The sunset decided to be a drama queen on an evening in September.
(I love it when it does that!)
It started out on the pastel, dainty side...
And then the colors deepened into a beautiful warm glow as the sun slipped down further behind the trees.
Witnessing beautiful scenes of nature like this always reminds me of the first verse of the lovely little hymn
For the Beauty of the Earth, which goes like this:
"For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise."