Sky on Fire

Sadly, these pictures are barely a glimmer of what had been there minutes before. As I got off the train at 6:21 pm in downtown Mountain View, the sky was ablaze in reds, purples, and yellows, all swirling together in updrafts and downdrafts and sidedrafts in ways I had never seen before. The woman walking next to me simply pointed behind her and I turned to see a giant rainbow stretching across the entire sky, over a background of dark storm clouds.

I ran red lights and skidded around wet corners on my bike to get home and to my camera, all the while watching the colors fade.

By the time I got back out and to a good vantage point, this was all that was left. But it helps me remember what it was like…it was only 6:28 pm…