Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunset Sunday


Finally! We seem to be breaking out of our string of unbearably hot weather - temperatures in the high 90's and orange haze from ozone trapped at the surface by the heat.

All these strong fronts coming through from the Midwest have brought evenings with interesting cloud formations. I spent two days chasing the sunset for an hour; driving from Lake Brandt Marina to a mown field to an abandoned housing development that was supposed to be built around a landing field. I guess they expected all those rich people would want to move 15 miles north of Greensboro to have a house with a hanger next to it. They built the landing strip, but never sold a single lot and the whole thing went into foreclosure and is owned by the Florida bank that loaned the developers the money. I keep wondering what they all were thinking. Actually I probably know. They thought they would make a killing on real estate like every one else did.

This shot was taken at the back of the development where the platted housing lots lie fallow. It was worth a drive way out in the countryside to get a sunset snapshot like this.

I'm doing this in conjunction with Anyes over at Far Away in the Sunshine. She always finds the most interesting sunsets there in Vancouver and British Columbia, Canada.

2 comments:

Anyes said...

Your sunsets are always so dramatic Karen. I love how the clouds are so present in your sky shots :-)

Karen said...

Anyes: I'm having so much fun doing this. Thank you for suggesting it.