Last night I glanced out my kitchen window just as the sun was setting. The ruby red hummingbird feeder hanging from the porch roof was in just the right spot to catch the last rays of sunlight, making it glow. It was so pretty, I grabbed my camera and hurried outside to see if I could capture that shot. While I was outside, I wandered around the yard a bit, looking for any new signs of early Spring. I found some perennials in the flower garden with new growth, glowing with fuzzy green halos from the setting sun.
As I walked back to the house, I noticed the twisting grape vines made a pretty pattern against the sky. I took several shots of their silhouettes until I got this one:
I can't wait until those vines are covered with green leaves! Spring is so close I can almost smell it, and all the little green things popping up from the earth aren't helping me be patient. :-)
But what about the hummingbird feeder? I wanted to save to that one for the final image. It was hard to get, since my kitchen window is pretty high off the ground, and when I stand outside I have to hold the camera up as high as I can to get the same angle. But I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out, and that last drop of light captured in the red feeder is the perfect way to end a sunset.