Friday, February 23, 2018

Second Sunset

This time of year we don't get many hours of direct sunlight at our float cabin home. The sun "rises" over the treetops at about 9:00 a.m. and "sets" behind more trees early in the afternoon. Of course, that is well before actual sunset.


Later 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 5:00 we watch the shadow of the Bunster Range walk up the face of Goat Island 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

21 comments:

  1. The mountains are so pretty with the snow...about the only use I have for it. I am enjoying a little extra light now that it doesn't get dark until after 6pm. Just waiting for those long days of summer :)

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    1. Because of the trees and mountains to the west we don't get direct sunshine after 6:00 even in the summer but we can get plenty of indirect light until after 10:00. - Margy

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  2. I love the second sunset. We don't get much sun here, across the street from the woods - but the little bits and dashes are well appreciated. Stay warm - it is snowing now in Bellingham again - and promises us more and colder.

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    1. Guess we missed the Bellingham snow this morning. We flew out to Palm Springs at 8:00 am.

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  3. I think this business would take a little getting used to for my bio rhythms....:)

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    1. The second sunset is just the shadow of the mountain behind us cast on the island in front of us. - Margy

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  4. So beautiful! We call this "alpenglow" and see it on mountain tops at sunrise and sunset

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  5. What a view that you have. Marvelous!!

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    1. We never get tired of it. - Margy

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  6. The golden light is gorgeous.

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    1. Right now we treasure every sunny day. - Margy

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  7. That is a pretty nice view, I love it!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. - Margy

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  8. That is beautful, beautiful lighting, combined with the snow on the mountain. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. It was a lovely afternoon. - Margy

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  9. Somehow the mountains look so lovely with that natural light!

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    1. The sun sets behind us so we often get rainbows here as well. - Margy

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  10. That is a lovely photo! I never thought about the sun levels out your way. I'm so happy to have longer days...
    Snow this a.m., ah well.

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    1. The trees, mountains and clouds make lots of patterns. - Margy

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