Sunset Moonrise on the UP

It was in 2003, the last time I was able to take a trip out of state for any length of time, that I saw a memorable sunset on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan heading back from a stay on the Keweenaw.  In the west the sky burned like fire in reds, gold and blue.  To the east the harvest moon rose in a cobalt sky with clouds the color of cotton candy.  No where else have I seen such intensity of color at sunset and moonrise.


It was on this same road that a bald eagle descended a few feet in front of our car to swoop seconds later to the side of the road … on enormous wings and as graceful as though it had just dipped it’s talons into a lake.


So much beauty to behold in our very short lives.  Take the time you need to enjoy every moment.