“Postcard pictures” is how my dad used to describe sunset photos somewhat dismissively. He was a serious landscape photographer and considered them less than desirable as a subject. Yet, when he passed away and I was going through his photos several years ago, what should I find? Sunset photos. Lots of them. I just smiled. Who can resist a beautiful sunset?
Peggy and I wrapped up our timeshare and said goodbye to PV this fall. I know we will miss the city with its friendly people, culture, great food, beautiful art, interesting wildlife, scenic settings and camera grabbing sunsets. I know we will be back some day, but for now, like the cowboys and cowgirls of yore, we are going to ride off into the sunset!
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37 thoughts on “Adios, Puerto Vallarta”
Best wishes for what’s next.
PS. I love a good sunset as well and who wouldn’t 🙂
Fabulous array of sunsets.
Peggy certainly has a smile to match any sunset! 😀
I was watching those sunsets with you, from our patio a few hours south in La Manzanilla. Those sunsets were one of the reasons we loved it there so much. I gather you sold your timeshare, or passed it along to others. I’m with Peggy. I love the mountains *and* the beaches.
I like sunset postcards pictures. I always look for faces in the clouds and I see two in your third picture.
It seems you really got the most out of that timeshare. Where next?
I can see why you love the sunsets!
Indeed, who can resist a beautiful sunset. And I bet your father would find something more than postcards in a couple of those shots; they are beautifully composed.
Thanks, Ray. And you are probably right. The fact that I had taken up photography, which I didn’t until after he had passed on, would have been a cause of celebration in itself for him. –Curt
I can almost hear the waves.
Lapping at the shore. Always music to my ears, Craig.
Beautiful images of the sun setting over the ocean. I think there is something very primal about pausing and being in the moment of the sun setting.
When I lived on Maui a lot of people in Kihei would just stop whatever they were doing and watch the sun set. There was this one beach that had a wall between it and the street. People would just go out and sit on the wall and watch the sun set. And every evening some person, I never got to see who, would blow a conch right at the moment the sun disappeared beyond the water. It was magical and I remember it vividly.
A neat story, Arati. The beach in PV filled with people watching the sunset as well. The blowing of the conch does seem special. I wonder if it was a native Hawaiian. –Curt
That’s a tradition in Key West, too. People collect at Mallory Square, drinks in hand, and just enjoy watching the day’s end.
It’s a good thing to do! We don’t have an ocean to look out on but Peggy and I often find ourselves appreciating the sun set over the mountains that we do look out on. –Curt
Oh my… these took my breath away! Gorgeous photos, we all love a good sunset!
Yes we do! 🙂 And thanks, MB. –Curt
Wow! Beautiful photos! How special to witness all that in person. Mother Nature is amazing.
Yes she is! And there is no end to the beauty she shares. I am ever so glad that we are programmed to enjoy it. Thanks. –Curt
They are all gorgeous!! I am a sunset lover also, I can’t get tired watching the same sun setting every night, yet with a new show and story.
Peggy’s smile is a great match for all your sunsets🙂
Peggy will enjoy that, Christie. 🙂 And I happen to agree. And thanks. PV really knows how to produce a sunset. And you are right— it is always a new show. –Curt
No sunset is the same as any other. A thousand sunset photos wouldn’t be too many — although it would be hard to find wall space for them all!
Wall space is always a premium around here, Linda. If new photos go up, old photos have to come down! PS: I expect there may be a thousand sunset photos in my archives. –Curt
I’d say Peggy is not included in the postcard pictures.
Nope, Peggy is a subject unto herself. Grin. And I am sure my father would agree, Tim. –Curt
I thought as much.
Thank you for these beautiful sunset pictures. I have taken many myself,
how can one resist the magic and colour display. I do agree that some clouds
add extra interest in the way the sunrays break into a multitude of colours.
By the way, I do love Peggy’s outfit.
I will pass your comments on to Peggy. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the PV sunsets. They are often spectacular. –Curt
Stunning sunset pics! These WOULD make wonderful postcards. I know I’d love getting them in the mail. I loved that reflection shot on the beach, too.
I did point out to my dad once or twice, that there is nothing wrong with postcard photos. (Grin) I find myself looking for the beach reflection shots whenever I watch the sun set on the ocean! –Curt
Curt, these are glorious sunset photos and the spirit soars to see them. What a stunning sight each evening for you and Peggy under your palapa (thank you for the new word for today!) How sweet that your father took and kept all the sunset photos even if publicly he saw them as ‘postcard pictures’! The beauty and allure of the setting sun melts all our hearts!
Laughing. My dad and I would have had a fun discussion had I found the sunset photos before he passed away, Annika. He spent a couple of years living on the Oregon coast where he could watch the sunset out his windows every night. 🙂 –Curt
Postcards or no, I still haven’t seen enough nice sunsets to look down my nose at ’em. In fact, I’d like to look down my lens barrel at more shots like these.
I am with you, Dave, when it comes to sunsets. Our Oregon coast provides some dandies as well, as my father learned. 🙂
The picture of Peggy is beautiful. It’s my favorite of all I’ve seen that you have taken of her. You certainly took advantage of a lovely setting highlight my dear friend.
Thank you, Leslie. Peggy and I really like it as well. I’ll make sure that Peggy sees your comment.