Want to know a ‘lil mountain sunset chasing secret???
Sometimes you need to simply turn around and look to the Eastern mountains to chase the sunset magic.
Yep, you read that correctly -- sometimes the setting sun casts a pink glow on the mountains in the opposite direction it sets in. This sunset phenomenon even has a name called the Alpenglow, defined as an "optical phenomenon that appears as a horizontal reddish-pink glow near the horizon opposite of the Sun when the solar disk is just below the horizon. This effect is easily visible when mountains are illuminated."
And a perfect example of the Alpenglow is this image of sunset in the Rockies in Colorado from last week!
As I was driving find a good sunset viewing spot, I noticed the sunset was starting to paint the sky and cast a pink glow on the mountains to the East (Arapahoe, Gray, and Torrey mountains). I quickly (and safely) popped a u-turn and luckily found a perfect spot to chase this sunset...and learn firsthand all about the Alpenglow!
So remember, just like your mom and dad taught you, always look both ways crossing the street + while chasing sunsets!!!
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July 30, 2021
Rainy Season > Dry Season
Yes, I said it!
I prefer Rainy Season in Costa Rica over Dry Season...and if you love breathtaking sunsets as much as I do, then you will too!
(How about that for some rhyming... 😉😂)
So why is Rainy Season better than Dry Season in Costa Rica?
Because Rainy Season = magical sunset season in Costa Rica!
In other words, rain squalls + clouds set the stage for dramatic sunsets just like this...
July 08, 2021
For a brief stretch during rainy season in Costa Rica the afternoon rains stop and the refreshing offshore summer winds come back for a mini summer / little summer, or what's called Veranillo de San Juan (verano means "summer" in Spanish).
July 06, 2021
If you've ever travelled to Costa Rica, then you most likely know + love the phrase "Pura Vida" as much as I do. But if your high school Spanish aka Español is a tad bit rusty, I probably have had you wondering what the heck I mean when...