It happens every year. All of a sudden I notice that the sun is disappearing quite early in the evening. I think that I do notice that the days are getting shorter, but it always seems to strike me right around the middle or end of November that by 5:30 or so it is almost dark out. It only lasts for about another month, and then this trend will reverse itself.
The downside of having shorter days is that on a busy day, I have much less time to get a photo. And since my kitchen is painted yellow and I don’t have an external flash (because they are expensive), that really messes with the lighting and I end up taking a black and white one inside to avoid a strangely coloured one. This was the general plan today, but as I was driving home, the pretty sunset offered me the chance to take a picture of it, instead.