It did not last long, less than five minutes. The cloud cover dropped the ceiling so that the heavens appeared much closer than on a clear day.
The sky's blue gray hue was reflected off the land and sea.
It felt magical.
Indian Head Lighthouse at the mouth of the harbour at Summerside, Prince Edward Island, was a speck in the distance, framed by the naked stems and branches of young trees.
The island sandstone, was an anchor for the scene, a more artistic use than its usual erosion prevention.
Then the sky started to brighten, as the clouds began to part and the usual sky blue appeared in patches. The sun threatened a breakthrough as well which was not welcome on this particular occasion.
You could feel the ceiling lift as the sky continued to clear. The moment was gone.
Lacking a view finder, my camera's LCD screen was useless in this light. Point and shoot were my only options and using the zoom was tricky. I am pleased with the resulting photos despite my screen blindness. However, there is a screen protector in my future.