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…And A Summer Sunset

 
Remember in yesterday’s post I wrote that sunrise is my favorite time of day? I quite possibly have been mistaken.

The sky on Wednesday during the sunset was such that I would have been very disappointed had we not been at home for me to take pictures.

We often think of the colors of sunsets as being yellows, oranges, reds or purples. But Wednesday’s sunset was almost all blue.

My buddy, Groom Swan, swam by, obviously on a mission.

He rounded up his geese buddies, and they all paddled by in the other direction, paying no attention to the sunset.

Oblivious to the beauty around them.

But me?  

I was enjoying every minute.

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A Sky Divided

 

Monday evening, our area was under a severe thunderstorm warning.  I really wasn’t expecting much in the way of a sunset.

But, ever the optimist,  as time for the sunset approached, I glanced out our garage window.  And then I hurried to get the camera.

This picture was taken just as I came out of the garage. Normally, my sunset pictures are taken from the “point” of our property, but I was afraid the sun would be completely gone if I waited to cross the yard.

Once I made it to the water’s edge, I was able to take a few pictures before the storm clouds completely overshadowed the sun.

The thunderstorms never made it to us, but skirted the area. I could hear the thunder as I was taking these pictures. Believe me, I wasn’t out there long. Looking at the times on the pictures, these were all taken within three minutes.

The clouds seemed to divide the sky, just as their reflection seemed to divide the water.

And now, I must go adjust the clock setting on our camera. These pictures were NOT taken at 1 pm, as indicated when holding the mouse over the image.

Calm Before The Storm

 

If the weather forecast for our area holds true, March will be “going out like a lion”.

But Tuesday evening, it was calm and beautiful in our little corner of the world.

The geese were out enjoying the sunset.

So were the ducks.

So was I.

Start With A Sunset

 

Start with a sunset.

Invite a few friends.

And a very special friend.

And you have the perfect evening.