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100 random things that make me happy: #10

I'm a bit behind on these... At this rate it'll take me 3 years to post 100 things. Ah well.

7/14/12

Twilight is my favorite time of day. I love how the light changes as it angles toward the horizon, takes on an otherworldly golden glow, makes colors appear richer, draws out the contrasts. Tonight as I was driving west, chasing the sunset, it was raining. The clouds stacked up in the western sky and the heavy moisture in the air created this violet haze, the colors of the sunset reflected off the wet pavement, the intense green of the rolling hills made all the more vibrant in the fading light. It was like literally driving into the sunset, surrounded by it. There's something serene and bittersweet about that fleeting time between the end of day and the beginning of night. It makes me happy.

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antesqueluz
Aug. 6th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
It's weird when you change latitude and the times of day change.

I think I like in between things...
angus_honey
Jul. 28th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
I had to think about this and came to the conclusion that I have no particular favourite time of day! If I see a wonderful sunset then I love that, or a bright blue sky or sometimes (most often over here...) rolling dark grey rain clouds, a a very black sky at night, or a very starry night...

It just happens as the fancy takes me...
antesqueluz
Aug. 6th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
It's good to find beauty in the moment. :-)
persnickett
Jul. 30th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, nice. This is a fave for Mr S as well. I explained to him why the eye sees a glow on things like flowers (which I'm sure you already know being all doctorized and stuff but still: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purkinje_effect
) and now he calls it Purkinje time lol.
antesqueluz
Aug. 6th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
Purkinje time! That is awesome, as are the Snicks. :-D
f_m_r_l
Aug. 6th, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
Lovely. :-)
antesqueluz
Aug. 6th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
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