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Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:26 PM

Sunset this evening

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George McGovern Sep 25 OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 25 #1
George McGovern Sep 25 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 25 #4
George McGovern Sep 25 #5
Diamond_Dog Sep 25 #3
George McGovern Sep 25 #7
ShazzieB Sep 25 #27
George McGovern Sep 26 #29
FuzzyRabbit Sep 25 #6
George McGovern Sep 25 #9
FuzzyRabbit Sep 25 #11
George McGovern Sep 25 #13
FuzzyRabbit Sep 25 #16
George McGovern Sep 25 #17
Hoyt Sep 25 #8
George McGovern Sep 25 #10
brer cat Sep 25 #12
George McGovern Sep 25 #14
brer cat Sep 25 #19
George McGovern Sep 25 #25
brer cat Sep 26 #28
George McGovern Sep 26 #30
RestoreAmerica2020 Sep 25 #15
George McGovern Sep 25 #18
Duppers Sep 25 #20
George McGovern Sep 25 #22
spooky3 Sep 25 #21
George McGovern Sep 25 #23
MLAA Sep 25 #24
George McGovern Sep 25 #26

Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:26 PM

1. Gorgeous.

Where is that?

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:30 PM

2. Thank You, PoindexterOglethorpe. We live outside of Ellensburg, Washington.

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:33 PM

4. Beautiful sky.

I'm in Santa Fe, and I often have lovely sunsets, although I don't photograph them.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:41 PM

5. That's great because you can see and appreciate them.

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:31 PM

3. Oh, stunning, George!

Itís like viewing a painting! Wow.

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:43 PM

7. Thank You Diamond!

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:42 PM

27. That's what I was going to day!

It looks [upainting. like a paining.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #27)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 08:45 AM

29. Thank You ShazzieB!

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:43 PM

6. Could smoke from the fires make the sunsets so colorful?

Back when I was a kid, lumber mills on the Olympic Peninsula would burn waste sawdust or something. Sunsets would often be this colorful looking from Seattle.

Nowadays we don't see such colorful sunsets.

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:48 PM

9. There is one burning around a hundred miles south and west of us, FuzzyRabbit.

Could be why. But I also "enhanced" the image in post processing.

Did the mills where you grew up affect the air quality besides coloring sunsets?

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:53 PM

11. The air quality in Seattle

was not affected very much from the Olympic peninsula fires. At least I don't remember that it was, but that was more than 50 years ago.

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:08 PM

13. Thanks FuzzyRabbit. Funny how we remember things from so long ago. Or not.

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:28 PM

16. For me remembering is wonderful!

I can close my eyes and put myself back in our front yard when I was a kid.

We had a couple big cherry trees in front of our house, and a grove of maple trees across the driveway. On a warm summer afternoon the tree leaves made a beautiful rustling sound in the breeze.

We could look across the lake and see the Seattle skyline (such as it was 65 years ago) and on a clear day look beyond to the Olympic mountains. Sometimes we would see a beautiful sunset like your gorgeous photo.

Those days are gone now, and the trees and our house, also. But my memories of them are still vivid and I am glad I can go back to those memories anytime I want to.

Thanks for posting your photo.

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:37 PM

17. You're welcome. I can hear leaves rustling in the breeze. Beautiful sound for sure.

Wonderful memories you have.

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:46 PM

8. Super nice photo. And a great view.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:49 PM

10. Thank You Hoyt.

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:01 PM

12. Beautiful, George.

I live in a valley surrounded by mountains in North Ga. I love to see the sun when it is dropping behind a mountain, and again when it is first peeking out in the morning.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:10 PM

14. Thank You brer cat. "First peeking out" is a perfect description.

Is your valley anywhere near the Applachian Trail?

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:52 PM

19. Yes. It crosses the main roads near us.

We are usually the first stop-off for the through hikers headed north. We enjoy having them in the area. The sight of the first hikers is our harbinger of spring.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:29 PM

25. The AT is special to me brer cat.

Back in the mid-seventies sometime or other I was able to hike from a trailhead in northwest Connecticut (not far from home) through western Massachusetts, across Vermont, New Hampshire and not far into Maine. I'll never forget standing alone at 3,870 feet atop Goose Eye Mountain in southwestern Maine. No one in sight, brisk breeze a'blowing and that was the only sound around.

Never made it to Katahdin, until some ten years hence during a nice vacation outside Baxter State Park. Then I got the chance to climb the mountain.

During my time on the trail I met a young guy, early twenties perhaps, who came up fast behind me. Whereas I was carrying a full backpack this kid had a large daypack strapped on. His goal was to hike the entire AT as fast as he possibly could, and he was doing it. As he disappeared around the next bend I just shook my head in negative wonder ó there, at that moment, we were in beautiful country on that trail: how much was he seeing of it? I was a plodder, always looking around after seeing my next immediate bootsteps.
I left him to speed-walk and took my time in the wilderness.

That's great you have such a connection with through hikers! Wouldn't you like to hear some of their stories when they were through with their hikes . . .

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #25)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 04:42 AM

28. Ah, goal-oriented youth!

I wonder if they ever regret what they miss along the way.

I do understand the many who divide it into sections and make the AT trek over a period of years. They have the time to enjoy the journey and their surroundings. It's still an amazing feat. I'm glad you had a chance to enjoy the AT through some lovely country.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #28)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 09:00 AM

30. Thanks brer cat. The Applachian Trail is a national treasure.

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:24 PM

15. Ay, que bella vista! Thanks for posting.

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Paz

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:39 PM

18. You're welcome RestoreAmerica2020! A beautiful view indeed! Thank You!!

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:57 PM

20. This one is indeed one of your "paintings"!!

Just WOW!



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Response to Duppers (Reply #20)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:03 PM

22. Awww thank you Duppers!!

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:59 PM

21. It's so beautiful! Nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #21)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:04 PM

23. Thank You spooky3! It was a privilege to see.

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:05 PM

24. Just glorious!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #24)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:30 PM

26. Thank You MLAA!!

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