…And The World Was On Fire

Five Photos, Five Stories #2

“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.”  ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.” ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Dirt Man and I often watch and photograph sunsets. This particular evening the sun appeared to chomp the end of the pier and then the ocean swallowed the sun. As the sun disappeared the sky and sea exploded. The flames of the sky reflected in the water and the world appeared to be on fire. We watched the canvas before us burn as we listened to the waves lap against the shore and turn nature’s fire into ash.

Carol at Wanderings of an Elusive Mind nominated me to play Five Photos, Five Stories. I invite Becky at Chicken Wire & Paper Flowers to participate. If you wish to play the rules are that you post a picture a day with a story, fiction or non-fiction, or a poem and nominate one fellow blogger a day to participate.

30 thoughts on “…And The World Was On Fire

    • Isn’t that the truth! Dirt Man tries to predict how the colors are going to form according to cloud formations before the sun sets…most times he’s fairly accurate!

  1. “As the sun disappeared the sky and sea exploded. The flames of the sky reflected in the water and the world appeared to be on fire. We watched the canvas before us burn as we listened to the waves lap against the shore and turn nature’s fire into ash.”

    Suzi, I love how you expressed that. Beautiful description.

    And your photograph is GLORIOUS. WOW!

    Thanks for sharing my, friend!
    X

  2. Gotta love Steinbeck’s writing there, Suzi! Yours, too, my friend! And what a fabulous photo that is — yes, indeed, it looks like the sun is gobbling up that pier!

  3. Steinbeck is brilliant! And this photo does describe it just like that spot on.

    I like the way you say the sun gobbled up the pier. Just as poetic as Steinbeck. 🙂

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