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September Sunset – Green Flash

Whew!  It was close but, when the discussion looked like it would take me away from another sunset, I pouted and got my way.

September Sunset
September Sunset

So I started dinner (microwave pot pies) and watched the sun level through our RV windows.  We have a “peak” through the trees.  In some spots we can actually see a section of the ocean from our RV.  But the sun isn’t setting in that spot this month.  So, at the appropriate time, Don said “You’d better go!  We’ll eat when you get back.”

Green Flash
Green Flash

There were only 2 other people on the beach.  The others were probably enjoying the sunset from their campsite.  This is one of the reasons people camp in Tillicum.

The smell of bacon and coffee from the beach.
The smell of bacon and coffee from the beach.

This morning is clear and cool.  The wind must be blowing from the east.  I can smell coffee and bacon way out on the beach!

Out of all the campground smells, I’ll miss those the most.

Green Flash Sunset

Sometimes a sunset looks like it’s going to be uneventful.

No clouds, slightly foggy
No clouds, slightly foggy

That’s when you get out your camera or binoculars and watch it change shapes within seconds.

Sunset Shape Changes
Sunset Shape Changes

You’re bound to see green flashes as the small pieces seem to separate from the larger part.

Green Flash on Top
Green Flash on Top

As the sun gets closer to the horizon, tonight, the fog interferes with the focus.

Green Flashes
Green Flashes

Green Flash and other Special Moments

It was a gorgeous day on the Central Oregon Coast today!  After church, washing windows seemed like an appropriate Sabbath activity for me today….like I baptized the 5th wheel!  hahaha – Crystal Clean!  No fog at Tillicum Campground. Most the campers had to go home but we got a new, smaller, crowd in tonight.

Beach Trash
Now what am I going to do with THAT?! I rolled it out of the tidal zone and am hoping a State Park truck comes by soon.

Don fed me a WONDERFUL burnt butter and myzithra cheese and scallops over pasta dinner with asparagus as a side.  I wasn’t sure a great sunset was going to top that!  I’m still thinking about it!

AAaawww - Someone's special moment!
AAaawww - Someone's special moment!

There was so much moisture in the air that I wasn’t sure what the sunset would look like.  But the marine layer seemed to be breaking up so I sat down to wait and see.

Choppy Sunset
Choppy Sunset

It turned out to be a beautiful sunset.  I took too many photos of it 🙂  But the time spent on the beach (and talking to my folks via cell phone) was well spent.

And here’s the bonus: There was a green flash!  My second one!!!

Green Flash - Click on image to enlarge
Green Flash - Click on image to enlarge

Okay, sun is down, green flash captured, better go check on my Tillicum campers. They had enjoyed the sunset from their campsites but missed the green flash.  I showed off my digital pic of it and they were appropriately impressed. 😉    Here’s a good website that explains (in great detail) the green flash: http://mintaka.sdsu.edu/GF/

WOOF
WOOF

Picnickers come in all shapes and sizes!