Sunset At The Overlook

Several days ago, Little Man and I headed out to a local view spot, Samish Overlook. My dude had been practicing flying a camera equipped drone that he recently got, and was jonesing to fly it at the overlook. The day had been very cloudy, like the previous ones, so I wasn’t expecting to be able to see the sky when we got there. I anticipated a thick blanket of clouds, but was met with a pleasant surprise. Sky was peaking through.

We arrived about an hour before sunset and enjoyed the views of farmland and ocean dotted with islands. The predominant wild flower, foxglove stood tall, proudly showing off its deep pink blossoms.

As the sun dipped, its golden reflection on the water was irresistible.


Little Man was concentrating on flying, as I snapped away, at one point requesting he turn slightly; only to be met with, “Not now Mom! I’m flying!”

The sun finally dipped just below the cloud cover, bathing us with its final rays before hiding below the horizon for the night.


What an unexpectedly beautiful end to the day.

About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a creative 20 year old son, a former merchant ship's deck officer, and a wife. To feed my creative side I take photos. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family. My most recent adventure has me navigating a very challenging Kundalini Awakening.
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19 Responses to Sunset At The Overlook

  1. janonlife says:

    Breathtaking photos – so beautiful!
    I just adore, “Not now Mom! I’m flying!” Sounds like he is ❤
    Keep spreading those wings, Little Man!

    • Thanks Jan. He is such a natural with his drone, and it’s definitely one of those things that has captured him. Because of that, I do see him starting to fly indeed (figuratively).

  2. candidkay says:

    Gorgeous sunset! And foxglove:). And experience for you and your son . .

  3. We are SOOOO lucky! We really need to meet up, sooner or later; I forget how close you are, until I see how beautiful your world is! 😉 Let’s make it happen! They are all gorgeous, but that last one blows me away!!

  4. Gorgeous shots. I love sunsets, dusk, sunrises, dawn. The “between” times, utterly magical. Little Man knows how to prioritize! 🙂

  5. The Hook says:

    What can I say except… breathtaking?

  6. Peta Kaplan says:

    Beautiful photographs. Thanks for sharing.


  7. Eli Pacheco says:

    Stunning! I love the story behind it, and the way, as someone commented on my post, that you can fill in the blanks when it comes to silhouettes. Don’t you love his dogged determination?

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