Fire poured in the river
in streams of orange and gold
The world’s left in darkness
hiding beauty in its fold.
In the stillness of the water
the wizard painted the sky
little lights conquered darkness
and watched the world go by.
Light blooms in the horizon
lifting the misty veil
the river sends out its clarions
to herald the break of day.
Whenever our family drove up north of Massachusetts, we passed by this segment of Charles River along I-95. Just for information, Charles River or River Charles, is a Boston landmark. It is a tributary of the Atlantic Ocean. I’ve always wanted to take a photograph. The shimmering waters always provided a lovely contrast to the gray of the road. But taking its picture was quite the task : going up – the River is on the left side of the road. My view was always blocked by rushing vehicles, if I could get a good view at all. On a return trip, it would be on my side of the road. But we are almost always driving fast. The river was gone even before I have positioned my camera.
One day, my fortune changed. Coming home a little later from Mass, the sunset accompanied us on our drive back home. I’ve been busy taking pictures of the sunset over interstate scenery. From a distance, I saw the building on top of the hill that overlooked the river, then the fiery waters. And my camera was ready. The start of road construction slowed the vehicles. I got several shots, during one of those magical moments.
What a miracle to cap a beautiful day. 🙂
I thought I would never get to link up with Where’s My Backpack? this week. Ailsa’s current challenge – OCEANS – is difficult for a non-traveler like me . Thanks to this little surprise, I am able to join in. Do visit her page for wonderful photos and linkups. 🙂
Have a blessed beautiful day.