The East African Sky

 Sunset, Maasai Mara, East Africa

Sunset, Maasai Mara, East Africa

Usually in the evenings, when driving through the Mara, I am stopped to check the broken bonnet on my car. But there are times, like now, I stop completely to watch the sun fall behind the horizon. Standing in the tall grass is a time to be brave, as the temperature drops and you realize night is just upon you.

Watching the sun I feel like I am standing at the edge of the earth, swallowed completely by the African sky. But that moment is so brief before darkness falls. When the darkness comes it is a new world. The tall grass hides the predators of the night. It is time to stay keen the very moment the sun slips away. Now a new adventure of darkness begins.