Monday, July 27, 2009

The Long, Quiet Shadows of the Sun's Evening Light

Evening light moves quietly over the Marjorie Yacht Basin casting its long, cooling shadows out from the dock and slides over the boats rocking gently at their mooring lines. True Hope II is in for the night and tied securely. It's after 7PM and the tide is out. I came to walk along the seawall - it is so peaceful and quiet - and watch the disappearing sun bring the towers in Tampa's downtown to life. It's always an awesome sight as the buildings each take on a different color and hue and the sunlight drops slowly over the angles and shapes and moves lower and lower into the Gulf. After today's heavy rains it's nice to see a clear sky and wispy white clouds. Streetlights will begin to glow soon and night will fall over the city. Another day is done.

9 comments:

JM said...

So peaceful, just beautiful! Love the still water.

Cindy said...

Beautiful post. Your description was wonderful.

Jacob said...

Nice peaceful scene. Love boats on the water.

Hilda said...

Very peaceful scene and description. Love both.

Don and Krise said...

You're becoming quite the poet Frank. Very well written. This is my very favorite time of the day.

Vogon Poet said...

I like your photo, but your choice of words created the right atmosphere. Very good post.

Lois said...

Your words set the tone for this beautiful picture Frank! The water looks like glass.

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is a beautiful shot, Frank. It sets the tone for the money in the area. Wow. I can't imagine how much the insurance policies cost for those boats.

Frank said...

Abe, insurance is probably surpassed now by the cost of gas. Even diesel is killing everyone who owns a boat. Those of us on hurricane watch know that we just passed the first two months without a storm but August and September can be very wicked. The tranquil waters in this small basin won’t provide but a bit of protection against a storm coming into the bay.