The Daily Focal Point

January 9, 2009

Paint Strokes

Filed under: Uncategorized — cabenelson @ 12:00 am

Tonight I was helping my father-in-law move a 10,000 lbs TV, no joke. (Moving other people’s stuff has been the story of my life lately) We had just lifted it up, legs quivering, faces red, when I hear my wife say, “Look at that sunset!” With one eye I glanced out the window and saw a portion of the sky. I nearly dropped the TV on our feet and in 2 seconds flat I was issuing my father-in-law a mumbled explanation as I was looking around for my camera. I heard him let out an “Umpf!!” as I booked it outside camera in hand. This is the view from their deck.





And as soon as it came, it was gone. Showing me that sometimes you need to stop doing whatever you’re focused on and look around. Otherwise, you might miss what’s going on just outside your window. And sometimes that means dropping a 10,000 lbs TV on your father-in-law’s foot (sorry Fred)



  1. Beautiful. Favorite times of day: Dusk and Dawn.

    Comment by lisa — January 9, 2009 @ 12:22 am

  2. Those are just BREATHTAKING! The first one is my favorite, I love that you can see the city lights below. Gorgeous!

    Comment by Jaden — January 9, 2009 @ 6:33 am

  3. Absolutely breathtaking. What an amazing view.Fantastic pictures.

    Comment by Sarah — January 9, 2009 @ 7:20 am

  4. Wow, I miss Bountiful’s sunsets. They are absolutely beautiful.

    Comment by Eliza — January 9, 2009 @ 8:17 am

  5. That part of Utah has the best sunsets. How many places in the world do you know that the sun sets over mountains and water? Beautiful photos.

    Comment by Stacy Stevens — January 9, 2009 @ 8:37 am

  6. Spectacular!

    Comment by Sugar — January 9, 2009 @ 8:51 am

  7. Breathtaking is an understatement!

    Comment by June — January 9, 2009 @ 8:55 am

  8. I miss my view from my back deck in Idaho. We had sunsets like that. Thanks for sharing the views, Cabe.

    Comment by fromthebackdeck — January 9, 2009 @ 11:59 am

  9. Oh my gosh, those are spectacular! Really incredible! I loved the story, too.

    Comment by 12littlefeet — January 9, 2009 @ 12:22 pm

  10. Wow, what a stunning series of sky photos! Glad you enjoyed and shared this with us. Wow! Nothing better than a sunset.

    Comment by Rob — January 9, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

  11. i saw that too and it was amazing.

    Comment by tyler — January 10, 2009 @ 4:36 pm

  12. Speechlessly awed!

    Heck I would have offered my big toe for these shots…just saying:)

    Nice to meet you via Dr. Cason’s site!

    Comment by Henie — January 11, 2009 @ 11:15 am

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