Red Sky at night..
“Look at that Sunset” the Editor exclaims! I get up from the computer and glance out the window. Grabbing my landscape lens I fumble a bit changing lenses and then rush outside to catch the moment. “Red Sky at night, Sailors delight” is an apt description of the fading deep crimson glow in the clouds as the sun quickly sets over the Broward. Changing settings for a High Definition Resolution (HDR) exposure, I push the doohickey three clicks in quick succession. And then it is gone. However, the resulting captured moment reflected in the river was highlighted a few hours later on the local evening news. Hope you enjoy it too!
The frontal passage early that morning set up the atmospheric conditions for the memorable sunset. A few days later March arrives in Florida more like a lamb than the fierce lion like storms that most of the rest of the states are experiencing. Buds are emerging on our Bald Cyprus that we call “the General”. Flowering pink and red buds are showing on some of the trees. A pair of Pileated Woodpeckers drop by for a few moments one morning. A few robins are still hanging around in the area as they get the northern weather forecasts on the bird wire and are enjoying the spring like temperatures of Florida a few more days. Migratory songbirds like the Northern Cardinal are hoping in the General's branches while a Bluebird takes its perch at the very top of the tree. A Morning Dove leaps with joy over its mate. A Mocking Bird munches on a spring bud over my head and looks down on me as if to say one step closer and I may drop a “surprise” on you.
As I grumble to myself about life and circumstance, I watch a flight of Ibis wing by. I am suddenly reminded of the words “Consider the birds of the air”. The Good Lord takes care of them each day and the promise to we sojourners of life on two legs without wings is that we have even more assurance that our needs will be met also. So (self) quite complaining about the weather and things we can’t control and just “Consider the birds”. Then go enjoy a beautiful sunset. Be blessed. Harry