This is my favorite time of the year. Not just because of Christmas, a New Year and all the hoopla. This is my favorite time of the year because I get see sunsets. When we lived in Alaska during the winter months the sun set early and not in the west. Then in the summer it never set until 12 midnight. When we moved back to Arkansas I saw a sunset while driving across the I-30 bridge going south. It was the most beautiful thing I ever saw. I think it was the most wonderful welcome home display I had seen from anyone. It always happens in mid July or early August after a really hard downpour, there is a magnificent display of sunset colors, as if the summer is saying "Don't worry this heat will not last forever, the fall will come and you will enjoy the world once again."
So I always try to make a trip around sunset over the bridge in July going south. If I time it right I can see reds, yellows, orange and brilliant blue grading to dark blue to clear skies with stars. I can see it, but I can't see it for very long , cause there are 18 wheelers bearing down on me. I see these vistas on bridges which is a bummer if you are driving, but good if you are in the passenger seat. These vistas are one of the things I love the best about Arkansas.
Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Today was my youngest daughters birthday. Judea is 23 years old. Her dad and I celebrated Judea's birth today at my Mom and Dad's house with my sister, my oldest daughter, my grandsons, my son, and Frank, Judea's boyfriend. Speaking of a merry time we certainly can get happy and crazy when we get together.