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A Monashee Mountain Range Sunrise at Big White The Day Before Ski Hill Closes

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Sunrise after 7am on morning #1 of what we were hoping to be a 6 day ski trip with family. The conditions on this first day were even better than the sunrise – clear and sunny, -5 deg C, great snow – and so we thought far away from the COVID-19 developments occurring back home. Day 2 (another amazing day outdoors) ended with a thud when Big White announced it was closing immediately and we had to clear out. Now that’s a shocker! This was the same day provinces implemented limitations of groups greater than 50 people. In hind sight a week on now, it was the right thing as we all needed to get home and hunker down.

Day break over 16 Mile Creek

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We are a few minutes after 8am on Saturday October 26, standing on the Dundas street overpass looking south down 16 Mile Creek. The sun came over the trees about 15 minutes ago, slowly bringing light and life as the birds got going. Mist from the creek rose and a sun haze stretched out across the tree canopy.

End-of-day blood orange sun

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Yes this is real 🙂 We watched from the back deck of the house. Not often the sun burns blood orange while the sky stays deep blue.  Great way to end the day!

Work hard; play hard… This is what playing hard sometimes looks like…

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It was really this good! Calm, warm evening to watch the sun set from the kayak.

Daybreak over Mt. Arthurs and Finlayson Ridge, Monashee Mountains, B.C.

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The morning views across the Monashees deliver most every time.  Because the peaks hide the sun, the sky will lighten an hour before it rises over the horizon producing a myriad of colors (purple, pinks, reds, and orange all mashed together!) and finally fading to yellow as the sun climbs.

Sweeping sunset across Conger Lake while kayak camping in the Massasauga Provincial Park

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Sweeping sunset across Conger Lake while kayak camping early September in the Massasauga Provincial Park with one of our daughters. Two excellent days with sun, mid-teen temperatures, card games, good food, campfire, and these fantastic skies after the sun went down.

Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve, Kauai, Hawaii

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Flying over Kauai’s Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve in a helicopter an hour or so after sunrise, fortunate to capture these wonderful yellow and purple streaks of light and shadows across the mountain range.

Toronto skyline at sunset looking west from Spadina to Humber, including Exhibition and Liberty Village

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For those of us who love Toronto, here is a different view of our skyline, looking West from Spadina to Humber at sunset, including Exhibition and Liberty Village. The usual North view is all office skyscrapers, while this West angle is condos, and to my surprise, abundance of green space.

Anaeho’omalu Beach Perfect Sunset

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Thinking this is my favorite photo from trip to Hawaii. It was our last night; we walked the lagoons behind the hotel and along Anaeho’omalu Beach watching the sun bring end to the day. As the saying goes… picture perfect!

Sunset at 35,000 feet on way to Aruba

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Right place at the right time, particularly if your seat was on the West side of the plane! (Feel bad for the East facing folks!)  We were treated to an ever evolving sunset as we cruised at 35,000 feet on way to Aruba.  Dare you to step out and walk across the clouds 🙂  (My spouse took the picture, while I did the post processing)