November 5, 2011

I Made a Silent Vow

I wasn't really sure this was what I saw last night, until pulling it off the camera card just now. 

Had anyone asked me, when leaving work an hour early, if I intended to stop and take pictures on the way home I would have laughed. Strong cold germs are rolling through our work group and found me in the morning. By late afternoon I surrendered to the cold and fever. Heading home it seemed everyone who wasn't in line at the pharmacy was lined up in the commute. I made a silent vow to keep moving until my head hit the pillow no matter what. 

The thing about making vows is, they seem to tempt failure. But this one failed in a good way. About a half mile from the spot pictured, I could barely see golden purple clouds over tree tops and knew the sunset would be something at Henderson Bay. We were all moving soooooo slowly I was certain it would be gone before I could catch a glimpse. 

Much to my surprise, after cresting the small bridge to the bay, this view was there for the taking. Cars seemed to evaporate. I was able to pull over and take a few shots. Then I got a bee in my bonnet to take some shots at waters edge. I drove down to the area near those old pilings you see and spent some time with the camera in the cool fall evening air. It was an amazing place to be in that moment. Humbling. 

I made a silent vow to rethink my vow failure theory. 

Hope there are some colors in your weekend!

4 comments:

tiedyejudy said...

What a beautiful shot, Chris! I do hope your bug is gone soon... sounds like another job for green chile anything!
Be well,
Judy

Teresa Evangeline said...

Well, sometimes the old universe just stops us in our tracks. What a beauty of a picture. Hope you're feeling well and about to reach for your camera. :)

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

Hi Judy,
Yes...green chili, you are so right. My better half is making some medicinal chicken soup this afternoon. There is rumor of something green in the mix.

Momma nature did paint a pretty picture didn't she?
Thanks for taking a peek Judy.
Hugs,
Chris

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

Hey Teresa,
Agreed. The universe set it all up perfectly and the fever had me just loopy enough to stop and walk. Seemed a bit of a "great strange dream" while down there. These germs are formidable, but the camera is never far from reach and there is always something to capture. Good distraction.
Fall hugs to you,
Chris

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