The rain storm that blasted through the south ended in a lovely fall finish. It had been warm all day and when the rain stopped the fog began. It was the strangest sunset I have ever seen!
BTW The tree is not a tangerine. They don’t grow here. It is a *Fuyu Persimmon and for the first time it was loaded! YUM! 🙂 Nobody on my street like persimmons but me. 😦
Bonus points if you find the man in the Oak tree. 😉
NOTE: *I hate persimmons, but make an exception for the Fuyu variety. You eat them like an apple while still firm! They can be cooked but I prefer them fresh. Although, I may have to make an exception this year. Waste not want not.
25 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Fog at Sunset”
I love these unusual sunsets! Brilliant colors sometimes, and unique dark casts. Is the man in the Oak a hanging limb? How odd!! Nice capture!
What was most unusual was the fact that the color filled the whole sky from the west to the east. I had never seen that happen before.
Lori, once you mentioned it I had to go have a look, and you are correct! It’s a scary big branch that I need to tell my neighbors about, because it’s a ‘widow maker’ for sure. Glad you noticed!
We have a fuyu – at least the chickens like them 😀
And not you? LOL! Well, Annie, you have given me an idea on what to do with some of the surplus. 😉
Really unusual colors! Glad you captured it on film.
They were, Nancy. This morning the same view is clear blue skies. Quite a contrast!
We often have these sky-filling sunsets — well, not “often,” but frequently enough to be delightful. What amazes me is that the color can vary. We usually get orange/yellow/red, but lavenders and pinks aren’t unknown. I’ve got one folder filled just with sky pictures — so much fun to collect.
I’m sure you know this, but the best way to ripen a persimmon to get it to prime eating condition is to put it in the freezer, since it’s the cold weather than ripens them. It fools that silly little fruit!
Maybe some day you will share some of them? A good sunset is a terrible thing to keep stowed in a folder. 😉
Actually, I didn’t know that! Thanks, Linda. However, these kind are meant to be eaten when hard, although they will soften if you let them. They are not astringent. I tried something new with one last week. I cooked it into my oatmeal and added a bit of cinnamon. It was divine. And now that I have mentioned it, I think it’s time for some more!
Thank you, Lillian, but I can’t take the credit. I only pushed a button to capture what God had displayed. 🙂
I have just eaten my first persimmon and enjoyed it but few people will be knocked down in my rush to buy another.
You bought one of the squishy ones didn’t you, Tom. They are, in my estimation, only good for spicy cookies and fruit breads.
There is a wild form that grows in giant trees here in the eastern portion of our country. I had encountered them in a novel once and wondered what they were like. We have two of them growing on the Mountain Farmlet and their fruits are about the size of a walnut. The seed inside is almost as big... That said, they are delicious deer candy and they are snapped up as soon as the fall by the local herd in our hollow. Oh, and there is a young man up the road who comes with our good wishes to snap up any the dear don’t find. Seems he likes them too. 😉
No, it was one of the firm ones and it was a gift from my friend Dropscone who had obtained at a very reasonable price from a supermarket.
Dropscone is a good friend, isn’t he, Tom? He always brings you such good things to eat. Though I guess we all can’t be persimmon converts. 😉
He has a generous nature.
Wow!! By the way, the “man” was sorta creepy!
More creepy than you know, Marla! Little Sundog asked it it was a hanging limb, and as it turns out, it was. A very large and dangerous one just snagged in little wispy branches!!! I told the owners of the tree about it yesterday as they have children who play there all the time!
Glad you enjoyed the photos. 🙂
(P.S: I also hate persimmons – mushy-textured fruit is so not my thing!).
Then you would like these, Simone! I eat them like apples as they are not mushy at all. This is because they are not astringent so you don’t have to wait for them to go mushy.
Glad you like the Fogset. 😀
I shall keep an eye out for that variety. The other fruit I hate is passion fruit. Urgh. Am a sucker for sunset pictures, though 🙂
Glorious colours in these shots and I did find the man, who looks a little scary hanging there! 🙂
Those colors are amazing aren’t they? And Jane, it turns out that the man is very scary! It is a giant limb from the tree and the only thing holding it up is little twigs! I told my neighbor about is so he can take care of it.
Not necessarily the exact same cultivar as yours, but a VERY useful fruit/plant, that’s for sure: )
And I have just discovered an ancient way to preserve all my surplus: http://www.shockinglydelicious.com/drying-persimmons-the-traditional-way-hoshigaki/