Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunset Years

While I loved getting the extra hour of sleep last weekend, I don't like the darkness coming so early in the afternoon.  On the other hand, if it wasn't getting dark at 4:30 in the afternoon, I would have missed this beautiful sunset.

On Sunday I went shopping in the Tri-Cities, Washington, about 30 miles north of Hermiston.  I stopped on the freeway on-ramp to snap these photos.  The light was fading fast.  When I first headed south to drive home the entire sky was red and orange with patches of blue close to the horizon.

One of the blessings of living in the rural part of the state is the wide open spaces and the sunsets that span the horizon.  I think I have taken these sights for granted in the past.  Now that I am retired I can take the time to stop and marvel at the beauty.

Life is good!


Linda Myers said...

Beautiful photos, wonderful that you're enjoying the moments. Glad you didn't get hit on the on-ramp.

#1Nana said...

Linda, it's eastern Washington. There's not much traffic! I pulled over off the freeway and was passed (on the two lane on-ramp) by only one car.

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