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Saturday, December 5, 2015
A Desert Moonrise and Sunset
While we were camped in the land of canyons, we did "sunset" hikes each day to walk up higher where the sun still shined after our campsite was in the shade.
On our last evening at that campsite, we got to see the almost-full moon rise to the east over the red rock desert from our sunset lookout point.
And we could see an incredible sunset to the west from the same spot. There has been a dearth of great sunsets at home for a while so that made me appreciate it even more! The colors started mostly orange.
And then a reddish hue started to creep in.
At the peak of the sunset, the Runner found a great spot for a canine silhouette.
And our canine bowed down in thanks for Nature's beauty.
We decided to return to camp via a canyon that gave us a western view so we could see the transition to night.
Indeed, an inky darkness gradually took over the sky.
After a cold day here, that desert sunset seems magical as I relive it in my mind.