Thursday, November 18, 2010
After my dreary day of being back at work yesterday, I decided I needed a cupcake. So just a little after 5 o'clock I headed toward The Sweet Tooth Fairy.
Now I have always thought that Utah has possibly the most beautiful skies EVER ... and I think I cemented that thought last night. As I drove away from my office, I looked at the sky over the mountains to the east of me and thought what a beautiful pale shade of pink. I decided that I needed to find a good spot to snap a photo where I wouldn't have buildings in my way.
I decided on the post office parking lot.
By the time I drove into the parking lot, the sky to the north of me had gotten a darker pink - I snapped a picture ... and then I turned around to the south and it was looking a little more orange - I snapped a picture.
I got back in my car and turned west into the shopping center where The Sweet Tooth Fairy is ... It was the most spectacular sky I have ever seen. It didn't even look real. It had to have been a backdrop for a movie set that someone had painted.
I quickly dialed McCall and told her that she had to leave her desk and go out to see the sky. Then I called my house to tell my kids to go out the front door and look at the sky. I walked through the doors of The Sweet Tooth Fairy and asked the little sales clerk if she was alone. (Would have been much more creepy if I was a man asking.) She said no, so I told her that she needed to get whoever else was working in the back to come outside and see the sky.
It had changed so much in just that last few minutes, I knew it would quickly fade into night. It was ABLAZE with color. I was truly in awe ... and it made me happy that I had been out at just the right time and hadn't missed it.
Posted by Polly Wood at 2:53 PM