Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bizarro World

Purple ocean?  Yellow sky?  Black trees?  What?!  It's not often that I venture out of the house first thing in the morning.   

Typically I'm up frightfully early but go about my business, which involves multiple cups of coffee and several checklists, in my jammies, robe and slippers.  But just before 7:00 this morning I glanced out the kitchen window and glimpsed a sky that looked like an evening sunset.  Is this going on everyday and I just haven't noticed?

So before it got away I grabbed my mug and my camera, steeling myself to hold my head high in the event I encountered a fully-dressed, briskly-walking, "Oh-my-God-I'm-up-and-exercising-and-you're-out-in-public-in-your-bathrobe-do-housewives-really-still-do-that?-where-are-your-curlers?" pedestrian taking a lap up Beachcomber Lane.

Up the street I went, investing just a few moments to take in this fleeting masterpiece.

Now off I go to the next thing on my list, all the better for having stopped and smelled the sunset, if you will, and whistling "When Morning Gilds the Skies" as I fold the laundry.