60: Sunsets, shadows, and silhouettes

(La Jolla sunset.)

You are standing in the sky.  When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth.  We walk through it, yell into it, rake leaves, wash the dog, and drive cars in it.  We breathe it deep within us.  With every breath, we inhale millions of molecules of sky, heat them briefly, and then exhale them back into the world.

~ Diane Ackerman

I read this quote last night and thought how cool that is:   We live in and breathe the sky.  I should think about that the next time I’m on an airplane and way up in the sky.  It’s comforting in a way.

(Embarcadaro sunset)

My yoga practice this morning was lovely.  Energizing, in a “I can feel the energy moving throughout” kind of way.  Although there is something to be said for all of the poses (or asanas), tree pose (Vrksasana) was my favorite today.  I was balanced and felt rooted to the earth while reaching up towards the sky.

(Surfing at sunset.)

Some days my balance isn’t as good and I almost topple over.  Some days it’s really bad and I do topple over.  Today I found my center, where the balance comes from.


When we get back into the warmer months, I think I’ll move my mat and practice outside.  I imagine it’s a wonderful thing, doing yoga outdoors.

(On the deck)

I’m going to spend my outdoor time at a soccer game later this afternoon.  It should be fun.  The weather will be nice (unseasonably warm again).

(Having dinner during the golden hour.)

I am stretching (s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g-!) for something to write about today.  It’s one of those days when I seem to have lost my words.

(Sunlight and shadows on sand.)

So I think I’ll give up on the words and just post some photos.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll feel more inspired to write.  Today I just want to feel and luxuriate in the good energy of the day.

(Walking on sunshine.)

(Walking on sunshine II)

10 Comments on “60: Sunsets, shadows, and silhouettes”

  1. Tracy Z says:

    gorgeous… makes me feel calm and relaxed just looking at these photos. thanks for sharing!

  2. Marianne says:

    Robin, I love the quote. Beautiful sunsets!

    I love feeling the energy move and shift around in my body during mediation. I’m working on certain areas of my body where I have a lot of stagnant inflammation that’s been hanging around for a few years. Places like my feet, hands and wrists. I think I’ll have to ramp up the sessions to fit them in everyday and hopefully more than one session per day.

    Maybe I’ll have to give myself a challenge to keep me on track. lol

  3. Kala says:

    Wonderful light in these shots – I especially the photo of the bird having his evening meal.

  4. Marcie says:

    Stunning images! Especially love the silhouettes!

  5. Karma says:

    The images go nicely with how I suspect you are feeling – peaceful and relaxed. I especially like the wading bird.

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