do it all by themselves. They are very good value in the garden, requiring little care or water; just keep them pruned back for almost never ending flowering.