Tuesday, April 26, 2011

V is for...

Venturing out that evening for the cookout, I mentioned that our plans to watch the sun actually set were interrupted by the locals catching the Moray eel.  However, I did manage to get a few early shots before the clouds rolled in...and after the wind blew away the Pres' plate!  Jennifer and I told him, that it was his own fault for not holding on to it.  Not happy, he vowed that he wouldn't do this again.  Oh well, on with the almost sunset.






The boat in the distance was going to make this picture very close to perfect.



Variations of a pinkish hue that appeared in clusters throughout the sky were absolutely spectacular.  Then those clusters simply banded together, forming something resembling a claw-like hand reaching across the sky directly above the horizon. 

At one point, they/it intensified.







Then very near to dark, the hues dissipated, melding into the vast sky, becoming individual clusters once again.

I learned two lessons that night:

Hold on to your plate when it's windy.

The sun doesn't have to set to see real beauty.

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10 comments:

Nancy said...

Those views are gorgeous! Love the pinks in the sky.

Hope your hubby got to go back for seconds. Poor guy! :)

mybabyjohn said...

Nice sky shots.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You sure came back with some stories! Thanks for the egg cartons btw :-)

texwisgirl said...

scenic and soothing. :)

Sandra said...

it really does look like a claw dragging across the sky. you are so right about the beauty with out the sunset

Canyon Girl said...

I love clouds and these are beautiful.--Inger

Jill said...

Beautiful scenery. That first one is very close to perfect! Very nice!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh JP - love the pictures with the pink in the sunset - gorgeous. Looks like you had a GREAT time in Aruba.

Bee Lady said...

Beautiful pics. Poor Pres.

Cindy Bee

forestwalk/laura k said...

beautiful almost sunset pic's!

too bad about the pres' plate...but i'm sure the birds and insects were happy! :]

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