Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Evening surprise


I wasn’t going to go down to the Gulf Shores beach to watch last night’s sunset because I figured it would be the same as the night before. The day’s sky had been a similar, boring and cloudless blue after all.

But just to be sure I took the camera out to the beach balcony here on the 5th floor of my hotel. And saw this.

Where did those clouds come from?

Uh oh, I better get out there, this could be good!

Looking east with the sun at my back.

In the end the sky wasn’t spectacular, but the subtle colors were.

My favorite shot. Look at those colors!

So I enjoyed my last night on the beach, reveling in the 60 something degrees, the gently rolling waves, the moon being quietly swallowed up by clouds.

The pelicans were enjoying the evening too.

I’ve got so many photos to show you from my two days here, but nothing as crazy beautiful as that last night on the beach.

That’s a wrap on a good mini vacation.

So that’s what you get to see. If I get to the rest, you’ll see more, but I sure didn’t want you to miss that sunset!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

33 thoughts on “Evening surprise

  1. Great images Dawn! Thanks for the beach sunset, it sure beats the snow and rain up here in NY.


  2. Where on the Gulf is this? Thanks for the inspiration!


  3. Glad you have had this get away. Such beauty!


  4. A wonderful set of photos. That sunset, those colors!

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  5. Just beautiful. I di the same thing in Arizona. Start watching the sky and the clouds to gauge the likelihood of a good sunset.


  6. Trying to keep up with you is a full time job. like trying to nail down Jell-O. Living life to the max, I love it!


  7. Superb! That second picture looks like Mont Saint Michel.


  8. That sunset makes everything worthwhile! Gorgeous shot — I’m glad you brought out your patience so we could enjoy it with you. Heading back soon??


  9. So BEAUTIFUL!! My favorite is the sunset. I Love clouds too, there was some very pretty clouds. Thank you for sharing!! ❤️


  10. Thank you for sharing your ocean shores and sunset! My heart is full.


  11. Sounds like a perfect evening! 😉


  12. Nature never ceases to surprise and delight!
    I’m so glad you decided to go out on this evening.


  13. Wow. sigh. wow.

    Love the new header photo too … the earth and the sea and the wind making music.


  14. Seems to be a fantabulous evening. The photos of the evening are beautiful.


  15. I love it when the clouds look like piles of cotton puffs. Great pics and it sounds like you are having a good break.


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