NO TWO ALIKE

october sunset 107

The bright reddish-orange ball in the distance tantalised me with its beauty. As I drove past the first stop light, I wondered if the black Ford truck in front of me would make the second light. I had let him drive past me as I waited at the stop sign by my house and hoped he would have continued straight instead of turning left into my old community. He did not.

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Three minutes it takes me to drive to the place I used to live last year. The place where the sun dips down behind the hills each night. It took me four minutes this time. Though I had been watching the clock during our daily Skype session, I realised I should have calculated an extra five minutes in order to capture the sun setting instead of simply capturing the sun's last glow.

grass in sunset

By the time I had parked the car, ran outside with my camera, and adjusted the camera's manual settings, the bright reddish-orange ball had said goodnight. All was not lost, however, as I was able to record the most enchanting colours of a warm October sunset. As I gazed upon this splendid display of nature, I knew I will forever be amazed by its beauty as no two sunsets are ever alike.