Someone on the WordPress Bloganuary team is waxing a bit poetic today. As the sun sets on Bloganuary 2023, the prompt asks participants to write about the best place to watch the sunset in our area.
The request is also a bit ironic here in that my part of Texas hasn’t seen a sunset in a couple of days and probably won’t witness a sunset or sunrise for several more due to a winter storm that blew in and seems intent on hanging around for a while.
Oh well, that will make the next sunset I witness that much more special.
Let’s get back to the assignment or challenge. The title of this illustrates two things about me. First, I spent some time in the real estate business after retiring, and location is hugely important in real estate. Does that mean it is important for sunsets?
The simple answer to that last question is, “Of course!” A sunset from the Grand Canyon’s eastern rim will be different from a highrise in Dallas or Fort Worth.
However, it is a matter of personal preference and perception when it comes to sunsets in North Central Texas. In my case, I just like sunsets, and the location is less important than the other elements of the situation.
The pictures in this piece are just a few examples of sunsets in my area. They were all taken from locations within a few miles of my home or, in one case, my front yard.
So, where is the best place to watch a sunset in my area? Wherever I happen to be, when one catches my eye! To be on the safe side, maybe I need a bumper sticker on my car, “I brake for sunsets!” I say that because the first photo was taken from the shoulder of the interstate where I pulled over to get the shot and watch the sunset.
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