Today’s photo was taken on Good Friday 2009.
Once again, I was away on a business trip and Dean flew over to Perth, Western Australia, for the Easter long weekend before both of us then flew home to Brisbane, Queensland.
On Good Friday, we caught the train from the city to Cottesloe Beach to enjoy fish and chips (naturally) and watch, what we had been told was the most amazing thing, the sunset.
We almost missed the spectacle on show due to our own impatience. After sitting for what felt like an eternity, with only a few splotches of orange colouring the western sky, we decided the whole affair was ‘much ado about nothing’.
We walked off the beach and started to make our way back to the train station. But as we walked past parked cars, I noticed the reflection on the windshields was deepening and the colour blossoming with deep burnt orange hues.
That was when we retraced our steps and returned to the beach.
For the next 30 minutes, we watched the amazing phenomenon that took place as the sunset on the Indian Ocean on a day when there was just enough cloud is present to paint the sky with varying shades of orange and red.
All I can say, even all these years later, is WOW!
Having lived my entire life on the east coast, suddenly I was jealous of those who live on the west.
The Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge rules require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph – it’s entirely up to you.
Then each day, nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge.
Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command. Today, I invite My Own Private Idaho to join the challenge.
(Actually, anyone can join in, so please do.)
Thank you Rosalyn for inviting me to join this wonderful challenge.
Breathtaking! Thank you for sharing.
You are most welcome Bethie
That’s so beautiful. I suppose Kim sees that a lot living in Perth.
Is Kim your friend?
Yes. She lives in Helena Valley right on the edge of a National Forest, I believe. Her name is Kim Coull. I follow her blog if you ever want to say hello to her. She just got her PhD. in English Lit (I think) and is nearly there on getting one in Psychology so she can be a counselor.
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I hope she does get to see it every now and then. She’s only 35 kilometres away, I’m currently 4, 121 kilometres away. 🙂
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That distance in kilometers is SO totally lost on me. LOL We didn’t even get into metrics when I went to school.
I understand. Your friend is only 21 miles from Cottesloe Beach, where as I am currently more than 2,560 miles away 😊