Moon and stripes

Almost full moon almost setting
A dark rock surrounded by ocean,
a bright rock surrounded by sky.


Almost full moon almost setting
Satellite and stripes,
a palette painted for my eyes only.

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A sliver of moon

a sliver of moon in the western sky
The quiet beauty of an ordinary evening along the Northern California coast:
the ocean barely rippling,
strands of fog gingerly approaching,
a sliver of moon hanging in the pale sky.
It will soon bathe in the pewter water as darkness sets in.

Amazing grays

The tale of the vanished horizon
The tale of the vanished horizon

In the morning, the sky melts into the ocean and the ocean vaporizes up to the sky.
The horizon has vanished.
A minimalist gray palette.

A break in the clouds
A break in the clouds

In the evening, a blade of pale blue brings back the boundary.
Sunlight floods the horizon.
A rich gray palette.

To the left of the setting sun

Clouds and sky immediately to the left of the setting sun
Immediately to the left of the setting sun

The setting sun grabs the eyes.
I look at the brightest object in the sky.
But it blinds me to the beauty that is next to it.

I move my head slightly to the left and the sun exits my field of view.
I see the dramatic clouds, the paling sky and the unruffled ocean.

Clouds and sky to the left of the setting sun
A little further to the left of the setting sun