Skyward

evening sky over west texas

Skyward

Today we are headed to the great state of Texas to spend our daughter’s 26th birthday with her and her husband.  We will be flying this time, and in honor of our trip, I thought I’d post this picture of a beautiful big Texas sized sunset sky.  Although I adore the gorgeous trees and hills of Virginia, I do love to see an endless sunset over the flat plains of Texas every now and then.  It’s food for the spirit…

West Texas Sunset

west texas tree in sunset sky

West Texas Sunset

The sunsets in the big, open skies of west Texas are often spectacular.  On this December evening, the silhouette of this stately tree was so beautiful set against the colors of the sky just after the sun had set.  One of my favorite lines in Fannie Flagg’s book, Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, is this:

“You know, Dena, there’s a secret to watching a sunset, most people think that once the sun goes down, that’s the end of it.  They stop watching too soon, because the really pretty part is just beginning.”