Sunsets From the Hilltop

Even the hard things are easy to love up here on the hilltop homestead. But one thing keeps me amazed each and every night: the sunsets.

These pictures don’t do the sunsets justice.

From the pictures of the sunsets, you can’t hear the birds calling or the breeze rustling the tree leaves and tall grasses.

You can’t hear the angels singing as the last light of the sun falls behind the horizon. (I can’t either, but I’m sure that’s only because of my hearing loss…)

These hilltop sunsets are phenomenal, and I will never tire of watching them.

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Sunset Favorite

Every night when the weather allows, we take a mile-long walk around our property. Every night I end up breathless – mostly from climbing back up the hill, because let’s be honest, it’s really steep.

If I weren’t already breathless from exertion, however, I’d be breathless from the sunset views.

The unique sunset views are accompanied by the noises of nature. The cows bellow before bedding down for the evening. The whitetail doe calls out for her fawn. The nighthawk bombs through the air (which makes a crazy, almost engine-like sound). The red-winged black birds screech from their grassy posts. The neighbor’s horses blow. The nearby creek lightly cascades over the spillway.

And of course, the sweet puppy barreling over the gravel and panting beside us.

The warm season seems often short in comparison to the cold season, so the pressure of taking absolute advantage of the available time makes these evening walks all the more memorable.

Admittedly, it’s far more enjoyable when the sunsets happen well after 9 pm than when they happen around 5 pm. Winter sunsets are pretty in their own way, but they’re also so stinking early.

I’m downright smitten with it here. Sights, sounds, and sunsets all.

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