|Evergreen Lake after the Storm|
A solemn-gray Sunday morning started out with light showers and escalated into a severe thunderstorm that kept everyone shut in. Dark and cold, the slow moving system was characterized by heavy rain, marble-sized hail and scary lightning strikes.
After a few hours, the dramatic weather drifted to the east and the broken clouds allowed shafts of low light to confirm the event’s conclusion. Under such unusual conditions Evergreen Lake was awash with a sheen of surreal color.
After the storm everything was calm and quiet as the drenched landscape was completely devoid of another living soul. The mountain scenery was reflected, with stunning precision, across the water’s smooth surface.
What made the evening so extraordinary was the impressive cloud formation that dwarfed the foothills landscape. The evening’s celestial dispersion eased the tension generated by earlier, threatening tones.
A muddy trail led to the wooden boardwalk that skirted across the boggy wetland of ripened cattails. From that transitional platform, separating land and sea, one was able to truly perceive our fragile existence while soaking in the atmosphere of such an exquisite setting.
|A sheen of surreal color|
|Reflected with precision|
|Everything was calm and quiet|
|A celestial dispersion|
|Soaking in the atmosphere|