The Gloaming

gloaming - the time of day immediately following sunset

My husband's favorite time of the day is the gloaming. At our house the sun sets west of our gardens. During that time of evening it is beautiful. This is what I caught as our gardens were preparing for the gloaming this evening.

"This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on seas and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls." -John Muir


  1. I love the first picture most, and I think it is because there is a variety of color, red, blue, green, cream. . .

  2. I love spending the evening just walking around looking at my flowers. Some friends gave us a start of something called a "moonflower"(?) last year. It blooms as the sun is going down. It's beautiful.

  3. love your garden. you take really good pictures too! Mine are always fuzzy or something.
    We're moving so I'll be leaving my garden behind but I might steal a few chrysanthiums to take with me. Mine are purple!
    PS if you already have this comment and I didn't do it wrong than you don't have to post this

  4. pimd-thanks, I liked that picture also.
    Mommy Dearest- I love the moonflower. You are right- the evening is that perfect time to enjoy our flowers.
    Jennifer- I carried mums to three different houses and they are stil with me. Good idea.

  5. Your photos are the high point for me when I read your posts -- well, that and the post.
    The quote was wonderful. . .'as the round earth rolls' glad to be reminded of the gloaming.

  6. Your flowers are beautiful in the gloaming!

  7. lovely! Now I know what to call that time of the evening!

  8. Thanks noni,jackie and janet: That evening I was stumped about what to blog and looked at the window. The late sunlight in the garden was all the inspiration I needed!


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