Is there anything better than sailing through the air on a warm summer evening, the air salty from the nearby ocean, and the moon rising in the brilliant blue evening sky? Most people look toward the sun as it sinks low, enjoying the brilliant rosy hues it paints across the sky…but I’ve always been drawn to the other side, the eastern sky, during what’s known as the “gloaming” (which comes from the Old English version of “to glow”). And glow it does: the trees, the houses, the spinning swings all shine with this splendid light. Next time you’re out walking on a bright summer evening, turn to the east while all others are tempted to gaze west.
Story Behind the Picture: Summer Swings
Aug 2, 2013