It was looking like it was not going to be a very colorful sunset.
Out my window I could see a low band of dark clouds along the horizon – usually a sign that whatever color would pop would be mostly blocked by ’em.
Besides – it was darn cold out (again) – mid-20’s.
So I went on my merry way doing whatever it was – oh yeah – cooking dinner.
Took a quick peak out the window and – WHOA!
Purple, pink, blue, orange! Holy NUTS!
Dinner could wait! This sunset was a once in a lifetime opportunity! (you never see the same one twice).
I turned off the burner on the rice and luckily hadn’t started anything else yet.
I made it down the road to the bridge in time to watch the stunning sunset!
You can see a bit of it in this video here:
I was sitting on the frozen sand on the shoreline of the frozen lake.
I was in awe of the beautiful color show and didn’t realize just how COLD my rear end was getting! LOL.
Here are my favorite photos from the sunset:
This is by far my favorite photo of the evening. (above)
The colors were truly spectacular! Not only were they reflecting off of the open water – but also the ice.
Here’s the sunset from a part of the lake where the ice was frozen in ripples along the shoreline:
The color lasted for a long time.
Actual sunset was around 5:15. I started shooting at 5:23 and my last shot was at 5:44 (below).
Most of the color had drained from the sky. You can still see a bit of that hot pink peaking out from behind the trees towards the left.
I was totally frozen by this point and kinda happy that the show was coming to a close! lol.
Getting to see that marvelous one-of-a-kind live painting in the sky was definitely worth it though!
AND… an added bonus… I accidentally learned a new way to cook rice! Even though I turned the burner off on the rice half-way through cooking, when I got home it was PERFECTLY cooked!
Later in the evening I created this “Energy Flow Mandala” inspired by tonight’s sunset:
Thank you for joining me on this “virtual” Sunset Stroll.
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