Friday, November 08, 2013

Three Sunsets

On a normal day, we get two sunsets. The first is when the sun sinks below the Bunster Range to the west and direct sunlight leaves our cabin deck. The second, is when the sun's shadow reaches the top of Goat Island in front of our cabin. For us, that's second sunset.

But this time of year, we experience three sunsets. The trees across the Hole in the Wall start blocking the sun's rays at 3:15 pm. The sun's brilliance fades and the temperature instantly cools.

About 15 minutes later, the sun exits from the treetops and the warm direct sun returns.  Then it arcs lower in the sky heading for the Bunsters to set for a second time.

Finally, the shadow climbs up the side of Goat Island until 5:45 pm, pushing the last sunlight into the darkening sky for a brief twilight.

All of this happens at a much faster rate than in the summer. And of course, we have lots of cloud covered and foggy days with no sunsets.  I'll take three sunsets any time. -- Margy


  1. The second photo is spectacular Margy.

  2. Wonderful series of sunset photos, Margy.
    Here on the prairie, the sunset can usually be seen in any direction, brightest in the west, of course, but color at all four points of the compass.
    It's a grand world we live in, isn't it?

  3. Thank you for sharing beautiful series. Dropped from Skywatch Friday.

  4. Such grand scenic sights, it fills the mind with happiness. :)

  5. What majestic views. Thanks for sharing the beauty in your area!

  6. Wow, that's cool how you get three sunsets! I do like your series of photos.

  7. You so have a beautiful set of photos.

  8. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting on my SWF post. Now the sun is gone again. Boo! - Margy