The plan was to write about an event my husband and I hosted over the weekend. Since Saturday I’ve been thinking about what I’d write come Monday evening.
But as usual I got distracted by the view outside my window. It was hard not to watch as over the course of a few hours we went from blue skies and puffy white clouds to an amazing pink and purple finish.
I can’t help but share with you just a few of the images I’ll never forget.
The afternoon thunderstorm lasted longer than the thirty minutes we’ve become accustomed to. And to the north of us the sun continued to shine, making the rain glisten as it streamed into the lake.
And then, after an hour or so the rain stopped and the sky lightened and the lake went glassy in preparation for donning her evening wear.
Things started to turn pink and gold.
Katie and I headed to the dock at a brisk pace as the sky began to change. For once she didn’t have to stop and sniff every blade of grass. She seemed to sense my urgency.
And as we stood on the dock in amazement this happened.
Katie was so overwhelmed she didn’t even ask for a treat as payment to pose.
The color just kept intensifying. It was hard to know where to shoot. So I just shot everywhere.
And then, as we stood there, trying to remember to breath, the color faded to purple and the light slowly died.
Mother Nature gave quite a show. She presented her best finery tonight, and I hope wherever you are you were given a similar gift. But if you happened to have rain, or boring empty skies, I’m sharing Katie’s and my sunset.
Because it was just too big not to.