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“Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second” – Mattie Stepanek

Last autumn I started taking our trio for sunset picnics…the joy of living in a country where it gets dark very early in the winter 🙂  The sunset provides some of the most stunning sights in nature, and I challenge you not to be in awe and dream while watching this amazing event take place.  Being a mamma to three young children and collapsing into my bed as soon as I can at night, the summer sunsets have been rather too late for me living in Sweden!!  However, they are now returning to a more sociable hour for me, and last night, for our little lady too.  We took a sneaky trip out on our bikes to watch the sun set for the day (leaving the mini men snoring their little heads off in their beds!).  In fact twin 2 had already asked me at breakfast that morning if we could have a sunset picnic….”soon” I said, not long to wait now, and I was so happy he remembered the experiences from last autumn, winter, and spring.

We wrapped up, packed our kelly kettle so that we could have a warming brew, and once we’d located the long lost bike lights, we cycled up to the north west point of our island.  It was so lovely to head out just the 2 of us, for this peaceful and calming experience.  We sat there, in almost silence, holding our hot chocolates, and watching the sun saying goodnight for the day as it sank into the sea below our horizon.

This is a really easy mini adventure that I think all children should experience every so often as part of their immersion in nature, that in turn helps towards making them more aware of their environment and wanting to care for it and its future.  It helps nurture their love of nature. It teaches them to enjoy the simple things in life, living in the present moment, whilst instilling a sense of awe and adventure….part of the excitement for our little lady was also the ride home in the dark!  It’s a time together with your child/children that definitely allows bonding and strengthening of relationships, as well as providing cherished memories.

I can see there will be a lot of sunset picnics coming up in the next few months as our seasons change, and so do the views and light cast by this spectacle.  We may be eating our food in gloves and woolly hats soon, but my three wouldn’t miss these for the world, and that makes me happy!

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34 Comments

  1. They are amazing sunsets. You’ve given me an idea for when I’m feeling better!

    • Thankyou 🙂 I am pleased you like the idea, and they get more attainable as autumn progresses as they are earlier!!! Feel better soon xxx

  2. Absolutely love this. What a wonderful experience to share with your children.

  3. Wow what stunning sunsets and I love the idea of going out for sunset picnics #countrykids

  4. Such beautiful colours and you can feel the sense of peace just from looking at the photos #countrykids

  5. We used to do sunset picnics before swimming lessons! I do now want to move to Sweden… #countrykids

  6. Your sunsets are beautiful beyond belief. I love being by the coast here at sunset too but it is that little bit later and always clashes with club pick ups and the like and we rarely get there. Seeing these gorgeous photos I must make the effort to have a beach sunset picnic. That Kelly Kettle looks like a good investment too.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    • It is so lovely now they are earlier in the day (and will get earlier still!). We adore our kelly kettle, and have so much fun with it, and the children are quite happy using it too now 🙂

  7. Am absolutely loving the idea of sunset picnics…..we are not too far away from the beach or the countryside and some of the sunsets are stunning. Watch this space!! #countrykids

  8. Such a beautiful quote to start with, and your photos are stunning! You’ve just inspired me to try and go watch the sunset (or sunrise for us here on the east coast of Ireland) with the kids in the next few months.
    #CountryKids

  9. Sunset picnics are an amazing idea! The views you had were simply stunning. What a wonderful, unforgettable experience to share with your children #country kids

  10. What beautiful colours, they are smashing photos! We saw a spacial sunset while in Dubrovnik last week too. Cant beat sunsets and rainbows x #CountryKids x

  11. Oh your sunset photos are absolutely stunning. I’ve not yet found any good places locally to get really nice sunset views but it’s something I love to do with my girls when I can. I love the quote you started your post with too – sunset colours are so beautiful. #countrykids

    • Thankyou so much 🙂 We are very lucky the sun rises on one side of our island and sets on the other, so we can view both:-)

  12. What an amazing thing to do. The sunset is just stunning, and your photos are too. You’ve inspired me to try and organise an outing with my guys to watch the sunset too. #countrykids

    • Thankyou for your kind words about the photos. I’m pleased it’s inspired you as that’s why I write my blog 🙂 I hope you enjoy the adventure

  13. They’re so beautiful. We should really go up to the top of our hill to see a sunset, but the thought of walking up there ,and then back in the dark isn’t appealing #countrykids

    • Yes, it’s a bit of effort! But after the sun has set you have around 30 mins before it goes dark and you can admire the beautiful colours as the sky changes along the way 🙂

  14. Such gorgeous colours! I do love sunsets 🙂 #familyfunlinky
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  15. What stunning photography and a lovely idea I will have to remember when my daughter is a little older #familyfun

  16. My goodness those pictures really are stunning I would love to see that sunset first hand. I definitely look forward to more sunset pictures! Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

  17. Wow. You have some incredible pictures. I often see the sunset from my office window… It certainly doesn’t have the same effect. #sharingthebloglove
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