When the deep purple falls …

Screenshot as twilight falls over Nederland, Colorado, webcam.

“When the deep purple falls over sleepy garden walls” in Nederland, Colorado, or elsewhere, it brings a lovely serenity. I grabbed this screenshot last night about 8:30 pm MDT from one of my favorite webcams.

Categories: Webcams

12 replies

  1. To wax poetic, you can see forever in that slice of sky!

  2. Our high school band director used the Deep Purple song to show off the saxophone section. It was indeed beautiful to hear the reeds play it in harmony. Thanks for the beautiful photo that brought back that memory.

  3. I have never seen a purple sky, I envy you! Is it related to Colorado’s notable thunderstorms?

    • We do have more colorful sunsets when there are clouds and storms, but there’s even more color when there’s a lot of particulate matter in the air. Fires around the state have kept a lot of smoke in the air this summer. And it’s possible the low light conditions affect what this camera sees. Oh, plus the air is thinner here (I estimate this camera is at about 8,000 ft.) and very dry, and that does funny things with light and color.

  4. Encore:

    My only explanation is that all three evenings have been cloudy.

"Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got." ~ Art Buchwald

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