Tuesday, January 28, 2014


For this.
For this, I turned off my office computer at 4:50, instead of 5:00.
For this, I cleaned my desk, put on my coat and jangled my keys at 4:55, instead of 5:00.
I was handed one last folder to file
{with my coat on!}
and one more form to scan...
But, for this, I was out the door and in my car at 5:00 exactly.
For this, I hurried along, willed the cars in front of me to "move it" so we'd all make it through the light.
I could tell from my office window that the sunset was colorful.
And I wanted a few minutes of this light by the edge of my pond.
Even just a few minutes at the end of the day, are exceptionally refreshing.
Like a palate cleanser.
The icy winds were gusty. Bone chilling.
But, for THIS
I braced myself against the cold,
took many long, deep breaths
and a few color-filled photos.
Thank you, God, for this.

Linking up today with
Just WriteTexture Tuesday and Sweet Shot Tuesday


  1. Beautiful!! And good for you to clean up and leave a few minutes early!

  2. Wow, this is beautiful! The color is amazing.

  3. Wasn't it GORGEOUS last night!! Thank you for sharing it!!

  4. That is such a beautiful sunset! I love the reflection on the frozen pond.

  5. Wow..gorgeous! You are right even just a few minutes at the end of the day, are exceptionally refreshing....it was so worth it! So important to take a few minutes to nurture our soul...it goes a long way.

  6. Wow! Gorgeous! Stay warm and stay safe.

  7. So glad you got to enjoy this! Thanks for sharing it. The sunrises and sunsets have been amazing lately. It's the only thing making these frigid days bearable.

  8. i am forever chasing the setting sun, it never dissapoints!!

    it's just amazing, and uplifting, i find the cold invigorates me!!

    your image is gorgeous, your story made me smile. i usually trick the hubs, to get him in the car right around that time. i know he's on to me but it's still fun!!

  9. There are so many times I've rushed out of work for a few minutes, an opportunity to catch my own "this"...loved it, and loved the shot.

  10. Wow! You caught the moment of full color. Stunning!

  11. I'm so glad you did all this - such a stunning photo!