Exploring the Stories of the Islands and the Freedoms of Third Age

First Signs of Spring

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It must be hard to grasp the subtleties of the Canarian climate when you are in the grasp of a Winter as severe as this one is further North, but even now there are the first signs of Spring here.  The Armas ferry is about to leave in this picture, but the sun is still on the horizon, yet in the picture just a few days ago the departing ferry is ploughing into the remnants of the sunset, and is almost in darkness……which means the days are getting loooooonger, people!

Having lived in places with stunning sunrises and one with stunning sunsets I am now sure that sunrises are my favorite.  Sunsets may be more reliably spectacular, and it is certainly the emotional implications which sway my decision.  Sunsets are wistful, even sad.  It’s the end of the day, marking all the things you didn’t accomplish – yet again!  But a sunrise is hope renewed, bright and beautiful, full of the promise of the possibilities of the new day.


Author: IslandMomma

Exploring island life and the freedoms of Third Age: Challenging myself every day: writing, traveling, snapping pix, running & teaching ESL

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