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.
:), 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.
Oooh, I can just imagine how gorgeous the sunsets were in San Diego. Of course, here on the East Coast, we get the beautiful sunrises.
Your mom was smiling down at you :-). Truly stunning, Susan. Glad you shared it.
Thanks, Stacia. You’ve been on my heart lately.
Great photographs…and what a view to see from ones own front door.
Thanks, Mary. Just imagine what people here saw who didn’t have buildings obstructing their view!
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!)
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.
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.
What a perfectly lovely comment, LD! I loved it!
Wow! I’m glad you shared this beauty with us.
As pretty as the picture is, LWTTD, you can’t imagine how awesome it was while experiencing it.
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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.
Thanks, ARK. I realigned them to center and they do look better.
Yes thanks for considering my suggestion seriously. Love you Coming East. Keep in touch
I visited your site, ARK, and see you are just starting out, judging from your stats. Keep going!
yes i am nothing compared to your huge fan following + enormous hits’ blog… 🙂 lots to learn from you….Thanks for your words of encouragement.
The sky was like being painted or spray with red. I was teary when I read about your mother. Beautiful post, Susan.
Thanks for checking in, HG. Sorry I’m so far behind in my blog reading. I’m trying to get caught up.
You’re not missing anything 🙂 I’ll let you know if I come up with something good.
Take a picture of a Texas sunset for me when you see one, Amy.
Will do. Lately, it has been cloudy in the evening.
Yes, Amy, it looked that red. It was incredible!
beautiful red sky Susan. Thanks for sharing it.
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.
I would have missed it, Patti, if I hadn’t happened to glance out the window. It was one if the prettiest I think I’ve ever seen.
Wow! That’s a gorgeous sunset. Stunning. I like big sky sunsets (and sunrises). It’s something I don’t get to see often.
Living in Ohio, you are probably surrounded by trees, too, judging from the pictures on your blog, Robin. That’s the way it was when we lived in Connecticut.
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!
Thanks for your comment, Mirabai. I do love the way the natural world invades our senses and makes deep connections with us. We just have to be open to noticing it.
Land of big skies for sure! But sunsets are beautiful wherever you get a glimpse of them. 🙂
Yes, they are, Eye. I miss our Texas skies sometimes, but here on the coast of Virginia, we still get an unobstructed view if we are down by the shore.
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.
I think it’s wonderful that you never cease to be amazed, SMBG. That’s the way we should all be.
We were enthralled by it too. It made standing out in the cold waiting for the dogs to get busy a lot more bearable.
Sometimes it’s hard to catch a beautiful sunset, Al, if you don’t happen to look out the window at the right time. They fade so quickly. I was lucky.
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!
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.
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!
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.
I love a good sky shot.
I bet you get to see a great expanse of sky where you are, Alan, and gorgeous sunsets, too. Thanks for stopping by!
i do too. i’ll post some for you. i hope all is well at your end. hugs to all.
I would love to see those pictures, Alan. All is well here. When are you coming to visit? Hugs all around there, too.
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?
No, they’re not, Dianna. Seems that the older I get, the more my mother is in my thoughts. She’s been gone 19 years.
My sweet mom’s been gone for almost 18.
They were both too young, Dianna.
Don’t know if I should say thanks, Saajida, because that sounds as if I’m taking credit for the sunset. Haha. I can say thanks for stopping by!
Haha. It’s a pleasure.
The sunset is a beautiful as the memory. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Robin. It startled my husband and me when we opened the front door and saw it.