We thought we were going to get a sunset. But the sun played peek-a-boo and hid behind a cloud bank we hadn’t anticipated!
The Sun and her supporting clouds performed for us 1-17-18.
The Sun is rolling north, rolling on the river! It set at the dark finger of land on the left side of the photo on 12-21-17 (winter solstice). This photo was taken 1-18-18.
The Moon always follows the Sun so the Sun cannot hide from us, any more than my children could hide from me when they were small because our Border Collie followed them everywhere. I see her tail in my memory, like a crescent moon. The Potomac River’s open water reflects the salmon sunset while the ice reflects the blue sky.
Sundown 1-15-18. The wonderful thing about the end of the day is how relaxing a sunset is. Sunrise is equally lovely but too soon blindingly bright. Day is done vs. day’s begun! A totally different mindset.
These Canada geese are busy consuming something. It’s just before sunset on the Potomac River. Are they drinking or eating? Please let me know!
Tic tac toe, anyone? A sky full of contrails! With all this cold, it looks like everyone is getting out of town!
So many grades of ice from smooth to rough on the Potomac River!
Sunset over frozen Potomac River is beyond imagining! My granddaughter asked what was wrong with the water. It wasn’t moving!
Looks like my advection fog photo from a few days ago but these are “Altostratus translucidus” clouds. Per David M. Carroll, “The low sun is a white disk in a smoked-glass sky.”
Frozen Potomac River in foreground.