Tonight as I arrived home I saw the moon in the east and the setting sun when I looked west. It was such a dichotomy, yet so yin and yang, that I rushed for Big Girl when I reached the house to try to capture just a few shots before the sun disappeared.
|night before the winter solstice|
I still remember a spring evening years ago, when we were in south Alabama on the Alabama river, fishing. We had finished for the day, and had returned to our hotel and were going to the restaurant next door to eat dinner. I looked up, and stopped walking. I just stood there staring for long minutes at the deepest azure sky I had ever looked at in my life. Lighter near the horizon, where the sun had just set, it deepened as I looked upward toward the first evening stars twinkling in the sky. Not a cloud marred the perfect velvety texture of the expanse above me. I knew then that I was looking at something created by a being much greater than I.
|halo of trees|