As much as I’m addicted to photographing the moon, the sun is demanding its share of my attention.  Our cabin in Bland, Virginia has spectacular long range views, making it prime for both sunrises and sunsets.

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” Mahatma Gandhi

Recently, I captured a sunset banked against clouds.  I thought I’d share it with you.

Autumn Sunset
Autumn Sunset

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”  – Rabindranath Tagore

Sunset Spectacular 2

Literally, a fire blazing in the sky.  Little Mattie Stepanek, the wise child who lit up our hearts with his poetry, wisdom, and calls for peace, gave me a favorite quote.  He said, “Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.” 

Sunset Spectacular 3

Back glow behind the dark clouds edged them with pink.

Sunset Spectacular

“How strange this fear of death is!  We are never frightened at a sunset.” – George McDonald

As most of you know, I am participating in Nanowrimo – the great novel writing challenge that occurs in November.  For more on how that is coming along – or not – visit my writing site, reneejohnsonwrites.  There is a meter there, measuring my progress and holding my feet to the fire.

But I’ll always take time to admire such a spectacular sunset.  How about you?