I noticed as I was putting the kids to bed that there was an eerie glow outside their blinds, and went out to investigate. The color in the yard blew me away. The photos can't possibly replicate it, but all the pinks and purples of blooms seemed almost florescent, and my skin actually was glowing orange! It was about 8:30 pm. I stayed out as long as there was enough light to snap some photos.
Lots of dark stormy clouds mixed with wildfire smoke and clear skies to the west made for a spectacular sunset and a very strange light quality...
This last shot was unbelieveable, made me wish I had a really nice camera and the knowledge to use it! I was speechless looking at this, I can't even explain how "small" and insignificant I felt in comparison.
My apologies in advance for my late blog visits, but it appears I am going to have a busy weekend. I spent the morning trimming and spraying blight again, and spent the early part of the day with the kids swimming. Now it looks like we will be going biking at the state park in this heat, then a last minute BBQ for hubby's work that is almost an hour away tomorrow, followed by another get-together for the family of one of Finn's friends. Even though it's hot as can be (was still 92 at 7 pm last night!) we are going to be very busy and I'm not going to get much gardening done, but after this sunset last night I really have this urge to just "be" and spend some time having fun with my family and relaxing, I'm wondering how many other times I have missed beauty like this because I was "too busy"? I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and stay cool! (Or get some warmth, as your situation might be different than mine!)