Winter blues and grays were found at Geode State Park today. A mild day for January 1st, high 30s’s maybe even 40. Most of the lake was covered in a thin layer of ice. The light danced across the lake as the sun tried to shine through the thick billowy clouds in shades of blues and grays. Dozens of Canadian Geese made an almost deafening sound as they took flight a short distance away. Then for a brief moment, pure silence and the air still. That moment blissful, no noise, just a beautiful winter scene of blues and grays.
As I drove away from the park it was the golden hour and soon the first sunset of 2017. Mother Nature was teasing me with clouds moving and the sun trying to peer through. As I headed west it looked as if there would be a chance of a pink sky just after sunset. The clouds were moving and illuminated with just a hint of sunshine, my hope for a pink sky heightened. I found a location that I was hopeful to see if the sky would indeed turn pink. The clouds were low and seemed too thick, but I was patient and waited. Then slowly, a portion of the sky turned from gray to pink.
I continued to wait hoping the entire sky would explode in pink. Only a portion turned pink, but a stunning pink for the first sunset of 2017 and leaving the rest of the sky filled with winter blues and grays.