Last Sunset of Summer, 2013
Posted on September 21, 2013 Posted by John Scalzi 28 Comments
Because tomorrow is the autumnal equinox. One of the interesting things about where I live is that on (or in this case near) exquinoxes, the sun sets directly over the street on which I live. It makes for nice photos.
A couple more from this evening:
So long, summer 2013. You were pretty good to me. Thanks.
I understand that their is a word for how things get smaller in the distance. Parallel lines becoming a point.
I’ve nothing to say about how that road and those power lines vanishing into the sunset represents an epic struggle involving the need to escape the bondage’s of being able to read after the sun goes down.
Or maybe something about power.
BTW, two more pics in my “all” slideshow folders.
Behold the Scalzihenge! Or whatever the equivalent of putting a road along the equinoxal axis, rather than a stone monument, would be.
That’s what you get when you live in township and range territory. You can thank Thomas Jefferson.
That’s such a deep and meaningful portrait of your dog.
And I see Ron beat me to it. I really need to learn to read first.
That dog knows something…
Beautiful. Just for the record, we had a beautiful sunset here in Fresno this evening, too. After some rain. And in the wind. The summer weather has finally broken, just in time to welcome autumn.
Thoughtful dog is thoughtful.
Shaun t perspective.
Long, hot, lousy summer in hell. Good riddance.
And autumn is starting with rain and a soggy newspaper.
On the bright side, I have a ton of paperwork to slog through ;-)
Gorgeous shots – my wife and I have driven through Ohio a few times on trips in the US and it is quite a beautiful state in parts.
All dogs are beautiful.
Scalzihenge, I’ve seen the plans, it’s going to be very nice.
Love the picture of Daisy.
The sun setting in line with your road at equinoxes means it runs due east-west. Nice pictures, anyhow.
That looks like some sort of thought balloon over Daisy’s head- is she planning her career as an evil overlord? (overlordess? overladdy?)
Thank you, dave. Perspective. Yes.
Things I learned from my big sister when I was, like, eight can be hard to remember.
Pam Adams: The text in that thought balloon is to blurry too read so either yes, and the thoughts are encrypted, or no; no thoughts is what I’d expect from a doggie (or me) that’s having a pleasant sit down and is doing nothing.
However, I must respectfully disagree: yesterday was not the endofsummer/beginningofautumn, but the middle of autumn. i’ve believed this for years by the following logic…
-summer/winter solstice has, for centuries, been known as mid-(summer|winter) day.
-therefore, the equinoxes are mid-(spring|autumn) day–half way between the other two. these four ‘quarter days’ mark the astronomical transitions of the sun through the sky.
-for the true beginning/end of the seasons, google “cross-quarter days”. Here is just one link from the Ohio State Astronomy Department: http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast161/Unit2/time.html
You have Druid road builders? That’s awesome!
Why does the first photo remind me of a Stephen King novel?
Beautiful shots. Daisy looks a little sad, though, as if she knows summer is ending.
That cloud right above the sun feels very zeppelin-y. I approve.