Red Sky at Night

Last night we had the most beautiful sunset and I wanted to share it with you. It seemed as if the sky was on fire.


My mother always loved sunsets.  She grew up in the hills of Kentucky and lived nearly all of her married life in Connecticut.  Though those are two beautiful places, there were always so many trees, she seldom saw a great expanse of unbroken sky. Four years before she died, she and my father moved to Texas to join my sister and me in San Antonio. I remember the first time she saw a gorgeous sunset there. She gasped and said she had never seen one as beautiful. The sky seemed so much bigger to her. I always think of my mother now when I see a breathtaking sunset. Here’s one for you, Mama.


About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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54 Responses to Red Sky at Night

  1. :), lovely post. Our home in San Diego overlooked the ocean and we had the most magnificent views of the sunset daily. I truly understand the beauty of seeing a good one. Thanks for posting this.

  2. winsomebella says:

    Your mom was smiling down at you :-). Truly stunning, Susan. Glad you shared it.

  3. Great photographs…and what a view to see from ones own front door.

  4. So touching!! Do you think you get that gorgeous color being on the coast? The whole sailor’s delight thingy? We never get those here. Absolutely breath-taking. (And for Feb. Valentine’s Day month, to boot!)

    • Coming East says:

      I don’t know about the coast thing, Sally. I’ll have to research sunsets. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sky that red before. I need to email you on your personal email because I wanted to tell you how awed I am by pale blue mercy.

  5. Lenore Diane says:

    Sunsets are wonderful. Witnessing a sunset is validation you’ve made it through another day, an accomplishment that should be celebrated. May we have many more sunsets ahead of us.
    Thank you for sharing the pictures of the gorgeous sunset.

  6. Wow! I’m glad you shared this beauty with us.

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  8. ARK says:

    Hai Coming East… (sorry i don’t know your first name) Its a really beautiful post and yeah your mom would have gone gaga over those photos. I would like to give you one suggestion for your post that you could have aligned all the images to “CENTER” as they would look more elegant. Try this… I am sure your post will look more cool.

  9. Amy says:

    The sky was like being painted or spray with red. I was teary when I read about your mother. Beautiful post, Susan.

  10. Huffygirl says:

    beautiful red sky Susan. Thanks for sharing it.

  11. pattisj says:

    It was beautiful last night. The living room took on a rosy glow through closed drapes, I ran for the camera. Didn’t have a good vantage point, though.

  12. Robin says:

    Wow! That’s a gorgeous sunset. Stunning. I like big sky sunsets (and sunrises). It’s something I don’t get to see often.

  13. Mirabai says:

    Gorgeous sunset! I love when people have an eye for the real magic happening in live! This are the moments to charge the inner battery. Where you feel, that we are all guided somehow. And I think you can feel an enormous connection to your mother in this special moments!

  14. Land of big skies for sure! But sunsets are beautiful wherever you get a glimpse of them. 🙂

  15. This post (and photo) are a great tribute to your mother. 🙂 I like that!
    Isn’t it phenomenal when the sky shows shades of pink and purple as your’s did? We get that every so often here too and it never fails to amaze me.

  16. Al says:

    We were enthralled by it too. It made standing out in the cold waiting for the dogs to get busy a lot more bearable.

  17. Margie says:

    How fortunate for us all that you looked out your door at just the right time!
    I’ve moved my computer desk into the living room and positioned it so that I can watch sunrises – great way to start each day!

    • Coming East says:

      Do you have a clear view of the sunrise, Margie? I would love that. I’ve seen one several times at the beach, but it’s a rare thing for me.

      • Margie says:

        Yes – a very clear view – right now the sun rises in the south-east at about 7:30 in the morning . In the summer, the sunrise is in the north east at about 5:30 in the morning. I wouldn’t be able to see it from my living room in the summer, even if I was awake that early!

      • Coming East says:

        I’m enjoying the sun coming up earlier, Margie. That will last until we change back in April to the summer hours. Hate getting up in the dark.

  18. gaycarboys says:

    I love a good sky shot.

  19. Dianna says:

    It WAS a beautiful sunset last night! (I’m waiting for later in the spring, when we have a much better view of the sunrises and sunsets.) I love how certain things bring back memories: sunsets make you think of your mom, and butterflies make me think of mine. They’re never really far from our thoughts, are they?

  20. Saajida says:

    beautiful 🙂

  21. Patti Ross says:

    The sunset is a beautiful as the memory. Thanks for sharing.

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