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2 January 2019

It may seem a little odd to celebrate the first sunset of a new year, rather than the sunrise, but not from where we're sitting. Or were sitting. Which last night was by the dining room window looking southwest.

The silhouette looking down our valley to the Pacific Ocean should be a familiar site by now. We've shared many of our more spectacular sunsets over the years since 2012 when we launched Photo Corners.

But the sky is a different story. It is never the same.

That, in a nutshell, is what we were thinking last night. We know how things begin but we never quite know how they'll end. So we run around wishing each other a happy new year.

But it takes some clouds -- some difficulties -- to make a stunning sunset. It's the light bouncing off those vapors that turns the smooth gradation of the darkening sky into a light show.

You can count on a few difficulties in the new year.

As we sat there watching the sunset with our D300 and 18-200mm Nikkor, we went over in our mind a few of the difficulties we have to face in 2019. And, frankly, we dreaded it.

But the glow on those clouds urged us to take the high road, spread the light, forestall the darkness and persevere.

Darkness will fall in 2019 as it has every year, but that twinkle in your eye can sparkle still.

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