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That Fleeting Moment

December 6th, 2018

Yesterday evening, I ran out to look for something I thought I left in the sauna. Right as I rounded the corner of the house I stopped dead in my tracks because of this:

Naturally, I ran inside and grabbed my camera, which didn’t have quite the right lens, but I knew I didn’t have time to change it. It had been foggy all day, not just a bit of fog, thick, pea-soup style fog. Right as the sun was setting, the fog started to blow away and the sun was able to peek through in all its golden glory.

This moment lasted for just that, a moment, it was gone just as quickly as it came as the sun lowered beyond the horizon. This year I’ve really been trying to notice and soak in these moments like this, especially the fleeting ones.

Do you notice the sunsets more this time of year when the sun is setting earlier?

2 Comments to “That Fleeting Moment”
  1. Nebraska Dave on December 6, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Susy, I had one of those moments a few days ago with a full on rainbow in the sky while it was snowing. That was unusual. I don’t have a camera that would be able to capture that. It only lasted about five minutes and then it faded away as the light of the evening invaded the sky. Nature is really amazing and beautiful when we get our eyes off of our cell phone, don’t you think?

    Have a great nature moment.

    Nebraska Dave

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  2. Joan on December 10, 2018 at 11:12 am

    I probably notice them somewhat less, since I’m often at work when the sun sets. The sunsets are much more brilliant this time of year though, and often stop me in my tracks when I see them!

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