Before Sundown Blog

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Thank you for your visit! You are all people as a bright as the moon…and your hearts shine with the light of a million heavenly stars.

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You’re Welcome to stay a while and read further. Check out the menu bar categories if you have time. Christine’s About Me will give you some idea of who she is, and what she’s up to as a writer and blogger. What’s most important though, her everyday message to visitors –  Before Sundown, remember what made you smile.

Featured Sunset for 2019

Sunset Inn, Kezar Lake, Center Lovell, Maine

Around 1923, Gustav & Edna Heim (my grandparents) created Sunset Inn & Cottages on the shores of Kezar Lake. Today, Jane Orans owns it as part of Quisisana Resort on an adjacent piece of lakefront land. The present Quisisana represents a harmonious blending of the two resorts.


Ralph Burg, a Boston music-store owner bought Quisisana in 1946, added Sunset Inn in 1967, and created the current format of musical staff and nightly shows.

Musical tradition at Quisisana Hotel goes back to 1917 when Spenser & Madaline Strauss established the resort as a haven for musicians and music lovers who played together for their own entertainment.

A Quisisana guest, Gustav Heim, who served as first trumpeter with symphony orchestras in Boston and New York, with his wife, Edna, created Sunset Inn.


In the early 1940s, I learned to swim in Kezar Lake at Sunset Inn. I swam to the wooden raft and back a zillion times. Cousin Fred (3 days younger) and I had elaborate July birthday cakes made by the Sunset Inn pastry chef. The first 10 years of my life, there were many carefree, fun days at Sunset Inn. 

Childhood memories come back to me in the featured December Sunset photo header. I think I’ll keep it up forever. It makes me smile, and I hope your childhood memories make you smile too.  After all it’s in the blog title, Before Sundown, remember what made you smile. 

Happy All Seasons to my blog friends and visitors! 


Sunrise and Sunset Gallery









441 Responses to Before Sundown Blog

  1. Breathtaking, Christine. Merry Christmas hugs!

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  2. Wow! You certainly have some brilliant sunset shots there Christine!

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  3. Absolutely glorious shots from Bernie! Thanks for sharing Christine. Hugs.

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my photo and the crazy red head who took me on the walk to get that picture, Christine. A beautiful sunrise really makes a difference in the way my day starts – so much better!

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  5. James Ginch says:

    Found your site via the Alumni Site….. beautiful pics. Saw you at 60th reunion.

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Yes, I remember you at the reunion, James. See you at the next! Thanks so much for visiting my blogsite. There are a few more blog posts about nostalgia trips to the east coast. Christine


  6. mihrank says:

    wow – this is so elegance and magical!!

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  7. chrisscatmeow says:


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  8. Tina Frisco says:

    I could get lost in these gorgeous photos, Christine. Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I’ve followed you and wish you all the best ❤️

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  9. roninjax says:

    Beautiful photos with popping color. Isn’t it amazing how each sunrise and sunset view is special in its own way.

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  10. Beautiful pictures of sunsets. Thanks for stopping by my one site and commenting. Followed you. My site links are and . I found your blog through your comment on CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE.

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  11. Beautiful photos. Thanks for following me. I know this is a lot to ask but I have another site and all I’m asking is you check it out and if you like it possibly follow me at . It’s about Photos, Blogging, Animals, Family, Poetry And Much, Much More. Thanks In Advance.

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  12. GP Cox says:

    Your birthday is in a few days – so let me be the first…

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  13. timkeen40 says:

    Sunrise and sunset seem to be the most perfect part of the day. It’s everything in between – on both ends of it – that get jacked up.

    Great pictures.

    I love California, by the way.


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  14. Elin's Era says:

    What beautiful pics you take, really amazing 😮

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  15. Schöne Fotos. Freundliche Grüsse.

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  16. Léa says:

    I like to keep coming back, to focus on one individual photo. Each one, so beautiful in its own right, it deserves my total attention and then sends me back to the sea… 📚

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Lea, happy to know you keep coming back here. The mostly sunset gallery never gets old to me either. I keep great memories of my blog friends who took the photos and allowed me to feature them. 🎶📚 Christine

      Yay!🎉 You have the book emoji! 📚📚📚

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      • Léa says:

        Christine, I love those photos. My little camera seems to photograph more sunrises than sunsets and I haven’t decided what to do with them just yet? 📚 Yes, it was strange that I kept looking for the book emoji, but find it, now it shows up? 📚

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  17. C.E.Robinson says:

    Thanks, Lea! Why not make a gallery of your favorite sunrises!! The book emoji 📚was looking for you! 🤣


  18. So Beautiful, Christine! ♥

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  19. Silent Hour says:

    Isn’t it amazing that sunsets have been photographed and painted so much, but can still move us? Great photos!

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  20. MAGNY TJELTA says:

    Beeaautiful photographs!

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  21. Beautiful, Christine. Happy New Year. 🙂

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  22. Valentina says:

    The colors of a sunset are mesmerizing. That’s the part of the day that is trying to end while bewildering us with all its colors.

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  23. Thank you for sharing the sunsets Christine. I’ve always loved that time of the day when the sun is going down, I can’t explain the sometimes unsettling feeling, but it always makes me think of God and how magnificent life can be. Thank you again Christine, I’m looking forward to visiting your site often!

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  24. That sounds like I’ll have something to look forward to when, hopefully, you return, or I’ll just have to buy your book 🙂 thank you again Christine!

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thanks, Joan! I may post excerpts from time to time to keep connected to followers in blogosphere! The book’s first draft will be finished by spring 2019. Definite announcement post when it’s published & available. 📚🎶 Christine

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  25. Elisabeth says:

    Stories are important: As teenager it bugged me that my grandmother’s stories took liberties with facts: now I see she was a great storyteller and embellished for the sake of drama and surprise!
    Her name was Karen but she was known as Sissa.
    She was neighbor to the greatest Danish Storyteller Isak Dinesen = Karen Blixen ( Out of Africa etc)

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thank you, Elisabeth. Storytellers do tell tales for drama. Your grandmother would have been a good writer! How interesting to have a famous neighbor. Wonder if they talked writing & books over coffee. Can just imagine! 📚🎶 Christine


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  27. Resa says:

    Sweet! Glad we have met out here.

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