It was overcast today. A typical January day with temps in the 30’s. I went out late to the marsh. As I started to lay in the painting the clouds began to glow pink, lavender, gold and blue. It was quarter of 4. Sunset at 4:17 today. The sky was doing its sunset dance behind a deck of clouds. Three flocks of geese came into land before it got dark, honking and calling to each other to hurry. I had to set up my light to finish putting the colors on the panel. When it’s cloudy the light doesn’t linger. It was so gorgeous out there. As I packed the car the first snow flakes began to fall. The lights twinkled in the houses across the water. Night was here.