One of the very first things I noticed about living in Arizona that delighted me were the beautiful sunsets. Out on the desert floor, where the skies tend to be clear and the mountains are off in the distance, the sand in the air causes some brilliant reds and golds. I took this picture coming home from Phoenix this past Monday, somewhere just slightly north of Tucson, looking to the west. I think Bill thought I was crazy as I rolled down the window while we were going down the Interstate and began holding my camera up and out the window! Don’t worry, I wasn’t driving!
Here in Sierra Vista, at our higher altitude, I think we have more clouds than many areas of Arizona, and clouds can contribute to lovely sunsets. These two pictures were taken this past Wednesday evening, just standing outside in my front yard, looking to the Huachuca Mountains to the west and southwest.
You can just barely see the white of snow on the peak in the above picture.
And this is my all-time favorite sunset picture:
This was taken October 2010, on our way home from a trip to the peak of Mount Lemmon. As we headed east on the Interstate, Bill said, “Look behind you!” By the time Bill was able to find a place to pull off so I could take some pictures, the sun had dropped below the horizon. I have used this picture as a background on my computer desktop and also sliced it to use as one of the rotating header pictures here on Musings, Mischief and Mayhem.
Do you have a favorite sunset picture?
This is the first in my Amore Arizona series that I mentioned in my January 4th post on Contentment. In this series I write about and post pictures of the things I love about Arizona.