It has been raining all day here on Otty Lake, Ontario. A dull, gray, constant downpour that dampens the soul and soaks the landscape.
Ah, but if you could have gazed through this rain-dappled window on the previous evening, as the sun was dipping toward the western shore…
…if you had seen what I saw.
You might have raised a toast to the very glory of it all.
Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the great things the sun gives us!
― Mehmet Murat ildan
My heart burns like the evening sky.
― Sanober Khan
Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron. It’s the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray-painted by a graffiti artist.
― Mia Kirshner
Once I saw a chimpanzee gaze at a particularly beautiful sunset for a full 15 minutes, watching the changing colors [and then] retire to the forest without picking a pawpaw for supper.
― Adriaan Kortlandt
Tonight the sun has died like an Emperor … great scarlet arcs of silk … saffron … green … crimson … and the blaze of Venus to remind one of the absolute and the infinite.
― John Coldstream
The sky, at sunset, looked like a carnivorous flower.
― Roberto Bolaño.
Sunset on the water ought to be a quiet and easy time, but I guess some people can’t stand a little silence.
― Carl Hiaasen