It was late afternoon and I was returning home from a lecture.
The air felt cold but there was no snow anywhere. This has not been a typical New England winter, including this day.
The whole winter has been different---almost snow less---tangible proof of global warming.
The route home meandered up and down hills toward a lake. As I turned the car to the right, the black silhouettes of towering trees against a pink background made a stunning painting in the sky.
As I pulled the car over to the side of the road to take photographs, I could almost feel tears stinging my eyes. Such wondrous vistas of nature do that to me.
Does that ever happen to you? Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the intensely beautiful gifts of nature our Creator has given so freely to humans?
Driving ahead, the car crested another hill. The sky above the distant lake opened up and poured out buckets of gold, orange, pink, and violet.
Once again, I wanted to just drink in the magnificence of the scene.
Driving closer to the lake, one could see black outlines of brave ice fishermen out on the surface of the frozen lake. Unfortunately, I was unable to stop the car again to get their photo so you'll have to imagine it!
Molten gold continued to pour across the heavens, creating a stunning backdrop in every direction.
Before long, I was home. The wondrous colors of the sky melted into night . My heart felt so filled with gratitude for being alive and part of this planet earth.
WHAT PART OF NATURE TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY?
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