I am thankful for the natural beauty of our world. It shines light into my spirit even when life is overwhelming.
Last evening, I arrived home exhausted. We are in "pine pollen" season, which is unbelievable by most standards. We have a haze over our world created by clouds of green pollen from our zillions of pine trees. You can see the pollen blowing across a meadow near my house in the photo below. I took the photo last evening.
Then, last evening, the wind calmed and the pollen clouds settled a bit around sunset. Storm clouds had built over the afternoon but there was a gap on the western horizon to let the setting sun light up our clouds. As I saw the sunset developing, I thought that it was going to be epic, and it was.
The eastern sky turned pink and purple, and there was a small rainbow on the horizon.
The western sky had scary clouds over it, and they turned deep angry orange over the snowy mountains.
It was one of those days when the beauty of our Earth lifted my spirits. Our little Shyla lifted them too. Just after the sunset, we did our "required" playing for her fear rehab. It's amazing how much our play sessions rehab my spirits too!