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Sunset Variations

These pictures were taken 7:30 p.m. from my chair by the living room window.

I couldn’t have planned it better to capture the last light of the day.

A little more light changed the atmosphere of the evening.

The sun continued to sink  in the west,

and the colors to darken.

I stayed in my chair by the window.

The sun highlighted the clouds in the west.

The end of the day approached, and I sat in my chair watching its progression.

I wonder what tomorrow’s sunset will bring.

Recent Sunsets

The evening skies have put on shows lately.

Every

sunset

is

a

surprise!

The Clouds Continued

This is the second blog of the clouds that were just east and south of our house.

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I wonder if the clouds had conversations while they formed.

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They grew/enlarged quickly, changing almost constantly.

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I was alone and in constant “awe” of the event.

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Now I wonder just how many different kinds of spirits it took for this display?

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I hope I’m invited to the next meeting of the cloud spirits.

Clouds to Admire

I went out in the backyard yesterday afternoon for a walk around the yard.

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I didn’t expect to see mountains of clouds. Some of the clouds were partially hidden behind trees in the east and south.

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The clouds continued to grow and expand.

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 Some of the clouds were only in the south and southeast.

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It almost felt like they would pass over me, low enough for me to touch or disappear into.

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It would’ve been nice if I’d been out watching the clouds approach and forming.

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Being outside, alone, it almost felt like I was in them. Like they were a gift.

Evening Light

Our days have been cloudy for what seems like a long time…

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which made this sunset even more attractive …

It was such an unusual sunset with such unusual shapes and colors.

Reflections

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I can’t resist the reflections and

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the distortion of water drops

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in their surroundings.

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Nature’s

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magnifying glass.

(this blog was completed in July)

Close Relatives

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  Slugs and snails are close relatives … a slug is a snail without a shell.

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Both are gastropods,

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and both have tentacles with eyes.

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Snails carry their shell on their back and

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can seal off the opening to keep from drying out.