Can Sunsets Get Any More Dramatic?

I was writing in our library when Peggy urged, “Curt, you have to come in here and check out the sunset.”

Four or five times a year we get dramatic sunsets at our house. It is always a time to stop whatever we are doing and watch as the sun lights up the clouds with gorgeous red, orange, yellow and purple colors. The front of our house, which faces a westerly direction, provides front row seats for watching the show. These photos don’t require any description. Enjoy.

As the sun completed its evening show, the Red Buttes took on a dark blue look. The show was over.


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46 thoughts on “Can Sunsets Get Any More Dramatic?

  1. Peggy sure knew what she was talking about when she called you to see the sunsets. We were just saying here a few days ago that we have not had any dramatic sunsets in a while!

    • Contrail indeed, Linda. I would have preferred that it not be there but it was part of the show. I’m always fascinated by how fast the colors change from bright to faded to gray. As for shapes, it’s a clouds responsibility to stir our imaginations. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. The sun really does need the clouds in order to make things magic!
    The upside to this time of year is that the sunrise and sunset has shifted far enough to the south that we see both from our south facing windows!

  3. I think the answer to your question is “no, they can’t get any more dramatic.” As an Oregonian, I get those amazing sunsets too, but I’m socked in by trees and we don’t have a view of that big sky. Your photos are stunning, Curt. No wonder you take the time to sit outside and enjoy.

    • We were lucky when we moved here ten years ago Diana to find a home on the Upper Applegate River with a great view of the Red Buttes in the Siskiyou mountains. We searched for a year to find the place. ๐Ÿ™‚ It meets Peggy’s requirements by having the Applegate River and mine by backing up to a million acres of national forests. The only drawbacks are the forest fires… Sunsets are a plus. ๐Ÿ™‚ โ€“Curt

      • I’m up north in the Coastal Range. We moved here about ten years ago too, following our daughter who planned to start a family. We also searched for a year. Lol. Your spot sounds fabulous, but I agree about the fires. This year was terrible up here – and seem to be getting worse every year. Let’s hope that 2021 is better than 2020 on every front. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. I saw some like that out at Sunset Bay (near Charleston). I bet plenty of folks thought I’d doctored the shots when I posted them. They are quite surreal when they get like that!

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