My husband and I pulled over on the side of a road overlooking the city of Cheyenne, WY on our way home from errands as the sun was setting.
We are blessed with many beautiful sunrises and sunsets here on the high plains, but every once in a while, we get a really spectacular one. Tonight was a really lovely display with the city lights stretched below us and the Rockies in the far horizon, backlit by the sun’s final rays.
The wide-sweeping sky from tonight’s quiet walk about the neighborhood. Soft post-sunset colors, the cadence of your feet on a dirt road and a slow wind through the trees is a balm to the soul the only nature can offer.
A quiet moment to appreciate as the final chapter of the week closes here at our house on a hill.
An entire landscape can change with the slightest movement of the sun. Such was the case this evening here in southern Wyoming during that interesting moment between afternoon and evening. It seemed every time I blinked, the gradient of colors between the grasses and the sky would shift. And indeed, no evening is ever the same.
A nice look at the moon becoming visible as sunset changed to dusk on the plains from Broomfield, CO. Being so near the Rockies, it’s easy to always look at the mountains in every outdoor moment, but the plains offer some great views as well.
A lazy evening fishing on Lake Hartwell, SC circa 2011 with my dad. I didn’t recall from this day if we caught anything, but I do remember being so taken with the sky’s gradient of colors, the gentle slap of water against the underside of the boat and it being so peaceful. It was quiet on the water as the final few boats trolled along with only their electric motors barely humming, searching for hits near the bank. Impressive how just a photo can remind you of so many details from so long ago.
Enjoyed this quiet Wyoming sunset a few months ago. There was something just right about having the bales there by the side of the road and the “Water 4 Sale” sign with the light pole that made it a good spot to watch the evening transition to night. Simple and peaceful.