We came up to Detroit for a quick visit with Russell and last night we took an elevator to the top of the Renaissance Center. From our perch 70 floors up, we were treated to a splendid sunset over the Detroit River.
I was treated to a pretty sunset on my cab ride from LaGuardia to Brooklyn last night, which actually made the normally unpleasant experience tolerable.
The Santa Barbara beach sunsets also are a treat, and when the sun finally dips below the horizon the stars are very clear. When you are used to the obscuring effects of light pollution, a crystal-clear view of the Milky Way is a wonder to behold.
Richard, UJ and I were up at Hen Island in Lake Erie this weekend for the annual father-son get-together at the Quinnebog Fishing Club. We ate lots of food, drank lots of beer, and played lots of cribbage. We also enjoyed some spectacular sunsets.
When you are a city dweller, you don’t see many dramatic sunsets, because the horizon is blocked by buildings. When you’re out on an island, however, you can really appreciate how wonderful sunsets can be. That’s Friday’s sunset above, and Saturday’s sunset below. Friday’s sunset was more bold and colorful, but Saturday’s was more interesting, with the backlit clouds looking like the outline of continents on a map, limned in fire.
Richard discovered a quirky place called Cooper’s Landing on the banks of the broad Missouri River. We paid a visit there last night and found a group of good-hearted people gathering to listen to music, build crackling campfires, and enjoy life. They’ve got a nice view, too.
On the west coast of the seven-acre outcropping that is Old Hen Island is a little clearing called Sunset Strip. It’s a great place to watch the sun fall into Lake Erie, leaving you with a crystal clear view of the crescent Moon against a deep blue sky turning to black.
A beautiful sunset in a lovely little corner of the world. Now it’s time to get inside before the mosquitoes get to work.