“Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are there cannot be one without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time. How would it feel I remember wondering to be always together yet forever apart?”
Nicholas Sparks, the Notebook
I love sunsets! There is something magical in their colours, developing from a blue sky into an array of purple and red hues. Sometimes they are clouded from vision, the black silhouettes of clouds hiding true beauty. Sometimes they are totally hidden but we know, even though we cannot see them, they are still there. In a world full of rushing (least that’s my world) it’s something that can’t be hurried, it can’t be stopped mid tracks to be appreciated later, it can’t wait for you. The sun sinks on its own agenda.
I’ve watched sunsets from many places in Australia. I’ve seen it sink behind Uluru. We managed to get ourselves set up in time to watch the sun slowly drift down behind the monstrous rock, casting shadows giving the impression the rock was going to sleep. I’ve watched it set over the paradise of the Whitsundays, orange glows signally a drop in heat and a blind closed on the day. I’ve seen it hide behind the Blue Mountains’ sheer sandstone cliffs, drop over the city of Broken Hill, the vast flat earth of White Cliffs, over the glistening white salt pans of South Australia, and a billabong in Kakadu to mention a few . I never tire of watching this splendid act.
Sunset over Darwin
Today I was looking through the millions of photos I have stored on my computer and was able to find quite a few sunset photos I’ve taken.
I found a program online that allowed me to make a collage using some of them. It’s called Collage.com. I’ve only used it for fun on a slow tv night. I saved my picture to my computer and have used it here but there is provision, it seems, for you to have the pictures printed for a cost .It’s possibly an American only product for this service. It has an apple app too!
Another case of Google is my friend !! HA HA
What do sunsets mean to you? Is there somewhere special you have watched a sunset from, or perhaps a special memory you hold you’d care to share here?