It feels a little like cheating, to go out for the sunset in my own neighborhood, instead of driving to more scenic spots for the sunset I mean. But the reflections were pretty so I was glad I came out, even if it was 20 degrees colder than the night before and I didn’t think the colors would get much prettier than the feature photo.
I retreated to the car to get warm, and that’s when I noticed the color in the sky to the east. And the flocks of birds that were racing across the sky, heading south.
And the clouds must have parted because now I was seeing the moon.
I know better than to give up on the sunset too soon, but for some reason I left shortly after I took the above picture, and in the time it took to drive a few blocks to my house this happened.
The sky to the east was still spectacular.
I guess I feel like I should have something ‘better’ in my photos than a simple mobile home park. Maybe that’s why it feels like cheating if I don’t drive 45 minutes to find just the right spot. But Mother Nature doesn’t discriminate, fancy or humble she puts on the same show for us all.