Sunday, October 2, 2022

Autumn Sunset

 The other evening, we had a sunset unlike any I’ve experienced here. Our neighbors paused in the setting up of Halloween decorations and we all stood, gawking at the washes of orange that filled the sky. It changed from minute to minute. For a short time, the lowest clouds folded themselves into brilliant yellow and orange striations. I stood in the middle of the street for a better view. Cars came and went, the brilliant colors going unnoticed by drivers intent on their destinations. The orange grew more and more intense. Then suddenly the sky darkened, like a nearly died out fire with just a few glowing embers. It was an unexpected and remarkable event.