PINK is such a hard sounding word for such a soft light. Pink is clipped and final in its execution. Dusky is a better word. Though dusky has more gray in it.
It was another very cold day yesterday before the pink dusk arrived. The temperatures reached no higher than a brisk windy 14F/-10C. Milking was an exercise in speed before the machines froze up.
It blew and froze and even snowed a little more out of nowhere. My fingers and toes were in pain from the cold until I had been out long enough not to feel them anymore. We were all happy to say goodbye to yesterday. I hate to wish a day away, we are so lucky to receive every day of life and there is always some good to find in it but yesterday was just so damn cold, the wind and clouds made it so. It was grim. The sun when it came in the last hours of the afternoon was more than welcome. Heralding with a cold whisper; a warming trend.
The sky at it’s horizon is clear of clouds this morning. The sun rises with colour, it is -2F/-18C and there is no wind. It is still and quiet out there. I hope for good things.
The chook house collected that last gift of the sunshine. After so long under heavy clouds, the chickens clustered in the glancing cold pink of brightness at the west windows.
I hope you recognise the loveliness you find today. (I found that a hard task yesterday).
WEATHER: Sun. A touch warmer than yesterday. Still below freezing. But with sun!
Wednesday 01/17 0% / 0 in
Abundant sunshine. High 21F/-6C. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday Night 01/17 0% / 0 in
Clear skies. Low near 15F/-9C. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.
7:14 am 4:52 pm
New Moon, 0% visible 7:30 am 5:37 pm