And . . .
There were hints of orange in the Eastern sky, but the clouds hung on until mid-afternoon. By evening time there was a stunning sunset. I didn't see it. I did see a photo a friend took of it. Alas, by the time I ventured home the only evidence was reflected off the Eagleton Federal Courthouse and the clouds in the southern sky.
By the time I made it out of Downtown it was getting quite dark.
With the darkness came the slight cognitive disorientation this sudden transition to riding home after sunset brings with it every year. It will be a few days before my new "normal" seats itself and my sense of being at ease with my surroundings will return.
I did stop once on the way home to collect myself. I pulled over and watched the traffic buzz by on Highway-40.
Rain is in the forecast. Fun times ahead.
- 48F/9C and overcast for the ride to work.
- 58F/14C and partly cloudy for the ride home.