Sky Lights

February 11, 2010 · 9 comments

You know how sometimes you’re minding your own business, whacking away at tree limbs, when all of a sudden a deranged woman will come whistling around the corner of the farmhouse yelling, “Quick!! Come and check this out!!”?


And the lighting on the mountains that surround your property on three sides are lit up by the earliest rays of sunset in a way that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up?


And you stand with your mouth hanging open as you watch God start finger-painting in the sky right on top of your head?


And everywhere you look, it just gets more colorful and wild, and you don’t know which direction to watch because everything is so spectacular and is changing so quickly you feel like if you blink, you’re going to miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?


And then it gets SO amazing you get a little nervous, like Dorothy and Toto are about to come whipping down from the clouds and land in a cranky heap beside the old propane tank at the back of the garage?


But then, all of a sudden the color changes from intense yellow to peach to pink so quickly that you think this must be what clouds do when they dress up as northern lights?


And everyone is running around the property hollering “Hey, look at it from HERE!”?


And then you just get overwhelmed and have to sit down on the north porch and settle in to enjoy the end of the show?


And you don’t know whether to pray or weep or laugh out loud, so you just keep taking photos?


Yah… that. Can’t wait to see what comes through the skylights this year.

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Dad February 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Great photos! Our illuminations come in the morning when the rising sun (when we can see it) shines on the Beauforts, the Glacier and Mt. Washington.


Debra February 12, 2010 at 9:58 am

Amazing, love the editorial too! God sure is a great finger painter isn’t He? Thanks for sharing your wonderment! xoxoxo


Keith February 12, 2010 at 8:00 am

Stunning…reminds me of some of the sunsets I would see in Tucson when I lived there…keep them coming!


Joe February 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Holy smokes — great pix! Kudos for having the camera handy.


rickandkathy February 11, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Thanks! And yes, always have a camera ready…. Hard on the batteries, but that’s why God made chargers.


Louise February 11, 2010 at 5:51 pm



rickandkathy February 11, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Yup. That about sums it up.


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