Friday, January 25, 2013
SkyWatch Friday: What goes up must come down
I've been taking so many sunrise photos since Autumn (since our sunrises are usually more spectacular than our sunsets this time of year), that I think I'm in a rut. And so does Mother Nature, apparently, for she outdid herself with a splendid sunset last week. Here's how it looked from our back yard's view to the east, seizing the sunrise's domain...
I love the soft clouds, so softly tinted
And here it is in its usual setting (ha, punny!) in the west, viewed from our front porch...
It grew increasingly dramatic and more colorful each minute...
Can you see the paintbrush-shaped cloud above the light post on the left?
I wonder if that cloud is responsible for painting this sky? :-)
It's a shame the sun ever has to set on a sky like this one. Then again,
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever... it will never pass into nothingness." (Keats). :-)
Enjoy the last SkyWatching skies of January at...
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"