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Friday, 30 December 2016

December sunset

It started as a miserable day. We had snow, enough for the streets to be plowed and the driveway shoveled. By late afternoon however, the sky cleared, the temperature rose above zero and the snow on the roads melted. Most noticeably, the wind was absent. However, storm clouds were rolling into the city.

We parked by the harbour in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, to observe the fireball in the sky as it settled below the sea. 

 

The ice on the harbour, formed in the last few days, was visible because of the last rays of sunlight.

 
 
As the sun disappeared, the bank of clouds advanced in an effort to cover the entire harbour. Twilight held onto its colour as the threat of an impending storm gathered. 


We paused and took in the beauty. 

 

As the sun sets on 2016, I wish you a New Year filled with health, peace and contentment.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! You are so lucky to live by all of this! Andrea

Anvilcloud said...

What a view from your car.

DJan said...

Thanks for sharing the end of a very fine day. We've got one more day after this one in a year I'm glad to say goodbye to. :-)

Silver Willow said...

a very lovely sunset! Thanks for capturing it for us!

Joanne Noragon said...

Beautiful pictures. May tomorrow be as lovely.

Celia said...

Your home is so beautiful. You know it's cold when the ice is on a salt water harbor. My husband used to talk about that in his former home in northern Norway.

Elephant's Child said...

Just glorious. Sunrise/sets are set off beautifully by water - and the ice just adds to it.
Thank you so much.
I hope the coming year(s) are full of love and laughter for you and yours.

Marie Smith said...

We love this island, Andrea.

Marie Smith said...

It is a great place to view the sunset this time of year, AC.

Marie Smith said...

I know, Jan. It's been a rough year!

Marie Smith said...

It was a great sunset, SW.

Marie Smith said...

Yes, please! It was. Great sunset, Joanne.

Marie Smith said...

Your husband is right, Celia!

Marie Smith said...

It was glorious, EC. Peaceful and beautiful.

Tabor said...

Such a large body of water with ice....that IS cold.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Best wishes for 2017, Marie!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Marie. Goodwill and Peace to you too. One can only pray the idiot about to be sworn in as President does not start yet another war.

Shammickite said...

Happy times to you and your family in 2017! Perhaps I'll make it to PEI this year?????

Marie Smith said...

Damp cold too, Tabor! Cuts through to the bone.

Marie Smith said...

You too, Debra.

Marie Smith said...

Peace and goodwill to you too, SS.

Marie Smith said...

That would be lovely, Shammickite. Have a wonderful New Year!

The Furry Gnome said...

What a beautiful sunset to end the year with!

Down by the sea said...

It looks so cold but so beautiful. It was worth leaving home to witness this wonderful sight. Wishing you and yoiur family a very Happy New Year! Sarah x

Ginnie said...

Your photos always fill me with wonder. You live in such a beautiful place and thanks for sharing it with us.

Marie Smith said...

It really was, FG.

Marie Smith said...

It was cold but beautiful, Sarah.

Marie Smith said...

Thanks, Ginnie. I'm glad you like them.

baili said...

Glad that end of the day you were able to see the sun coming out of clouds friend!
in such coldness this kind of experience is like big blessing.
i am truly captivated by these magical photos that took me to the moment of serenity and peace which you felt in the environment where air left snowy land in solitude and self revealing mode !
Blessings!