(looking back in the general direction of my house)
After four solid months of brilliant blue skies, harsh sunlight, and virtually no rain, we had overcast skies and some rain yesterday. It put us all in a silly stupor. Yesterday's ride on a familiar route seemed brand new. It just looked so much different without the bright glare.
This morning, I headed east. Normally, I'd be squinting my eyes and pouring with sweat. But today, the streets were wet, clouds swirled overhead, and it was in the low 60's. I paused on a small rise, it was still a bit dark, but the clouds east of me had a faint glow. When I turned and looked southwest back toward my house, I saw the black sky. This was something we've not seen around here in more than four months. It was a different kind of dawn, and it was stirringly beautiful.