Rachel and I were in her kitchen talking about 6:00 last night when she glanced out the window and said "LOOK!" The bare tree behind her neighbor's house was entirely gold as were some shrubs. We went to the front and looked out and it seemed all the trees across the street had also been touched by King Midas. She took these photos with her IPad and sent them to me.
Painters and local people talk about "Cape Light" which is often glorious, but we had never seen this kind of gold at sunset. The the top photo we are looking south, in the bottom photo we are looking east. A quick glance would make you think there is a huge fire in the bottom picture.
The bottom photo reminds me of a picture I saw recently of a huge solar flare that occurred a couple of days ago.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!