Saturday, August 7, 2010
I'm feeling in the pink this Saturday!
One thing I miss about living in the Wild West is the sky, the land, the landscape, the colors. Okay, that's more than one thing... Whether at sunset or sunrise, the sky there is amazing, a huge pallet of color. I love all the pinks that could be found in the sky.
My Wild West night skies were beautiful. The stars punctuate the sky and have this breathtaking splendor that is indescribable. To stand in utter the simple darkness of the night, with no trees, or city lights in the distance, to have nothing but unbroken sky the stretches to the end of the earth and that vast open space is filled with stars. More than saying they look diamonds. These stars in my Wild West sky defy explanation. The sunsets are shot with color, melting into each other, creating imagery that can't be copied.
The sky and the land meet in a place that is as far away as heaven- no trees or buildings or mountains break the vision of a vast land of nothing but sky and land. It’s like looking into an ocean of color, seeing nothing except where the sky and land touch somewhere in the vast, great distance that could be heaven.
It is a vast land. It is lonely and hard. This land is beseeching yet graceful. It is hauntingly empty, yet there is comfort in the emptiness as it erupts when the wind sweeps over plains, the wheat grasses and the breeze dancing a slow dance to a beat only they know, almost becoming one, like long time lovers who anticipate all the caresses to the love making before it happens.
Sometimes I miss the Wild West...
Thanks to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for hosting Pink Saturday. And an extra special thank you to her today for making me a featured blog, listed on her site! And special thanks to all of you for stopping by, and for commenting!
I also want to take this time to recognize Lisa at Pupylov. She's a fellow blogger and she's just an awesome lady. I love to visit her blog; it's a potpourri of wonderfuls. She's a dog lover, a pink lover, a handcraft maker, and just a sweet person. I love the blog world for letting me meet someone like her! So go visit her blog, too. You won't be disappointed in the sweetness you find there.
Happy Pink Saturday everyone!
Kisses and cake,