As I continue with summer hours (random, varied and generally irregular), I am visiting less frequently and so I collect fewer than usual Posts of the Week. Wednesday's POTW will persist on being fitful as well. I hope you understand and that you're all enjoying your summer (or winter, for those of you in the southern hemisphere).
After this weekend, I'll be back at the cottage for about a week, and I'm not sure if I'm going to schedule any or many posts. I'll have to see what happens between now and departure time.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy a few of the cottage sunsets as we saw them on various nights of our last visit up there.
After a day of cloud and wind and rain
Sometimes the setting sun breaks out again,
And touching all the darksome woods with light,
Smiles on the fields until they laugh and sing,
Then like a ruby from the horizon's ring,
Drops down into the night.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.
~ Bern Williams
Give me the splendid silent sun at sunset.
~ Walt Whitman
“The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.”
~ Pamela Hansford Johnson
Softly the evening came. The sun from the western horizon
Like a magician extended his golden want o'er the landscape;
Trinkling vapors arose; and sky and water and forest
Seemed all on fire at the touch, and melted and mingled together.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
At sunset, Nature is painting for us... day after day... pictures of infinite beauty.
~ John Ruskiin
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
~ Rabindranath Tagore