The days are getting noticeably shorter. The sun sets two minutes earlier each day, a quarter of an hour a week. It now sets where it did in April. there is something so wonderful about the sunset, while you watch it you know you are a part of something magnificent. We all are, while we watch the sun go down and the sky change colour, every day different colours and hues, every day that magical, wondrous feeling.
So here are my favourite summer sunsets, just to stay awhile longer in summer and linger with the warmth of the sun and listen to the last of the crickets.
Here is a verse from 'Tintern Abbey', written by William Wordsworth in 1789 to read while watching the sun go down.
And I have felt
A presence that disturbs me with the joy
Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
Of something far more deeply interfused,
Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
And the round ocean and the living air
And the blue sky, and in the mind of man;
A motion and a spirit that impels,
All thinking things, all objects of all thought,
And rolls through all things.
|Sunset over the sea, watching the last ferry of the day|
|Sunset over the mountains|
|Sunset over the countryside|
|Sunset on the river|
|Sunset on the lake|
|Sunset in a pine wood|
|Sunset from a terrace|