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.