The sunrise this morning was simply incredible. It was a dark sunrise, as though it took place in the middle of the night, or the sun had been turned down with a dimmer switch. That was because it was raining, and there was lightning flickering across the sky even while the clouds were eerily underlit with purple-red and dull red-orange hues in a swath of fairly featureless color, perhaps like the sunrises witnessed after a great wildfire or volcano eruption. Unfortunately, by the time I got myself half-dressed and went hauling outside to stand under my umbrella and get a photo, the color had brightened and shifted to a paler orange. Still, it was incredible.
I'm so proud of my mom--she did her first apheresis platelet donation today! *applauds*
And, I finally finished my 'On the Training and Use of Power Among the Races' essay today! At last, at 24,000 words, I have reached the end and it shall remain the end, no matter how the things I left out clamor in my skull. Hopefully getting all that disgorged from its decade-plus residence in my head will free up more brain space for stories and books progress!
I was still too asleep. =P When that happens again (yeah, right) I'll have to try to take a movie so I can isolate a frame with lightening in it. It was just dull and grey for my walk to the bus stop, but I did get to see some impressive purple-tinged lightning (and ponder the wisdom of the umbrella I was holding up!)
Couldn't pass up the chance for some bragging. ;)
It really was incredible.
Didn't start quite that recently! Essays are easier for me than stories because I'm just regurgitating information (and don't have to worry about a grade either!) and the only thing that slows me down is the research I do as I go along.
Me too, or at least more smoothly than last night. =P (Hours of thunderstorms and a little closet flooding)
Looking good and stormless for the next few days, thankfully. =)
Right now I'm slowly assembling the lunar calendar for the novella I want to write this autumn: 'The Great Wave.' It's very tedious getting the lunar dates overlaid on the moon images in Photoshop Elements, so if I do about four months a day, split between morning and evening, I won't drive myself around the bend! (I'm doing the whole year since I got myself in trouble with 'Nothing Gold can Stay' because I only did half a year and the closing scene wound up being later than that.)
I also really need to quit procrastinating on editing 'Reunion' and getting it up, as I've been dragging my feet all month. =P