Detect The Music Of Nature
The author, Kate Chopin, once wrote:
I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe?
I would encourage all of you to enjoy the last days of autumn’s warmth and the sun on your face. Already there are days when the wind is too chilly to stay outside very long. Parts of the country have had snow and will have more soon. I’m not ready to come in yet, but I don’t think I have much choice about it.
Surprisingly, I took this picture on the way home from work. As I watched the sunset unfold, I pulled into a school parking lot and grabbed my camera. A sunset like this is also a song of the universe.
Word for tomorrow – BULK. If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.
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Clicking on the photo and enlarging it made me gasp in its beauty. Absolutely wonderful capture.
Thanks Kate! The Great Dismal Swamp was still burning and I had to wonder if it was throwing ash up into the air. That is not a typical Virginia sunset.
Great sunset. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cloud formation like that.
As for fall, here in central Texas the afternoon temperatures the last few days have been near 80°.
I haven’t seen a cloud formation like that either. Something was going on – both sunrise and sunset that day were extremely vivid and colorful and went on for a long time – 20 to 30 minutes. I don’t know if the fire in the Great Dismal Swamp (yes, it’s called that) flared up or what, but the sky was very unusual overall.
Texas weather is finally moderating! Thankfully it finally cooled off here too.
Love the photo, I could hear the music.
I accomplished my purpose (as I preen in the mirror!).
Beautiful photo and beautiful, resonating post! I haven’t read Kate Chopin in ages and had forgotten how lyrical she can be. Now you’ve reminded me to revisit her, hopefully on a day nice enough to do so outside.
Thanks for sharing this!
I’ve not read Kate Chopin, although my daughter did in high school. Sitting outside on a nice day sounds like a great way to revisit her. And you’re welcome!
What a beautiful photo!
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it.
A song? Nay, a chorus of Heaven! Thank you for catching and sharing this wonderment.
Beautiful photo. I’m glad you caught it. I was driving home today and was on the crest of a hill overlooking a valley with small houses in the distance. Above the house sun rays shot out around the edges of what looked almost like a plate of clouds. The clouds, the rays and the houses made an incredible picture. I wanted to take it with my iPhone, but I was driving and there was no place to stop.
A missed opportunity.
I nearly missed this one too. It started while I was on the expressway. I was really surprised when I got off 20 minutes later that it will still going. Most sunsets around here only last for a few minutes and are not very spectacular.