Thursday, June 14, 2012

Light dancing on a winglet

Smooth flight
Minneapolis, MN
February 2011
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Have you ever noticed how light tends to shift toward blue after the sun sinks below the horizon? It's my favorite time of day, those sometimes-fleeting moments between sunset and full darkness. It makes me wish I could hold onto the light for a little bit longer, because soon enough it'll wink out completely.

Then again, night isn't forever. And it'll be morning soon enough. Gotta love how the planet - and life, come to think of it - moves in circles.

Your turn: What's your favorite time of day? Why?


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Depends on the season and the light, Carmi.

Right now, here in W.V., it's the morning.

Alexia said...

Definitely dusk.
Word of the moment? crepuscular.

mmp said...

yup, for me it's that magic heart stopping moment right there in between afternoon and evening....

catching myself walking through sunshine at that time i will usually stop and just wait....

sage said...

I love afterglow, that you get often in the mountains when a storm clears as the sun set below the horizon, but its rays are still able to reach the clouds and reflect down, turning things pink or golden.

Shane Black said...

I like the gloaming, just before sunset.

Also, did you know those wingtips are there to prevent vortices and increase handling?