Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Song-osity: Setting Sun

I got a pocket full of sunshine...
Take me for a ride...
I smile up to the sky....
I know I'll be alright...
I got a pocket full of sunshine...

This weekend, each day had only 9 hours and 47 of daylight. 9 hours and 47 minutes of precious daylight.

Having grown up on the east coast my entire life, I've always been able to see the sunrises. The gorgeous moment of the sun cresting over the horizon, greeting the day.

A true sunset, those I haven't seen in their gorgeous entirety.

So, as the sun set, I decided to make my way to the Mt. Auburn Cemetery tower. It has stunning views of the city and region and has the perfect view of the western horizon.

As 4:22 approached, I waited with baited breathe, watching the sun dip lower and lower. The golden light was gorgeous. The few other people who braved the chilly evening were equally in awe.

And in the blink of an eye, the sun was gone. A day over. The light fading fast.

We had a gorgeous sunny day, but those last few minutes of our 9 hours and 47 minutes of day light may have been the most stunning and special.


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14 thoughts on the matter:

Rebecca said... {Reply}

It is amazing how fast a sunset happens- a glorious ending of the day.

Jackie Mc Guinness said... {Reply}

Yes, the hours of sunshine are very short at this time of year. We face west so get beautiful sunsets most of the time.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Gorgeous!!

Leovi Leovi said... {Reply}

Nice and lovely photos, lovely sunrise beautiful light !!

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

The daylight is very precious this time of year...I try to see every sunset I can...this looks a wonderful place to take in the view!

Kim said... {Reply}

Beautifully worded post and equally beautiful pictures.

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

Looks like fun and some beautiful sights.

Ida said... {Reply}

What a great way to spend those final minutes of daylight. Simply divine.

Adrienne said... {Reply}

So beautiful - what an amazing view for a remarkable sunset. You must have been freezing!! Love this post!

barbara said... {Reply}

Simply beautiful! Just what we need to forget a bad day or to conclude a good one: 5 minutes of silence and nature...

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Sunsets (and sunrises) always leave me in awe. You captured some glorious images there!

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

Absolutely beautiful golden light! We are so blessed here on the East Coast. Thanks for joining in at Song-ography.

Molly said... {Reply}

Isn't it just the most magical time of the day

Mollyxxx

Sharon said... {Reply}

Beautiful sunset shots! You found just the right place for this photo op!