Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Color of nature….

It is not unusual to have beautiful sunsets like this in Illinois in November.  For many years when I worked in Genoa, Illinois, I would commute on rural roads dotted with old family farms.  This time of the year, I would get to observe really spectacular sunsets.  When I notice that one was brewing, I would pull over to the side of the road or into a farm field entrance and turn off my truck.  There was nothing more peaceful than watching this spectacular event as it unfolds.  It usually lasted 15 to 20 minutes and it was one of those times when you wished it did not have to come to an end.  I do not know why I did not take my camera with me to work back then... The terrain at my home is much different but we still see a good sunset from time to time.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.

These photos were taken on November 3, 2011.  While I was sitting at my computer I noticed this spectacular display as it got started so I grabbed the camera.  I stood on my deck taking pictures and the more I took the more spectacular it became.  These are just a few of what I took. 

Next time you see a fusion of colors brewing on the horizon take a few minutes to watch it. It is a one of a kind show created especially for you. Life is too short.

Maybe this winter I can use these photos as inspiration for a quilt to remind me of this beautiful moment.

I hope you enjoy!

Love, Jan

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