Monday, November 7, 2011

Creativity Cleanse: Day 1 Gift

I don't know if every day of this cleanse will produce a gift, but this one did.  About 4:45 I went out to walk the dogs.  I don't have a west view so I'm not keyed in to thinking about sunsets but about half way down the driveway, I looked east and almost fell over.  It looked like fire fighters had dropped phosphorescent orange across the pines and oaks.  They glowed ... no they were on fire.  It was one of the most unreal sights I had ever seen ... almost like the blaze of fall colors in the New England except it was just certain trees and certain branches on trees.  They took my breath away.  

I didn't have my camera so I had to decide whether to rush back and get it or just absorb the scene that was unfolding before me.  I knew it would change fast so I just tried to memorize it with my eyes so there is no picture I can share with you.  But, even if I had taken a picture, you would just think I had boosted the saturation too far.  I'm not even sure saturation goes as far as what I saw.  I've never seen anything like it.  We had a light overcast sky and an opening in the west and apparently just the right combination of light and angle created a spectacle that completely awed me.

What a gift!

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