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Missing Summer In November November 9, 2013

Posted by Christine Coleman in Outdoors.
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The lesson, most likely, is that I need to real to appreciate today and the current fall season and the early darkness. Wishing it was June with more daylight isn’t going to change the fact it’s Nov. 9 and dark at 5 p.m.

On another day, I will work harder at enjoying the moment. Today actually was a pretty day for the fall — abundant sunshine, temperatures in the mid-50s. But, of course, it was dark at 5 p.m.

Here’s a photo from the days when it wasn’t dark at 5 p.m., of a beautiful sunset along the Mississippi River at the appropriately named Sunset Park in Rock Island, Ill. It was taken 16 weeks ago tonight, on July 20. (Thank you, Instagram, for the 16-week calculation!)

sunset - July

Ah, I can remember the feeling of standing there and watching nature’s beauty as the sun descended and the sky turned into a kaleidoscope of yellow, pink and soft purple. Being at the park that night was impulsive, the result of being not far from there as sunset was approaching and taking a quick detour.

Obviously, it was a wise impulse.

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1. Mary - November 10, 2013

Very nice! I’m sure enjoying these!! Love, MM


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