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the gathering

A group of gulls settle down to roost on a clear pink twilight at the end of last month, with the snowy peak of Mount Baker glowing in the background.

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I only just found out that the pink band which appears across the horizon just after sunset or before sunrise has a name. It’s called the belt of Venus, and is caused by sunlight refracting off dust particles high in the atmosphere.

blue to gold

Yesterday evening, I checked the clouds and thought they held the potential for a good sunset, so the pup and I headed out to the marina. If nothing else, it was a nice night for a walk.

It was windy and the docks were rolling and creaking. Pup did not like this at all.
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The boats were rocking, setting off all their bells. It was a seaside symphony.
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At pup’s insistence, we left the dodgy docks for the safety of solid land.
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The wind was strong out on the breakwater, creating lots of exciting waves and spray.
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Just as we were ready to leave for home, we were rewarded. The sky blossomed pink and gold.
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