Lately, our sunsets have been unusually brilliant: colors so breathtaking that you think heaven has opened up just to show you a little taste of what it will be like.
Like each of us, every sunset is unique.
And some stand out more than others.
But see the orange right around that sun? The really bright stuff?
I wanted to see more of that.
So I changed my lenses, and lookie here what I got!
I took these on May 22 as the sun set so brilliantly it could not be ignored.
This shot and the one below were taken aiming straight into the sun with the telephoto lens on. The orange just makes my heart go pitty-pat.
Where I live it's rare for me not to notice the sun setting.
When I am not at home, and I can't see the sunset, I am somewhat disoriented.
I shoot so many sunsets, that if my kids or husband notice a nice one and I'm not out there with my camera yet, they come and get me. That's just one of the nice little gifts my family gives to me year-round: photo opportunities.
Wide open spaces are where I belong. Can't stand to feel confined!
And...this song sums up our part of the country and what I love about our country just fine!
Before the Dixie Chicks cut their noses off to spite their faces with a lot of us in flyover country, this was also song I could sing along heartily to...
Do you like wide open spaces?
Can you see the sunset from where you live?