It is no secret that western Washington is not lacking in grandeur and it is also no secret that the skies are often gray. I love light, glorious and dramatic light! Throughout the years I have been photographing, cloudy skies have been great for many of the scenes I focus on but when a stunning light show takes place in the heavens it is much reason to celebrate.
One particular December, a few days before the new year, we made an excursion to San Juan Island for an extended weekend. For the first couple days we were blessed with tremendous weather…cold, dramatic skies and fantastic light…sunlight. And in December seeing the sun is sort of like winning the lottery around here.
Here, a magnificent sunset lights the Strait of Juan de Fuca with distant Olympic Mountains gracing the horizon.
We stood in amazement watching the light, a bit chilled, but nevertheless in awe. The next day we were once again graced with beautiful light and that was definitely more than we had hoped for! My words just can’t describe it well enough.
“Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun.”
Ecclesiastes 11:7 (ESV)
The last day returned to wind and downpours and grayness but we were living by grand memories. Perfect to stay in and relax by the fireplace….