This piece is a small one (8" x 10"). It's minuscule but it glows. I wanted to capture the few seconds of light just moments before the sun slipped behind the mountains. In that moment, magic happened. What an amazing idea: a sunset. What a truly awesome way to say good night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The summer sun is sinking low;
Only the tree-tops redden and glow:
Only the weathercock on the spire
Of the neighboring church is a flame of fire;
All is in shadow below.
O beautiful, awful summer day,
What hast thou given, what taken away?
Life and death, and love and hate,
Homes made happy or desolate,
Hearts made sad or gay!
On the road of life one mile-stone more!
In the book of life one leaf turned o'er!
Like a red seal is the setting sun
On the good and the evil men have done,--
Naught can to-day restore!