Five Photos, Five Stories – Day Two

Thank you Rosalyn for inviting me to join this wonderful challenge.


Today’s photo was taken on Good Friday 2009.

Once again, I was away on a business trip and Dean flew over to Perth, Western Australia, for the Easter long weekend before both of us then flew home to Brisbane, Queensland.

On Good Friday, we caught the train from the city to Cottesloe Beach to enjoy fish and chips (naturally) and watch, what we had been told was the most amazing thing, the sunset.

We almost missed the spectacle on show due to our own impatience.  After sitting for what felt like an eternity, with only a few splotches of orange colouring the western sky, we decided the whole affair was ‘much ado about nothing’.

We walked off the beach and started to make our way back to the train station.  But as we walked past parked cars, I noticed the reflection on the windshields was deepening and the colour blossoming with deep burnt orange hues.

That was when we retraced our steps and returned to the beach.

Sunset Cottesloe Beach - Perth, Western Australia - April 2009

Sunset Cottesloe Beach (Click to enlarge)


For the next 30 minutes we watched the amazing phenomenon that took place as the sun set on the Indian Ocean on a day when there was just enough cloud is present to paint the sky with varying shades of orange and red.

All I can say, even all these years later, is WOW!

Having lived my entire life on the east coast, suddenly I was jealous of those who live on the west.


Early Sunset Cottesloe Beach

The same sunset 30 minutes earlier (Click to enlarge)


The Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge rules require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo.  It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph – it’s entirely up to you. 

Then each day, nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge.

Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.  Today, I invite My Own Private Idaho to join the challenge. 

(Actually, anyone can join in, so please do.)

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      1. Yes. She lives in Helena Valley right on the edge of a National Forest, I believe. Her name is Kim Coull. I follow her blog if you ever want to say hello to her. She just got her PhD. in English Lit (I think) and is nearly there on getting one in Psychology so she can be a counselor.

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