The late afternoon shadows from the rim rock are quickly creeping over the alfalfa field, and the wheel line waits patiently for its call to duty in the spring. Our house against the rim rock is in the shadows by 1 PM in the winter time. We’ve had some beautifully sunny days lately…we pray for more snow.
I call this “A Bowl of Sunset”…as I look SE from my barn when the sun is setting, at the right moment the shadows and contours of the hillside make this bowl of light. It changes colors with the type of sunset, so you don’t know what you’ll get to see until it’s there. Mother Nature is always full of surprises!
Well, my glass photo attempt was a fail…I could show you all the things NOT to do!! So, I took this day as a “free day.”
This is the view from the house looking east across Anderson Valley as the sun sets in the west. The shadow half way up the hill is from the hill behind our house…love how the land, sky and shadows all connect.
Well, I’ve had my nose in the taxes today…the deadline is creeping up on me way to quickly…should have gotten it done in February!!! It was a gorgeous spring day and I spent it inside at the desk….my own fault.
But I did make it outside for a moment while making dinner to catch the last glimpse of the tiny bit of sunset we can see. This is the view from our yard to the west.
Tomorrow…we got invited to our first calf branding of the season. Yes, a big day!!! It’s an honor and a big “to do” to be invited to a branding…may sound silly to some, but that’s how it works out here.
5 PM…feeding the horses at the barn; I love that time of day. When taking this photo, I was standing just outside of the barn on the south end facing west. This rim rock is what prevents us from ever getting a real “sunset”…it obviously blocks the view! But I still love the view!
I could hear the wind flowing through the huge wings of the black ravens as they soared through the sky, and clouds in many shades of blue and gray contrasted with the silhouette of the rim rock as the final rays of the sun set on the western horizon. Life is good~
Taken with my phone camera.
The shadows get long as the sun begins to go down behind the hill to the west. You can see where the last remaining snow is lingering on…hiding under the sagebrush on the north side of the hills…escaping the warmth of the sun.
As we feed the horses and cows in the late afternoon, we enjoy watching the sky, clouds, hills, buttes and rim rock around us continually changing color…bringing another great day to a close.