Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Look! It’s the sun!

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Late afternoon light.

Late afternoon light.

I went for another walk in a nature preserve today and I planned on sharing that with you. While I was there the sun came out! Blue sky, shadows on snow in the woods, turquoise lake. It was all beautiful.

But do you know what was even more beautiful?

Tonight’s sunset! It’s the only sunset I’ve seen during the almost two weeks I’ve been here. Mostly the sky has been dark and ominous. Yesterday the clouds were almost purple – beautiful in their own way. But no sunsets.

Turning grass into gold.

Turning grass into gold.

So I decided to show you that instead. Sit down and relax. You’ll get to enjoy it from the comfort (and warmth) of your home. I, however, couldn’t help myself, I ran right out there into the wind. It was magical.

And then the sun began to set.

And then the sun began to set.

I’d already been out to the lake earlier in the late afternoon when I noticed the light had turned gold.

The light turned the waves to gold too. It was sort of mesmerizing. While I was trying to get the color recorded I’d notice myself watching through the viewfinder but not taking the shot. Just watching. Silly photographer.

Liquid gold.

Liquid gold.

Eventually I got cold and went back up the 40-something steps into the house. Where I almost immediately noticed that the sky was beginning to turn pink.

Turning pink.

Turning pink.

I didn’t even take my coat off; just got better gloves and ran back down the stairs into the pink air. I was actually saying out loud “Oh my God, oh my God” as the light warmed and the world began to glow.

Sun is going down faster now.

Sun is going down faster now.

The tops of waves were being blown by the increasingly blustery winds and they began to glow pinkish gold – like little tiny volcanoes.

Tinged with pink.

Tinged with pink.

Wonderful.

Orange crush.

Orange crush.

The sky to the south was turning more and more orange.

Orange sherbet.

Orange sherbet.

The sky to the north was pink and purple.

Raspberry sorbet.

Raspberry sorbet.

I was all alone, standing on a sandy snowy bluff and the entire sky had turned into art. It was indescribable. I turned my back to the wind, protecting the camera, and just watched.

Front row seats.

Front row seats.

Bursting from my head and my heart deep thanks began to float on the wind. Thanks for being allowed to stay in this beautiful place. Thanks for one sunset during my stay. Thanks for being able to capture some of it to share with all of you.

Amazing doesn’t begin to describe the moment.

Overwhelming.

Overwhelming.

I guess you had to be here.

Thank goodness I was.

Gratitude.

Gratitude.

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Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

17 thoughts on “Look! It’s the sun!

  1. Spectacular! Thank you.

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  2. Overwhelming is the word for sure. Overwhelmingly beautiful. Overwhelmingly exciting. Overwhelming gratitude for so much beauty.

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  3. Arizona and the Southwest ain’t got nothing over UP Michigan. And your photography would seem to be coming right along. Wow!

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  4. Just gorgeous Dawn, thanks for sharing these lovely shots. I’m so glad you were there too. Love the image of you running around excitedly 🙂

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! What a great way to finish off your stay. You captured wonderful images but your descriptions make the pictures even better. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  6. Breath taking – I’m so glad you captured the beauty and share with all of us. Hubby & I had just been talking about the last time we saw sunshine! I think in December, there was only one sunny day….thank you so much!

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  7. Dawn, these are so beautiful — thank you for capturing them for us! You’re blessed to have been able to see such a stunning sunset in person. We seem to have had more than our share of grey days of late, and any time the sun breaks through is a treat. Who could doubt there’s a God when they view such amazing signs in nature?!?

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    • I was having a running conversation with Him. Could not believe He put me right in the middle of something so stupendous after days and days and days and days of wind and snow and grey.

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  8. Awesome! I know it was even better in person. Nature rules.

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  9. These are beautiful pictures love the pink in them.

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