That is the title of the closing chapter in Shelby Foote's narrative history of the American Civil War. I never thought I'd get to use it in a blog, but it seems to fit here. This is the last light of the day, taken last week on the Bank Street Bridge. I saw the twilight sky over the Canal, wanted to take a shot, and liked the result.
By contrast, this view from yesterday afternoon has the water in the Canal at its summer level.