My love of Summertime and Sunsets

“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.” ― The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

I love summertime. I love the warmth, the flowers, the smell of the sea, kids running everywhere. I love being able to wear flip-flops; I love the long evenings, and the walks with family. I love summertime.

Summertime makes me happy; summertime reminds me of home, the tropics, the beach.

But the thing I love most of all are the sunsets. I love watching the sun hide behind the clouds as it bids us goodbye, and in its own way promise us the same beauty tomorrow. I love the kaleidoscope of colors, and the brilliance of the parting. I love the way it makes me feel – in love, alive, breathless, reflective, in awe of its grandeur.

At that moment right before its final goodbye, I grab my camera, and I capture these – for posterity, for keepsake, for enjoyment. Forever!

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