After waiting all afternoon for thunderclouds to develop here in Bend, Oregon, it became apparent that inclement weather was forming to the East and that the boomers, I had so eagerly anticipated, would sound their drums elsewhere. Instead, the westerly edge of the front sent this graceful mauve tendril across the horizon like an ethereal reflection of the Cascade peaks.
I drove up the hill from my house and snapped a number of shots and then struggled to choose which one I wanted to show for Skywatch Friday. Such magnificent sunsets can not be ruined by a bad camera or an inept photographer. With enough shots from enough angles,and presto, the majesty of the moment emerges. Tonight the power of nature's content and form radiate as one for you to appreciate. I open the shade and let in the light for you to see.