Serenity in Pink #12017
Sunset colors are reflected in lake water at evening dusk, with silhouetted reeds in the foreground and dark mountains behind. A rose pink glows low on the horizon, and yellow tinged with orange rides above. These are the colors of the day, the end of this day, and they’re reflected long in the water until they come to the evening blue. A slight evening breeze nudges the water into endless oncoming small ripples and waves the reeds.
A good evening sky filled with sunset colors is nature’s theater…truly a gift for free just for being there. Better yet, all a person has to do is simply look up to the sky wherever you are. Or it could be as plain as looking out a western window. Take a chance and look up in the evening, sometimes you’ll hit a natural jackpot if the sunset colors come your way.
But here, the sunset colors are paired with their best partner: actually being out there in nature. And this picture is a good example of the calming effect of nature, something all humans need and always enjoy. Even if dramatic sunsets and sunrises are fleeting, they’re consistently good for the spirit. Being the emotional creatures we are, all it takes is that brief touch of some natural grandeur, and a person changes going forward. It creates a little mental break and a pleasurable pause. Then it’s gone until the next time and we look for it again. Such a wonderful thing is needed and desired.
Big things from something as simple as the sky, isn’t it? And all people have access to it. John Muir stated that man needs nature, and he was irrevocably right.
Another view and another one full of sunset color called Heavenly Repeater is also seen here. Interestingly, it was taken at nearly the same place a few years apart. Click on the picture for a larger view.
Location: near Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. Picture and story © Andrew Dierks
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