Coastal Studies Sunset
Copyright Susan Ogden
Coastal Studies Institute, Wanchese, NC.
This beautiful sunset silhouettes the pines along the sound, back in the month of May.
Our sunsets here on the islands are most beautiful, often with strikingly pouffy clouds that turn amazing colors and other times just streaky ethereal clouds that cause incredible striations of color in the sky.
Coastal Studies has a great vantage point for sunsets in early summer, as well as beautiful flowers that are native to the area mixed in with plantings to accent them.
Tonight we are having some rollicking thunderstorms and I am winding down after working today on art for Muse OBX Gallery and then weed killing in my yard where I was attacked by a nest of Fire Ants as I was pulling out the “devils weed"...Sand Spurs along my side fencing. It is time for another slathering of lime juice to kill the itch and burn on my hand, so I can go to sleep! (the mound was met with a liberal, retaliatory application of Fire Ant Killer. They are the OTHER devil item here on the island...I can do without both of those....and snakes! Where is St Patrick when you need him!!!?)