Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sandia sunset

I love where I live. It isn't perfect but it's mostly very good.

I had a few minutes of downtime while cooking dinner last night. I stood and watched the mountain from the kitchen window. The sun was setting. With spring just around the corner, the sun is setting later.

Last night, the colors on the mountain were especially intense. That's probably a function of dust particles in the air, as it was quite windy all afternoon. But it was beautiful anyway. I took my camera outside for a better view.

This was at 5:40. The mountain was bright golden orange.


By 5:50, it was pink. This color gives the mountain range its name. Sandia means "watermelon" in Spanish. Early settlers thought the mountain resembled watermelon at a certain point during every sunset.


Ten minutes after that, the mountain was gray and twilight had fallen, only a thin line of pink on the western horizon. 

I look forward to long summer evenings observing the mountain from inside the house or the backyard, with or without binoculars. We'll watch the tram cars make their way slowly up and down the slope, glinting in the setting sun.

11 comments:

  1. That mountain view is beautiful! You do live in a lovely area. It is wonderful that you take the time to really appreciate it.

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    1. Thanks, Softie. It's important to me to try to appreciate things like this.

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  2. Wow! What a view...it's absolutely stunning x

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    1. Thanks, Claire. I enjoy it very much.

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  3. That looks stunning!! Amazing color as well.

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    2. Thanks, Selma. It's a wonderful thing to see every day.

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  4. Thanks so much for popping by and for your lovely comment! I guess you don't have much need of a hot water bottle, but hey, you have that view, which is pretty incredible to say to least! :D

    S x

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    1. Hi Sandra! Thank you visiting me. You're so welcome. I really like what you made. It actually gets very cold here in the winter, so a hot water bottle might be a good idea! I should see about getting one. :)

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