Afternoon sunlight filters through trees
and dances atop the lake like twinkling diamonds.
In the distance,
peaks above the tree line with their pockets of snow that stayed all summer
add to the beauty and feeling of remoteness
the trill and rat-a-tat-tat of birds create the soundtrack.
These 2 photos taken 120 miles apart.
Top photo sunrise today
bottom photo sunset Friday night
Sunrise Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof
My father has been gone 5 years. He died less than 2 weeks after his birthday so the time between the two dates has become a time where I think of him often.
The first year, my sister and I went to my favorite hot dog stand from childhood and ate Chicago dogs with fries in his honor.
This year, I was with my nephew and we happened to notice a shop that sold ice cream filled donuts! When the children were little, he had convinced them even if they were full, there was a separate “dessert pocket” in their stomachs so they could always join him for dessert. His favorite dessert was profiteroles and this was basically a giant version of one.