Wednesday, June 25, 2008

End of the Longest Day

Sunset, June 21st, the longest day of the year, from the top of Crozier Hill in Sherman Connecticut, the sun puts on a little show before retiring for the evening. This time of year is not known for sunsets. During the humid, warm days the afternoon's cumulus clouds rise and dissipate in lingering twilight, filtering the sun's last rays to create muted colors. It isn't until November, when the trees are bare, the air is cold and the twilight brief, that sunsets present tropical hues. An ironic juxtaposition, but isn't it irony that makes the world go round?
- Nancy Boudreau

acrylic painting on gessoed mat board, approximately 5" x 7"
signed, dated and comments on the back

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