After an unusually hectic workday yesterday, we opted to simply take it easy in the evening. Whereas we often leave the house immediately following dinner (which immediately follows work – there’s no commute time when you work from home), last night we hung out with the cats and the backyard. That is, we stayed at home until about 8:00 when the sky was starting to look promising for a sunset.
We meandered our way toward the lake, stopping by the Rapid River in search of the vibrantly blooming marsh marigold. We found them, easily, but they weren’t in great light. They’re on another day’s to-do list now. As we pulled in the Alden Marina on Torch Lake, the sun had just slipped behind some clouds, shooting rays both above and below.
We watched this light-play for nearly half an hour, and I practiced my panoramas.
The clouds on the horizon thickened, and eventually we decided that the show was over. As we headed back to the car, the sun slid into a small gap, illuminating the sky in a Caribbean palette. Some things are worth waiting for.