It was probably five years ago (maybe 6) when I was walking with China Belle as the day was coming to an end. As I came up on the Sunset Grille, situated on the shore of the Currituck Sound here in Duck, the evening’s sunset slowed my walk to a stop. And I wasn’t the only one. I looked around…others too…even the servers who were busily attending to patrons had emerged from inside to catch a glimpse on the sun sinking in the west.
On my way home it occurred to me that around here, while most of generally can’t (or won’t) stop to smell the roses, we do stop and smell the sunset.
My notion soon became inspiration for an original concept here at Beach Treasures in Duck – a collection of drinkware items featuring three designs: stop and smell the sunset, the sunrise, and the sunshine. The sunset photo was taken right out the door from our location on the Town of Duck Boardwalk where we have a front row seat to Mother Nature’s daily light show. Both the sunrise and sunshine photos were also taken here in Duck – on the beach of course!
We live in a beautiful place. The Outer Banks is one of those special places where we can enjoy a sunrise and a sunset each and every day. It’s the source of “top 10” lists and the reason so many photographers come to visit this place I am lucky to call home. And while each one may not be photo-worthy, each one is full of potential – if you stop to smell it– to inspire thought, reflection, hope, peace, calm. Breathe in the beauty…along with the salty air…and you might just find that taking a moment all for yourself, all for your thoughts, is time well spent.
Are you taking time to stop and smell the sunset? Thank you for visiting Outer Banks Gifts Online -- and the next time you’re on the Outer Banks, I hope you’ll pay a visit to Beach Treasures in Duck located exclusively on the Town of Duck’s Boardwalk.