spent far more time that I would care to admit up in Northern Canada where snow began early and the sun never made it past the height of a 5 o'clock shadow.
The final straw for our hatred of winter came just yesterday when we learned a that our beloved home of Pittsburgh has less sunny days than Seattle (45% to 47%); a city famous for its cloudy days. But with the coming Spring we are looking forward to the hope of having warm, sunny days once again. Unfortunately our weather report for the first 10 days of Spring look grim, much like the rest of the country. Winter, so it seems, is playing one last cruel trick on us.
Resulting from this horrendous weather, we wanted to take a moment to brighten your day with some of our favorite sunny day photos we've taken while traveling the world (sunsets in particular) in hopes that one day soon we'll all see the sunshine again.
Our first photo comes from the Sea of China with the islands of Japan fading off in the distance as I made the two day trek from Osaka to Shanghai on the Su Zhou Hao Ferry.
Our second, and perhaps my favorite sunset photo, comes from the island of Ko Tao, Thailand. Known for its epic diving, I was quite happy to skip the full moon party of Koh Phangan to stay a few extra days here in solitude.
The karst peaks of Yanshuo are the great subjects of a non-beach sunset photo that I cannot get enough of. You see tons of polluted photos of China, but in this desolate city, its beautiful. (Unless you're there on Golden Week, where it is crowded with vacationers).
It is the life's goal of many on this planet to climb the famous Mount Sinai in Egypt. Complete with fedora I made the trek for this great sunset view in the heat of August weather (105°F / 40.5°C). Was it worth it? We'll let the picture do the talking.
But as it turns out, Pittsburgh has some sunny days too; and our engagement photo session was lucky enough to be in the 45% that produced this epic photo. Don't let this one photo fool you, it was one of the last great sunny days of the year before our continual pattern of dreary winter days that we have now become so sick of.
Perhaps we could maybe just skip winter next year? Please?
Are you sick of winter? Comment below and let us know which sunset you'd rather be taking in right now!