We walked westward on the trail towards the sunset. Behind us, the blue above deepened and the water was illumined by the moon. Ahead, a band of cloud changed colour before our eyes.
The natural beauty of deciduous trees was an important aspect of these moments.
Every twig and branch is visible in silhouette,
the angles and curves reaching out from the trunk which stretches toward the heavens.
The coniferous trees provide a barrier by comparison.
The colour developed as the sun sank below the horizon. It started as a pale pink hue which deepened and expanded within minutes as we wended our way west. Before long, a wide band of various colours stretched across the western sky.
The sea reflected the colour along the shoreline
while the trees stood their silent vigil for the hued scene.
In silence, we watched the dance of colour unfold before us
as the eastern sky behind us became darker and darker.
We turned for home. By now the sky ahead was deep blue, the path lit for residents who walk this place at night. We are lucky to be among that group.