Nature reminds us that often times there are good stuff yet to come near the end of our days.
At the start of the final stretch of our drive to visit the hubby’s parents, we stopped to gas up near Edmunston, New Brunswick.
We were treated to this awe-inspiring breathtaking sunset – pictured at top.
Sunsets are the day’s last glorious hurrah – showy at times – before night falls.
It’s a reminder that some of the brightest and captivating moments in our days can happen before night falls, if we keep ourselves open.
Last Tuesday night, T and I went for a sunset walk by the water – his grandparents’ cottage is right by the saltwater bay.
Low tide was coming and we dug up quahogs for an hour till dark.
I showed T how to dig the first few. Then once he figured out the technique, he helped me find over 40 quahogs.
Look at this big one he found! His big gaping mouth says it all.
The mosquitoes were out in full force – but T and I had repellent on and weren’t going to let them ruin our fun.
He ran into the cottage to get his grandparents and the hubby to come out to look at our catch.
There was a smidge of daylight left and T’s grandad set up a fishing line by the water, where they spent 1-1 time together.
A few days later, the hubby made a delicious clam chowder with the quahogs that T helped dig up.
This is what they mean by life’s simple pleasures.
Often times, we feel that the best moments happen during the early parts of our days and there is a dread of the night.
But as nature often reminds us – everything is cyclical and often times, we are blessed with bursts of colour before night falls.
Then we get up and do it again.