Nevada Desert Sunsets

Nevada high desert sunset

These are my favorite Nevada desert sunset images of 2012.  I’ve discovered that there are certain places where the chances of seeing a beautiful desert sunset are greater than others.  Often when my husband and I go out exploring for the day, I start mid-afternoon looking at my watch and urging him to arrive at a certain destination by a particular hour–depending on the season, weather, and what I witnessed the night before.  Fortunately, he’s a generous man and happy to accommodate my requests.

“If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.” — G.K. Chesterton, Essayist

The desert sunset photographs in this gallery were taken (from left to right and top to bottom):

  1. Imlay, Nevada
  2. Majuba Mountains, Nevada
  3. West Humboldt Range, Nevada
  4. Antelope Valley, Nevada
  5. Rye Patch Reservoir, Nevada

The featured image in this post was taken near the foothills of the Eugene Mountains.

“Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of heaven.” — John Lubbock, English Biologist

37 thoughts on “Nevada Desert Sunsets

  1. Dear Vivian,
    This is a really beautiful series of photographs. The desert environment, that wonderfully clear air, produces some stunning sunsets which you capture beautifully.

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  3. As I clicked on the larger versions of your photos, I kept saying, “Wow!” and was pretty much speechless otherwise. Truly beautiful! Great idea to post them together! Thanks for sharing these with us. Btw, love that name “Antelope Valley”. 🙂

  4. Beautiful. Here is another sunset quote you may enjoy. It’s by Mary Baker Eddy. ” A radiant sunset, beautiful as blessings when they take their flight, dilates and kindles into rest. Thus will a life corrected illumine its own atmosphere with spiritual glow and understanding.”

    • Dear Melissa, I am delighted that you enjoyed this photograph. The scene depicts one of my favorite Nevada desert memories; my husand and I came upon it suddenly after a long day of travel. Its beauty is an example of the gifts God gives me, gifts that I have not earned and do not deserve but which nevertheless grace me with His love.

      In your blog the loving attention that you devote to gifts–the way you look deeply for them, and bring them to light in a way that they we can all share in them–is one of the things which draws me to your writings and your photographs.

      Love and many blessings, Vivian

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