Friday, September 9, 2011

Sunset.











The end of another beautiful day in the west.

Another spectacular sun set.

A few drinks at a bar by the beach.

Incredible colours.

A little bit of magic.

A heart overflowing with happiness and love.

A sun...a ball...a muffin...a bed...a couch...a face...a piano...a shepherd's pie...a cupcake...a pyramid...a squished tomato...a lump...a speck...gone.

I told my girls this week that for the rest of their lives wherever they are when they watch the sunset I want them to remember in their hearts how much their Mum and Dad adore them. How precious they are.

I appreciate the luxury of being able to stop and watch the sunset each evening. To reflect on the day gone by and feel grateful for where we are and what we are doing.

I love watching the sky darken and trying to pick the exact moment that day becomes night.


I hope your weekend is all kinds of wonderful.

Happy travels. xx

39 comments:

  1. What wonderful photos, memories from the trip of a lifetime.

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  2. Oooooh Kate!

    The girls are looking so happy, so sun-kissed, so very much in holiday mode. It is a luxury to be able to stop & enjoy the sunset, especially in such a gorgeous place with the ones you love. Here's to many, many more.

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  3. Oh my, what a beautiful post to read before closing the laptop and tucking myself into bed. I will now be dreaming about the adventures we have planned to do with our tribe down the track.. Thank you!

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  4. Oh my, these photos are amazing! I love your sunset words to your children. So important to let our kids know how important they are to us, and spending time with them is the best way to show it, even when we aren't on amazing adventures like yours.

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  5. This post made me so happy. Your girls are going to treasure the lovely memories of this trip for the rest of their lives. I can't wait to do the same thing, one day!

    Katie x

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  6. I love your children's faces. Very special. I remember an evening with my Mum and brother when I was seven. we were living in Bundaberg, fighting shy of humungous cockroaches, living off mangoes and watermelon because there was no money left for anythin else. There was school and cleaning. Leaning round the window in the back room to sneak a look into the adjoining property but the most special time from those days was the evening we watched the lightning. It must have been an electric storm away on the horizon but it was special and to remain with me to this day. Mum taught us how beautiful and majestic storms are. i hope all your girls hold your special night tight in their hearts too. Hugs Cherrie

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  7. Just beautiful.
    I feel all relaxed just imagining the scene.
    Xx

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  8. beautiful. Words, pictures, sentiment.

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  9. Oh how lovely! Wonderful memories and gorgeous photos!

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  10. Gorgeous sunset, great post :D

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  11. Wow what beautiful photos, living in the moment - what a fantastic trip for you all, have a great weekend

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  12. great shots Kate, glad you're having a ball...
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  13. Such a beautiful post - thank you! I am looking forward to my own west coast sunsets very soon. Can't wait.

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  14. What a beautiful thing to tell your girls.
    I was enjoying that exact sunset last September aaahhhhhh
    Isn't the West wonderful? Biased I know as I live in Perth.

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  15. This is so beautiful, and what a great way to be feeling good for you, Cheers!!

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  16. Fabulous photos! and look at those tans! Everyone's looking so healthy and relaxed :) Kx

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  17. Magical, just like all your trip has been. Gloriously magical.

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  18. Beautiful sunset words for your kids.. They will be set up for a life or empowerment and happiness from this trip.

    Love the photos and the descriptions, as always.

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  19. Oh wow, it looks so totally beautiful there - what a wonderful thing to tell your girls about gorgeous sunsets....

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  20. Oh Kate, This is a precious post. You've bottled that sunshine for us all - thankyou. It looks like this wandering is working out a treat for you all. Talk about sun-kissed and relaxed! Continue to go well, my friend. J x

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  21. gorgeous photos, gorgeous girls, and gorgeous post :)
    It occurs to me also I will be in the west in a little over month for 3 weeks on the road on an opera tour. If you see "Marriage of Figaro" advertised with Co Opera, come and watch. I will be violin 2...:)

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  22. What a glowing post. Your family glows and your writing glows with love and happiness.

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  23. so beautiful - I think you'll all remember these moments forever xoxo

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  24. Kate your girls look incredibly happy...this trip obviously agrees with you all.

    Isn't that sunset magical :)

    x

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  25. love the see a sunset think of our love, beautiful, looks totally golden.

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  26. A sunset over the sea! Even better than I had imagined. That light is positively tangerine coloured, love the glow it casts over you all. By the way, has your tribe discovered geocaching yet? I suspect your girls would love it- I have just done a blog post on it tonight. melx

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  27. beautiful post kate. gorgeous photos. the girls and the boy look so relaxed and happy. isn't this gypsy life the best thing ever?

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  28. My weekend is all the more wonderful for enjoying these pics of your family relaxing at sunset..thanks for sharing!

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  29. Fabulous pic's - I so love reading your blog.
    Cath
    Fun fact - did you know that the sun has actually already dipped below the horizon although you can still see it just above? Magic! And it must be true because Stephen Fry told me!

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  30. Lovely post Kate. You are certainly making memories for your girls and moments like this sunset that they will remember for ever.

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  31. I hope that every time you watch the sunset you remember in your heart how unutterably precious you are, and how much your mum and dad adore you and your family. xxx

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  32. So beautiful. I've been dropping into your blog watching your wonderful travels. Lurking not commenting. Your post today reminds me of the line from the Waifs '...to watch the evenings change from afternoon, is a pleasure that we rarely see ...' Enjoy those glorious sunsets over ocean and I'll continue to enjoy a caravan adventure vicariously :)

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  33. Hi Kate... wonderful photos for me to find on a windy Sunday morning in the UK...I haven't been on holiday this year, but now I feel like I have. New follower here :)x

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  34. Hi Kate
    I just wanted to let you know that I am thoroughly enjoying following your holiday. Your photos are beautiful.
    I have just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, please come and check it out :-)
    Cheers
    Colleen

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  35. Beautiful photos. Makes me want pack up and head west...

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