Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Many Shades of Sunset

There is something about an early February sunset on a warm February day. But this was no ordinary sunset.  It was something that never happens in upstate New York.

Except yesterday, it happened.

It happened with no snow on the ground.  It happened in 50 degree (10 Celsius) temperatures.  It happened without me wearing boots.  I didn't even have a coat on.

I didn't even have a coat on.  Imagine that.

As the sunset unfolded, I took my iPhone out.  Snap first, evaluate later.  Be in the moment.

This impossible sunset may never happen again, so enjoy these moments of extreme beauty near Johnson City, New York.
The sun sets, bathed in golden fire, behind the former BAE plant, one of the largest wood framed structures in the United States. 
The after sunset period has begun, as the sunlight still reflects off a local creek.
Neighborhood trees.

The same stream as above, a few minutes later.
Time to go inside.

There is just something about a February sunset.


  1. Yes, there is something about a February Sunset. Beautiful photos. Except for the tall, tall trees, you could have been snapping these pics in Texas...the land of nearly everyday golden sunsets.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  2. 50 degrees and no coat? Brrr. Of course, we have different conceptions of cold. What we here consider cold, the rest of the country laughs hysterically at.

  3. Pleasurable thank you for sharing.

  4. It still light to about 5 in the evening. Days are getting longer. But because grove of trees I don't see the sun go down.

    Coffee is on

  5. Amazing clicks. Vibrant sunsets !!!!

  6. Beautiful clicks. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Gorgeous pics, Alana. I'm so thankful for a mild winter. Alas, It snowed again today in southern NY, but the streets are clear and the sky is such a pretty blue and the trees look so lovely with snow on them.

  8. Wow, beautiful pictures of God's artistry! Our weather was about the same in Maine as you described...until today's big snowstorm out of the blue! We got nearly 10 inches of snow today.

  9. What gorgeous shots! So glad New York temperatures allowed you to be in the moment and experience this amazing sunset sans your coat and boots! ;)


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