Sunday, March 7, 2021

Chasing sunsets

 Sunset in Toronto,  March 5, 6:47 p.m.
Barbara Muir © 2021

In a normal year it might not have mattered so much that the light
was returning. I have always loved noticing that the light increases
as the year moves from January, to February, to March.  But this
year for Steven and me, the return of the light has been an obsession.
Every day for the past couple of months we've checked the 
timing of sunset. 

Sunset Toronto, January 23, 5:09 p.m.
Barbara Muir © 2021

And when the sunset time moved past 5:30 p.m. when Steven gets off work, 
we were ecstatic, and driving into the receding light, loving
the incredible beauty before us.  Sometimes we get all the
way to our favourite park -- because the sunset over the water is
the best.  But all along the route today golden light shone
through the trees, and made the plainest buildings look like 

Sunset Toronto, January 16, 4:49 p.m.
Barbara Muir © 2021

So tonight I'll show you some sunsets.  Enjoy the coming of
spring.  I'm not religious, but I understand whey so many religions
focus on light. And it is lovely in this hard year of lockdowns,
and constant news of a deadly virus, that so many people
have kept their holiday lights going.  So that when it does
get dark, there is still beauty for everyone who passes by.  

Have a noticing beauty day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Gorgeous inspirational colours in your photos! This morning I celebrated the light by having an early morning walk to the beach to watch the beautiful sunrise. Happy International Women's Day!

Barbara Muir said...

Happy International Women's Day!

I am hitting the day from the opposite end, but I remember when I
used to have to leave for work at 5:30 in the morning to teach,
and I loved watching the sun rise. Beautiful thought.


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