Last evening me and my friends were on our evening walk and one of us noticed something very beautiful happening up in the sky. It was the Sun setting from behind a few stray clouds. While its true that Sunsets are beautiful anywhere in the world but each is amazingly unique. Just gazing at them makes you calm and peaceful and in the words of our Nobel laureate and poet Rabindranath Tagore ~ “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky”.


Setting sun with rays (1)

Have a lovely day! Cheers:)

About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. Wonderfully captured…picture perfect!!!

  2. Indeed! Love the title and beautiful picture:) Being positive is important!

  3. Rachna says:

    Love the title of this post…and the truth that it contains:)

  4. LaVagabonde says:

    Lovely and serene.:)

  5. cocoblaq says:

    That’s very beautiful.

  6. rommel says:

    Great catch, Dilip. It’s always neat to capture things at the right moments.

  7. Yahobahne says:

    Beautiful—Glory of God.:)

  8. Bindu says:

    Here I never get to watch sunsets but I watch sunrise 5 days a week on my way to school. True – each day it is a different painting and mood. But every one of them is marvellous! Beautiful shot!

  9. Gelai says:

    I love sunset… nice shot:)

  10. TBM says:

    A wonderful sight to see, especially with friends.

  11. Ah yes, so beautiful. Good thing you take those walks Dilip. Just think what you would miss!

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Margie your kind comments always brighten my day. Its always good to make time for walks in the morning and evening(if possible).

      Many good wishes!:)

  12. Robin says:

    My husband and I went for a drive out in the country today, where the vast sky was made more interesting to gaze upon because of the many fluffy white clouds. We commented on how pretty the sky was.

    I love to photograph clouds, even the stormy ones. They can make a sunrise or a sunset more beautiful than if they were not there, as you have captured in your photo. That is a very nice quote, too…looking on the bright side of life.

    • Dilip says:

      Its good to know that you and your husband love nature and its happenings. Yes many a time looking up at the sky and watching the clouds pass by can bring us peace and calm.

      Thank you for your lovely comment and have a lovely day:)

  13. very beautiful

    Friendly greeting

  14. I am a sunset romantic… so I understand perfectly.

    Love the picture.:-)

  15. Mariam Tsaturyan says:

    Such a beautiful and peaceful picture…great job on capturing the moment.

  16. Wonderful picture:-) really the clouds are floating…..golden lining on thee silver clouds…

    Glad to know that you’ve read Tagore’s work….he has written something about our every mood , every emotion…I find solace in his work….always..

  17. ” I wandered lonely as a cloud
    That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
    When all at once I saw a crowd,
    A host, of golden daffodils;
    Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”…………….

    A poem by William Wordsworth…

    You may not have a host of Golden Daffodils.. But the Sun is sure golden..

    Loved your photo xoxox
    And many thanks for your wonderful visit:-) xxx

    • dilipnaidu says:

      You are right dear Sue the Almighty sun does mean a lot to us here though we do miss the lovely countryside at your end:)

      Thank you for stopping by and affectionate regards:) xxx

  18. Aquileana says:

    Brilliant photo and great words dear dilipnaidu.

    I hope you have a nice day.

    Best wishes, Aquileana😛

  19. I love twilight zone, when the richest hues of red, pink and orange get splashed across the sky. Rainy season twilight has a melancholic beauty of its own.
    nature is a fantastic artist!

    • dilipnaidu says:

      It is such a pleasure reading your beautiful words in praise of nature and its effects around us. If only we could take our mind off mundane activities to just soak in the charisma.
      Thank you.

  20. sindhoooo says:

    Hi Dilip, what a lovely blog you have! And the sunset photograph you shared with us is just awesome! I was lucky to witness similar sunset view near Belagavi (Belgaum) and I had also posted it in my Arts blog here:

    Feeling lucky right?

    Warm Regards,
    The Arts & Me

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi Sindhu just checked out your blog. Oh the pictures were just stunning. You seem to be almost a professional photographer. The sky shots were much better than mine and I mean it:)

      So now the compliments from you surely mean a lot:)
      Thanks for the visit and best wishes always.

  21. Lala Rukh says:

    The photo is so beautiful and so are your thoughts Dilip ! Clouds and sun set and the scenes of nature always keep me stunned. I guess that happened to you too there:)

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Your words appreciating this heavenly phenomenon are indeed so beautiful. Thank you Lala no wonder you express so well in your blog.
      With kind good wishes for your happiness.

  22. shellymona says:

    Amazing!…..Feeling nature is feeling our innerselves and that helps us in introspection….but our lifestlye gives us very less time to enjoy all these gifts of beauty….sigh!

  23. jannatwrites says:

    Clouds do make for lovely sunsets… and my favorite is when you can see the rays shine through as they did in this photo! Hope you have a wonderful day, too:)

  24. Doris says:

    we must stand still sometimes and see the beauty of earth
    this sunset reflects your beautiful soul dilip😉

    P.S. sorry so late but I wanted to come to your blog with calmness
    I always learn something


    • Dilip says:

      Beautiful words from you Doris. Its true we must practice mindfulness or else life will just pass by.
      Oh its always a delight to meet blogger friends even if it takes long. May you be blessed with happiness and joy always.

      Muchas gracias!

  25. An incredibly beautiful…and spiritual sunset!

    Thank for this, Dilip:)


  26. BroadBlogs says:

    A great “Stop and smell the roses” — or in this case “stop and appreciate the sunset” moment. Thanks for sharing!

  27. AdiC says:

    Have always loved that quote!:)

    It’s a beautiful click!

  28. Rachna says:

    Beautiful picture and I am sure the real sunset was even more lovely. I sometimes see this kind of sunset on my evening walk.

  29. Nibha says:

    wow that’s beautiful. I love sunsets

  30. Tina Schell says:

    You’re right Dilip, cloudy skies DO make the best sunsets!! Lovely.

  31. Madhu says:

    A stunning capture Dilip. And Guruji always says it best!

  32. Aliosa says:

    Thanks for your visit and comment! :)

  33. aFrankAngle says:

    Regardless of the weather, good people make any day good.

  34. Binky says:

    I think everyone loves a nice sunset or sunrise. They just seem so peaceful.

  35. Wonderful words and photo pairing, my friend!

  36. Bikramjit says:

    Dilip sir.. beautiful snap.. you are right actually ever sunset if different..How it looks today is different then yesterday..

    UK weather is mostly cloudy but when the skies clear up the sunsets are beautiful .. so many colours get to see..

    Thanks for sharing..

  37. As I am reading this, I notice our sunset outside …deep pinks, lilacs, purples fading to a soft pale blue beautifully distracted by the clouds. Yes, they do indeed make the best sunsets and Tagore knew so well!!! Thank you, dear Dilip!:-)

    • Dilip says:

      Beautiful words dear Marina “deep pinks, lilacs, purples fading to a soft pale blue beautifully distracted by the clouds” – I can imagine the serene ambiance around.
      Kindest regards:)

  38. to remain in him says:

    Have a wonderful day too:)

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