Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Winter Dusk

In spite of my plan to leave Bozeman this morning, it was early afternoon before we got out of town. We headed north from Lewistown just as the sun set, about 4:30. It is cold and yesterday's snow is still light; the ice crystals gave the air a frosty look and softened the distance. When the sun set, the entire 360 degrees of horizon turned pink; fifteen minutes later, it faded to lavendar which rose up the sky and was replaced on the horizon by a pure sapphire blue. The tree-covered hills of the Judith Mountains were dark green, almost black, and frosted with snow. Finally, all the color faded to night and the stars started coming out.

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