I am fortunate that I have a beautiful park near my house with the Hillsborough River running through it. There are a lot of different types of birds that call this park 'home' - we have song birds (mockingbird, cardinals, bluebirds, etc), we have hawks (red shoulder hawk), we have owls (barred owl), we have water birds (ibis, heron, egret, limpkin, woodstork) - it's part of the Florida birding trail. Sometimes you have to take a little time out to enjoy what is right in front of you. Jimbo, my senior dog, and I went down to the park and watched the sunset. At first, I didn't think it was going to be all that spectacular. We had a lot of clouds, but the layer looked like it was going to be to thick to let the sun shine through.
Jimbo and I decided to start walking back down the boardwalk a little closer to the route home. But as I was walking, I noticed that something after the sun set was starting to light up the sky with beautiful reds....
The reflection on the water was just as beautiful as the sky! Both of these photographs were taken after the sun officially set, just 10 minutes afterwards.
Sometimes it pays to stay after the sun has set just to see what happens shortly afterwards - keep that in mind next time you stop to watch the sun set - the best might be just after the sunset.