“Sunset Water”

We’re a morning beach family: there’s something lovely about arriving at the water’s edge in time to watch the seagulls breakfast and the morning sun sparkle on the waves.

Now that the boys are old enough to stay up later on summer evenings, however, we’ve also started heading back to the water after dinner, during those magical hours as the sun starts to slide toward the western horizon, tinting the blue water with soft pink highlights. We’re not there to swim or make sand castles at this time of night, but rather just to enjoy each other’s company and listen to the comforting sounds of the water as we watch the sun set.