Silent Witness

It's been a long time since we've come up the coast to visit our daughter, son-in-law and grandsons. In between were the fires and mudslides during which time we couldn't have gotten to this location even if we'd wished to.

I was surprised that the surrounding mountains weren't the ash-white-like-a-moonscape that I'd seen pictured. Ashley said that all that washed away with the mudslides that came down the mountains! Because of that, it's not as starkly shocking to see from a distance, but up close as our train passed along the highway, it was all-too-clear that a calamity had taken place.

Before going to dinner, I sat and watched the sun set and marveled that the tragedy that had happened recently along these mountain ranges was made invisible in the fading light. It brings to mind "Taps",

“Day is done, Gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hill,
From the sky.
All is well, Safely rest,
God is nigh.”

May nothing like that happen here again...
What magnificent clouds. Something beautiful to look at beyond the sad destruction on the land. Too many extreme weather events lately
posted February 5th, 2018  
Stunning scene! And may it be the beginning of a new era :) fav
posted February 5th, 2018  
Such a fabulous Sky always brings hope I think! Such traumatic events have happened to the community where Ashley and family live. Please god the extremes of weather are over so that they can take a breath and bring their communities back to Life! Enjoy your time with your family who I am sure are thrilled to have you visit! Fav for your stunning image!
posted February 5th, 2018  
Stunning! fav
posted February 5th, 2018  
i love the golden sky against the shadow land. Lovely
posted February 5th, 2018  
Beautiful
posted February 5th, 2018  
A beautiful sunset, I love the mountains going down to the ocean. So glad you could visit your daughter and her family, I know how glad they were to see you, after all they’ve been through. So hopeful 2018 will be better for everyone who lived through such incredible weather events, in California and Texas and Florida. 💖
posted February 5th, 2018  
the sky is striking - it seems to tell the tale in its shapes and colours
hope it never happens again
posted February 5th, 2018  
Beautiful light, skyscape, composition
posted February 5th, 2018  
Fantastic landscape Louise and a Fav. Enjoy your time with your family and I hope everything gets back to normal quickly for them
posted February 5th, 2018  
Beautiful tones in the sky. I hope that the land and its people recover quickly from recent events. Your family will be glad that you have visited.
posted February 5th, 2018  
Beautiful narrative and image Louise.
posted February 5th, 2018  
Gorgeous view! Feels peaceful!
posted February 5th, 2018  
this is divine!
posted February 5th, 2018  
Nature will eventually mend it.
posted February 5th, 2018  
An excelent capture showing the beauty of our planet. Even after disasters it get back to what it was before. We most take more care. Fav. Hope, and believe, you have a great time with you family.
posted February 5th, 2018  
So beautiful, one would never know of the devastation.
posted February 6th, 2018  
So much beauty and so much sadness...Fav.
posted February 6th, 2018  
Beautiful golden clouds, so good with those silhouettes.
posted February 6th, 2018  
Beautiful
posted February 6th, 2018  
What an amazing and stunning sky. An absolute fav!
posted February 7th, 2018  
Gorgeous.
posted February 10th, 2018  
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