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Nevada sunset

the sun setting over dark mountainsNothing punctuates a scorching desert day like a pristine Nevada sunset.

As the sun descends behind the distant mountains, the sky turns brilliant shades of orange, scarlet and violet. Rays of sun stream across the landscape like spidery, caressing fingers. Windswept clouds glow with radiant, almost heavenly hues. Like a fire, the collage of colors burns brightly, as if searing a brand into the sprawling canvas of the twilight sky.

This final burst of brilliance is like the last gasp of air from a dying day – a residual surge of luminescence before dusk devolves to darkness.

And just as quickly as it came, the sunset begins to fade, much like the dying embers of a once-blazing campfire. The rich, vivid hues smolder away to smoky blackness.

The gentle dissolving of day into night is much like the perpetual momentum of breathing: a constant, natural pattern deeply engrained in the fabric of existence.

There’s nothing quite so majestic as a Nevada sunset. They’re in bloom for only a few, fleeting moments before they dissipate into darkness, unveiling the stars.

Killdeer Eggs

Almost impossible to see, as they blend right into the surrounding gravel.

"OK, follow me," says the Killdeer, leading me away from the nest. "This way, over here. Nothing to see there. This is where the action's at -- trust me."

“OK, follow me,” says the Killdeer, leading me away from the nest. “This way, over here. Nothing to see there. This is where the action’s at — trust me.”

"These humans are so stupid, they always fall for this trick," thinks the Killdeer, with a sinister gleam in her beady eye.

“These humans are so stupid, they always fall for this trick,” thinks the Killdeer with a sinister gleam in her beady eye, luring me farther and farther away from the nest.

More about the Killdeer here.