Friday, January 02, 2009

Second Sunset

This time of year we get about two hours of direct sunlight at our float cabin. The sun "rises" over the treetops at about 10:00 a.m. and "sets" behind more trees at noon. Of course, that is well before actual sunset.

Later in the afternoon we experience what we call second sunset. Sunlight skips over our cabin but illuminates Goat Island across the bay from our front porch. Starting at about 4:00, we watch the shadow of the Bunster Range walk up the face of Goat for the next half hour. We call that our "second sunset."

Of course, sunsets are only visible on sunny days. Those have been few and far between this month. -- Margy

13 comments:

  1. Wow, what a lovely view you get to enjoy everyday.

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  2. I loved how the sun touched the tip of the mountains - beautiful photos!

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  3. This is truly an awesome view. I have never seen something like this before. Thanks.
    Happy New year from
    Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. USA

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  4. Thanks for bringing the Powell River Books Blog to my attention with your comment on my new blog: http://marketinggoon.wordpress.com

    I've just started describing our life on our floating home in Portland. Our soft suburban lifestyle is brought into focus with your experiences. Drift wood burning stoves, hand pumps, frozen pipes, mouse mechanism...you're floating cabin is a dream world.

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  5. How cool to experience two "sunsets". What a neat experience.

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  6. Nice pics happy new year

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  7. Exiting shot from a wonderful place and sky.
    Hallo from Germany
    Hartmut

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  8. Amazing images of a serene hideaway!

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  9. Living in a Valley that runs north south, we have the same effect with the sunset/sunrise, but only on sunny days like today.
    For us, at sunrise, the first rays of the sun hit Mt Kobau to the west of us, I can sit at the breakfast table and watch the sunlight slide down the mountain untill we also get the sun.

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  10. That sure has beautiful coloring. I've never seen anything like 2 sunsets.

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  11. What beautiful captures of a lovely sky! Thanks for sharing them with SWF.

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  12. Beautiful light on the mountain tops. Great shots.

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  13. Very cool. Love those hills/peaks.

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