• Michelle G

    Lovely 🙂 You have a lovely speaking voice Susan, very calming 🙂

    • Thanks Michelle, That means allot to me. You just never know what others think until someone says something. You made my day. 🙂

  • This was lovely Susan. I always thought the gloaming was something in Scotland as my father was Scottish and I always remember him singing and part of one song was “Roaming in the Gloaming …..” funny but that is the only bit I remember from the song ! Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.

    • Thanks so much Merle. I love that phrase. It conjures up some really fun memories. Images and thoughts, doesn’t it?

  • Karen Koblan

    I never heard of gloaming before. I really enjoyed your poem and the way you read it and illustrated it in your podcast! My favorite time of day is the early morning. When it is quiet out and I get a chance to look through emails before my daughter is up and running for the day. It’s kind of like “my time” which there is so little of!

    • Hi Karen, It’s one of my favorites too. That and the gloaming are my all time favorite times of the day for different reasons. 🙂

  • So beautiful. I’ve never heard of gloaming. It sounds like a time of day one might want to have the camera ready. Love the drawing of the egret with his back to us and his neck tucked down.

    • Thanks so much Leora, It can offer some great inspiration for anyone. It is such a peaceful moment, one I love to watch for. 🙂

  • Shirla Vergara

    I get great enjoyment from your posts! You’ve truly come a long way in your journey…loving the podcasts!

    • Aw, thanks my friend. It has been an interesting journey one I have enjoyed. 🙂

  • Sunrise and sunset – I love them both equally.

    Hey – a couple of those slides in the podcast looked like a 3D effect???

    • Hi Patricia, They are both the best part of each day.

      That is all due to the way you use the shading tool in iDraw. Its kind of cool to work with. 🙂

  • Liz

    Awesome job! I feel so relaxed now! I think this is a good podcast for tucking kids in at night!

    • Thanks so much Liz. It would be. I had not thought of that. Hugs 🙂

  • Is it wrong of me to say that right now my favorite time of day will be the one when my grand daughter pops out? She is stubborn and refuses to see the world.

    • Hi Jon, Not at all. That is a very exciting time and one to be cherished for sure. It really is a different kind of gloaming. 🙂

  • Julie

    I really love your poem. Attempt or not, you did very well. I agree with the other commenters, you have a great voice. As always, I loved your podcast.

  • Pat Ruppel

    Enjoyed your poem Susan. We’re not there yet as Spring hasn’t quite arrived for us. For now we’ll have to settle for much needed snow in the Rockies (almost a foot+ in some areas).

    • Hi Pat, I get that. It has been a year of little snow in the mountains, so we will take it when we can get it. Spring will happen when it happens, huh. 🙂

  • Rebecca Rider

    Just lovely!! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Hi Rebecca, Nice to see you… 🙂 You’re so welcome. 🙂

  • Very nice Susan. Thanks for sharing your wonderful voice. I learned a new word today, gloaming. Thank you for opening my mind up in the little ways.

    • Hi Johnny, You so welcome and thanks for the very nice compliment. I love that word, it really speaks to what it means.

  • Happy smiling dance going on right now! Glad to see you tried a poem. Not to mention gloaming is such a neat word too. I’m actually going to put a poem up too at the end of this month 😉

    • Hi Jeri, I knew you’d be happy. I so love that word. It has such a neat sound and really does convey it’s meaning. I can’t wait to read your poem. 🙂

  • Donna Merrill

    Hi Susan! What a creative fun post! Your poem is awesome! Never heard the word gloaming, but now it is imprinted in my mind with your lovely poem and voice. Thanks Donna

    • Hi Donna, I’m blushing now. Thanks YOU for your kind words and all your support. I all means a great deal to me. 🙂

  • VAtoGO

    I know exactly where you are talking about. The wildlife of this area is amazing. I find the egret such a graceful and beautiful bird. I love the poem. It brings the peace of knowing that each day in something new and each night is a change for unseen opportunities.

    • Hi Elizabeth, It is such a beautiful place, isn’t it? Egrets are some of my favorite birds for that very reason. It pleases me greatly that you enjoyed the poem my friend. 🙂

  • A.K. Andrew

    Well done Susan. A brave move to put up poetry I always feel, and a lovely sentiment this one evokes. I grew up with the song ‘Roamin’ in the Gloamin’:-)

    • Hi AK, Thanks so much. I have Jeri to thanks for that. That is a song I had forgotten about and now it’s stuck in my brain… LOL.

  • Very nice Susan! Your podcasts are getting better every time.

    • Thanks Cheryl, They are getting easier to do as well.

  • Doreen Pendgracs

    Hi Susan: Thank you for introducing me to the word “gloaming.” I had not heard of it before! I really enjoyed your illustrations (as always) and your poetry. Thanks to Jeri for encouraging you to do so. I’m not much for poetry, but I enjoyed this.

    My fav time of day is when I put a glass of wine in my hand and take time to reflect on the happenings of the day. I really enjoy cooking, so having a glass of wine while I’m preparing or grilling something delectable is probably my fav time of day.

    • Hi Doreen, I think gloaming is a neat word. I heard it for the first many years ago and has always stuck with me. I am so glad you enjoyed my attempt at a poetry.

      The truth is I have many favorite times of the day; Morning, in the evening with a glass of wine by a warm fire and on it does. It’s all about savoring life, Isn’t it? 🙂

  • Kelly Wade

    Beautiful poem. Whenever I read a poem I really enjoy I’m reminded how much I love reading all kinds of poetry but especially pieces that allow readers to come to their own conclusions and speak to everyone. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks so much Kelly, I have the same thing happen to me. I am so glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  • Another great Podcast Susan and i like your poem. Although I like sunset, nothing is better when the sun is rising in the morning as I walk along the beach and the sea is glistening.

    • Aw, thanks a bunch Susan. Your peaceful moment sounds so cool. That, in and of itself would make a great subject. 🙂

  • I like the mood the poem congers. And I love the illustrations.Thank you, Susan, That was a treat. My favorite day would be to sleep through the daylight hours and be up from 8:00PM to 8:00AM. That catches every thing I love.

    • Hi Christina, You’re welcome and thank you so much for your thoughts. I love it, night or day, there is beauty in everyday part of a day. 🙂

  • I bet that’s a beautiful place to live Susan and gives you wonderful scenery and peace to write your beautiful poetry so you can share it with us. I love this one too and you are so talented. Another wonderful poem, thank you.


    • Hi Adrienne, It really is and thank you for your very kind words. I am doing a happy dance right now. 🙂

  • Jessica Fedorko

    This is so colorful and so beautiful, these are the types of stories my mother would read to be when I was a child along with Beatrix Potters books. You should have this published!

    • Thanks Jessica, It funny you should mention that because that is what I am working on at the moment. So stay tuned. 🙂

  • Great work on the poem, it really brings me into one of my favorite times of the day too! There’s something incredibly peaceful about watching the sun set and the transition that comes with it.

    • Thanks Dan, I agree. Sunset and sunrise are such peaceful and beautiful times of the day. 🙂

  • This is a lovely poem. I live near the river and spend a lot of time there. This is my favorite time of day as well.
    Just stopping by from the More than Mommies Mixer to say “HI”
    Following everywhere, Dusty Katt

    • Thanks Katt, So nice to have here. Thank you, and thank you SOOO much for all the follows. I’ll be hoping over to check your blog out soon. 🙂

  • Michael Belk

    Susan, I loved these poems. The pictures of the swans are fitting. You did a great job. You are multi-talented.

    • Hi Michael, You are much to kind, thank you. I so appreciate your support, my friend. 🙂

  • I will never tire of your illustrations. Lovely poem and thank you for teaching me something new. I had never heard of the word Gloaming let alone knew what it meant 🙂

    • Aw, Rebecca, You are so kind. You words just made my day. Gloaming was a word I had heard many years ago and I just love how it sounded and what it conveyed. 🙂

  • DC

    Gloaming is an interesting word Susan. I like your poem and I love bird watching. We have a pond in our community and I get to see a lot of wading birds. When we lived up North we had a bird feeder and in the dreary winters it was a pleasure to see bright red cardinals and blue jays frequent our feeder – not to mention the occasional chickadee and blackbird.

    • Hi DC, How wonderful that must be for you. I love my bird feeders. Watching the large variety of birds dart in an out is just so much fun. It has a way of lifting our spirits in such a beautiful and quiet way, don’t you think?. 🙂

  • I never heard of that word before. I love it…and I enjoy these little poetry videos I’ve been seeing.

    My favorite time of day is early morning. I do dabble a little in poetry.

    • Hi Denise and welcome. Gloaming is such an interesting word. I also love the first light of day.

      I love that you’re dabbling in poetry… 🙂

  • Very cool. I like how you are doing your videos and your illustrations are awesome.

    • Hi Dave and welcome, Thanks, They are also really fun for me to do. 🙂

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    I had never heard of that term before but your poem does a lovely job of describing it.

    • Hi Krystle. Thanks, my friend. I have always love that word. The poem felt like the natural place for it. 🙂

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