Monday, August 6, 2007

back from texas

I love looking west and seeing mountains. But one thing I miss about living in the flatlands is the sunsets. Here in the Colorado front range, the sun just goes right down behind the mountains, usually without a lot of fanfare. Sometimes we get a surprise burst of color, which is cause for much oohing and ahhing.
However, when we go down to Austin, this type of scene is a regular occurrence at my mom's house. Beautiful colors that intensify and last a long time after the sun is well down below the horizon.
Although...actually now that I compare this photo to the one in my banner (taken in eastern Colorado), I see how similar the colors really are. You just have to go a little further east.
And the sunrises here can be spectacular too. I'm just not usually up that early with my camera!