The sky grew grey &
the winds picked up
as the afternoon matured.
Like usual, I was at my laptop
attempting to complete my last
Z rushed in, earlier than I expected.
Are you really busy?
Get your camera & get in the car.
So we were off.
Z had been driving and seen the mountains
to the south were the recipients of
the most amazing light.
Sometimes you can't even tell that
mountains exist around this valley,
but yesterday they turned golden
& let everyone know about the snow
that lay at their peaks.
We headed south for awhile & then to the west,
not knowing exactly where we were going,
just racing against the fading light.
I told him to pull over.
As I knelt down to get a shot,
Z told me that the passing traffic
was slowing down,
turning to find what it was
I might be photographing.
According to Z, the view of the mountains
he had hoped to share with me
was already gone by the time
we arrived, but I was still
floored by the beauty of where
light & dark meet.
As we drove home,
we were enveloped by the darkness &
the approaching rainstorm.
But turning back,
there was still a glimmer of setting sun.
This post is part of Outdoor Wednesday.