LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Monday, July 27, 2009

360 Sunset

It's a scientific fact; the sun sets in the West. But every now and then when conditions are just right the colors of the sunset spread across the entire sky. I caught such an occurrence recently. It was absolutely amazing. All of these photographs are taken from my yard as I walked a circle around the house, photographing the sky from all directions.



















The sight was truly gorgeous. I called my neighbor and we stood outside admiring the color. I can't recall if the next day was gorgeous after the wonderous red sky at night.

34 comments:

The Bug said...

Wow - beautiful! I'm usually too transfixed to remember my camera...

George said...

The glorious sunsets are one advantage of living in the mountains, although they don't often fill the sky the ways your sunset did. The photos are beautiful.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Just amazing. I love a pink sky..yours seems HOT pink!!

Rudee said...

It's inspiring. I love Mother Nature's displays of art.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I love sunsets. I like to just look at my office window and watch the sun set over the mountains. It's such a beautiful and peaceful time. These are really great photos. Thank you for visiting my blog. The poem,"Crepe Roses," was about my aunt who is deceased now.

The Thundering Herd said...

What a beautiful sunset. We live in a hollow (not that I pronounce it hollow - grins), so we watch the sun set over one ridge and rise over another. Awesome.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely beautiful.....wonderful photographs. I have never seen a sunset like that......

Tina said...

Very unusual...but extremely neat.
I think I would have also felt as if it was surreal..being able to look all around me at the same coloring..beautiful shots!!

Ms. ~K said...

What a treat! Thanks for sharing...
Loved your comment on my blog...
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Leedra said...

Definitely beautiful skies.

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Rae said...

Pink clouds. So beautiful and my favorite type of sunset.

KGMom said...

I love those evenings when there is just enough cloud cover to bounce the setting sun rays all around.

Ruth said...

We occasionally get those sunsets with the same colours when there is fairly heavy cloud cover. Beautifully captured in your pictures!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow--Carolyn, to see s sunset ALL over is amazing. What gorgeous colors your sky was!!! I'll bet that is rare.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

jan m said...

How beautiful!

KB said...

Beautiful. The 360 degree pink sky tends to happen here in the winter rather than the summer. Wow.

scienceguy288 said...

A lovely time of day. Probably my favorite.

Bird Girl said...

That IS amazing! I've always said that NC has the best sunsets I've ever seen...a 360 one would be all around BETTER! Beautiful pictures!

caboval said...

Oh those photos are so nice! We just love sunsets!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Barb said...

Very, very beautiful - a perfect ending to the day.

Cicero Sings said...

Beautiful ... amazing surround colour.

Thistlebrooms said...

Absolutely 'BEAUTIFUL' Sky...
Thanks for sharing Carolyn...
Happy your getting your share of the 'Beauty' this summer...
All My best...Marilyn

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. I have to control my excitement.

YOU HAVE GOLDENS!!! Hi Ellie! Hi Lucy! I can't wait to scroll through pages and pages of Fridays are Golden posts. Thank you so much for stopping by to say hi to our Laverne & Shirley, and our sweetest Milo Bear. It means a lot to me.

Your girls are GORGEOUS!

Oh, and your sky shots are not so bad either. Ha! :-)

I hope you had a great Monday. Looking forward to seeing you around here more often...

Jayne said...

WOW! What a gorgeous 360! :c)

Beth said...

Oh my, that is lovely. Such beautiful colors. Wonderful photos. I feel so fortunate that every morning, I get to watch the sun rise over the mountains here---it's a great way to start the day.

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I've enjoyed yours---your photos are wonderful and I love your goldens.

troutbirder said...

That really is something Carolyn. I love it!

merrilymarylee said...

Really, really lovely! We could use a dose of that here.

robin andrea said...

Yes, the very best sunsets light the whole sky. Beautifully done!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh, I love that too - we get the sunrises, but every so often we can see the colors of the sunset from our porch ! :)

Thistlebrooms said...

Funny again Carolyn...
Every year since I was small we always went camping on Mt.Desert Island, so to keep it going I started taking my girls when they were just babes!!! (NO camping any longer though)
I do know 'College of the Atlantic'...We visited & looked into it for my oldest about 4 years ago...THEN she changed to Archeology...Lots of Traveling in far off lands (like the thoughts I whispered in their ears since Babes, It Worked)
Truly the ONLY place where my Heart has Always been...

Always My Best...Marilyn

dAwN said...

Wow..Gorgeous shots! Must have been amazing in person!

amarkonmywall said...

Hush now. Some of us are having serious problems with sunset envy.

JeanMac said...

Just beautiful pictures. I've never noticed the sky showing a 360 sunset - will keep my eyes open tomorrow!

kks said...

beautiful, had a similar evening 2 nites ago....the sky was just orange and a really heavy orange glow....storms were all around us...my pics didn't turn out...