The sunset photos are courtesy of others willing to share. Don’t forget the links after the last video for more about sunset.
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I like walking on the beach. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
Although the sun is high as I walk toward the west, the sun will set in a few hours.
I favor sunrises over sunsets – an event that only we early birds see. Whereas sunrise appears as faint music we hear arising from the quiet that continues crescendoing until its midday peak, the sunset is the corresponding decrescendo that fades away into the silence of the night.
However, now I wonder: Will today’s sunset be brilliant? Time will tell, so now I think of the time of day that captures many hearts – sunsets.
Like sunrise, sunset is a time when we patiently watch the sun without squinting – without worry of harm – a time when we are taken by its peacefulness and feeling of comfort.
Sunset is a time when blues, pinks, yellows, and oranges paint a beautiful picture that is also unique. A picture that nature will paint only once.
Sunset is a time when colors depend on the presence of particles, water droplets, and just enough clouds in the sky to display the day’s final brilliance.
Sunset is a time when the shadows are long and point to the east – but they will soon disappear into the dark – very soon.
Sunset is a combination of fascination and melancholy that says goodbye to the day, then hello to a new evening.
Sunsets mark the end of the day and the beginning of a time to rest. But for the night owls, the day is young as they will embrace the dark.
Sunsets are an opportunity. An opportunity to give thanks for another day. An opportunity for a beautiful cap to an ordinary day. An opportunity to refocus from a difficult day. An opportunity to see beauty and dream beautiful.
Sunsets over the water are sensual as we watch the lowering sun softly and slowly kiss the sea. The sun appears as a candle drip that disappears while leaving a brilliant light in the west while darkness is engulfing the sky from the east.
The sun is gone, but the bright sky of dusk remains as a distant bonfire celebrating the passing day that is now a memory.
Sunsets are peaceful – a time when its beauty can fill the heart and energize the soul with liquid sunsets.
Sunsets symbolize the end of one’s life. Starting at the birth of sunrise, our life is the sun’s arc across the sky. A life full of ups and downs – happiness and sadness – successes and failures – a journey when we interact with many – even influencing some. As our sun disappears, our memories live on in those who remain – yet in time, most of us will be forgotten – simply fading away as the sun that never rises again. Oh yes – the symbolism of the sunset years and riding off into the sunset.
While the sunset is full of wonder, mystery, and symbolism, I will watch today’s sunset with a renewed sense of its meaning – all because I like walking on the beach for it is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
See what other bloggers have posted about sunsets
- A photo essay from Cape Coral, Pine Island
- Sunset in Westford (poem)
- Ten sunsets from around the world (photo essay)
- Sunrise … sunset (essay and painting)
- A place I always see a sunset (photo essay)
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