It only happens this one time of year.
Standing in the kitchen this week, I witnessed how the evening sun was pouring in through my kitchen window, reflecting off the countertop and creating this magical, golden glow.
There is a completely scientific explanation for this…as we approach the Autumn Equinox the setting sun is moving away from its northernmost position along the horizon towards the southern part of the horizon. And in my case, the sun is setting almost due west right now.
Because of where I live in the city, as the sun sets, it goes behind the trees and the other houses in the neighborhood. But right before it disappears behind my neighbor’s house, there is a brief period of time – about 10 minutes – where the sun is at just the right angle to create this wonder-full scene.
I love this about the light…how it is always changing and creating magical moments like this. But just like the fleeting nature of this moment in my kitchen, the light also reminds me of the impermanent nature of life. Which as someone who tends to avoid change, is often a struggle for me.
So today as I bid farewell to summer, I am embracing the changing of the seasons. So grateful for the way photography teaches me about life. So grateful that you allow me to share it with you.