Tucson By Choice!: November 2008

Saturday Night in the Desert: Setting Sun Paints Thimble Rock Purple

Thimble Rock (northeast Tucson) half an hour before sunset

We spent an enjoyable evening with friends on Tucson's northeast side, but we were half an hour early.  What to do?  The sun was setting, and Darlin' and I drove up Sabino Canyon road to get a photo of Thimble Rock.  This photo above shows the formation at 4:30 in the afternoon.

Thimble Rock from a different perspective, just as the sun was setting

45 minutes later, we were a mile away, perhaps 300 feet higher in elevation, and the sun was very low in the sky.  As the sun set, I took this picture of Thimble Rock.  It's there on the right.  As the sun goes down, the mountains turn pink, then blue, and finally purple.  There's not a prettier place on the planet, IMHO.  Come visit anytime!

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