Sunrise, Sunset

Bloganaury Daily Prompt #31: Where is the best place to watch a sunset near you?

I love watching the sunset, more than a sunrise. There are more vivid colors during a sunset. Although the sunrise is not to be shunned as during a sunrise you can see the rays of light just before the sun starts to peak above the horizon. I am fortunate as the majority of my years I have lived in a place where the sunrises and sunsets have not be obstructed by houses, buildings or other manmade structures.

I have lived in the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. The states with the most vivid colorful sunrises and sunsets are New Mexico and Colorado.

I currently live in Texas. In the morning I sit at my dinning table and wait for the sun to approach the day with a cup of coffee. I watch from the large sliding glass door as the light beams reach towards the sky announcing the arrival of morning. As the sun tops the horizon, my home is flooded with golden and sometimes pinks hues of light. When the sun appears in all it’s glory is time for the coffee break to end and chores to begin and my day.

Sunset over Sleeping Ute Mountain, Colorado photo by Anne Palmer

At the end of the day, when the sun and I start to tire, I sit on my front porch with a glass of iced tea. I think about what I have accomplished and what will need to be the next day. Our front yard has two large live oak trees that shield the bright light and heat of the sun from the porch and home. As the sun sinks to the horizon, the horses and cows in the pasture become silhouettes framed in golden light. Shortly, the sun and I say good night until a new day.

I do not use a watch or clock to mark the time of day. On the farm work is done when the sun shines. Idle time is marked with the phrase, ” you are burning daylight”. My days are guided by the sunrise and the sunset, the Creator’s time clock.



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