Sunsets

Sunsets can be so beautiful, no matter where they are in the world.  There is one location at Watts Tree Farm where I have watched the sunset hundreds of times. Sunsets are very special to me.

There is something about sunsets that makes us stop and wonder.

There is something about sunsets that makes us stop and wonder.

Every one is differerent , changing every minute  and you know they are only there for a short time.  In a way they are like snowflakes, no two are ever the same.

The shadows cast long streaks across the sky.

The shadows cast long streaks across the sky.

These photos may not be the most spectacular sunsets on the planet, but they are some that I watched and truly enjoyed.  My camera doesn’t take the best photos but I hope they show a bit of the spectacular color and design of these evening events.  To truly enjoy these you should click on each one to see a larger image.  The camera can not begin to capture all of the color and some of the surroundings that go into making up the whole picture.  No, for that you actually have to be there, watching as the sun dips behind a cloud or sinks at the horizon.  The subtle colors across the whole sky are amazing and the camera simply can’t capture it all.

The true warmth and serenity can be felt in the orange glow of a sunset.

The true warmth and serenity can be felt in the orange glow of a sunset.

We sometimes refer to “sunset” as the later time of life, just like the sunsets are in the later part of our day.  When they are so beautiful, as they often are, we can’t help but stop and look at them for awhile.  I’m at that beautiful time in my life and I am going to take some time to enjoy it.

As I said earlier, Sunsets are meaningful to me.  So much so that I named my business after them, Sunset Trading Company (http://sunsettrading.ca/).  I gave my company this name for two reasons.  Firstly, I love the beauty of the sunsets as I see them from my woodlot.  Secondly, I am at that later stage in life and I’m pretty sure this will be the last business I ever start up. So I thought it would be a fitting name for my company.  But I admit, I am living my dream.  For most of my adult life I have dreamt of owing my own business.  So here I am,  joining the millions of other small business owners just trying to survive and be successful.  Using the word “Sunset” in the name of my company has made it more meaningful to me.

Even the darkest clouds can show their beauty when the sun shines on them.

Even the darkest clouds can show their beauty when the sun shines on them.

However, the woodlot is still my pride and joy.  It is the place where I can go for some piece and quite.  A place to enjoy the simple pleasures of life.  So many beautiful things to see there, including the sunsets.  It can’t always be about the work.  We need the time to simply sit back and relax and take in the view of the world around us.

There are not as many words in this blog as usual and more photographs.  I hope people take the time see the photos and realize how important these things are to all of us.  I’ll get back to writing about things in woodlot management in future blogs. But every once in awhile we all need a break.

As the sun is setting and dips below the western horizon here, it is just beginning to rise and start a new day in a distant land.

As the sun is setting and dips below the western horizon here, it is just beginning to rise and start a new day in a distant land.

I truly hope you have enjoyed these colorful scenes.   It is special for me to share this with you.  At the end of the day, as the sun sets on Watts Tree Farm, I know it is just beginning to rise on my friends in Japan.  It is at some other sage as it shins down on friends in other places.  In some ways we are all connected around the world.  As it should be.

Until next time, keep safe and well.

*** Click on any photo to get a larger view ***

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