Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunset filtered by the marine layer of clouds

This is a later view of the same sunset as yesterday.  The sun was filtered by the marine layer of clouds, which muted its colors, but provided a marbled texture to the sun. 

We enjoy the infinite variety of sunsets from our balcony/patio.  The variations in color, texture and saturation, which can turn the entire sky fiery red or can be confined to a red ball dropping into the ocean, is a nightly work of art by Mother Nature.

The sunsets are a daily reminder that we humans are mere guests on this planet, and we should behave like good house guests, always cleaning up after ourselves and leaving everything in better condition than when we arrived.

9 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

We humans are not very nice guests and have done more harm than good.

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Eamon said...

A hopeful commentary to a lovely shot.

brattcat said...

So be it, Dave. Well said.

Leif Hagen said...

What a fabulous sunset! Great capture!

Greg said...

I tend to agree with Agent Smith in The Matrix - humans are more like a virus from the perspective of the planet

Sharon said...

Gorgeous sunset. The clouds look like brush strokes over the image.

glenda said...

Such a pretty sunset. Happy anniv. Abe.

James said...

That is a beautiful picture. As far as I can tell by the air quality and pollution it seems like the earth is cleaner now then it was in the 1970's. Lets hope it keeps getting better.

magicpolaroid said...

that fabulous shot! this is a paradise!

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