The sun has made its farthest reach to the west in this photo and now that summer solstice has arrived it will begin its journey back again to the left in the photo above. I have been indoors during this magic hour most evenings because it is after dinner and dishes and I have put my feet up. But the red in the window caught my eye and even though I had just changed into my nightwear I put on sandals and hurried down to the dock to capture such a lovely sunset. (At my age I no longer care if neighbors catch me in my jammies. It is an honor to be the subject of gossip rather than forgotten.)
The menhaden have started their dance up into my small finger of the river. They are small fish that flash silver when they flip to swallow more plankton for dinner. They swim in ballet groups of dozens and we saw several of these groups. Next, they will be followed by those that eat them. It is a constant drama.
There was a soft breeze that swept away the heat and humidity of the day and there was an added bonus of no biting flies or mosquitoes to distract from trying to keep the camera steady.
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Glad to share my blessings on this day.