|Clouds aglow behind the Walpi housing complex|
I have never seen sunsets anywhere else like the ones I have seen in the last year since moving to the Hopi Reservation. Every day that I am able, I like to take a walk in the desert around sunset because it never disappoints. I thought I'd take this chance to share some of the photos I've taken of sunsets here, all of them from within a mile of my house.
|Sometimes there are no clouds and the sky lights up the silhouette of the mountains|
|Sometimes there are wispy clouds|
|Sometimes the clouds are thicker. |
In the summer, the sun sets behind Second Mesa instead of the San Francisco Peaks.
|Did you know that if you turn around and face East, in the opposite direction of the sunset, is another display of color?|
|It is like a reverse sunset. Yellow on top, then orange, then red, then blue.|
|Sometimes these colors make me want to paint them!|
|Sometimes my sunset walks take me on the other side of the health center.|
|And sometimes a photographer friend happens to be there to make a picture of me making sunset pictures!|
Photo credit: Christina Gomez-Mira
This has been rather more of a photo-album than a blog post, but I think the sunsets speak for themselves. I am ever so grateful to be here in this place enjoying these colors, taking in this space, and breathing this air.