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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Autumn Equinox

sunset, arbutus, Westsong Walkway, Victoria, BC, CanadaI once lived for several years in an African village close to the equator. I always think of that time when we pass the equinoxes here since they mark the times of the year when the days and nights are nearly the same length. On the equator this is the case all the time with 12 hours of daylight every day. The daylight hours were very important in that village because there was no electricity and very little light after the sun went down. Our relationship to the sun in our urban environments is not so intimate but even here we are affected by the shortening of the days as we move into winter's darkness. Time to get out the Vitamin D!

The above photo was taken on the Westsong Walkway looking towards Westbay Marina in Esquimalt. It is nearly the same shot as THIS.

11 comments:

MaCoBra said...

Wow what a great landscape and colours!

lizziviggi said...

Beautiful shot! I love the wispy tree in front and the clouds stretching away behind it... it gives the photo great visual depth.

Dana said...

I love this photo. Happy fall! :)

Kim said...

Gorgeous photo Benjamin, and I loved your story about living in Africa. We really do take so much for granted here. Thanks for reminding me to appreciate the sun and the seasons and the fact that we really do live in paradise.

TheChieftess said...

Lovely!!!

White Oleander said...

Gorgeous shot! I visited Victoria twice and really enjoyed the view.

Kcalpesh said...

Absolutely stunning and beautiful landscape!


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Carolyn said...

Beautiful capture! I am always amazed that even without knowing the date I can feel fall when it arrives. Thanks for sharing.
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ruma2008 said...

It is the dusk when it is splendid.

Marius Morar said...

Beautiful composition and colors. A shot that invites me in.

AB said...

Great photo and the text makes you think