Quick, Detour To The Park!

Last Thursday, Motor Man and I made the decision to go out to dinner. (It’s true, we don’t eat at home often.)

We were driving across the James River Bridge and saw an amazing sunset taking place behind us.  Thankfully, there’s a park just on the other side of the river, so Motor Man, being the wonderful hubby he is, pulled into the park.

This gull wasn’t planning to leave.

He stood his ground piling until I was within a couple of feet of him. Maybe he was there for the sunset, too?

Within a few minutes, the colors of the sky changed dramatically.

The sun’s reflection highlighted those few little wispy clouds just before it set.

Our stop at the park took less than 10 minutes. We decided that it was a worthwhile detour.

Although a certain sea gull was a bit perturbed.

19 responses to “Quick, Detour To The Park!

  1. What stunning photos! The stubborn seagull adds a bit of a nice touch actually….those last few photos at the last gasp of the sun are magnificent……Bless Motor Man for knowing that stop was well worth the doing!


  2. Reminds me Daughter #1 called to us last night while at the farm saying “The sky looks like it’s on fire.” Sitting on the horizon was the most brilliant orange sunset. Thought about how you would have loved it.

  3. Those are wonderful pictures of the sunset the sky is beautiful. I’m glad you stopped to take them so that you could share them with us. 🙂

  4. Wow the right place at the right time AGAIN! Dianna, you are so good at this!

  5. Spectacular! Such vivid orange! And always so very beautiful over the water!!

  6. Wonderful sunset picture, as always. That seagull was in no hurry to leave because he was hoping you had food!!!

  7. stunning! so glad you stopped!

  8. It’s always worth while to stop for a sunset and even better if you have a camera with you so you can share it! Thanks!

  9. ANOTHER amazing series! Love the progression and change in color through the six .. that gull knew where to be to catch this one !!

  10. Astounding review…………………

  11. The sea gull probably gets to watch it set every evening. Great shots. It is amazing how fast the changes occur in the lighting.

  12. I’m a believer those little detours always happen for a reason. Your reason? You got to see a gorgeous sunset!!!

  13. ooohhh how gorgeous!! you have to be quick….but it’s always worth it!!

  14. Gulls are some curiously fun characters, aren’t they? Great photos of a gorgeous sunset. 🙂

  15. Sunsets are spectacular and these sure fit the bill. Lovely photos!

  16. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I love the one of the gull on the post.

  17. P.S. I love all the ones of the gull on the post. I especially like the close-up!

  18. Ahh, what a beautiful area and an even more beautiful sunset. No wonder you don’t eat in often. Think of the variety of sunsets you would miss, and us vicariously.

  19. Accccccccckkkkkkkk beautiful stunning photos Dianna!

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