mountains-5098Oddly enough I tend to prefer the subtle pinks of the Alpen Glow (the pink reflections opposite to the sunset) to the wilder screaming reds and purples of the sunset itself.

At the end of the day, no amount of investing, no amount of clean electrons, no amount of energy efficiency will save the natural world if we are not paying attention to it – if we are not paying attention to all the things that nature gives us for free: clean air, clean water, breathtaking vistas, mountains for skiing, rivers for fishing, oceans for sailing, sunsets for poets, and landscapes for painters. What good is it to have wind-powered lights to brighten the night if you can’t see anything green during the day? Just because we can’t sell shares in nature doesn’t mean it has no value.
― Thomas L. Friedman,Β Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution–and How It Can Renew America


23 thoughts on “alpenglow

  1. Don’t know where you were, but the striking photo looks a bit like home…and yes, another excellent quote, Miss Gunta…priceless Nature…our Mother.


    • I haven’t been doing these in any particular sequence. This was still part of my last night in Utah, chasing the sunset up in the hills above Salem. You may see a few more from that night of the amazing sunset. It was all rather magical because access was provided by the beginnings of the latest subdivision… with streets laid out, but no houses (YET) to obstruct the view. And mother nature added her special touch to the occasion. All for my benefit, of course! πŸ˜€


      • Yes…all for your benefit…you traveled hundreds upon hundreds of miles to be there on that particular evening…so yes, it was all for your benefit, of course. πŸ˜‰


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