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on August 20, 2013

Barb Beacham from Life in the Foothills has graciously provided some awesome photographs to accompany the catnipoflife poetry Twilight. Barb was one of catnip’s featured photographers last month. If you missed her great photographic match to You have but one life, LIVE it! then, I encourage you to check it out. NOW! Yes, right now…just click HERE!

Thank you, Barb! You truly outdid yourself on this one!


bth_dividersBetween dawn and sunrise
Where time seems to stand still
The sun not yet visible
Ascends in slow motion until…


Sunlight scatters along the horizon
Where clouds catch the first rays of dawn
Erupting into a blaze of color
Only heaven could possibly spawn


Standing on the edge of silence
A sense of calm penetrates the soul
Hovering between darkness and light
Sheer magnificence to behold


Between sunset and dusk
Day’s last light seems to stand still
The sun barely visible
Descends in slow motion until…


Intense color splashes across the horizon
Where the sky catches the sun’s last rays
Illuminating a thin veil of haziness
Below the clouds that are now ablaze


A silhouetted figure lost and alone
Against the pending backdrop of night
Grasps the last red-orange rays of the sun
Fervently kissing the day’s twilight


With radiant images now past
The world becomes shrouded in grey
While the twinkling of night’s first stars
Engulfs the glories of the day

©2013 catnipoflife

©2013 catnipoflife
Sharla Lee Shults

AND as an added plus to help you relax at the close of day. . .

Then, to top it off, introduction to a brand new blogger:


“Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.”
—Lucy Maud Montgomery (Canadian author, 1874–1942)

20 responses to “Twilight

  1. benignguy says:

    Thank you for including my video and I love the poem and photos. It really enhanced the experience

  2. Teepee12 says:

    Beautiful. Have you ever wondered why dawn and dusk produce the most beautiful skies?

  3. toad (chris jensen) says:

    Reblogged this on thisoldtoad.

  4. babso2you says:

    I love it! And, I love that you include me in a collaboration of poetry and photography! Tears filled my eyes as I saw this post…yet again, which happened the last time too.

    Sharla: Your poetry inspires me visually, and then to be able to match my photos with your words…Priceless! And for the two of us to do this together, is amazing! Maybe we should do a book?

    I cherish our friendship, and that you honor me so with asking for me to collaborate with you! Hugs my dear friend: I love you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Watch for a re-blog tomorrow!


  5. Raani York says:

    These are so beautiful! And together with the poem they’re absolutely unique and very exquisite! Thanks for sharing!

  6. babso2you says:

    Reblogged this on Life in the Foothills and commented:
    The other day, Sharla again asked me if I would collaborate with her and another of her poems. Again, I felt very honored that she would choose me to add my photos! As I read her poem, images of photos that I have taken floated through my mind. I hope that you enjoy this wonderful poem, and the photos that go with it! Thank you again Sharla for this opportunity!

  7. utesmile says:

    Absolutely beautiful, pictures and poem! REally enjoyed it ♥

  8. Raani York says:

    I love these pictures – well done, Sharla – well published together with the words… I love it!

  9. […] catnipoflife is honored to feature more of Barb Beacham’s photography from Life in the Foothills. Barb has been recognized as one of catnip’s featured photographers on You have but one life, LIVE it! and Twilight. […]

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