Beauty of Dusk

Dusk, Puget Sound Waters

My favorite time of the day out on the water and one of my most cherished memories.   Summer in the Puget Sound, overlooking the Olympic Mountains with a warm wind on my face and a cheerful captain navigating!

Dusk, Puget Sound Waters
Dusk on the Water


A delicious catch of day included fresh dungeness crab and gorgeous king salmon in the boat’s cooler, waiting for dinner.

Teetering only a little,  I was leaning far out over the side of the boat  determined to capture the stunning serenity of the glass like quality of water at dusk.

Morning on the water is very different, the wind blows and bashes. The boat jumps up and down like a bucking bronco….so I tell the dear captain.  But, as late afternoon arrives on a quiet day, sunny day in the Pacific Northwest – lo and behold – the magic happens.

The Zen of Dusk.  Perfection.  I want to bottle that feeling, and be able to release it and embrace at will.  Alas!  I must resort to photos.    Lucky me that I have them.

dusk, the Olympic mountains, photo
Dusk On the Water, The Olympic Mountains,


Sundown, Puget Sound
Sundown from the boat

There is nothing quite like this:  the smooth glass calm of the bay at dusk!

Puget Sound, dusk
Water Like Glass at Dusk, Puget Sound,


Finally, with the soft warm breeze that flickers and then nudges,

a bittersweet sadness fills me  –  its time to go home.

night falls


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14 thoughts on “Beauty of Dusk

    1. thank you! the area is pretty near I think. we took the boat out by Hood Canal, Bainbridge Island, not as far as the San Juan islands though. otherwise, I might become a wee bit too sea ‘ill’ LOL calm waters are the go for me.


      1. If the right two trees were to fall we would see the San Juan’s from our bedroom from our place on Pender Island (Gulf Islands).

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    1. indeed! my only sorrow is the quality of photos. I had it at low quality. then, silly silly me, reduced sized even more Permanently. and these, are all that I have left to work with. lesson learned. 🙂

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    1. Thanks!! not new pics, but was missing the view and ambience from our boat. There’s nothing like that ‘silkiness’ of water just at dusk. I had 1 student who painted it, who conveyed the Spirit of it, heart and soul! darn it, she kept the painting!! how could she?! lol

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      1. I’ve given it a go with some clients… then, drifted away from it. Might consider some “special person” though. I may just have a few ideas 🙂

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  1. Hi Debi, We have been vacationing and then to a wedding in Savannah GA. I have enjoyed all of your posts as I finally got to them. Thank you. Your friend, Leslie

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    1. Hi Leslie, hope you’re enjoying the vacation! I’m sure the Savannah wedding must have been gorgeous 🙂 Thank You for having another look around this continuing Project!


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