SOLC 15 of 31: Sorbet Sunset

I’ve noticed that usually during this month-long challenge I post some pictures from nature. It’s the writer-observer lens I bring to the month-long writing challenge mindset.

Yesterday, while rushing around at the end of the day the sorbet sunset grabbed my attention. I love how nature can do that – make us pause, make us be present, make us breathe and take a moment. So, I did. I put the car in park, took out my phone and snapped a picture.

In my childhood we spent a lot of time going to national parks and waking up early to catch a beautful sunrise. As teenagers we moaned and groaned about the early waking hour, but the result was always worth it. Then we’d all take out our own cameras and take pictures. At home, after our film was developed, we’d compare pictures and brag about who caught the best sunrise.

Pretty sure my picture this time wouldn’t get me bragging rights, but nevertheless, the sorbet sunset did its job – making me slow down and take it in – even for just a few seconds.

7 Comments

  1. margaretsmn said,

    March 15, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Sorbet sunset sounds like a line in a haiku. Your photo is striking. I’ve been known to pull over on the way to school to capture a sunrise. These natural daily phenomenons never cease to amaze.

  2. March 15, 2019 at 11:21 am

    That’s lovely. I too love sunrises and sunsets. There is something about the promise of a new day both ways!

  3. Cheryl Reynolds said,

    March 15, 2019 at 11:29 am

    …the sorbet sunset grabbed… my attention-how beautiful

    I think it’s nice you stopped and took a moment to capture Mother Nature illustrating her best work.

  4. dianeandlynne said,

    March 15, 2019 at 11:31 am

    I love that description “the sorbet sunset” — truly describes the magic of nature. What a gift nature gives us and what a gift your parents gave you, appreciation of the sunrise and sunsets of our lives.

  5. Lisa Keeler said,

    March 15, 2019 at 11:34 am

    I love the words you chose to describe the sunset. And I agree with you- it is great the way nature just makes us pause. I had a similar nature moment at the end of the day yesterday- but for a different reason. And like you, I wrote about it.

  6. outdoorsgirl said,

    March 15, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    How clever, sorbet for sunset. What a beautiful word to describe a beautiful sight from nature. There have been some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets recently, perhaps because the days are longer and we are able to finally see the sun rise and sunset.

  7. March 15, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Beautiful! You should write a poem about it. And I agree with all the others; sorbet sunset a good line for the poem.


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