All posts tagged: Dusk

S is for Sand Dunes

When visiting Peru, one of the places to include on your list is the Ica Region, also known to the Peruvians as the “Land of the Sun”.  The land is very fertile due to the warm dry climate. There is an abundance of grapes grown here.  This area is also known for the delicious Pisco – the national drink of Peru.  There are many vineyards found in this area attracting many visitors all year round. But, one of my favorite things about this area is the massive sand dunes surrounding the area. After a nice visit with various vineyards, and an afternoon at Huacachina, as we were headed back to the hotel, we noticed several locals climbing up to the top of the sand dune behind our hotel.  We asked at the front desk what they were doing and where they were going.  All my husband heard was sand surfing and he was very excited. We were very lucky to have stared the climb before dusk so we could climb the enormous sand dune and enjoy the sunset while hitting the …

Gratitude at Dusk

#NaBloPoMo, Day 13: What is your favorite hour of the day? One of my favorite colors is orange.  Not the vibrant red-orange, nor the bright pink-orange, but more of an orange with a tinge of coral and yellow.  This shade of orange can usually be found at dusk and sometimes at dawn.  When ever the opportunity presents itself, I am thankful to witness a lovely sunset on a clear day.  As the sun sets, my favorite shade of orange is present.  The orange glow from the sunset is mesmerizing and breathtaking.  It is so unfortunate that the moment happens so quickly. As dusk approaches, I look forward to unwinding for the day with a hot cup of tea and Nag Champa.  During this time, I take the opportunity to reflect on the blessings in life and how grateful I am to have another day to enjoy with my friends and family.  Another day will begin tomorrow, but I am thankful that today I did my best.