I am a sucker for gaudy sunrises.
Show me a sunrise with a bit of color, hand me a camera…I'll take a photo. Then I'll oooh and ahhh a moment and snap another, maybe several.
If no camera is handy, I'll just oooh and ahhh and wish I had one. Then I'll oooh and ahhh some more.
You do what you can with what you've got…
This morning when I went out to feed the ducks, the eastern sky was showing some color. It was early, of course, because sunrises tend to occur early. You learn such facts as you get older and spend a fair amount of time outside looking up at the morning sky, hoping to see a gaudy sunrise.
Okay. This sunrise wasn't all that gaudy. I agree. But it was the gaudiest one I've seen all week. Plus I'm not all that picky. I admitted right up front I was a sucker for gaudy sunrises…right? Mildly gaudy or outrageously gaudy. Doesn't matter. Just show me the color!
Besides, the weather predictors say it's going to rain, off and on, for the next several days. It's raining right now. It rained this morning after I took the photo of the mildly gaudy sunrise. It may well rain until Friday, just like those paid prognosticators claim.
If that turns out to be the case, this could be the last time I see the sky for awhile. Even though not much of this morning's sky was actually visible, which was why there was a mildly gaudy sunrise. Broken clouds make colorful sunrises.
That's not a scientific statement. And probably not a scientific fact. I'm no scientist.
I'm just a fellow who went out this morning to feed ducks, looked up at the sky, saw a mildly gaudy sunrise, oooh and ahhh a moment, dashed in and grabbed a camera, made a photo, oooh and ahhh some more…then went ahead and fed the ducks.