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Sunsets Over the Years

Updated on July 1, 2012
Sunset in Texas over the lake.
Sunset in Texas over the lake. | Source
Sunset from backyard one day.
Sunset from backyard one day. | Source
Beautifully colored sunset!  Some of my favorite colors here!
Beautifully colored sunset! Some of my favorite colors here! | Source
Sunset through the woods.
Sunset through the woods. | Source

I have always loved sunsets

Sunsets - One of My Favorite Things In Life

My whole life I think, I can't remember a time when I didn't love sunsets. I am absolutely enthralled by them, they really really get my attention. Its nothing new, I know, as many people have expressed they feel the same way about sunsets. This is just a small sampling of some sunsets I have captured over the years, and I wanted to share them.

One of the very coolest thing about sunsets, is that you will never ever see one exactly the same, two times. Each one is a work of art in itself. If you look at this set of sunsets through the slideshow option, notice the degrees of different colors and lights shown in each. There is quite an array of color, depending what is going on within your view of the horizon.

Another thing I love about sunsets, is they don't really last that long, once they begin to get good. So you have to act quickly, or just be ready with a camera if you hope to catch them. It is so relaxing to actually watch the sun set, I could watch a new one every day if given the chance!

A Favorite Memory

Last year, around the time that my father Al passed away, I went to the beach alone, in California. I went to a beach my dad often used to take us girls when we were young. I had the perfect view of the sun set. I watched it go all the way down.

I noticed the mesmerizing repetition of the waves crashing against the rocks, and how some gulls would fly by now and then. The sunset itself, is a very repetitious thing. As another wave broke, then another, I would see what seemed like sparkles of color and light coming through the droplets of water then fall right back down again, like little stars. It was truly beautiful! My dad is partly responsible for the love I have for nature and things like sunrises and sunsets. So it was very special to me to experience that particular sunset there, during such a difficult time. It was very beautiful, comforting, peaceful.

More Sunsets To Come

I look forward to so many more sunsets, and I hope that the next time you get to see one, that you take a minute to think about what makes that one special, or its own "work of art." Maybe its a silhouette of a tree, a boat, a house, a bird flying by, or the colors. No matter what, its a little gift, and I am so thankful for those.

© Copyright 2012 by Oceansnsunsets. All Rights Reserved.

Sun, just hidden behind the clouds.  The fishermen in the little boat are likely enjoying it too!
Sun, just hidden behind the clouds. The fishermen in the little boat are likely enjoying it too! | Source
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Little marina and campground in the sunset.Another day, another sunset from my backyard.
Little marina and campground in the sunset.
Little marina and campground in the sunset. | Source
Another day, another sunset from my backyard.
Another day, another sunset from my backyard. | Source
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Daffodil flowers in bloom, with a sunset in the background.The sun, setting behind clouds in Greece.Sunset over the ocean, one of my favorite kinds!
Daffodil flowers in bloom, with a sunset in the background.
Daffodil flowers in bloom, with a sunset in the background. | Source
The sun, setting behind clouds in Greece.
The sun, setting behind clouds in Greece. | Source
Sunset over the ocean, one of my favorite kinds!
Sunset over the ocean, one of my favorite kinds! | Source

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Lovelights, your generous words made me smile, thank you so much. Sharing these photos makes me happy, and I think a neat way to share a little bit of beauty I saw with others. Have a great week.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Globalgirl, your kind comment is much appreciated, thank you very much for both it, and the vote as well.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Snurre, Happy you liked the daffodils in the sunset photo! Thanks for your comment.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Mecheshier, thank you very much! It makes me happy you liked the photos. Thanks for your comment and vote on my hub.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Jack, your sunset photos of Kauai and the ocean sound absolutely wonderful! I think sunsets have to be one of the most wonderful thing to photograph. It brings such beauty and calm to our lives. No two, ever the same either.

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      Debbie 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Your photos are absolutely stunning. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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      Yourglobalgirl 

      6 years ago from UK

      Beautiful photography. Voted up

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      Snurre 

      6 years ago

      These are beautiful! I particularly like the daffodil sunset. Thank you for posting!

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      mecheshier 

      6 years ago

      Just simply beautiful. Fabulous pics. Thank you for sharing. Voted up for awesome.

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      Jackwms 

      6 years ago

      I enjoyed this very much. I am a great lover of scenery and the out of doors. We have some great sunsets here in Western Washington state (when the clouds permit). I have several sunset photos of my own and do like to take pictures. My wife and I lived in Kauai, Hawaii for a few years, and I have some good sunsets photos of the sun setting over the ocean. Good hub.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Suzie, Thank you so very much. You mentioned the Greek Island of Santorini. I would very much love to go there one day. I have been to Greece, Corinth and the Pelopennese Peninsula. I loved the sunsets there, but I know the Islands are even more amazing with their sunsets. Thanks for your comment.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Livingabroad, what a small world, I look forward to seeing your sunsets! Yes, I like how you think, and I know I have so many more, and will love to share those also in a part two series of sunset hubs! Thanks for the idea, and I hope there are many many gorgeous sunsets in your future!

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Dinkan, I love sunset pictures also, and never tire of them. Thanks for your kind words and comment.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Wonderful sunsets oceansnsunsets, i too am a huge fan of them. Gorgeous photos, amazing when you get such an array of colours. Some of the most incredible sunsets i have seen are on the Greek Island of Santorini. Congrats and voting

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      livingabroad 

      6 years ago from Wales, UK

      I'm currently writing a hub on sunsets from over my last few years travelling! This is a great hub, I hope to see more of your sunsets again in a two part series?!

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      dinkan53 

      6 years ago from India

      I love sunset pictures. Gorgeous sunset – great job with those pictures. Rated up and beautiful.

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