Liquid Gold Sunset

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photo by Grady

Magical moments as day becomes dusk and the lake turns into liquid gold.  When day-end dips into momentary quiet before reaching a crescendo of night sounds. A lone Great White Egret fishes for his dinner while Alligators lurk in swamp shallows.  Motionless, while waiting for prey.

Then, with a grand flourish, Night drops it’s black velvet cape.

“Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge.”

Day Two:
A big thank you to earthwalking13 for nominating me for the “Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge.” Be sure to take time out to visit this interesting and thought provoking blog – an absolute joy to read!

Here are the Rules:
Thank the person who nominated you.
Post a quote for three consecutive days.
Nominate three bloggers for each post.

And the Quote:
Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things ~ Lao Tzu

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photo by Grady

My Nominees are:
The Godly Chic Diaries
Sisir Ghosh
My Small World

There is no timeline to respond, and you do not have to participate if you don’t want to, but it would be great if you would take time out to visit these blogs. Super interesting!

The magic of Lake Martin… a stone’s throw away from where I live.

The allure of this Lake comes in many forms. From the haphazard flight of a swamp-drunk dragonfly to the stillness of a lone alligator. Hot, sultry Summers, ice-crackle Winters, a sea of water lilies and turtle lined logs. Trailing Spanish Moss drips from the trees where nesting birds amass each year; Herons, Egrets, Spoonbills and more… The huddle of cypress knees known as the wood spirits of the swamp cast shadows in the waters; a hiding place for crappies. The screech of an eagle, the flapping of wings, the swish of a kayak paddle. Sunrise, Sunset and all that comes between… Lake Martin has a way of imprinting her beauty into our hearts. A Sunrise will bring early morning light drizzling through the trees. Sunsets turn the soup green swamp into liquid gold.

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photo by Grady