21 thoughts on “October Sunset”

  1. So sad to see the leaves gone, but now you can see the sunsets, at least for a while. Feels like winter here already. Yikes. Thanks for sharing Lynette. Allan

    1. Yes, we lost all the leaves in a giant wind storm, so no lingering slide into autumn. Standing and watching that sunset really communicated to me that winter is close by. The breeze had a real winter tone to it.

      1. Your winter comes earlier than ours, Lynette. We’re still meandering through the quiet days of autumn at present, and the winds, though northerly, still lack that bitter tang. Sunsets here are difficult, because the valley slopes from south to north and the western slopes cut off the sun long before it sets at this time of the year. I love sunsets over water, and yours was especialy evocative of the coming winter.

        1. Up here it does, for sure. Oh yes. M though is still in the Okanagan and he is continuing with temperatures in the low 20s C. It will be December before it gets cold, but that means about -2 or so.
          Here in the low Arctic (Iโ€™m 4ยฐ below the Arctic Circle), we get winter early and with a wallop.
          I looked up the latitude of Rustington (my momโ€™s UK home) and Penticton (my home and where M is right now) and Penticton is 1 degree further south. I was surprised by that!
          Yes, this lake provides particularly scenic views of the sky and sun, and sunsets and sunrises are pretty spectacular. The angle between the earth and sun really affects the light waves. Penticton is also down in a valley thatโ€™s surrounded by mountains, so sunset photos there are difficult, too.

          1. We’re at 51.8 here. But, as an island, our climate and our weather are both very subject to the surrounding sea and the Atlantic, from which most of our weather arrives. And out valley is V shaped, steepsided with a narrow bottom, so we sometimes see the pink clouds over the western hills but never the setting sun. And the opposite occurs for the sunrise. At least it gives me an excuse for not rising early to try to catch it!

          2. Yes, the ocean has a very strong, mitigating effect. I have seen the palm trees in Cornwall. Parts of both our east and west coasts are affected as well, especially Vancouver Island, which is on the Pacific side. It has a very temperate climate that includes rain forests, as well.

  2. Beautiful shot, Lynette!
    Our leaves are almost gone here – we had some strong winds today and they’re doing quite a number on them. On the plus side, we can see the river better and of course, sunsets. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you, Lori. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, autumn really produces lovely sunsets. Iโ€™m sure the cooler air has an effect on the light waves, but I donโ€™t know what the scientific facts are, really.

    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ We do. ๐Ÿ™‚ And these spectacular sunsets (and sunrises) will continue as Iโ€™m in such a good location for them, even as our daylight hours dwindle to about five hours.

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