Friday evening I saw an orange light dancing on the living room wall. I looked out the window to confirm the suspected source of this light. Yes, a colorful sunset! I grabbed my camera and ran out my front door…then didn’t know where to go. The tall trees that give our state its nickname – the Evergreen State – create towering walls in every direction, so that views of the sunset from most places on the west side of the Cascades look like this:
You can find better views of the sunset down in the valley where there are wide open spaces and from places with a view of the Puget Sound. I took the following photo from Legion Park in North Everett in February.
But from here in my neighborhood, the orange glow shining between tree branches is the best I could do. Here in the suburbs, there are trees or buildings everywhere and, given that choice, I will always take the trees.