January 10, 2019

Desert Sunset near Quartzsite, Arizona

Desert sunsets are an amazing color display as the sun drops beyond the mountain to my west and shines with varying intensity on the mountain ranges scattered around the horizon. I have trouble deciding which direction to look as the colors vary by the minute in all directions.

The sunrises are equally stunning. I’m grateful for the habit I developed waking early during my last 4 years at work. I worked on the 6th floor in an office with an eastern facing window. I enjoyed catching glimpses of the sunrise as the workload allowed, but this is one of my favorite parts of retirement – rising early and spending some time greeting the day.