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“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.

sunset 1                                               Sunset at White Cliffs NSW

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 2

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?



Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

10 thoughts on “Sunset

  1. Thank you. The photos are from my ipad or iPhone. They both have pretty good cameras . 🙂

  2. Sunsets are so special. A time to reflect on the doings of the day. Stopping for just a few moments to capture the natural beauty that as you say “sinks on its own agenda”. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. Also, thank you for stopping by my blog.

  3. I love sunsets and have a few photos of them but I love sunrises as well. Love that you have collaged them. I will need to take more sunset photos on our next road trip around the country. 🙂

    • Sunrises are special too. They seem to bring hope dripping from the rays. I tend to miss seeing them more tho because I stay up too late at night. I should try to change that. I hope you share some of your sunset photos on your blog some time 🙂

  4. I always seem to take heaps of sunset pictures too. My girls love to watch the sunset and see the sky changing colours and twilight has always been my most favourite time of day. I love to watch the city lights twinkling on while the sky is light but dark and awash with colour.

  5. I can’t imagine anyone not loving sunsets. There is something very special about that time of the evening, and the amazing way those colors appear. We especially loved the Darwin sunsets, and along with many others, trekked to the pier for “fish and chips with the sunset”. Sweet memories:)

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