Sunset: so ends this day

I think I’ve told you before, I love watching the sun rise.

However, sunsets also capture my attention. I live in a place well-known for its spectacular sunsets over the beach.

Sunset over the water
Here’s one my dad took and shared on a “Sunset Appreciation Group” he set up on WhatsApp.
Dad kind of likes making WhatsApp groups.

The other week, I watched a sunset that blew me away. The sky melted from deep indigo to a pale pink, before hovering above the horizon as a vibrant orange. The kind of scene that refuses to be photographed or decorated with words in a way that does it justice.

I had just gone on a run to the beach with my mum and sister, and was taking my dog for a walk. It stopped me in my tracks for quite a while.

The most beautiful sunrise
Dad captured the incredible view as he left work the same day.

The colours of the sky left me in awe, but the feeling of peace in the sunset also filled me. Reminiscent of the feeling I get from watching a sunrise (still my favourite – check out this sunrise blog post). It’s a feeling of hope, and assurance. A new day is coming. There is beauty in the world.

The road is ahead
” Night is now falling
So ends this day
The road is now calling
And I must away”
The Last Goodbye by Billy Boyd

Throughout these weeks, I have often thought back to that sunset. It has been a nice memory to come back to. Also a reminder for me not to limit myself. Sure, I love sunrises, but, hey, appreciate the sunset too. 🙂

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  • Reply
    Gabby Francis
    October 7, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Beautiful Trudy. I honestly could not pick whether I prefer sunsets or sunrises – I think I love them both equally with great measure. ? There have been some amazing skies lately, I loved the clouds and stars at night when we were camping recently?

    • Reply
      Trudy Francis
      October 7, 2019 at 9:08 am

      Thanks Gabby! ♥ There have been some beautiful skies lately ?

  • Reply
    October 8, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    I love how you added the Last Goodbye! It fits so perfectly!

    • Reply
      Trudy Francis
      October 8, 2019 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks Leannah! I thought so too ?

  • Reply
    Bethany J. Melton
    November 3, 2019 at 12:02 am

    I’ve been singing The Last Goodbye all week, so this fit beautifully!

    • Reply
      Trudy Francis
      November 4, 2019 at 8:36 pm

      It’s one of my favourite songs! If you’re interested, I wrote more about the songs in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in this blog post

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