Friday, August 14, 2009
On my way home I stopped at Drake Park in Bend, Oregon, and looked across Mirror Pond and decided to make this evening view the subject for Skywatch Friday. It was a quiet time by the water. The milk glass globe streetlamps glowed above empty park benches, the resident geese had tucked in along the grassy water's edges, and a restless nighthawk veered above me through the enveloping darkness like a frightened phantom. Here by the sky's remaining light, I felt the gentle touch of nature's power to close the shutters for awhile and allow the weary to rest under its mauve-gray comforter.