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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Frozen sunset

It was the last day of January. The month had been gray, with few sunny days. In the afternoon on this last day, the sky cleared and my husband and I headed to the bay for another sunset. It was bitterly cold, -7 C, but without any wind. We weren't disappointed in spite of the cheek-stinging cold.

This photo from mid December shows the bay at Summerside, Prince Edward Island, has started to freeze. 

 

The sun has moved northward since that photo was taken and the bay is frozen.  Now, the lighthouse is not in the frame with the setting sun as it was in mid December. 

 

Rumpled ice is aglow with colour as it reflects the sky.

 

The sun sinks lower into the icy horizon.

 

The rim of light slips below the horizon; all that remains is the afterglow.

 

A few steps back show the scene.


Cold, still and peaceful...home.

28 comments:

Tomoko said...

The icy horizon and the sunset,so calm, that is a special beauty!! Marie.

Anvilcloud said...

Nice winter series.

DJan said...

Beautiful, even if a bit on the cold side. Love the sunset pictures. :-)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I have photographed a sunset over water but never ice, your photos are beautiful. It's wonderful when the whole sky is glowing.

Celia said...

Such winter beauty, thanks.

The Happy Whisk said...

I love these photos. The second one is my top pick but then the second to last one, is right upt there. Love the contrast. Thanks for sharing and boogie boogie.

Karen said...

How beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! Very cold but I'm sure it feels great to get out and walk! Andrea

Mage said...

Stunning and powerful.

Marie Smith said...

The ice and light are incredible. Cold too, Tomoko.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, AC.

Marie Smith said...

Love sunset, Jan, even in the cold.

Marie Smith said...

It is indeed, Judith!

Marie Smith said...

It was gorgeous, Celia.

Marie Smith said...

You are welcome, HW.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Karen.

Marie Smith said...

Walking there is one of my favourite things, Andrea.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Mage.

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Wow! These pictures are awesome! Love the sun slipping warmly into the cold horizon. And the picture of the little gazebo in shadows was glorious. I would have braved the cold with you just to see that sight :) It was -5 here this morning, with no wind.

Marie Smith said...

Wish we could watch the sunset together down by the bay, SUI. Words, though lovely, would not be necessary.

Silver Willow said...

Gorgeous sunset! Thanks for sharing!

Ginnie said...

So glad you have a Hubby who shares these "eternalized moments" with you, Marie. GORGEOUS. Thanks for sharing them.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you for visiting, SW.

Marie Smith said...

He has an interest in photography now and enjoys the outdoors too, Ginnie. It's great we can share thiese interests.

The Happy Whisk said...

You've got lots of talent. I'm happy to be reading your blog.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, HW.

Down by the sea said...

That is stunning! Sarah x

Marie Smith said...

It was beautiful to see, Sarah.