On our most recent vacation to the beach, my husband and I sat on the deck from late afternoon well into the night as our week was coming to an end. We’re way past the age of frolicking in the surf until our mothers call us inside, so we were content to sit in the balmy breeze of late summer and just be.
It’s hard to do. But there’s a tipping point when you become drunk from the sensuality of the experience as you watch the descent of the sun. I’m talking about all the senses first exploding, then complementing each other, delicately, subtly. And you know peace.
22 thoughts on “descent…another weekly photo challenge”
The setting sun is a descent that happens so quickly and so dramatically.
it’s true. I thought I caught it right before the sun kissed the horizon, but oh well.
Nice shot. And nice blog following. Lord willing, I’ll get there someday. God bless.
oh thank you so much. I think it’s this photography thing — we’re all drawn to it, aren’t we. beauty is everywhere 🙂
This definitely looks like a sunset I’d like to enjoy. I’ve seen many a sunset from the north, but few from the shores of the south…one day we hope to camp around the country in our Scamp and see some warmer climes and times of sunset. Lovely.
I do hope you get to experience it. It’s a little different to be on the west coast of Florida 🙂
Magnificent sunset, Maria. Yes, that is the best kind of peace.
You are very right in saying “But there’s a tipping point when you become drunk from the sensuality of the experience as you watch the descent of the sun”. The sudden dip of the sun across the horizon is mesmerizing. I always feel the Sun and the sea stand for the symbol of magnanimity.
I like that! And yes, I agree 🙂
I love this take on the theme! Beautiful and soulful!
looks like you and i are on the same page with this post – or at least looking in the same direction 🙂
Yes we are! Where was yours? Ours was in the Gulf along Florida’s Forgotten Coast.
On the other side of the continent just north of the USA/Canada border – on Vancouver Island’s west coast. Have not been to Florida yet. Looks lovely too.
wow! would love to visit there one day!
what a different, and very lovely, take on descent. Oh, the colors….!
thank you so much!
Beautiful words and photograph! Enjoy the peace. 🙂
Thank you. It’s lovely to just be, doncha think?