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Sunrise, Sunset...

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I collect sunsets. I've seen beautiful sunsets lots of places of course - I'm sure you have too. But I have now lived at Hay Lake more than 31 years, and have had the privilege of watching enough sunsets and sunrises to become a bit of a connoisseur of the genre.

You start with the important ones of course. The Summer Solstice

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and the Winter Solstice.

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Then you consider the varieties. Sometimes the sunset is gentle.

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Sometimes it is dramatic.

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And sometimes it is serene.

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Sunrise has a different flavour.

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Sometimes there is a morning fog, which gradually lifts. Other times I see a sunrise which feels like the world being born- this was this year's Summer Solstice dawn.

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Seasons make a difference. September and October bring outstanding sunsets

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and the light fills the sky with intense sheets of  indigo or gold.

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In summer, half the pleasure is being able to sit on the dock and watch the sky change from blue to sunset to the first stars.

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Winter has a range of colour you never expect in a time of snow white and leafless trees: photo

Do you like my collection? You are welcome to come and collect some samples to take home!