We made it home, carefully, yesterday afternoon.
One of the most glorious moments in Eufaula was the sunset Wednesday night. In fact, our cottage had a perfect sunset and sunrise view – so I’m already planning a return visit.
But Wednesday night. The snow on the beach had faded, but was still dazzlingly covering the yard. The ice, snow, beach combination was something that South Alabama doesn’t get to experience…ever.
I don’t often have the opportunity to observe a single sunset through its entire process, but since the kids were happily playing, I witnessed this one from beginning to end, reminding me why I’ve so deeply fallen in love with this magical time of day. The dramatic contortions that the sky goes through is exhilarating in a way that’s hard to explain without seeing the whole process. So, here are twenty shots sixty-five minutes, all from my iPhone, using ProHDR as my camera, and with very few post-shot edits.
4:47 – the sun reflecting in one of the many frozen puddles.
4:55 – Noah was screaming “I’m running! IN THE SNOW!!”
4:56 – Snow running is quickly exhausting.
4:57 – Beach reeds – I’m thinking this was probably their first experience with ice.
4:59 – Ali, looking for treasures.
5:07 – It was as if the earth completely segregated, for just a minute, into warm and cool sides.
5:09 – They were probably kicking goose poo.
5:12, one minute prior to official sunset – Noah moved on me and left his ghost behind.
5:28 – Rorschach skies – but way more colorful.
5:29 – I had to wade out in the water myself – you know, to check the angle.
5:48 – the last peeks of color are always the softest.
Everyone needs to give a sunset an hour of their time. Regularly.