I always love when I see the Arizona sky with cloud coverage at the end of the day.  In Arizona, the sight of clouds in the sky in the early evening often means we will be blessed with a beautiful sunset once more.  I feel like the more clouds there are, the more vibrant the colors.

Oftentimes, Arizona sunsets are bursts of yellow, gold, and orange, and they are short-lived.  I’m not going to lie- when I’ve missed an incredible sunset and I later see photos on Facebook that my friends captured, I’m slightly sad.  They never get old and I appreciate every single one that I see because I feel fortunate to have my vision to experience them.  It’s such an amazing gift and I think about it, and am thankful for it, often.  I often stand there in awe when they are really vibrant.

There are few places I have seen such a beautiful sunset on a regular basis-maybe that’s because I don’t live in the other places-but I’d think over the course of a 1 or 2-week vacation, I’d see at least one or two as comparable.  No such luck..with the exception of Hawaii.  Maybe I need to travel more…or maybe, it’s possible that Arizona really does have some of the best sunsets around.

My favorite, but more rare, is when the sunset consists of purple, pink, and orange.  It doesn’t get much better than that, in my opinion.  I’ve known others who claim that they have the best sunsets in their state.  I normally quietly disagree with them in my head.  Most sunsets I’ve seen elsewhere just don’t compare..and the photos we’ve captured of them aren’t even the best ones Arizona’s had.  Certainly others with better equipment, more experience, and the time to do a time-lapse photo have snapped the most perfect, beautiful Arizona sunset on their camera.  One day, I will too.  For now, I will leave you with the ones I have been able to capture.  I hope you enjoy!  If you know of a place I should visit to see incredible sunsets, let me know in the comments!

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Looking out from Papago.
Southern Arizona, between Douglas and Bisbee.
Southern Arizona, between Douglas and Bisbee.
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Sunset at the Grand Canyon; North Rim.
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Looking out over the city.

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