When I visited her during her two year stay in the nursing home it was usually in the afternoon, on my way home from work and before her dinner was served. But during the last couple of weeks of her life I went over some evenings, after "lights out", to simply say good-night to her and kiss her on the head. Maybe she knew I was there, maybe she didn't.
During those evening drives to the nursing home, I was blessed with several gorgeous sunsets. It made me think of a little Disney Golden Book my mother read to me when I was young. It is called "Grandpa Bunny". Just go to Amazon and search for it. It will set you back about $3.50. It does a wonderful job of teaching young children about death. The story finished with a beautiful sunset painted by Grandpa Bunny from heaven.
I think the best sunset was the night before she died. As I drove down the long driveway, I faced west and could see the sunset above the roof line of the nursing home. Here are a few shots taken that night. I don't know which one I like best... so I am showing all three.