Never having lived on a mountaintop before, the open sky is a source of endless fascination. Sunsets, cloud formations and  the birds that wheel, dive and surf the air rising from the valleys is never tiresome. The sunsets in particular have become an obsession. Nearly each day we are treated to a parade of fireworks, mesmerizing cloud changes, color and silhouettes.

Jan. 7 sunset with crescent moon.
Jan. 7 sunset with crescent moon.

Jan. 6 sunset.
Jan. 6 sunset with bare oaks in silhouette. (Samsung Fascinate photo)
Jan. 2 sunset
Jan. 2 setting sun illuminates clouds.
Jan. 1 sunset
The first sunset of the new year featured a sweep of clouds.