Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October sunset

One of the first rules of life in New Mexico that we learned even before we moved here is:

NEVER MISS A SUNSET.

We watch the sunsets over the Jemez Mountains nightly. Here is an interesting one from several nights ago:

8 comments:

Bag Blog said...

If you painted that sunset, someone would say, "but that doesn't look real." And yet it is.

Val said...

Beautiful!

Welcome home!

Towanda said...

Exactly Lou. John said it looked like a sunset on top of a sunset. Sometimes I wish I was artistic and could paint this stuff.

Val - As your blog site demonstrates, there is just never an end to the beautiful photos that can be taken in this state. We have learned to never leave the house without the camera.

Kris, in New England said...

Wow - absolutely gorgeous. Fundamentally I disagree though...

never miss a sunset - anywhere.

Towanda said...

kris - I think the reason I am enjoying the sunsets in NM so much is the wide open view we have of the horizon.

In Kansas we had to look at the sunsets through little spaces in the trees - not that we didn't enjoy those big trees a lot, though!

Buck said...

Just brilliant!

I'm kinda with Kris... sunsets (and sunrises, too, if you're up that early) are great no matter WHERE you are. I've known old sailors who swear there are no better sunsets to be seen than at sea... and people from other parts of the world who swear by theirs, too. It's the wide-open vistas in NM that are inspiring, but I've seen the same sorts of views in Montana and North Dakota. So... enough of my rambling, LOL!

Laurel said...

It looks like God put an exclamation point on it . . . literally! Gorgeous! Loved your visit. Ya'll come back real soon. ;-)

Towanda said...

Oh my! I didn't mean to give the impression that I thought New Mexico had better sunsets than other places...though we certainly have stunning ones.

I was just repeating that for me one of the rules for living here was "never miss a sunset."

I know there are wonderful sunsets in many places.