Tuesday's eagle incident was the most amazing experience of the month, if not the year--but Wednesday was not without its delights as well:
The most alien sunrise I have ever seen walking to the bus stop Wednesday. Nothing fancy about the sky, which was clear in the east with the swelling light and colors of the twilight before dawn. But wherever there were unshielded man-made lights on the ground, there were pillars of orange light rising from the ground upward. Hard to explain--like an extended sun-dog, but not so bright of course. There were a bunch to the north, some scattered around the west and more in the south, just one in the east that was swallowed by the increasing brightness as I walked. It really was eerie at first, like some sort of mass alien landing, until my science-loving brain worked it out. What was coming down at the time wasn't snow, and it wasn't freezing rain, sleet, or ice pellets. It was tiny flat flakes of ice, very fine and nearly suspended in the air. I'm sure the Inuit (and Gethenians!) have a name just for it, but it's a type of winter precipitation I've rarely if ever seen. And it was the ice crystals refracting the light that caused the strange effect. Really a walk to the bus stop to remember!
Another delight that day, this one at work, when my coworker Kathy discovered--'Il Divo' is coming to Minnesota!!! (Excel Energy Center, July 8th.) Needless to say, I can't afford $800 for a second-row seat; the only seats I might afford are a half-mile away (so to speak). But how neat! =D
Today's treat--getting an LJ PM from someone I haven't heard from in a year. Good to know he's still alive and kicking, and a delight to get his compliments on my fourth book perseverance.
Okay, break's over now. Back to inspecting every single hyphen in book 4. 77 pages down, only 204 left to go! (Anybody have a spare straight-jacket? I might need it soon...)
Here, take my straitjacket. I'm done with my editing for today. I'll need it back tomorrow, though. :D
I didn't know you were an Il Divo fan. My mum quite enjoys their music, and I must admit I'm quite partial to it as well. Their concert sounds like it will be a wonderful treat.
*hugs* Pity international mail is so slow. ;) But between last night and some more this morning before work, I'm up to page 247. That feels better!
I don't know if I count as a 'fan' since I don't have a single cd. But I really enjoyed what I heard/saw when my aunt played a video of a concert of theirs, and then I bought their latest cd for my mom and enjoyed it driving to San Diego. I would love to hear them live. =)
Wish I was there and we go to 'Il Divo' concert together. I am sure Kathy will
That sunrise experience sounded wonderful. I never seem anything like that.
You have been having some special treat of late. The Lord is so GOOD.