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Another Lake Erie Sunset

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We were having dinner in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, at a restaurant that has a deck right on Lake Erie. We make it a point to go there for dinner once every summer on a warm evening.

This year we arrived later than usual. It was the first time I’d been there as the sun was setting.

Soon the sun would descend into a soup of gathering clouds.

The Last Pink Light of the Day

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Dinner was over and it was starting to get dark. I was reading a newspaper in a sun room of the home of a cousin of my wife who lives near Linden, Michigan, on a lake.

A storm had moved through, but it had moved out, leaving behind some clouds.

I didn’t get to see the sunset because of the clouds, but I did notice that some pinkish light remained afterwards with a hint of purple in the clouds.

I grabbed my camera and went outside. When I can, I don’t like to let a nice sunset go to waste.

I’ve seen similar sunsets, but each presents its own pattern, its own colors and its own beauty.

At the End of Another Day

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Maybe it was a good day, maybe it was a bad day or maybe it was just another day. But no matter what type of day that I’m having or have had I never fail to be impressed or even to take note of another colorful sunset. Nature’s beauty is enough to lead me to pause and enjoy it even if for just a moment or two. Shown is a sunset near Oak Creek, Arizona.

Another Colorful Arizona Sunset

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We were on our way back to Phoenix after having spent much of the day in Sedona. There were a few clouds in the sky and I wanted to stick around for the sunset because I thought there might be some nice color.

I was not disappointed and it was worth the wait. Several other people had the same idea.

Later that night a full moon would rise over the desert, but we didn’t have time to stick around for that.

I’m sure, though, that it was a nice and pleasing sight.

Cactus Sunset in the Desert

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We were staying at a bed and breakfast situated in the far northeastern reaches of the Tucson metropolitan area and lying in the shadow of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Our host had noted that with the late afternoon cloud cover we should have a good sunset. The edge of the clouds was just about directly overhead when the sun set around 6 p.m.

Within minutes the clouds over the mountains to the east began turning pink. The colors moved west and I patiently waited for them turn the clouds over this cactus into cotton candy.

When they did, the results were quite spectacular. Had we been at this location the next night there would have been no clouds and no dramatic sunset. Timing is everything sometimes.