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Late yesterday afternoon Richard suggested that we drive to the lake to watch the sunset. I’ve mentioned several times since moving here that Cleveland is located at a point on the lake where we would be able to watch both sunrises and sunsets ~ if we made the effort, a not-too-veiled hint. We left the apartment while still broad daylight so I had no clue if we would catch a pretty sunset or not. Regardless, Richard and I would enjoy the lake for a few minutes together this evening. When we first arrived I was taken with the beautiful pastel colors and the almost impressionistic scene before me (for another blog.) Hand-in-hand, we strolled down a quay where a few fishermen lingered, took deep breaths and watched the sky become increasingly brilliant. After a while we drove to another point a mile or two further west where we witnessed even more profuse reds, yellows and oranges as the sun continued to sink in the sky . Both places offered up stunningly beautiful sights even as clouds obscured the sun. Yet. not to be deterred, the sun’s rays still lighted the sky in  a dazzling display of color. This photo is straight out of the camera ~ no editing, no enhancement. We watched. We breathed deeply. We stayed until almost dark, yet as we walked back to our car, the profusion of color continued to impress. I am grateful for the opportunity of watching the sun set over Lake Erie.



  1. Ha, we did the same yesterday! We watch the sunset in Michigan on one of our in-state lakes. It was absolutely breathtaking!! Autumn is my favorite season, too bad that it follows by one of my least liked season.

    • I agree with you, Ariana. Glad you enjoyed the sunset. Autumn is a beautiful season marred only by the knowledge of what follows. Oh well…
      thanks for stopping by.

  2. Hello. I found your blog because of a pingback to mine. I love sunsets and take any opportunity to record them. As we go into summer here there will be many opportunities to do so. 🙂

    • Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it. I don’t get to see many sunsets because of where we live right now (wooded area in a city) but when possible, we like to drive to the lake. These were taken on Lake Erie.

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