At last, there was a winter sunset on the drive home from work at my favorite Sunset Farm intersection. That means the days are getting longer. At school we can now watch sunsets on the playground at the end of the day. Sunsets are beautiful; their colors are magical, and just what we need to see at the end of a long day. Looking at the sky with children is opening a window, because their wonder reminds us to stop and look. The world is beautiful.
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Wow. This is so refreshing thanks. Sometimes in life you just need to stop and enjoy the simple things.
Well said, and thank you.
I’m a huge fan of winter sunsets- beautiful post
I am, too! Thank you, Beth.
Beautiful … Natures wonders are all around those who take the time to look. Have a good weekend.
Exactly! Best to you, Frank.
I think we’re at the 6 pm mark when it’s still light enough to call it ‘day’. Heading in the right direction. Doesn’t it buoy spirits?
Yes, and yes!
What a wonderful place to view the sunset. It looks like it was a glorious one.
It is the best place, Deborah. The photo on my phone is actually more vibrant, particularly around the trunk of the tree. Not sure why it doesn’t appear the same way on WP. Still, it’s a beautiful sunset.
I love the name of that farm too.
The missing vibrancy could be the way WP takes the image in and displays it.
Do you ever find that happens with your photos?
Yes, sometimes I do. They look flat, but not on my monitor, or in my photo files, or Photoshop. 🤷♀️
Frustrating at times.
Such a wonderful photo nature is so wonderful 😌
Yes it is! Thank you, Willow.
‘And I say to myself, what a wonderful world,’
That’s the perfect song! Hubby and I are doing our will, and that is the song I want played at my funeral. Really. Isn’t that wonderful?
I start out each day listening to Satchmo singing it. And for years I have said I wanted that song played over the PA as people walk out of my funeral.
Great hearts and minds think alike. 😀
A terrific photo, Jennie. A great lesson for kids too. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, John.
Nothing like a good sunset to soothe the soul. It’s nice that you can experience it with the children at school. xo
You are right, sunset for the soul. It’s doubly nice with children. 😀
the full moon is tomorrow night Jennie and you can thank the moon for our seasons.
Billions of years ago, the moon collided with Earth. This not only captured the moon in it’s orbit but also knocked our axis off centre. This off centre axis created our seasons.
So on those cold cold nights you can shake your fist at the moon and howl!
Yes! Thank you, Wayne. BTW, teachers are always glad when a full moon is not on a school day. 🙂
I love that you enjoy them with your students.
Thank you, Jacqui!
Thank you, Cindy. The photo on my iPhone was more vibrant, especially by the trunk of the tree- the heart of the sun. I wish WP had captured the same thing. Still, it was a lovely sunset.
This is just gorgeous, Jennie. Hugs.
Thanks, Teagan! Mega hugs!
I rarely see sunsets, but winter ones are delightful. Thanks for sharing your photo.
Yes they are- perhaps it’s the the bare tree branches in winter that show off the sunset.
Mother nature is an incredible artist.
Yes she is. I think she’s the original and the best.
Yes as Charlie mentioned yesterday “the dark is getting shorter!”
Yes I love to go outside after my day and look up at the moon. Like the other day I imagined that I sat in the crescent moon telling her my fears and my dreams…
That is wonderful!
It truly is.
A welcome sight that spring will be here soon.
Great capture, Jennie. There is plenty of beauty on display in Winter…ya just gotta know where to find it…as this picture demonstrates!
You are right, Bruce. Thanks so much!
What a beautiful sunset! We haven’t had a sunset all year thus far, primarily because we haven’t see much of the sun. It comes out once a week for a few hours, then gets covered by dreary clouds long before the time sunset might otherwise take place. Ah well … when it does happen, we’ll appreciate it more!
I hope you get a sunset soon! It is fuel for the soul.
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Thank you, Michael!
You’re welcome, Jennie! xx Michael
Beautiful. There is a lot of peace in this photo. Best wishes, Michael
I see it, too! Best to you, Michael.
Thanks, Jennie! Also enjoy your weekend! xx Michael
You, too! We have an arctic blast for today, but much better tomorrow.
Lovely sunset, Jennie.
Thank you, Robbie.
Beautiful, Jennie. I love it when suddenly we’re put on notice that the days are getting longer! Woo hoo!
Exactly! It’s such a big woo hoo! Thank you, Diana.
Hi Jennie, thank you for a beautiful post.
Thank you, Charles!