Southern Skies


A dozen songs flitted around my head as I watched the skies over my small spot on the planet tonight – from James Taylor’s “New Moon Shine” to U2’s “Under a Blood Red Sky”.  Even the cheesy “Clouds Across the Moon” twittered around for a while.

Nightfall began with bands of pink cloud against a clear blue skyline over the ocean, while behind me I spotted the full moon rising, bulgingly beautiful, with similar striations of cloud turning the glow into a magical haze.  Over Noordhoek and Kommetjie the skies turned apricot and then a blaze of orange before the streetlights flickered to life. It was 28 degrees here today, so if this is winter, I’m loving it!

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