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“Chinook Sunset”


Description from Marlene: Gave the LB website a real workout trying to depict a Chinook Sunset! From left to right and top to bottom on the Fresh Pick, a Chinook Sunset would start with the deep dark blue evening sky (the blue goldstone has tiny stars shining in it - perfect), turning to deep purple, deep pink, lighter pink, then the light blue of the sky between the arch of the cloud and the mountains, then the bright red of the sunset reflected in the snow on the mountaintop (the mountains sometimes look like they're on fire), then the dark brown/greens of the mountains, all suspended on a 3-link chain with a great tube that reminds me of the winds blowing snow in curls on the tops of the mountains - can't exactly capture nature's beauty, but sure brings some great memories to mind!


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  1. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful pick and depiction!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great combo!

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    wow! Where do you live? I know that word but I am too fried from work to place it. Pacific Northwest somewhere?

  4. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    Thank you Elis Mom, Alice and Becky. I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, just on the east side of the Rocky Mountains. The Chinook arch and the winds that come with it are a phenomenon that happens along the Rocky Mountains from north of here, and I believe all the way south into the north part of your country – it is a delight to see, and a bain to some of us who suffer from migraines, as the air pressure changes dramatically and swiftly. We can go from 20 above to 10 below in the matter of an hour or two, and from several inches of snow to slush and water, or from snow parkas to t-shirts in the same day!

  5. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Marlene, thanks so much for sharing this beautiful phenom. Love your pick and your description. I may have to add a Chinook Sunset to my ‘bucket list’ along with Aurora Borealis. It’s hard to beat nature. Awesome pick.

  6. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    Thanks Jacki – I wish I had a photo of a Chinook Arch to show everyone who hasn’t seen it.

  7. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    It REALLY DOES sound amazing. I am jealous!

  8. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Check out this YouTube video of a Chinook Sunset. Wowza!
    or Google Chinook Sunset.
    It’s as if Marlene has given us an earth science lesson on LB. See…we are being productive while playing with Fresh Picks. lol

  9. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    I found another picture of a Chinook Arch with the colours I was remembering. You can’t see the mountains in this photo, but when they have snow on them, they reflect the deep red colour of the chinook arch – it’s awesome. Thanks for taking time to look it up. Every part of the world has its own beauty, doesn’t it?


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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Those sunsets must be breathtaking Marlene if they look like this!

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    WOW! I would like to see it in person but I think my head would not! ;)

  13. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Tough to capture in both words and beads but clearly you did an excellent job with both! Nature is one of the greatest inspirations!

  14. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    Thank you for your kind words. I had fun trying to do this pick, but it sure took me a long time and lots of deleting….

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