Tuesday night, 8pm, I left a meeting to discover the most amazing cloud sculpture waiting for me, reflecting the setting sun.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
I reached for my camera and remembered - I had rushed from the house, late for the meeting, forgetting not only my camera, but also my phone.
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
I could only pray Tom spotted the cloud, too, and thought to snap some photos, or that it would last until I got home.
Both prayers were answered.
The first two are his - the cloud had started breaking up a little by the time I grabbed the camera for this next one, but not much.
...And great cloud-continents of sunset-seas.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich, "Miracles"
I'm grateful these were the clouds in our sky ... awe-inspiring but not in the monstrous way of the tornadoes that left so much death and devastation east of us. Please join me in praying for those now in mourning, picking up the pieces of their lives, that they feel the light in their heart that inspires them to keep going.