Posts Tagged ‘sunset’

Oh, What a Sunset!!

I took 28 sunset pictures, all in ten minutes.

We live on the east side of the highway and the west side of the sunset.

It was amazing how fast the clouds moved, changed colors and changed shapes.

Please overlook any wires in the pictures. I had no choice.

The unusual cloud kept its shape. I wonder why and how.

The sunset colors gradually grew darker.

There must be a reason for the changing cloud shapes.

I wonder if the clouds need to be somewhere else at a certain time to put on the same differing-cloud show?

 

 

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Evening Light

The four following pictures were taken a little before sunset.

The sun reflected off the “ribbons” of the spider’s silk.

It also enhanced the colors,

  giving them the beginning colors of dusk.

 The silk strands moved just enough to “widen” the appearance of their silk and also change the reflecting colors.

Notice the small bands of colors lined up on the silk. The movement of the silk created the tiny reflecting blocks of colors.

A Pair of Killdeer

My husband and I went for an evening drive. We usually stop at Ingram Hill for the long view to the mountains. It was close to sunset.

Two killdeer were busy in the gravel.

Killdeer are a vocal bird with a loud voice.

They don’t build nests in trees or shrubs.

They do place small rocks in the gravel for their nesting area.

These two didn’t try to draw our attention.

They probably used the color around them for protection. It was close to sunset and the light fading.

We went back the next night and there wasn’t a killdeer to see or hear.

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.

A Wow Sunset

I sat in my rocker/recliner by the picture window in our living room recently.

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The sunset had just begun at 5:35 p.m.

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Fifteen minutes later …

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I hurried out in the front yard and started snapping pictures,

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zooming out,

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and zooming back in.

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The clouds looked like a sandy barren landscape.

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… just so many patterns to look at!

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Then I changed a camera setting so I could extend this special time.

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The view was so wide, I kept changing the angle of the camera.

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I remained mesmerized.

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The earth’s rotation became obvious with the clouds getting lower in the sky.

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Obviously, I’ll continue to check the sunsets every night.

A Farewell To Ice

The temperature actually rose to 45 degrees this afternoon. We even had a heavy rain around noon, which included lightning and thunder twice.

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Buffy and I just got in from a celebratory walk around the backyard. I talked kindly to the ice, paid homage to it because there had to be a reason for it. I just didn’t know what.

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The ice stared back at me in several pictures.

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Ice only remained in the north side of the house, barn, trees and our shrub border.

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Some ice sheets remained above the ground and leaves.

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This ice “spirit” didn’t look too happy to be melting.

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It looked to me like every tiny “circle” had originally be a ball of sleet. The storm that resulted in this was from hours of sleeting and occasional freezing rain.

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Water was under the melting ice and pooled on the top too.

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I had the impression that the ice melting from the top released teeny air bubbles from what had been sleet pellets,

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where they congregated in groups.

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Maybe this one was excited to melt and be off to the next rain, ice or snow event.

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The head of an ice snake was all the ice that remained in the puddle by the side door.

The clouds cleared by suppertime. The wind lessened. The sun disappeared behind a pale darkening  sunset.

… two weeks to the day after the sleet/freezing rain storm.

Earth’s Shadow

When my best friend, Therese, emphatically said, “I didn’t know that!” I knew there was a blog.

Before the sun clears the horizon in the morning, it casts a shadow of the earth in the atmosphere in the west. I hurried out at 6:30 this morning to capture the blue of the shadow. The shadow tapered downward to the north and south. It didn’t last long. Obviously it’s the earth rotating, not the sun rising.

This happens in the reverse in the evening. After the sun sinks below the horizon, the earth’s shadow rises in the east.