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Fire In The Sky! October 27, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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It was a gray day today, leaden even, and damp, with only the most occasional thinning of clouds revealing a backdrop of blue.

On the ride home it was apparent that it had already rained in places:

…and my Shutter Finger started to twitch when an errant sliver of sunlight illuminated a field off to my left.

“What if,” I thought, “it opens up a bit more as sunset approaches?”

So I hung a left and climbed a steep dirt single-track to a high meadow I know, and waited.

Parked and watching, it became clear that he pewter sky was constructed of layers moving in opposite directions, and that the lower gray level was indeed thinning, revealing a sea of flaming cirrus clouds:

And for about two minutes as the sun disappeared, the sky was a riot: