The sun’s reflection off a mirrored building shines directly into the office, and it is blinding. Some of us jokingly wonder if it’s the rapture and why we are still here. I exaggerated the brightness in Photoshop for a more dramatic effect. I think the spot on the right is a reflection on the window of something that is behind me.
The last of the day’s sunlight shines on Mt. Hood while it hails where I stand. Yep. Spring has arrived!
“Storms make trees take deeper roots.” —Dolly Parton
“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” —Alice in Wonderland
Portland has the third most depressing winter in the U.S.; Anchorage, Alaska, is first and Seattle, Washington, is second. Source: The Cities With the Most (and Least) Depressing Winters
Anyone living here wouldn’t disagree the winters are dark. While many of us find a quiet beauty in the gloom, the sun is never taken for granted and we certainly rejoice when it warmly smiles on us.
P.S. Blog readers, I’m sharing the color version with you via the featured image for this post. I decided to go with the black and white as I felt it fit better with what I wanted to say. Enjoy both versions!
Another balcony shot from work. I made a few different post-process attempts, but wasn’t pleased with any. Posting as is for a streak shot.
Cloud walker. One who lives in the cloud of their own imagination or dreams, or one who does not abide by the precepts of society, literature, or art. Nefelibata is derived from the Portuguese words “nephele” (cloud) and batha (a place where you can walk).
A very interesting sky on the way home today.
For millennia, the sun has embraced us in the morning and at night. Just think of all the people who have stood in awe as a sunset’s brilliance stretched above them. So many faces the sun has seen.
That moment when you reach the top, stop in your tracks, and take a deep breath with a huge smile on your face.