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.
© oneoldcop.com 2023
Did I say that I used to live in Texas?
If you did the brain cells I lost during my last hospital excursion made me forget. Where did you live?
Heh. I was more concerned with my lost brain cells. I wasn’t sure if I had shared that, before. I follow another blogger that is a writer & musician. He is from FW but, lives in Granbury. I follow another writer & former actor who is in Temple.
I lived nearly a decade in Round Rock & worked in downtown Austin, three blocks north of the Capitol building.
When were you in the hospital? I don’t recall reading about that…
Round Rock and Austin, eh? I spent a lot of time in that area over the years, from rugby matches to business trips, to visiting our daughter and her family. I alluded to the hospital in Speaking of Lies (https://oneoldcop.com/2023/01/25/speaking-of-lies/), but you might not have seen it. It was part of the Bloganuary challenge WordPress started last year. In a bit, I’ll be posting “De Ja Vu 2022” here about my latest hospital excursion. I just need to let it sit a bit and proofread it one more time.
I just read the “lies” post.
I also paid particular attention to the family description. Oh, my…
Hey! I just started playing catchup on some of the folks I follow. Saw your “like” on Phil’s Alamo post.
Phil is a trip.
I’m like that with sunsets too. Between my wife & I, I’m the one who’ll point out sights; she’s the one who’ll take the best photos of it. We make a good team.
I’m a little of both. I keep my phone and camera handy if I run across something I think I can use or want to document. I almost went with a slightly different approach to this piece based on something I wrote several years ago. You might find it of interest. Here’s the link: https://sinnerswalk.com/2015/10/26/a-blind-eye/
I walk around with a camera & a camera phone in case I run across something interesting.