Simple a Sunday Sunset 8

Expecting a beautiful sunset, I walked into the desert for a better view of the colors I hoped would come.  My excitement was rising as I thought I was to see again those lovely colors that only God can paint across the sky.  But looking out over the horizon I realized it wasn’t going to happen this evening.  However God was not going to disappoint me, for his wonderful gifts are not always where you thought they were going to be.

Instead my walk took me in front of some beautiful yellow desert flowers which I focused on instead.

Photo by Here I Am/Carrie

Realizing his gifts won’t always be what you expect, but with an open heart and mind he will always fill your needs.

Photo by Here I Am/Carrie

So remember when expectations you set forth fail you and you must change your path, God will always present something  to help brighten your day again so that you can refocus on a new goal or path to follow.

Photo by Here I Am/Carrie

May you always find new directions to keep that
spark of excitement alive
and have a
Good Morning… Good Afternoon…  Good Night…
What ever it is to you.

Photos & Words
by
Here I Am/Carrie

17 comments:

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Hello to all my friends here. I have been without internet connection for a couple months now here at my winter home at the Salton Sea in California. Have been so busy haven't had time to even go somewhere to go on the internet. Between setting up our new winter home and company coming and going it has been none stop on the go. But will have internet shortly for awhile so as time permits will try and get by to see everyone. Have missed visiting so many of you. The world and it's people have had to endure great trials this winter and recently. Have a positive attitude and know that God won't let us down. Love and miss you all. Hugs Carrie

Beth said...

Wonderful to see a post from you Carrie. The photos are so beautiful, makes me anxious for Spring to get here.

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

Carrie, I love the view, and direction you took this day. Your photos are so beautiful. Great eye for such Beauty set before you. Thank you for all you share, and it is nice hearing from you. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time with friends, and family.
This winter has been long, and it is so nice to see these flowers, and the sky in the background.
Take care Carrie
xx's Dianne :)

Lisa RedWillow said...

So very very stunning . I love when you use your flash. Hope all is well.
Take care.

john bord said...

So often the pastels, musted hues make a great canvas for the rest of God's wonderment.

Great eye..... thanks.

nita said...

Hi Carrie,

Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures and wise words. God Bless - hugs Nita.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Hi Carrie. Thank you for stopping, I cant wait until you get home and back to your garden and sharing . I have been thinking so much about you lately as it feels you have been gone for so long. Its so nice to get away and so nice to come home as you know. Glad you got out and on a ship. I could never do that. The big ships would go by while I was in Hawaii and some where six decks high and I always wonder what it would be like but would never go. Its just not for me. I was on a ship like that as a child coming back from Germany and I remember it so well .. I didnt like crowds back then . Funny what children remember. Anyways stay safe , safe trip back to Canada .
Take Care , Much Love
Lisa

Lisa RedWillow said...

Your words so true and the flowers just sparkle.

Light-In-A-Box said...

Wow!, these photos are great Carrie!
Good job... Hope you can slow down soon & enjoy some relax time.
Michael

Lisa RedWillow said...

Thanks for stopping. I too hope your soaking up the Vit D. The sun came out today for a few seconds. Its was nice and I rushed outside into the snow. We have lots.
Thanks for stopping Carrie.
I bet your home soon. Take your time . Im sure there is snow in your Valley still
Much Love

Kerrie said...

Hi Carrie, I was just popping in to say hello and what a lovely surprise to see a new blog post from you. That's great that you now have a more permanent summer home. There's nothing quite like desert wildflowers with a sunset backdrop! Wonderful photo's you've captured of God's amazingly beautiful creations! Wishing you well as always. With love and care from Kerrie. xOx

Sharon Kirby said...

Beautiful pictures, Carrie. And loved how you used them to teach us something about "re-focusing!"

Even when God makes us change directions, He still shines His Light on the way, and leads us every step.

GOD BLESS!

Mei said...

Hi Carrie, just stop by to say hello, hope you're taking easy, take care your back with your gardening, don't know you have music with your blog, its lovely, I am doing fine, open my blog again, not worry who is reading what, who care... so, I am back blogging, it really help keep me under FIRE! :-) Mei

Toodie said...

Hello Carrie. I loved your photos. Course I always do ;-) I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Hugs

Lisa RedWillow said...

Hi Carrie, Thank you for stopping. I think my page loaded fasters since I went back to my old music player. Just a thought. Stay cool in that heat. I have friends down there. Quite a few and they have phoned and emailed how hots its been . Enjoy it. When you come home to all the water you will be in heaven.
Will be looking for your new post.
Hugs

Mei said...

Nice to see you dropped by Carrie, enjoy the wealther while you there, i find it a bit hot for me, i love the snow more then the heat! :-) May be to long cooking in the oven kitchen. Take care my friend. Mei

Seth@ChaosHQ's said...

I really like this entry and it certainly has given me much to ponder over. Brilliant photos compliment your writing so very well. If there is one thing that I have come to learn is that my prayers are not always answered the way I wish for them to be… but more often than not, over time I learn that they are answered the way they should be.