Saturday, November 12, 2011
Sunrise, Sunset Offer Spectacular Light Show
There is no more spectacular light show for me than the daily rising and setting of the sun. Yesterday morning, as we traveled east in darkness, the subtle mauve cast to the sky in front of us, that slip of light along the horizon, welcomed us to a new day. Once again, I was reminded of my mom's favorite Biblical Scripture passage from The Psalms: "This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it." As the sky brightened, silhouettes of lacy, leafless trees illuminated by the early-morning light, brought an elegance to the landscape. With each breathtaking moment, the sky changed in color. From mauve and dark violet to orange and cadet blue to an eventual cream and light blue, the day unfolded before us. What a great way to start the morning -- with color, light and beauty, setting the stage for a lovely day to come. This evening, we were transfixed by a brilliant sunset -- blazing orange and bright yellow blending into the ever-darkening sky. Such drama is there for us to enjoy -- free of charge -- every morning and evening. What a light show!