A November sunset over Lake Champlain. Afternoon sunsets in November and December can be hard to take. The shorter days and lack of light this time of year are not exactly what you would call uplifting. I happen to enjoy November in Vermont, but it’s taken me nearly 40 years to come around.
Sunsets in late fall and early winter have a certain edge to them. The sky is crisp, bright and blue, and the cold air seems to make everything a little more intense. These photos were taken last week in Burlington along Lake Champlain on a gorgeous afternoon. I’m glad I had my jacket and gloves with me that day. Because when the sun goes down in November, it gets chilly really fast.