Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. I thought I'd share some sky pics from this week. A reminder to always look up and be thankful.
A morning full of purple, pink, and orange.
I officially became a madwoman where sunsets are concerned this week. I was watching the news and the weatherman showed a picture of the most beautiful orange sunset as it was happening in NYC. I knew we're just a bit west of NYC so we should be seeing something similar and, sure enough, when I looked outside there was an orange glow in the west.
I grabbed the camera and the car keys, ran out of the house pulling the door locked, threw the keys at HWNSNBP (who was working outside at the time) and told him "get in the car and drive - you're taking me to that sunset".
The first few pictures are through the car window as we drove.
And then we came to a place with a pretty much unobstructed view where we could pull over and I could get out and start shooting.
As it does during sunset, the sky began to darken but it was still pretty dramatic.
That was the second time that day that I had him drive me to take sky pictures. When I was driving home from work I looked up and there was a cross in the sky with a cloud that looked like a heart in the middle of it. Our street is tree-lined so although I could see it through the clouds, there was no clear shot.
As he was outside as I pulled up, I asked him to take me around the corner to where I could get a clearer shot. You can see that the cross was starting to degrade by that time and the heart was barely visible, but I thought I'd share the pictures nonetheless.
There are a lot of things that I'm thankful for - family, friends, the roof over my head and all that, but I'm also thankful for the beauty all around me. Even though it's not always right in front of my face, it's there. I just have to remember sometimes to just look up.