Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset (An Evening at the Lake)

Last evening, Richard and I drove up to Lake Erie (less than 10 miles distance) to take a stroll and watch the sun set. We have talked about it several times before, however when Richard suggested we go to the lake, I was delightfully surprised. We drove through some wooded areas which at this time of year are stunning with the various types of leaves decked out in their best colors ~ reds, oranges, yellows, mottled greens. As the sun descended lower in the western sky, we had only an inkling of the beauty awaiting at the lake.

We parked the car at a little village park in Euclid, OH, and walked down to the lake and out onto a quay. Our first glimpse was magical. I felt as if I had stepped into an impressionistic painting, the beautiful muted pastels imbuing the atmosphere with peace and tranquility.

Looking to the east ~
Looking to the west ~

At the end of the quay a few fishermen lingered in the waning light, casting their lines out over the tranquil lake time and again. I wondered if they truly expected another catch, or if they were simply enjoying the peacefulness of the evening. We spoke briefly to each other, but we all seemed to be comfortable with the silence.

Fishermen at the end of the quay ~

As the darkness increased, I looked again to the west and sighted two fishermen headed down to the lake shore to do some night fishing.

We stayed a little longer, but then decided it was time to leave.

As we were driving away however, I could see through the trees that the colors were increasing in intensity.

Richard pulled into another park area about a mile down the road, and as I walked toward the shoreline, I knew we were in for a bigger treat than before! (While the previous photos had little editing, the remaining photos have not been edited or altered in the least. They are straight out of the camera!)

Afterward, as we walked back to the car, I took a final look back . . .

Driving home Richard reached for my hand. No words were spoken. We were content. This was a good evening.

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64 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset (An Evening at the Lake)

  1. Magical sunset. Everything about the whole experience is beautiful. The colors, the landscape, the fishermen, the moment… Just breathtaking. Thank you for sharing a wonderful sunset. I wish you both endless memorable sunsets ahead. Stay blessed always.

    1. Thank you, Barbara. Yes, I am truly blessed to have Richard in my life. Our 10 anniversary is coming up soon, and still he is my sweetheart. And the sunset photos, what can I say. It was a magical evening for us. 🙂

    1. Hi Louise,
      First, I am happy that you like the photos. It was an unbelievable sight, and quite magical. Second, yes, Richard is definitely a keeper! Even after 10 years I feel so lucky to have him in my life.

      thanks for stopping by.
      Cecelia

  2. That was a sweet afternoon cecil..Your photo exudes romance..I bet you and richard had a wonderful and romantic afternoon by just looking at the sunset…
    Great photos and a great post..=)

  3. What wonderful photos — what I liked best was when you thought you had taken your last glorious shot for the night, the sky turned even more vibrant in color and intensity! Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a gorgeous sunset! So glad that your husband suggested a drive to the lake.
    Hope you’ve gotten settled into your new home and things are looking up in OH.

    1. That indeed was a nice suggestion. I don’t think either one of us expected such a brilliant display of color. And yes, we are settling in and becoming acquainted with our new home, thank you.

  5. Beautiful shots all! One thing that I found when I moved here is that The Great Lakes produces different skies from where I used to live farther north-east. I guess it’s not exactly the same as a Texas “big sky”, but the great distances to the opposite shore do allow for some wonderful vistas!

    1. Thanks Karyn. I like your idea. I was trying to think of some kind of display that would combine the sunsets and the fall foliage from another post. If I give it a try, I’ll post the results.

  6. Absolutely love sunsets and they are indeed romantic. Great photos … I love the silhouettes against the brilliant sky. We are on Mammoth Mountain for the weekend … it’s autumn and the aspens are beautiful. I’ll probably post some pictures over the weekend.

    1. My sentiments EXACTLY! Words cannot describe the incredible beauty of that evening’s sunset. Glad I was able to capture some of it to share with y’all, and glad you could enjoy it.

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