Glorious Color

I’m interrupting the River Walk to share a moment of exquisite beauty. I returned to the valley on Saturday after being gone for the day, just in time to catch the last light. My husband and I were driving on the highway, and I noticed a subtle pink reflected on the snow at the top of Mt. Si. I was so busy talking about beautiful evening’s I’d seen when the sunset was red on the mountain, that I missed our exit for the grocery store. I was so glad I did…and even he agreed it was worth the detour to take the next exit and the long way round.


The tops of the Cascades were edged in varying intensities of pink, depending how high they were and how direct the rays they could still catch from the far horizon. Many of the peaks were striped in pink and blue where the variation of sun and shade defined them. All of the crevasses and canyons created lovely textures of light.

I was driving so couldn’t catch a photograph. I begged my husband to try with a phone, but both were packed in our bags in the back seat. So we soaked it in and smiled with awe. When we got to the store, I was treated to a view toward the southwest, and was able to photograph the last colors to share with you (above). The other photo (below) was from outside my office. I saw the colors from inside on Jan. 30th, and ran out to catch the beauty on my phone.

Sometimes missing your intended turn, turns the world into a place of wonder!



About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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3 Responses to Glorious Color

  1. Clare Pooley says:

    Beautiful colours! I always seem to see the best sunsets when I’m driving and can’t stop!


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